Gameplay Engineer – XDefiant

October 29, 2023
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Job Description

Job Description

We are looking for a highly talented, motivated, and experienced person to work with us on XDefiant, a new multiplatform online multiplayer action game based in our San Francisco studio. XDefiant is a free-to-play, fast-paced arena shooter that combines intense combat with personalized loadouts and specialized factions, as teams of battle for domination.

When you’re a Gameplay Engineer at Ubisoft San Francisco, you have a large influence over the game content and the quality of the game experience.

During the development process you’ll focus on designing and building the game systems that are the foundation of our game. You’ll also be optimizing, expanding, and adding core features to our engine technology in areas such as AI, navigation, online play, and audio.

As a dependable member of a cohesive online game team, you will participate in the design, coding, testing, integration, and debugging of the game’s features and content with creators from multiple disciplines.


Analyze feature requests for viability, design completeness, risks

Design and implement gameplay systems

Optimize and extend the game engine

Create low-latency, highly responsive game systems

Collaborate with the design team to build engine features

Maintain and extend documentation on gameplay features and systems

Self-manage programming task schedule updates and coordinate with production team

Work with design team to ensure that gameplay systems are used properly

Mentor junior engineers and provide design guidance on new features

Knowledge of all aspects of the game features you will be working on and own that responsibility to how that feature fits into overall lifecycle of the project

Ensure that you code meets the team’s coding standards to deliver high quality and maintainable code

Interact with our dev testers to insure automation best practices going forward going forward