Core - Engineering

Lead Software Engineer

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We are currently looking for a Lead Software Engineer for a game development team. The Lead Software Engineer is responsible for leading a small team of programmers in supporting the ongoing development of game play features as well as supporting the game operationally.

Every day you could be

  • Leading a team of talented programmers to build game play systems.
  • Collaborating with the executive producer, lead designer, lead artist, and other developers to make decisions on how to address opportunities and challenges.
  • Collaborating with other engineering leads that work on other games or on the game engine to drive the engine and code base forward.
  • Working as an implementer to fashion user interfaces, tuning control, and design unique game play systems that give each game its own feel.

What we need to see

  • The ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Extremely proficient in C programming and debugging.
  • Ability to take a large existing code base and mold it to your will with the appropriate amount of fear and respect that this takes.
  • A passion for delivering great work.
  • Strong leadership skills, preferably with experience in a management role.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

What we’d like to see

  • Experience in the video game industry is a huge plus!
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with games.
  • Passion for gaming / MMO games

C/C++ Programming

Cryptic’s software engineers work almost exclusively in a high performance, cross-platform C/C++ code base.  In addition to problem solving skills, this job requires a high degree of proficiency with pointers and memory management and the interview process will test for these skills.  Java and C# are not utilized in this job.

What Cryptic Offers:

  • A fun tight-knit team
  • Full-Time role
  • Paid Holiday, Sick Time & Paid Time off
  • Health Insurance & Perks
  • Company social events 
  • Recognition 
  • Pet-Friendly
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