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Software Development Engineer, Developer Relations - Amazon Games

Software Development Engineer, Developer Relations - Amazon Games

Job ID 
404418
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
10/4/2016
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - AWS

Job Description

The Lumberyard team aspires to help game developers create the highest quality games, engage massive communities of fans, and connect their games to the vast compute and storage of the cloud. We’re looking for pioneers who can imagine and deliver world-class technology for tomorrow’s most celebrated games. If you’re excited about the opportunity to invent and build with the entire sandbox of Amazon’s ecosystem, including AWS and Twitch, we want to talk to you.

We’re looking for an experienced game engineer to join our field engineering team. You will engage with both internal and external studios who use the Lumberyard and GameLift technologies as they develop the next generation of games. Your role will be one of collaboration & analysis (35%), creation (50%) and instruction & education (15%). Instead of being pigeon-holed into a certain feature or discipline, you will become an expert on all elements of the Lumberyard engine. You will bring into the role a generalist perspective and get to develop and leverage a broad range of game development skills. As a development engineer on the team, you will lead the development of some of the most prominent and critical features used by our customers.

You will meet gaming professionals in many disciplines from across the industry. Additionally, as the voice of our customer and their champion on the team, you will have a say in directing future development of the industry’s newest premium game engine. We love customer feedback here at Amazon, and you will be the person with the most direct access to it.

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s degree in computer science or computer engineering, or equivalent experience.
· Unity, Unreal, CryEngine or other 3D game engine development experience.
· 4+ years of professional software engineering experience, going through the game production and shipping life cycle for at least one title.
· Strong computer science fundamentals in object-oriented design, algorithms, and data structures.
· Advanced software engineering skills, including the ability to write maintainable and robust code in a popular object oriented language like C++ or C#.
· Strong understanding of mathematical concepts, graphics, data transformation, and memory management.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
· Strong game industry experience (3+ years) working on cross-platform games on mobile, PC, or console.
· Knowledge of the C++ standard library, STL containers, and algorithms.
· Specialized skills in one or more particular areas of game development; such as AI, physics, graphics, networking/multiplayer.
· Experience using Amazon Web Services; such as IAM, S3, EC2, DynamoDB, and Lambda.
· Passion for technology and a strong inclination for learning about and playing with the latest technologies.
· Excellent communication skills, desire to demonstrate and teach best practices to internal and external customers


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