Software Engineer

PopCap Games (Dublin, Ireland) 11 days ago

Summary:
The Software Engineer will be part of a team and will primarily work as technical support for the creation and porting of games onto multiple platforms and mobile devices.

Responsibilities:

  • Create or fix game and associated code for multiple platforms
  • Implement requests from the key stakeholders (Designers, Producers, QA, and Lead Engineers) to improve a game product on multiple platforms and devices
  • Modify and maintain platform specifics of various game development and porting framework technologies
  • Develop or configure any tools or scripts required for use in the development/porting process
  • Ensure high quality of the end product and the produced code, documentation and tools
  • Create technical documentation for the framework technologies and tools and be first point of contact for game development engineers regarding their usage of the same
     

Required Skills/Personal Requirements:

  • 3+ years of professional game development using C/C++, preferably on mobile platforms
  • Excellent debugging and optimization skills
  • Thorough knowledge of software design concepts, 3D graphics and 3D maths
  • Experience in working with multiple programming and scripting languages
  • Experience with Perforce / source control packages
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with remote teams and with minimum supervision
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and take initiative
     

Education and/or Certifications:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science and/or related field and experience. Master’s Degree in game development and/or graphics an added plus
 

PopCap Games ( www.popcap.com ) is the worldwide leader in casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106 and are available anytime, anywhere. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of more than 500 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, and Shanghai. Its games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled, has sold more than 50 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap’s games are played on the Web, social platforms, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone, iPad and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox and DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap has been one of the most innovative companies in the video game industry since its inception a decade ago. Pioneering new game mechanics, sales models, and platforms ranging from mobile devices to online and location-based games of chance, PopCap is the only video game provider in the world with leading market share across the entire spectrum.
 

SPECIAL NOTE : The company requires that each applicant for employment submit to a criminal background check as part of the process of verifying a prospective employee’s background
 


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