Multiplayer Gameplay Programmer (Game Team)

Summary:

On the Naughty Dog Multiplayer Team, we strive to find the intersection point between the incredible theming our award winning games are known for and the sweaty competitive matches our fans have come to love. The programmers on our team are entrusted to use the extent of their creativity to build the systems needed to achieve this goal.

We are looking for a gameplay programmer who loves multiplayer games and has a passion to collaborate with developers across the entire studio to help bring to life a diverse set of features. As a creative member of the team, you will work closely with design to iterate on new game mechanics to make them fun while keeping them competitive. With the freedom to dive into any part of the code to get your job done, you will use all the tools in your programmer toolbox to solve the industry’s most challenging problems.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Design and Art teams to bring ideas and new gameplay features into the game
  • Programming content like character motion, animation, weapons, user interface, scripting, and networking
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Strong math skills with emphasis on 3D math
  • Strong knowledge of C and C++ programming languages
  • Possesses the ability and drive to contribute and advance all aspects of a game

Pluses:

  • Console programming experience
  • Passion for playing and developing exceptional multiplayer games

As part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates should expect to be given a technical interview.

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The Recruiting Process

We feel it is important to let you know how the recruiting process works here at Naughty Dog. Here is what you can expect from us:

  1. Upon submission, you will receive an automated message stating your resume has been received and will be reviewed thoroughly by our recruiting team.
  2. Due to the high volume of applications received, it is not possible to respond directly to each candidate.
  3. If you are selected, you will be contacted for an initial phone screen or test.
  4. The next step is a second phone or Skype interview, or an invite to come out and meet us at the studio.
  5. In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.
  6. If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file for future consideration.

Thank you for your interest in Naughty Dog.