Senior AI & Gameplay Engineer

Redmond, WA, United States

Work on one of the most exciting and creative intellectual properties in the industry; we are gathering an incredible team to help drive the future of Halo. As a Senior AI/Gameplay engineer, you are core to enabling artists and designers to realize their visions on screen. The ideal candidate will be able to drive forward our engine technology and gameplay systems to best support the game design and pillars. You will collaborate with content creators and be able to deliver solid performant code in a AAA proprietary game engine.



  • You will work directly with the Lead Character Engineer and Designer to implement your code into the engine to support the needs of the game team.
  • You will be working with the entire character team to help bring our characters and their behaviors to life in the game.
  • Help develop systems and tools that enable content creators to make amazing, dynamic, fun encounters
  • Deliver on key features in cooperation with artists and designers
  • Create code systems that allow for fast iteration that are well architected with regards to memory and performance
  • Debug and optimize key areas of code (not just your own)


Basic Qualifications:

• At least 5 years of C/C++ professional experience


Other Qualifications/Skills:

• You must have experience shipping AAA current or last generation console games.

• Experience shipping games as an AI engineer

• Debugging and Optimization skills in a multi-threaded environment

• A math background

• Knowledge of AI gameplay, AI algorithms, working with character gameplay systems

• Cross-Team Communication Skills 





Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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