Arkane Studios Austin

Arkane Studios, Texas is located in the beautiful city of Austin. Also, named the "Live Music Capital of the World," Austin has a plethora of music venues and local bands to entertain endless crowds. Austin's newest music extravaganza, Fun Fun Fun Fest, founded in 2006, has become beloved as a pioneering festival of progressive music and comedy. Arkane Studios Austin is Directed by Game Designer Harvey Smith.

Austin, Texas

Active Community

Legendary Live Music

Unique Culture

Exciting Downtown

Careers

Lead Technical Engineer

Department: Engineering/Programming
Division: Arkane Studios - Austin
Location: Austin , US

Overview

Arkane Austin is looking for a Lead Technical Engineer to join us and lead a team of talented engineers in developing AAA games for PC and console systems.

Our emergent gameplay style and immersive simulation values lead to interesting challenges. As a Lead Technical Engineer, you will be helping to guide the technical vision and core game technology to solve these challenges and support the development team.

The preferred location for this role is Austin, TX. Will consider remote

Responsibilities

  • Report to the Director of Engineering and manage a team of engineers whose responsibilities include the design, implementation, and maintenance of core game and development technology, tools, physics, animation, audio, and hardware systems.
  • Oversee and maintain a comprehensive build system
  • Oversee and help drive performance and memory usage planning and optimization
  • Work closely with production staff and other team leads to plan and schedule work for your team
  • Work closely with teams across the organization to manage and release builds
  • Work closely with IHVs to optimize and add new features to our games for currently supported along with upcoming hardware configurations
  • Contribute as an active member of the engineering team
  • Help set and maintain code quality through guidelines and code reviews
  • Mentor tech team engineers

Qualifications

  • Computer Science degree or equivalent degree and/or experience
  • At least 5 years of game industry experience, with at least 2 years as a Lead Engineer or higher managing a team of engineers
  • Substantial work on at least one, two preferred, shipped AAA multi-platform games
  • Excellent C++ language and design skills
  • Cross-platform experience (PC, Consoles)
  • Excellent 3D math skills
  • Excellent debugging and optimization skills
  • Excellent delegation skills and ability to empower others on the team
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to accurately estimate schedules and deliver high quality work products to that schedule
  • Must be a self-motivated and energetic team player with a strong work ethic and cooperative attitude

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with graphics engineering, global lighting methods, dynamic lighting, shadow rendering and similar concepts
  • Experience with real-time concurrent systems
  • Experience with network and online features
  • Familiarity with single player action-RPGs and immersive sims

Salary Range

Lead Technical Engineer - The typical base pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $125,000 - $240,000 per year.

           

ZeniMax has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role; the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.

At ZeniMax certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, such as merit increases and discretionary bonuses. These awards are allocated based on individual performance and are not guaranteed. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with ZeniMax and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid vacation time, paid sick and mental health time, and several paid holidays, among others.

Lead Graphics Engineer

Department: Engineering/Programming
Division: Arkane Studios - Austin
Location: Austin , US

Overview

Arkane Austin is looking for a Lead Graphics Engineer to join us and lead a team of talented engineers in developing AAA games for PC and console systems.

Our emergent gameplay style and immersive simulation values lead to interesting challenges. As a Lead Graphics Engineer, you will be helping to guide the technical vision and core game technology to solve these challenges and support the development team.

The preferred location for this role is Austin, TX. Will consider remote.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of engineers and collaborate with developers in surrounding disciplines to architect, build and maintain long-lived, architecturally sound graphics features and pipelines
  • Design and help implement solutions that support both production and runtime requirements
  • Work with external partners to integrate emerging technologies
  • Integrate new technologies into the pipeline
  • Execute memory and performance optimizations
  • Provide support and training to co-developers and users
  • Document workflows and advocate best practices

Qualifications

  • 5+ years game industry programming experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • At least one AAA title shipped as a contributing graphics engineer
  • Strong knowledge of C++, graphics engine & shader programming models & dedicated languages such as HLSL
  • Experience on current generation console hardware
  • Familiarity with global lighting methods, dynamic lighting, shadow rendering and similar concepts
  • Excellent 3D math skills
  • Solid architecture and software design ability
  • Passion for graphics programming and staying on top of current techniques
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code
  • Must be a self-motivated and energetic team player with a very strong work ethic and cooperative attitude

Salary Range

Lead Graphics Engineer - The typical base pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $125,000 - $240,000 per year.

           

ZeniMax has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role; the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.

At ZeniMax certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, such as merit increases and discretionary bonuses. These awards are allocated based on individual performance and are not guaranteed. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with ZeniMax and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid vacation time, paid sick and mental health time, and several paid holidays, among others.