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Lead AI Engineer
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
San Ramon, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • Shipped at least one game on next gen consoles (PS5/XSX/Switch)
  • Excellent understanding of AI architecture and standard technology (finite state machines, behavior trees, path finding, goal-oriented behavior, rule-based systems, learning, crowd behavior etc.)
  • 7+ years of relevant experience, with 3+ years of experience at the Lead Engineer level or above
  • Deep Understanding of UE4/UE5 Behavior Trees, EQS and Perception systems
  • Solid C/C++ skills
  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or relevant work experience
  • Lead the planning, development, and execution of the overall AI architecture
  • Build, mentor, train and manage, a small team of AI engineers
  • Collaborate with other Engineering Leads to create strong, consistent coding standards and process
  • Establish engineering projects, initiatives, and processes in conformance with the studio's goals and objectives
  • Utilizes best practice engineering methods and provides expert technical guidance for engineering initiatives
  • Gather requirements and set goals for the AI team, leading the design and architecture all the way through to implementation
  • Work closely with Content Creators to create and improve an AI system that's facilitates the creation of characters that come to life through believable and fluid motion and support this system in its application and tuning
  • Design new functional and engaging features and integrate them with existing AI, physics, and animation systems
  • Research new techniques and tools that will improve the content creation workflow and raise the bar in terms of character behavior quality
  • Foster a culture of open, honest, and respectful communication across all disciplines
Striking Distance Studios

51-200 employees

Technology Design Firm
Company Overview
Driven by people. Inspired by challenges. Relentless to deliver creative excellence.
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Fitness allowance
  • Retirement plans
  • Unlimited time off
  • Professional development
Company Core Values
  • Passion
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration