Wizards of the Coast is hiring a

Principal Engineer (Skeleton Key)

Austin, United States

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!

Skeleton Key is a new game development studio and division of Wizards of the Coast. We are a group of industry veterans who are guided by the belief that empowering our teams and providing the proper time, tools, and support we can foster a creative culture where everyone can do their best work.

Our new studio will be located in Austin, TX, and we are looking for a passionate and dedicated Principal Engineer to join us and drive the game technology and technical direction for this project.

In this role, you will be a key engineering leader, and partner with leaders of all subject areas to deliver game systems that create a world-class player experience. We’re looking for someone who believes game quality and performance are critical to success and has a broad range of experience shipping AAA titles. In your pursuit of building high-quality and adaptable systems and you will level up the engineering team through mentorship and collaboration. The Principal Engineer will work with the Technical Director and to ensure a successful launch of our projects.

What You'll Do:

  • Be a Technical Leader and set the standard on technical direction and the overall engineering department.
  • Be a strong voice in crafting the long-term technical roadmap for major engineering systems, tech debt, performance and innovations.
  • Proactively identify issues and fix difficult problems as an individual contributor.
  • Help build out strong standard methodologies and performance metrics, while seeking continual improvement of the engineering organization.

What You'll Bring:

  • Expert Level Unreal and C++ Experience.
  • Proven prior experience with Architecture/System Design.
  • Passion for directly implementing code changes, or partnering with teams to improve processes and make sure changes are implemented.
  • Experience working on multiple AAA games at all phases of development.
  • Experience working with large code bases and long range technical planning.
  • Mentor team members as needed to increase their capabilities and efficiency.
  • Experience with giving and receiving feedback.
  • Experience multi-tasking and adapting easily to change.
  • Passion for making and playing games.
  • Enthusiastic, positive, team-oriented; must have the ability to interact and collaborate with all departments and teams.
  • Self-sufficient and self-motivated, can perform duties independently.

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.

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