Nickelodeon Games is looking for a talented, self-motivated, and innovative individual with a passion for gaming and technology. We are currently seeking a Senior Software Engineer to work on upcoming gaming and interactive projects. Deep understanding and knowledge of game development fundamentals and sharp programming skills are required.
You are a creative problem solver, work well in a team environment, love to create great software, and want to always be learning. You believe in agility and getting things done that deliver business value.
We'd love for you to check out our new digital site at digital.nick.com to learn more about the Nick culture and office space!
Overview and Responsibilities
Design and implement game features and components
Take a proactive role in improving processes and tech pipelines.
Experience with engineering best practices including continuous integration, code reviews and unit testing.
Work closely with leadership team (engineering and product) to help building & executing product roadmap.
Research and investigate new technologies and how they can be used for our games
Quickly iterate through different proof of concepts and prototype
Lead and own performance optimizations (rendering, loading, memory usage, and file size optimizations, etc.)
Troubleshoot and solve critical issues on game projects
Effectively communicate project status to extended games team
Write tools to automate reoccurring tasks during the project life cycle
Write high quality code and unit tests and conduct regular cross-team code reviews
Able to guide and mentor junior team members of the team.
Experience developing native applications on iOS and/or Android
Experience with scrum agile process
Network protocols and patterns (HTTP, REST), programming and debugging
BS or Masters degree in Computer Science or equivalent preferred
Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented programming
Experience working with game engines and frameworks (Unity, Unreal, Sprite Kit, libGDX, etc.)
Proven capability in problem solving and ability to come up with innovative solutions
Experience with profiling, along with performance optimization (memory leaks, performance analysis, etc.)
Able to write tools & scripts to help designers & artists be more productive.
Ability to work with a cross-functional team including artists, designers, QA, etc.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills