Lead Gameplay Engine Programmer
Posted on 2/5/2023
Epic Games

1,001-5,000 employees

Video game developer (makers of Fortnight)
Company Overview
Epic is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation. Through Unreal Engine, Epic Games Store, and Epic Online Services, Epic provides an end-to-end digital ecosystem for developers and creators to build, distribute, and operate games and other content.
Bellevue, WA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Software Engineering
  • Someone with excellent leadership skills, including mentoring your team, planning technical roadmaps, making trade-offs, and prioritization
  • Excellent C++ skills, with a familiarity of scripting systems like Blueprint, Lua, Python, etc
  • Experience in a broad range of programming areas on shipping games or real-time visualization systems, with special attention given to low-level code and deep optimization
  • Well-versed in software engineering principles, especially API design
  • Experience in a cross-disciplinary development environment, with excellent cross-discipline communication skills. You should be able to communicate and explain trade-offs with non-programmers!
  • Familiarity with an existing game engine with an understanding of game engine and editor concepts
  • Familiarity with development tools and profiling on modern systems, including PC, console, and mobile
  • Experience developing in a large codebase at a fast pace, making trade-offs between usability, performance, and power
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate fluently in English (written and verbal)
  • You're user-focused, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do
  • Lead a team of world-class programmers and coordinate development of gameplay systems
  • Architect and guide gameplay system development to help Unreal Engine grow to fit the needs of current and future games and applications
  • Mentor and foster the professional development of your team
  • Scope and prioritize work in close collaboration with the team, making trade-offs when they're appropriate
  • Maintain long term feature roadmaps that align with Unreal Engine goals
  • Work closely with other teams, often across different projects, along with their leads and production to align feature work to help everyone succeed
  • Work with artists, animators, and designers to understand their needs when designing and developing engine systems
  • Optimize both memory and performance in systems that have to scale from high-end to mobile systems
  • Analyze and fix common problems in a game engine such as load times, memory usage, and performance problems
  • Be a go-to expert resource for supporting gameplay systems in internal projects such as Fortnite
  • Support external Unreal Engine customers by answering their requests and questions about gameplay systems
  • Bug fix and maintain the Unreal Engine 5 code base