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Senior Software Engineer

Austin, Texas
KingsIsle Entertainment, established in 2005, is a proven MMO hit-maker with 50+ million registered users across both our MMOs with vibrant and strong communities.  Our award-winning game Wizard101 is currently in its 13th year and Pirate101 is in it’s 9th.  We attribute our success to great people, and we recognize the value of every team member. We work hard and have fun, whether it’s with lunchtime gaming sessions or office outings to the movies. The working environment, friendly teammates, and support for growing careers all contribute to the long tenures many people enjoy at KingsIsle. 
The Senior Software Engineer is responsible for analyzing, developing, and evaluating large-scale, complex applications and systems. This person will research, interpret, and develop solutions to resolve problems and create product features. The Senior Software Engineer has broad knowledge, in-depth expertise, writes documentation, and will mentor other programmers.

  • Collaborate with team members to design, implement and test well-engineered, reliable, maintainable, and scalable applications and systems
  • Suggest new ideas, concepts, and provide feedback
  • Develop, document, and participate in code reviews
  • Participate in planning process, and mentor other engineers
  • Identify technical and developmental risks/obstacles and generate solutions
  • Follow and learn best practices, processes, and systems standards
  • Collaborate on development with external partners
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s in Software Engineering, CS, or equivalent professional experience
  • 5+ years engineering experience in game development
  • Strong C++ knowledge and experience
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to multitask requirements and feedback gathering across disciplines, assess risk, define priorities, and resolve problems while meeting deadlines
  • Excellent critical and analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Game development experience, specifically MMO and/or console
  • C#, PHP, and Lua experience
  • Windows and Linux development experience
Perks & Benefits 
  • Competitive compensation 
  • Health, dental, and vision care benefits 
  • 401(K) with employer match 
  • Company fun days, parties, and unlimited PTO 
  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format. 
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience. 
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle. 

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