Game Programming Job Opportunities at Vicious Cycle

Vicious Cycle Software, Inc. was established in 2000 and is a premier developer of interactive entertainment software for PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP(TM) handheld entertainment system, the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Nintendo GameCube(TM), Nintendo DS(TM) and PC. The company blazed into the gaming scene with its debut title Robotech: Battlecry and continues to create titles for all age groups and all platforms, through licensed and original IP, as well as contract development. Vicious Cycle is also responsible for the Vicious Engine, a comprehensive and fully portable middleware solution for current generation consoles, handhelds and PC. We are a small company doing big things and are looking for people to join our tightly knit team.

Vicious Cycle is currently looking for a Tools and Engine Programmer and 2 Gameplay programmers to join the team. Applicants must be passionate about playing and developing games. Games industry experience isn't a requirement, but some impressive hobby work instead will go a long ways. If you've always dreamed about making games, this is your chance! Check out Vicious Cycle Software for additional information.

Please send all inquiries to jobs@viciouscycleinc.com and mention where you heard about us.

Paid: YES - We pay competitive salaries

Location: Chapel Hill, NC (will pay for relocation!)

Requirements: See below.

Timeframe: NOW!

Tools/Engine Programmer

Responsibilities include:

  • Help support and extend current engine/C++ libraries including AI, physics, sound, UI, and networking.
  • Document engine and tools features on a regular basis.
  • Help design and implement future tools and technologies for next-generation consoles, portables and PC hardware.
  • Provide assistance to gameplay programmers, level designers, and artists.

Requirements:

  • 3D programming experience and have an excellent understanding of 3D mathematics.
  • Proficient in C++.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to meet deadlines within tight production schedules.
  • MUST be an enthusiastic gamer.
  • Microsoft Windows programming experience.
  • Ability to work in a team environment where collaborative design and structured code architecture are the norm.
  • A positive attitude and the ability to take direction and receive criticism.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. Equivalent work experience will also be considered.

Pluses:

  • Game industry experience with published titles.
  • Experience developing on portable technologies such as the GBA or DS.
  • Physics implementation experience.
  • Console and DirectX programming experience.

Gameplay Programmer

In order to be successful in this position, candidates must have a passion for making and playing games. An understanding of current trends in games on console and PC is necessary to help create competitive products.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and help implement game-specific systems in a proprietary scripting language.
  • Document tools features and gameplay implementations on a regular basis.
  • Support and work with level designers and artists.
  • Communicate with engine and design staff to determine additional game requirements as well as understand and use the capabilities of the existing engine.

Requirements:

  • General 3D programming experience and have a basic understanding of 3D mathematics.
  • Ability to work in a team environment where collaborative design and
    structured code architecture are the norm.
  • A positive attitude and the ability to take direction and receive criticism.
  • MUST be an enthusiastic gamer.
  • Proficient in C++.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to meet deadlines within tight production schedules.

Pluses:

  • Game industry experience.
  • AI design and implementation experience.
  • Console experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field.

Vicious Cycle is also hiring Artists and Level Designers so be sure to check out www.viciouscycleinc.com for more information.


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