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Unity AI Engineer, Endless Studios

Endless Studios
Phoenix, AZ
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Salary:

Reporting To: Engineering Lead


Location: Although we are headquartered in the U.S., we operate as a globally distributed team and are open to the position being based anywhere, provided you are open to traveling as is reasonably required to collaborate in person with others from the team.


About Endless Studios: 

Endless Studios is a youth-centered studio where the next generation of creators apprentice with professionals to create worlds and develop games for an ever-expanding metaverse where you can make anything and mod everything.


Inspired by the collective culture of open source software communities and the creative culture of game modding communities, Endless Studios will operate as a globally distributed, massively open game making studio and learning community


About the Position: 

We are looking for someone who can help design and implement AI systems for our upcoming multitiplayer game-making UGC and learning platform. The AI needs to be able to respond to dynamic user created content, as well as being customizable by end-users. We want someone with a strong knowledge of different AI methodologies, and Unity’s navigation systems as well as external solutions.


Key Responsibilities

  • Help create the underlying core of the behavior tree systems that will be used across multiple upcoming products
  • Analyze and optimize performance of AI
  • Dynamically generate Navmeshes in a completely dynamic environment
  • Create behavior tree leaf nodes for a variety of gameplay tasks specific to individual products
  • Work with tools engineers to create a user facing editor for AI modding


Desired Experience and Skills

  • Three or more years programming in Unity (using C#)
  • Significant experience with and understanding of behavior trees
  • Knowledge of pathfinding solutions, including A* and Unity’s built in NavMesh systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Shipped at least one title


It’s a bonus if you have…

  • Written your own behavior trees from scratch
  • Knowledge of other AI designs like GOAP, or Utility AI
  • Experience with creating modding tools, or any other form of UGC tooling
  • Samples of AI you’ve written, designed, or supported
  • Multiplayer programming experience in any context
  • Experience supporting a live service


Endless Studios Background

www.endlessstudios.com


Endless Studios was established as an independent venture in the fall of 2021 by E-Line Media and Endless Network to harness the power of games to help the next generation of creators understand and shape their world.


Endless Studios brings together the leadership teams and innovative platforms these organizations have collaborated to create including The Endless Mission (www.theendlessmission.com), a community-driven creation sandbox game where you can you can make anything and mod everything, and Terminal Two (www.terminaltwo.com), a game-based learning platform where players learn the fundamentals of coding and computational thinking through a diverse collection of games where hacking is a key mechanic.


About E-Line

www.elinemedia.com


Across the planet we spend billions of hours a week playing video games. E-Line is a video game developer and publisher dedicated to helping make this incredible investment of time and energy both fun and meaningful. E-Line was founded over a decade ago to develop games that catalyze curiosity, explore meaningful themes, and provide gateways to new perspectives and interests. Our consumer games with meaningful themes (e.g. Never Alone, Beyond Blue) and our game-based learning platforms (e.g. Gamestar Mechanic, MinecraftEDU) have reached a global audience of over 10 million players across channels and been used by over 15,000 schools and after-school programs.


E-Line is globally recognized as a pioneer in the games and impact sector. The company is regularly featured at gaming conferences, educational forums, and other global convenings. E-Line has also been a key driver of a number of high-profile impact game initiatives, including the National STEM Video Game Challenge (launched at the White House by President Obama), the Games and Learning Publishing Council (funded by the Gates Foundation) and the ASU Center for Games and Impact.


E-Line is a double-bottom-line, for-profit enterprise whose investors seek market-level financial returns and positive social impact.


About Endless Network

www.endlessnetwork.com


Endless Network is a global network of companies, foundations, non-profits, technologists, and advocates who want to unlock human potential through technology. We are dedicated to empowering the next generation to succeed in the digital economy. We work to transform the lives of kids and young adults by expanding access to technology and information; and by helping them develop 21st century skills.


We believe kids can have fun and learn at the same time. Creating immersive games that teach real coding concepts will help our communities prepare more youth for STEAM careers of the future and equip teachers and parents with reliable tools to keep their students engaged and motivated.


At Endless Network, we not only create epic coding games that kids love, we also partner with organizations that advocate for digital literacy, work to equip youth with tech skills, and promote careers in the new economy.


Endless Studios is is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Phoenix, AZ
85018 USA
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