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Another EA/Maxis job opening – Lead Simulation Engineer

Posted by ballightning on May 11, 2009

Seems Maxis is hiring more people for a new simulation game. If you remembered last month, Maxis was hiring someone for a fast paced MMO. Now the question is, are these related, are we finally getting a Sims/Spore MMO?


Location: California – Emeryville
Role: Software Engineer
Specialty: Gameplay Engineer
Maxis is seeking an experienced engineer to lead the development of the core simulation for an unannounced next-generation simulation game. Maxis offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits. 

* 6+ years of game coding experience on at least two shipped titles
* 3+ years of experience writing efficient, shipping simulation code 
* Strong math skills (linear algebra, trigonometry, etc.)
* Fluency in C/C++
* Experience with code and data optimization to improve both memory consumption and performance
* Ability to work productively with other lead engineers and mentor more junior engineers
* Passion for playing games 

* Computer science/mathematics/physics or related degree
* Experience with multi-threaded programming
* Experience working on networked games
* Experience with rapid gameplay prototyping


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