Lead AI Engineer
Posted on 3/22/2024
Turtle Rock Studios

51-200 employees

Independent developer of competitive, co-op, and VR games
Company Overview
Turtle Rock Studios, an award-winning independent developer, offers a collaborative and open work environment, fostering creativity and innovation in the gaming industry. The company's competitive edge lies in its commitment to iterative development, working closely with its community to refine and enhance gameplay experiences, as evidenced by successful AAA Competitive / Co-Op titles like Left4Dead, Evolve, and Back 4 Blood. With a team passionate about creating immersive game experiences, Turtle Rock Studios continues to shape the industry and its culture.
VR & AR

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Founded

2003

Headquarters

Lake Forest, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

7%

1 year growth

22%

2 year growth

31%
Locations
Lake Forest, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
CategoriesNew
AI & Machine Learning
Applied Machine Learning
Robotics & Autonomous Systems
Deep Learning
Requirements
  • 7+ years of experience with one or more shipped titles on multiple platforms
  • Strong leadership, mentorship, and teaching abilities
  • Comfortable working directly with designers in an iterative environment
  • Solid understanding of different aspects of game AI (navigation, behavior, etc)
  • At least one shipped game
  • Experience developing for modern consoles
  • Proficiency in C/C++ and Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Solid math skills
Responsibilities
  • Responsible for maintaining AI quality, while respecting technical limitations and performance targets.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching for team members including but not limited to: 1:1s, career developments, performance evaluations, and goal setting.
  • Work closely with the Gameplay Tech Director and design teams to craft memorable gameplay experiences
  • Author AI behaviors for in-game characters
  • Work with design team to create playable spaces conducive to AI interaction
  • Revise and tune characters based on design goals and playtest feedback
  • Profile and optimize code to meet memory and CPU budgets
  • Proactively diagnose and fix bugs in AI and character systems
  • Playtest with both the studio and the AI team to review and develop AI characters