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AI Engineer

Founded in 1996, Aspyr Media, Inc. got its start in Austin, TX by bringing the biggest PC gaming franchises such as Call of Duty, Sid Meier’s Civilization and Star Wars to Mac. Today, Aspyr is a video game publishing and development partner focused on maximizing the potential of games. We find the world's best games and connect them to new audiences, on all platforms.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Technical Director, the AI Engineer is responsible for developing and iterating on AI systems that bring our games to life. This includes designing, developing, and debugging systems and major features of AAA games. The role requires experience with UE4, C++, source control and AI related frameworks. 

As AI is a key element of Action/RPG games, carrying the narrative of the characters and the environments of every gameplay moment, our ideal AI Engineer has a strong understanding of RPG systems and mechanics and has worked alongside designers, animators and other engineers to successfully ship a game in UE4.  

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with Designers, Gameplay Engineers, Technical Artists and Animators in order to implement AI Systems. 

  • Design and develop full-featured systems from the ground up

  • Work with animation and design to tune features

  • Build debugging tools

  • Write clear documentation on systems that designers and other engineers can understand and put into use

  • Enhance the Unreal Engine 4 systems as necessary to support game and overarching company technology base

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years game industry experience

  • 3+ years in AAA development in an AI related programming role

  • Shipped at least 1 game ideally from beginning to end of the development cycle

  • Experience with modern game platforms (PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch)

  • Strong C++ development skills

  • Experience with scripting languages (Blueprint, LUA, C#, Python, etc.)

  • Familiarity with RPG systems and mechanics

  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 

  • Experience with UE4 Behavior Trees

  • Collaborative team player and problem solver

  • Proficient in Agile/Scrum development

  • Degree in Computer Science, Math or AI-related discipline(s)

 

Aspyr is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Aspyr are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Aspyr will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Aspyr encourages applicants of all ages.