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Gameplay Programmer (Remote Options)

Aardvark Swift Recruitment Ltd

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 22, 2023.

Riyo Games are on the lookout for a Gameplay Programmer to join their team and work on Threads of Time, a 2.5D JRPG inspired by Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy where you get to travel from the pre-historic era to the end of time You’ll become part of a veteran team that includes legendary developers who have worked on iconic titles such as Xenoblade Chronicles, Bravely Default, Final Fantasy, Octopath Traveler and more.

The Riyo mission is to craft retro infused JRPGs that awaken cherished childhood memories; their growing studio is assembling a dream team of talent from across the globe to build the games you’ve always dreamed of growing up.

Join Riyo on their quest to make fun, narrative-rich games in an inclusive, supportive, and fun studio environment.

You’ll apply your experience with game systems and ideally Unreal Engine to create new mechanics and systems with a high level of polish and collaborate with designers to create compelling gameplay experiences, implement new content and collaborate closely with a cross-discipline team to pull it all together.

Your responsibilities… Architecting, planning, and implementing new gameplay features Provide development strategies and time estimates for the various initiatives Establish clear coding best practices Anticipate, identify, and articulate technical and developmental risks and obstacles, and generate solutions Ensure the creation of strong technical documentation Experience with performance analysis and code optimization Ability to write efficient and maintainable code The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role… Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer science or equivalent 3 years of game development experience Strong proficiency in C++ High degree of self-motivation and resourcefulness in all areas of engineering Well-versed in design patterns and software engineering principles Excellent communication and listening skills, including demonstrated patience and compassion for teammates Experience with commonly used development tools such as Jira and Perforce Genuine passion for making and playing video games Shipped one or more video game titles Bonus points if you have a love of JRPGs and are a resident of Ontario, Canada or willing to relocate.

Riyo run a studio that appreciates and values diversity and inclusivity and have fostered a collaborative environment with opportunities to contribute to the game’s creative design and take ownership of features.

You’ll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance alongside opportunities to develop personally as the studio is keen to help you strengthen your skills or learn something new