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Sr. AI Designer - AAA Gaming

Kirkland, WA 98034

Posted: 04/29/2024 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 50236

Job Description

Are you a creative mind intrigued by the intersection of game design and artificial intelligence in video games? We're seeking talented Game Designers to join our client's team, where you'll play a pivotal role in crafting AI behaviors and systems that elevate the realism, challenge, and immersion of our games.

At the heart of our project lies a commitment to authenticity, informed by feedback from military veterans who recognize our AI behaviors as unparalleled in realism. We're dedicated to expanding these capabilities to deliver truly captivating experiences that keep players on their toes.

  • Collaborate closely with AI Designers and engineers, utilizing both C++ and Unreal Blueprints to develop cutting-edge AI behaviors and systems.
  • Create, implement, and maintain AI algorithms within Unreal Engine, covering aspects such as pathfinding, decision-making, and navigation.
  • Fine-tune AI systems to enhance efficiency, enabling more complex behaviors and a higher volume of active NPCs.
  • Design and implement reactive and adaptive AI systems that dynamically engage players.
  • Work hand-in-hand with animation and character teams to seamlessly integrate AI behaviors with character animations and models.
  • Optimize AI systems for optimal performance and memory usage, ensuring smooth gameplay and increased NPC activity.
  • Identify and address AI-related bugs and unwanted behaviors throughout development and post-release phases.
  • Conduct playtests to observe player behaviors and gather insights for enhancing overall player experiences.

  • Proficiency in Unreal Engine development.
  • Familiarity with visual scripting.
  • Understanding of behavior trees and fundamental principles of video game AI.
  • Bonus points for prior experience with multiplayer and networked game AI.
  • Passion for tactical first-person shooters.

Kavaliro provides Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Kavaliro is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, Kavaliro will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please respond to this posting to connect with a company representative.

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