Principal Software Developer - Gaming Analytics role at SAS in Cary

SAS in Cary is hiring a Principal Software Developer - Gaming Analytics

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About the job

The video games analytics team is looking for a Principal Software Developer for video game analytics to help us grow this new division at SAS. Come join our new team to unlock the power of video games engines for analytics, help develop new lines of business with top games publishers -- and have a ton of playing games while we’re at it!

As a Principal Software Developer, you will:

  • Lead the design and develop high quality, testable and scalable software solutions for video games within established timelines while adhering to R&D best practices and processes.
  • Actively involve other project stakeholders (e.g. managers, developers, user interface and visual designers, product managers) to ensure implementation satisfies functional requirements and is consistent with established R&D standards.
  • Oversee project scoping and scheduling; tracks progress of individual tasks and alerts stakeholders of issues blocking or preventing completion of task.
  • Ensure quality through functional, unit and performance testing; works closely with testing by providing thorough reviews of the test plan and communicates when updates to the plan should be made to cover code changes related to enhancements, redesigns and/or bug fixes.
  • Work directly with game engines to develop digital twin technologies and to integrate SAS analytics directly into game experiences

Required qualifications

  • At least 12 years of experience in software development, with a significant portion of that experience in the games industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or a related field
  • Production-level knowledge of Python, C++, C#, and at least one of {Rust, Go}
  • Have published games and applications in both Unreal and Unity
  • Have published cloud-native (Azure, AWS, GCP) applications implementing SAS services
  • Understand the entire lifecycle of 3D game and application development
  • Have an in depth understanding of source code management and DevOps
  • Previous experience working directly at a video game studio or publisher is strongly preferred
  • An equivalent combination of related education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications.

**Preferred qualifications **

  • Have experience leading a team of 5 or more application developers
  • Prior experience working at a major games publisher, and experience working with at least one publisher propriety engine (such as Frostbite)
  • Knowledge of key SAS products (at least one of: CI360, Intelligent Decisioning, ESP)
  • Have published games and applications using WebGL and mobile
  • Master’s degree in computer science, or a related field

**World-Class Benefits **

Highlights include...

  • Comprehensive medical, prescription, dental and vision plans.
  • Medical plan options include...
    • PPO with low annual deductible and copays.
    • HDHP combined with a health savings account with a contribution from SAS (no access to on-site health care center).
  • Onsite Health Care Center (HQ) that’s free to employees and family members enrolled in the PPO plan. There's a pharmacy too! Not local to HQ? The pharmacy will ship prescriptions for no additional charge!
  • An industry-leading 401k plan.
  • Generous time away including vacation time, a variety of paid holidays, and our much-loved U.S. Winter Wellness Break between December 25 and January 1.
  • Volunteer Time Off, parental leave and unlimited paid sick days.
  • Generous childcare benefits for all full-time employees.

Diverse and Inclusive

At SAS, it’s not about fitting into our culture – it’s about adding to it. We believe our people make the difference. Our diverse workforce brings together unique talents and inspires teams to create amazing software that reflects the diversity of our users and customers. Our commitment to diversity is a priority to our leadership, all the way up to the top; and it’s essential to who we are. To put it plainly: you are welcome here.

Additional Information:

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. SAS is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Know Your Rights. Also view the Pay Transparency notice.

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