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Intrepid Studios

San Diego, California - United States
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Game Security Engineer


Intrepid Studios’ Ashes of Creation team is looking for a highly motivated and talented Game Security Engineer to join us, here in beautiful southern California. This role will report to the Lead Engineer and support our engineering team by implementing updates and new key features on Ashes of Creation to ensure that we deliver great gameplay and protection from hacking / abuse, that only Intrepid can provide! This is a great opportunity to unleash your creativity and partner with talented game veterans to craft a unique MMORPG that helps bring people together.

What you will accomplish:

  • Collaborate with artists and engineers to create compelling, equitable gameplay experience while maintaining consistent style through the game.
  • Partner with the engineering and design teams to help drive the evolution of cheat and exploit detection and mitigation.
  • Develop gameplay systems in a Client/Server Architecture.
  • Efficiently self-manage to balance working independently and with other developers
  • Create and document complex systems in a clear manner for others to rely on as a reference and potentially expand upon.
  • Rapidly iterate on game systems with the goal of creating fun and enticing gameplay, while protecting the integrity of the game experience.

What you bring to the team:

  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience working with online games and/or other game-related technologies
  • Comprehensive understanding of cheat detection, reporting, and mitigation in online games
  • Experience developing in Unreal Engine with security best practices 
  • Solid knowledge base of MMORPG systems and concepts
  • Self-motivation, good communicator that enjoys collaboration with other game developers
  • Ability to articulate (both in written and verbal methods) complex processes in a clear manner
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Math related field.

Extra Awesome:

  • Master’s degree in a Computer Science, Engineering, Math or related field
  • Fluent in modern development practices, including agile coding and use of revision control / management systems
  • Familiarity with AWS and Steam integration
  • Familiarity with EasyAntiCheat, BattleEye, or other industry game security standards
  • Experience in AAA game development
  • A Passion for making and playing MMO games
  • Familiarity with Ashes of Creation

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume & Portfolio
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Relevant information about yourself that goes beyond your resume
    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
    • What games you are currently playing

What We Offer:

  • Medical health benefits covered 100% for employee & dependent
  • Paid vacation & Sick days
  • Company Bonus’
  • Company matched 401k
  • Fun & creative environment
  • Healthy work life balance 
  • Free onsite gym

About Intrepid Studios:

Founded in 2015, Intrepid Studios is the independent developer and publisher of the upcoming and Most Anticipated MMORPG, Ashes of Creation.

Based in beautiful Southern California, Intrepid has assembled a veteran AAA team of tremendous talent and experience in the MMORPG industry. The gaming industry can be a turbulent storm of hiring cycles and layoffs. We’ve set out to do something different, to break this cycle and create an independent studio capable of withstanding the chaos of this industry.

We’ve brought on-board a team of professionals that hold a diverse set of skills, and who all share a singular goal: making fun games. The studio is designed to be an open place for collaboration and communication, a place that is conducive to team building and success. Our goal is to build a family that will laugh together, play together, succeed together, and stay together.