Product and Game Engineer
Open Role

Full-time ∘ North / South American Time Zone ∘ New York Headquarters

About Global Illumination, Inc.

Global Illumination is a digital product company based in New York. We're currently building Biomes, a massively-multiplayer game dedicated to incentivizing creativity.

Our small team was co-founded by Thomas Dimson, Taylor Gordon and Joey Flynn and is made up of some of the most senior individual contributors from Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google, Riot Games and more. We believe there is creativity in all disciplines and that people work best without narrow swim lanes.

The majority of our team is located in New York City and we also allow remote work for engineers.

About the Role

We are looking for product / game engineers to start on the ground floor of our small team of fewer than 10 engineers. Global Illumination uses a unique stack of traditional web technologies to build a custom game engine that renders a destructible shared world in the browser. We have a unified front-end and backend stack with a mix of Typescript, Node, React, ThreeJS and WebAssembly (compiled from C++) and a distributed system to manage world and player state.

Successful product / game engineers work to design and build features that enhance the game experience. They partner with designers, other engineers to think through consequences and propose solutions that are best for players. Recent projects have included creating water flow in our shared world, building a new sky shader and designing and building the interface for a crafting tree.

Responsibilities

Scoping and implementing new features in a massively multiplayer game using a web technology stack, ensuring code maintains maintains average performance of 60FPS of the game front-end on most hardware specs, and working independently on problems while soliciting input from other engineers and designers.

Desired Skills

Familiarity with, or willingness to learn...
∘ Typescript ∘
∘ React ∘
∘ ThreeJS, WebGL and GLSL ∘
∘ WebSockets / WebTransport ∘
∘ Game systems design ∘

Perks

∘ Health Insurance and Dental Coverage ∘
∘ 21 days vacation ∘
∘ HQ office in Nolita ∘
∘ Frequent off-sites, dinners and trips ∘

How to Apply

Drop us a line at jobs@ill.inc