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Get a job: Retro Studios is hiring a Tools Engineer

Get a job: Retro Studios is hiring a Tools Engineer

August 15, 2014 | By Staff

August 15, 2014 | By Staff
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Here is just one of the many, many positions being advertised right now.

Tools Engineer, Retro Studios - Nintendo

Location: Austin, Texas

Essential Duties

- Generally responsible for the significant portion of a larger system
- Develops, maintains, and supports primary Windows PC applications and libraries necessary for creation of video games
- Identifies and proposes solutions for content creation bottlenecks
- Works with tool users and other engineers to determine tools requirements
- Participates in creating standards, frameworks and libraries for internal tools
- Periodically performs technical review of current tools to identify deficiencies
- Reviews new technologies for possible use by the team
- May work directly on video game projects as necessary to meet Studio commitments
- Documents and trains other engineers and content creators on the use of system for which he/she has responsibility
- Works with other engineers to formulate solutions to problems that either he/she or they may implement
- Identifies and proposes solutions to problems as they become apparent
- Usually establishes domain expertise in one or more specializations

*This job description outlines primary duties and requirements and is not intended to identify all tasks that may be performed; individuals occupying the position may be required to perform other duties. The company may modify job duties from time to time, either in practice or in writing.


- Experience in development of applications, libraries, and plugins for video game content creation
- Background in object-oriented design and software engineering methodologies
- Industrial experience in programming languages, such as C/C++, C#, .NET API, WPF, event programming, application programming, and multi-threaded programming
- Perforce administration preferred
- SQL, WCF, C#/C++ interop, Maya API/MEL, JavaScript, Python, game content tool development preferred
- Strong math and physics skills
- Effective organization, analytical and problem solving skills
- 3+ years experience


- Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field required, or specific experience video game programming

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