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Visual Concepts

Novato, California - United States
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Senior Graphics Engineer


Who We Are:

Visual Concepts, which was founded in 1988, is one of the world’s top game development studios. We have offices in Novato, CA; Agoura Hills, CA; Orange County, CA; Budapest, Hungary; Shanghai, China; and Seoul, South Korea. While we have shipped over 100 multi-SKU titles to great critical acclaim, we are best known for the 2K franchise of sports games, particularly NBA 2K and WWE 2K.

Most recently we have shipped NBA 2K20 to rave reviews. ”NBA 2K20 is the most visually appealing version of the series since NBA 2K14.” [ NBA 2K20 Review]. “NBA 2K20’s stellar A/V package is rapidly approaching what can be seen on television, and that really is a remarkable accomplishment.” [IGN NBA 2K20 Review].

Come join some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry in a flat, entrepreneurial, and non-corporate work environment. We are committed to technical innovation and excellence.


What We Need:

Visual Concepts, creator of the NBA 2K series of games, is currently seeking a Senior Graphics Engineer.


What You Will Do:

  • Research and implement new rendering technologies
  • Optimize and maintain existing rendering technologies
  • Work in collaboration with art and design to define and enhance the NBA 2K series of games


Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:

  • Above all else: smart and passionate
  • Proficient in C/C++
  • Highly proficient in HLSL or other shading language
  • Strong 3D math skills
  • Solid understanding of optimization trade-offs
  • Demonstrate ability to write efficient, portable, reliable, and readable code
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Math related field
  • 5+ years’ experience as a software engineer, at least 2 as a graphics engineer

Bonus, If You Also:

  • Shipped a AAA game
  • Have deep domain knowledge in physically-based rendering, real-time global illumination, post-effects, or modeling natural phenomena
  • Have a Master’s degree in computer graphics
  • Have published or presented work in peer-reviewed journals or conferences


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