Gameplay Engineer

Engineering | Seattle, WA

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Job ID:
SRS-17-4062017
Location:
Seattle, WA
Post Date:
04/19/2017
Department:
Engineering

COME PLAY!

SkyRocket Studios creates midcore and casual mobile games to entertain vibrant communities of players every day! Through a combination of internal-development and second-party partnerships, we have released hit free-to-play games which run the gamut of genres – from puzzle favorites like Cascade and the Fairway Solitaire franchise, to the fan-favorite RPG, Dungeon Boss.

SkyRocket Studios is an integrated part of the Big Fish community of studios (AKA “The Pond”). Located at the Seattle Headquarters in Lower Queen Anne, our offices are conveniently located on the beautiful Puget Sound, just outside the hustle-and-bustle of Downtown. We’re a short walk away from great Seattle attractions like Seattle Center, the Olympic Sculpture Garden, shops and restaurants at the pier, and a variety of food truck hot-spots. Need commuting options? We’re right along multiple bus routes for the transit-takers, the Elliott Bay trail for cyclists, and have a secure on-site garage for four-wheeled commuters. Our facilities are built around work and play, with state of the art tools and software, and amenities that make work fun! Take a break in one of our game rooms, refresh yourself with a free snack or beverage, or get out for some fresh air on one of our waterside balconies.

Want to be a part of a fast-moving studio on the rise? Elevate your career with SkyRocket studios!

THE MISSION

We’re seeking a passionate developer to aid in the expansion and development our hit games within Skyrocket studios. We’re looking for someone with a keen technical mind and a passion for writing well-designed and maintainable code.  You will work within a small team of designers and artists to propel us up the charts!

THIS INCLUDES…

  • Implement game enhancements and new gameplay features
  • Add necessary server support for new features
  • Integrate native specific code with our cross-platform client
  • Continuously improve tool chains
  • Work closely with Quality Assurance to track and resolve reported issues

 

REQUIRED ABILITIES, ACHIEVEMENTS, AND XP

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  • 3+ years of professional experience in game development on shipping titles
  • 3+ years Java server development experience
  • Proactive mindset with the ability to foresee and critically solve development issues
  • Comfortable working in a small team and collaborating across disciplines

PREFERRED

  • Mobile game development experience (iOS/Android)

 

LET’S GO!

We’ve come a long way, and continue to grow! Since our founding in 2002, Big Fish has been an industry leader in mobile, free-to-play casual games, and are now embarking on our latest adventure in the mid-core space! With just over 600 employees across our Seattle headquarters, Oakland studio, and Luxembourg office, the Big Fish Pond includes six studios, each with a unique personality and set of goals. We are where gamers, artists, and executives alike come together to collaborate and grow, while also enjoying the opportunities and benefits of a larger company. We’ve got you covered with great benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement options, transportation and fitness discounts, and great work-life balance!

Want to discover more about life at Big Fish? Check us out on TheMuse.com!

Be the next Big Fish in the Pond!