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AI Engineer

Division: id Software | Department: Programming | Location: Richardson , TX, US

id Software is looking for an experienced AI Engineer to work as part of a development team in making AAA games by developing AI and related technology for the game industry’s most advanced engine technology.   

If you have a critical eye and a desire of implementing characters, we are interested in you!


  • Partner with engineering, design and art teams to define, create and polish AI systems and behaviors.

  • Partner with design and art teams to design, implement, and polish AI unit types.

  • Partner with design team to define and create whitebox maps and testmaps.

  • Develop support for tools necessary to support advanced AI development.


  • 5+ Years in the games industry.

  • Solid background in low-level AI modules, navigation, collision, physics and performance with the ability to work on systems from conception to completion.

  • Knowledge of AI techniques such as FSM’s, path finding, animation, collision and physics.

  • Proficient C++ coding experience.

  • Experience bringing AI units from concept to completion.

  • Experience implementing AI related content.

  • Experience creating custom test maps and level scripts.

  • Strong commitment to code quality, documentation and sound testing procedures.

  • At least one shipped title where credited as a programmer.

  • Excellent math skills.

  • Self-motivated, but able to receive constructive feedback and integrate into work.

  • Excellent team player with very strong work ethic and a collaborative/cooperative attitude.

  • Passion for game development and game technology.

  • An understanding of and appreciation for milestones, schedules, deadlines and efficient game development processes.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with any version of idTech.

  • Experience with First Person Shooters.

  • Current-Gen console experience.

  • B.S. in computer science or equivalent study in related fields.

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