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Cloud Imperium Games

Wilmslow - United Kingdom
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Gameplay Engineer - LA


Cloud Imperium Games is looking for a skilled and talented Gameplay Engineer to work on our exciting PC space combat sim, Star Citizen!  This ideal candidate will work in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary team environment to implement game features and systems within the CryEngine.


• Design and implement well-engineered, reliable, maintainable, and bug-free code.
• Collaborate with team members to develop various gameplay systems.
• Develop and test code, fix bugs, and profile and optimize code as directed.
• Follow best practices, development processes, and coding standards.
• Document and peer review technical designs with other software engineers.
• Work with QA, providing information needed to fully test developed code.
• Provide support to internal customers for developed software.
• Keep up to date on state-of-the-art software engineering methods, practices, and technologies.
• Communicate with other team members, internal customers, and when required external customers to determine requirements.
• Work well together with other team members in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary team environment.
• Identify technical and developmental risks/obstacles and generate solutions to overcome identified risks.
• Possess and develop areas of engineering expertise.
• Mentor other engineers as needed to increase their abilities and productivity.


• Strong C++ programming skills.
• A passion for making and playing games.
• Work well in a cooperative environment.
• Experience programming game features and systems, especially player-visible game features.
• Strong multi-threaded programming skills.


• One or more shipped products, especially PC products.
• Lua and/or Python development skills.
• UI development experience, including Scaleform and/or Flash/AS2/AS3 knowledge.
• CryEngine development experience.
• Online game and/or MMO development experience, including client/server development of game features.
• Space combat sim development experience.
• Experience in game physics programming and 3D math.
• Passion for science fiction and space exploration.

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