Associate Software Engineer - Temporary

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Areas of Expertise:
Programming and Development
New York
Vicarious Visions Inc.
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As an Associate Software Engineer you will be a generalist technical contributor creating new games for existing or new Activision franchises. While working on a team with engineers, artists and designers, you will be expected to demonstrate strong self-initiative and come up to speed quickly. Possible platforms include all major consoles, handheld and mobile devices. This is a temporary position lasting 8-12 months depending on need. Applicants must complete a short technical test and technical interview.

Your responsibilities will include:
Implement and debug software in C++ and other languages
Participate in design and code reviews
Follow group standards and best practices
Work under the direction of senior engineers and seek guidance when working in new areas
Participate in a multi-discipline development team using Scrum process
Collaborate effectively with other disciplines including art, design, and audio
Document completed designs, tools, and code

The skills & experience we’re looking for:
Recently completed Bachlor’s degree in Computer Science, Game Development or related field
Experience developing games for personal or class projects
Very strong aptitude in C++
Strong aptitude in math and analytical thinking
A positive attitude and ability to work on a multi-discipline team
A strong desire to learn and understand the technologies involved in game creation
A passion for developing high quality games

About us:
Vicarious Visions ( has gained critical acclaim with hit games such as Skylanders Swap Force®, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure®, Guitar Hero®, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2®. Our games repeatedly push technical boundaries to deliver addictive, immersive gameplay and art that brings favorite characters and worlds to life. We are also home to the pioneering Alchemy® middleware technology and tools that are used to power hit titles across Activision.

Contact Details:
Vicarious Visions Inc.
Tel: (518) 283-4090
Contact: The Recruitment Team

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