Crystal Dynamics is an award winning, leading game studio located in the heart of San Francisco’s Bay Area. Founded in 1992, Crystal Dynamics has grown into a world class development studio by developing key franchises and becoming a center of technology development for growing publisher Eidos, Inc. Along with sister studios Io Interactive and Eidos Montreal, Crystal Dynamics is an important cornerstone studio for Eidos, Inc. With the massive success of Tomb Raider: Legend and Tomb Raider: Anniversary (over 6 million units sold worldwide), and the upcoming, highly anticipated Tomb Raider: Underworld, Crystal Dynamics is poised to lay the groundwork for the next generation of innovative and technologically stunning projects.

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Location: Redwood City CA - Looking for: Programmers

Posted by Crystald.com on Sep 18th, 2013

Crystal Dynamics, a part of the Square-Enix family, is constantly on the hunt for top-tier gaming talent worldwide. We pride ourselves on attracting and developing the best talent available to concept, create, and contribute to the most exciting projects in gaming today. 20+ years of history creating fun and exciting titles for the world to enjoy as well as our studio’s 1000+ years of combined game industry experience provides a rich tapestry of tested and new ideas to draw from as have established us as one of the best studios in the world to work for.

Join now to be part of the formative stages of a new, original AAA game being built in our Redwood City studio, just south of San Francisco. Benefits for this fulltime position include competitive salary, health insurance options to suit all lifestyles, generous paid time-off, as well as other studio and corporate perks, such as a free gym and discounts on games and goodies.

Position Summary:

Crystal Dynamics is seeking a Generalist Engineer with a strong tools background to work closely with the Core tech technology team behind the Tomb Raider franchise. This is an opportunity to become an integral part of an extremely talented team of industry veterans focusing on pushing the technology of current and next-gen hardware. You’ll build and maintain the foundational software that enables the creation of high-quality content. This position requires both a diverse and talented programmer, but also someone who is aware of the latest trends in tools to help the team.

Essential Duties:

Develop, iterate on and maintain improvements to our tools pipeline that enable higher levels of usability across our entire content development team
Optimize complex systems, eliminate inefficiencies, and build the tools that fuel creative game development
Suggest and document ideas for improving the current tools and workflow, as well as future-leaning ideas we should be exploring
Work tightly with a cross-discipline team to provide highly productive and intuitive tools
Provide support and assistance to all teams using the engine
Evolve existing code without having to start from the ground up

Essential Requirements:

B.S. degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
Strong knowledge of C++
Experience working with Python or other dynamic scripting languages (Lua, Ruby, etc)
Experience with Maya SDK, and Photoshop
Highly motivated to build easy to use, robust tools
Ability to write highly optimized algorithms and processes

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