2K publishes some of the most popular video game franchises on the planet including Mafia, Borderlands, BioShock, NBA 2K, WWE 2K, Evolve, XCOM, and Sid Meier’s Civilization.
The Core Technology group is responsible for identifying common problems across the company and building solutions to those problems. We fill our team with individuals who enjoy a challenge, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and want to take ownership and responsibility for products. If you are passionate about working in the game industry and implementing cool features for our game products, come join our team.
What We Need:
We’re looking for someone to lead the software design and architecture process of our new applications and systems.
Most of your time will be spent developing features and optimizing performance, robustness, and scalability of client/server systems.
You will also spend time working with product managers to innovate new features to support 2K’s many games and reduce technical debt associated with legacy systems through innovation and automation.
Additionally, you will be a champion for best practices within the engineering team.
What You Will Do:
Create documented architectures for testable, scalable, distributed, fault-tolerant systems
Interface with external groups to provide architecture, code feedback, strategy, and direction
Mentor other engineers and champion best-practices within the engineering team
Work with product managers to gather requirements
Reduce technical debt associated with legacy applications through innovation and automation
What You Bring:
Proficiency building Java and Go micro-services on Linux
Skilled with unit and automated testing
Ability to explain technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences
An attitude of achievement when our partners are successful
B.S. in Computer Science, or equivalent
A passion for working in games
Solid C# and/or C++
Jenkins or similar continuous deployment tools
Capable with Perforce
OSX and Windows development knowledge
Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:
You will be a great fit for our team if you are very passionate about solving day-to-day problems with smart, elegant, and simple solutions. You iterate fast and leverage the latest game development standards to produce the best possible experience. You are a true leader with the ability to work with and manage strong personalities, influencing and driving consensus. You excel in environments that are fast-paced and rapidly changing, and know the value of being creative, autonomous, and collaborative. You have a sense of urgency about your customer’s requests, and can deliver quality work in a timely manner. Overall, you are bold in action and make the right choices to take our products to the next level.
A passion for working in gaming
Experience working with high traffic services and highly scalable systems
Experience working with cloud technologies to build SaaS applications
Superb communication skills: Demonstrated ability to explain technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences
Strong understanding of the Software design/architecture process
Superb ability to take high-level direction and know how to execute against it
Understanding of DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Agile development
Experience with unit testing
Experience developing, maintaining and innovating large scale distributed applications