Senior Gameplay Engineer at Unity Technologies

| Bellevue
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Do you love both games and code? Do you enjoy collaborating closely with creative talent? 

As a gameplay engineer at Unity, you will work on productions to drive forward the development of cutting edge features and workflows making it easier for creators to design new worlds, gameplay, and characters. You will learn our engine’s capabilities, then help us expand them by building compelling gameplay that showcases the best way to use new features and pipelines so other Unity users can easily craft incredible visual experiences. You will work closely with Unity developers to really push the boundaries of what is possible in Unity. You will implement new Unity features, or optimize current features in conjunction with our development team. You will be involved in prototyping new game mechanics, architecting new gameplay systems, researching game technology and workflows - whatever it takes to create amazing game experiences. Most importantly, you will work with an exciting and high-energy team and use the best and most technologically-impressive real-time experiences and games in the world.

Experience the excitement of Unity real-time graphics by exploring samples from our projects from the Heretic, Reality versus Illusion, Sherman, the Book of the Dead, the Spaceship Demo, Adam: Episode 1, Episode 2 and Episode 3, the Automotive Reveal, The Big Hero 6 series (Baymax Dreams of Too Many Baymaxes, Baymax Dreams of Bed Bugs, Baymax Dreams of Evil Sheep), and the Megacity Demo, as well as the Neon demo, and many many more. 

You can also learn about the latest in Unity Graphics from our keynotes from GDC 2019, E3 2019, Unite LA 2018, Unite Berlin 2018, GDC 2018, Real or rendered? Real-time ray tracing, Introduction to the Universal Render Pipeline, Creating your own shaders with Shader Graph, Fast particle rendering with VFX Graph, and so much more! 

Stay tuned for even more amazing graphics coming in the near future! 

 

Responsibilities

  • Work directly with engineers, artists, and designers to create fun gameplay that feels good
  • Own integrating the full stack of Unity technologies to enable the development of new productions
  • Write software within a diverse set of systems: weapons sandbox, player controls, UI, online services, player progression, etc, on as needed per-project basis
  • Collaborate with a cross-disciplinary team to build amazing new gameplay showcases
  • With full autonomy, design and build new technologies, systems, and gameplay
  • Build efficient and creative solutions in the Unity framework to make purpose built productions to show the best of what can be accomplished with Unity for scalable platforms
  • Be responsible for keeping productions optimized for performance, memory usage, and CPU/GPU utilization, both for mobile scenarios and for PC/console

Requirements

  • Professional programming experience
  • Development experience in Unity
  • Proficient in C#, C/C++ is also a bonus
  • Solid 3D math skills
  • Familiarity with the core systems used by game features such as scripting, UI, rendering, animation, physics, and data pipelines
  • Experience working on networked gameplay
  • Mobile development experience
  • Strong math background (trigonometry, linear algebra, calculus, etc.)

Bonus points

  • Have shipped 2 or more AAA titles
  • Shipping advanced mobile titles
  • Console experience (XB1/PS4 preferred)
  • Experience with game engines and middleware (e.g. Havok, Unreal, Playfab, Gamesparks)
  • Experience writing a simulation (physics, traffic, molecular, etc.)
  • Passion for pushing new technology and hardware to the limits

Who we are

Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely-used real-time 3D (RT3D) development platform, providing content creators around the world with the tools they need to build rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. In fact, apps made with Unity reach 2.7 billion devices worldwide, and were installed more than 24 billion times in the last 12 months.

The global engineering team keeps Unity at the forefront of technology and — working alongside partners like Magic Leap, Google, Facebook, Oculus and Microsoft — ensures optimized support for the latest technology and platforms. Unity is powering the real-time revolution, expanding beyond games and breaking into other industries including automotive, film, architecture, engineering, construction and more.

Unity is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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Our office is located in the heart of downtown Bellevue, where we are surrounded by a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment.

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I think everybody loves the annual holiday party, and this past summer we had a company picnic that was a huge hit. My team is developing a robust events program of not only regular social functions, but also events that encourage wellness and community involvement! One of my personal favorites is the office yoga.

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Workplace Experience

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining Unity, the freedom and independence offered here has helped me grow tremendously. I’ve been able to work on the technologies that interest me, and work with those that have a lot of knowledge and background in the field.

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XR Developer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I've found that creativity requires autonomy, trust, and clarity. Autonomy to define a problem and collaborate to find the best solution. Trust or "psychological safety" to ensure diverse perspectives are openly shared and considered. And clarity, so everyone knows at a high-level what success looks like and are working towards shared goals.

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What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

One significant challenge we face is working with multiple web frameworks within the same website. Being a product of geographical separation as well as multiple acquisitions, our dashboard isn't as integrated as we would like. We work to maintain a balance between rewriting code and ensuring that we continue to deliver a high quality experience.

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What are Unity Technologies Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Unity provides daily lunches and occasionally provides treats & smoothies for breakfast!
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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Online course subscriptions available
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