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Principal Software Development Engineer

Company: Wizards of the Coast
Location: Washington
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

At Wizards of the Coast, we connect people around the world through play and imagination. From our genre defining games like Magic: The Gathering - and Dungeons & Dragons - to our growing multiverse, we continue to innovate and build new ways to foster friendship and connection. That's where you come in! We are seeking a hardworking and collaborative Principal Software Engineer to join our digital publishing team and help develop multiple games for PC and console using Unreal Engine 4. You will work directly with external development teams on planning, architecture, management, and implementation of diverse game titles. What youll do:

  • Work with development teams as an independent auditor, consultant, and technical liaison.
  • Coordinate technical knowledge and the exchange of resources across WotC and external developers including first party manufacturers.
  • Oversee project dependencies, risks, and critical paths; ensure mitigation plans are in place; recommend solutions and approve plans; understand overall impact.
  • Establish standard methodologies to meet a high-quality bar while considering business needs.
  • Negotiate deliverable targets and evaluate progress.
  • Utilize influence and other soft skills to guide our partners to success. What youll bring:
    • 7+ years of experience in the games industry; preferably 3+ years in a similar role.
    • 3+ years of experience with Unreal Engine 4.
    • Familiar with multiple programming and scripting languages (especially C++).
    • Strength in at least one technical subject area (rendering, systems, gameplay, networking, UI, etc.).
    • Strong communication skills with the ability to relate technical concepts to business leaders.
    • Comfortable managing through influence and indirect authority.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to foster positive relationships.
    • Multiple games shipped in a lead programming role.
    • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent experience. We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you are selected to move forward in our application process and need to request an accommodation, please let your recruiter or coordinator know. In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation range for this role. The range listed is just one component of Wizards of the Coast's total compensation package for employees. Employees may also be eligible for annual and long-term incentives. In addition, Wizards of the Coast provides a variety of benefits to employees. Here's a look at what your benefits package may include: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation Time & Holidays, Generous 401(k) match, Paid Parental Leave, Volunteer Program, Employee Giving & Matching Gifts Programs, Tuition Reimbursement, Product Discounts, and more. Compensation Range $146,240 - $231,720 USD

Keywords: Wizards of the Coast, Washington DC , Principal Software Development Engineer, Other , Washington, DC

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