Software Engineer, Gaming & VR

  • Major League Baseball
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 90000 USD / Year

Major League Baseball’s Games and VR division, a global front-runner in sports video games and real-time data visualization, is currently seeking a full-time Software Engineer. We design, develop, and manage a portfolio of high-quality products including console and mobile games,real-time data visualization, VR/AR experiences, and more. Our team works with some of baseball’s most advanced technologies to reinvent fan experiences for video games, next-gen products, Jewel Events, and activations at ballparks around the world.We are looking for a highly talented and motivated person to help us build great experiences as part of our NYC-based game development department.You will be building games for various target platforms based on the Unity framework. Your primary responsibilities will be to implement game functionality – translating design ideas, concepts, and requirements into a functional and engaging MLB experience. A commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and a quality product are essential.

Responsibilities

  • Implement game functionality as per product designs
  • Communicate with other team members to establish effective pipelines and integrate media assets
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to address and mitigate these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automation

Skills

  • Excellent knowledge of Unity and C#, including experience with shaders, textures, animation, GUI styles, and user session management
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Experience with mobile and console game development
  • Experience with game physics and particle systems
  • Experience optimizing memory and space usage for support of older hardware
  • Experience with 3D math is a plus
  • Prior experience with a well-known mobile or AAA title is a significant asset
  • Ability to constantly learn and stay in touch with evolving game standards and development technologies
  • Familiarity with current design and architectural patterns
  • Writes clean, readable, easily maintainable, and well documented code
  • Proficient knowledge of code versioning tools such as Perforce, Git, SVN, and Mercurial
  • Experience implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Experience with Game Network programming is a plus
  • Familiarity with baseball, baseball simulations/games, and gaming is a big plu

We truly believe we offer a unique combination of opportunities for any game developer:

  • The opportunity to work with a world-class team of game developers in NYC
  • The opportunity to work on award-winning and complex apps and systems
  • The opportunity to have an influence on the innovation of products used globally by millions
  • The opportunity to work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Amazing benefits including – 100% employer-paid Medical, Dental and Vision

Why MLB?

Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. Employees love working at MLB because of the culture of growth, teamwork, and professionalism. Employees who are most successful at MLB take initiative, know how to identify problems and provide solutions, and always put the Team first. For those ready to step up to the plate and join the Major Leagues, MLB takes the same approach as teams do with their players: empowering our “workforce athletes” to be at their best by engineering experiences that put employees in the best position to succeed. Major League Baseball is looking for candidates who are passionate about growing America’s pastime to best serve its fans for decades to come.MLB’s vision is to be the global sport of choice for youth to play, fans of all backgrounds to enjoy and a desired destination for employment. With a belief that the journey to growth and greatness is ongoing, MLB gives employees the opportunity to continue learning and honing their skills with programs such as: tuition reimbursement; mentorship programs; lunch and learns; online course subscriptions; paid industry certifications; business resource groups; and more.MLB provides its employees with exceptional medical, dental, and vision coverage. Premiums are 100% employer covered to help employees focus on being their best!Major League Baseball is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.Are you ready to Step Up to the Plate? Apply below!

Per the NYC pay transparency law, the hiring range for this position is $90,000 to $150,000.As a candidate for this position, your salary and related elements of compensation will be contingent upon your work experience, education, skills and any other factors Major League Baseball (MLB) considers relevant to the hiring decision. In addition to your salary, MLB believes in providing a competitive compensation and benefits package for its employees. MLB offers employees a full range of best in class benefits with no employee contributions towards medical, dental, and vision coverage premiums, as well as incentive and recognition programs, life insurance and automatic employer 401k contributions. All benefits are subject to eligibility requirements and the terms of official plan documents which may be modified or amended from time to time.

Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball is a professional baseball organization and the oldest major professional sports league in the world. MLB is composed of 30 total teams, divided equally between the National League and the American League, with 29 in the United States and 1 in Canada