Each day our customers push the boundaries for what is possible with AWS. We built O3DE in support of customers wanting to create high-fidelity, engaging 3D content on the backbone of AWS's massive cloud compute capacity. O3DE is a free AAA game engine deeply integrated with AWS and Twitch – with full source. We are an Amazon Web Services (AWS) team obsessed with helping developers create the highest quality games & simulations, engage massive communities of fans, and connect their content to the vast compute and storage of the cloud.
Customers love O3DE's powerful renderer, its Script Canvas visual scripting engine, cross-platform architecture, EMotion FX animation editor, AWS & Twitch integration and so much more. But that's not all. We're increasingly seeing customers use O3DE's technology for interesting non-gaming applications. Our teams are growing in support of innovations for both, games and non-gaming customers.
About this role
The O3DE team is looking for an experienced Software Development Engineer to design and maintain tools and workflows to interface with complex systems including cloud services, game engines, simulations, rendering and more. This role is an opportunity to join one of Amazon’s newest growth areas.
This role requires of combination of agile thinking, problem solving, technical expertise and collaboration with other engineers to solve difficult problems. The ideal candidate will have a track record of delivering highly performant systems with intuitive workflows for many different user types. You will work with other AWS teams to help deliver features that delight customers.
If you’re excited about the opportunity to invent and build with the entire sandbox of Amazon's ecosystem, including AWS, Alexa and Twitch, we want to talk to you.
Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
Our team puts a high value on work-live balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.
Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or equivalent) experience
- 5+ years professional experience in software development
- Able to work in a diverse team
- Ability to clearly and concisely communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders across all levels
- Multiple shipped PC/Console titles
- Proven expertise building tools and pipelines for game technology using Qt and C++
- Deep understanding of game development tools and technologies (e.g. editors, plug-ins, asset pipelines)
- Experience working on shared/core technology teams for games
- Experience with CryEngine or O3DE (alternatively Unity, Unreal, or other game engines)
- Experience working in a distributed development environment
- Working experience with multithreaded and distributed systems
- Several years of professional games or 3D development related software engineering experience.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
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