Friday, October 9, 2009


Position Title:       Graphics Programmer
Reports To:          Producer
Location:              Denver, CO
About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games which have entertained millions of players around the globe. SOE creates and delivers compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise EverQuest®, its successful online trading card game Legends of Norrath®, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free Realms™, SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver, Tucson, and Taiwan, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all platforms and audiences.
Sony Online Entertainment’s Denver Studio is looking for a Graphics Programmer! If you like to work hard and play harder, then Colorado is the place to live! Our studio is located in the hip "LoDo" area of Denver, one block from Coors Field and walking distance to the 16th Street Mall, the primary shopping and entertainment strip of Downtown Denver. We enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year and hiking, biking, climbing and skiing are all right in our backyard!
Our Denver Studio is the developer of Legends of Norrath, Star Wars Galaxies™ Trading Card Game, Pirates Constructible Strategy Game™ Online, Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga, and Stargate™ Online Trading Card Game.
·         Design, implement and optimize rendering systems. This position is responsible for working with rendering code running on multiple platforms including the PS3 and Windows.
·         Work with a team of highly talented programmers, artists and designers.
·         Provides technical leadership and have the ability to anticipate and resolve project roadblocks in new product  
·         Develops technical designs and engineering plans that produce high quality products with efficient and reusable code.
·         Evaluates technologies, specifies, designs, and writes application code.
·         Knowledge of best software practices and the ability to work efficiently and independently.
·         Works well under pressure and can handle multiple tasks.
·         3 years or more professional experience.
·         3 years or more of C++ experience.
·         Developed and shipped at least 1 game.
·         Experience in next-generation graphics and techniques.
·         Experience with DirectX and shader programming, especially with Cg.
·         Experience with PS3 development highly desirable.