Lightspeed LA - Senior Systems Engineer (Engine)


Los Angeles, CA, USA

Full time

Oct 18

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Senior Systems Engineer – Engine


LightSpeed LA is seeking for a talented and enthusiastic senior engineer to join our new studio in sunny Irvine California. The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for games and enabling content creators to deliver the most polished experience for our players. Join our team of industry veterans and help us build a team and culture of respect that pushes boundaries while having lots of fun.



  • Help maintain culture of fast iteration and practical problem solving
  • Help establish budgets for engine systems and pipeline tools to validate them
  • Refactor existing systems to spread work across multiple cores and frames (e.g. Data streaming)
  • Refactor existing systems and tools to handle large worlds with dynamic content
  • Evolve iteratively existing systems into state of art solutions
  • Mentor others to make the best use of engine systems and hardware capability



  • Passion for games and the technology that makes them come to life
  • 5+ years of professional experience in C++ programming in game industry
  • Shipped at least one game title on PC and Consoles
  • Expert C++ knowledge and debugging skills
  • Excellent understanding of PC and console hardware bottlenecks and optimization strategies
  • Deep understanding of multithreaded programming
  • Experience in at least two game engine systems (e.g. Animation, AI, Physics, Rendering, Networking, Scripting, Audio)
  • Value lean, simple, efficient, well-tested code
  • Comfortable maintaining existing large codebase for multiple platforms
  • Team player who works closely with other engineers to make sure our technology provides reliable and fast iteration for our content creators, and a fluid experience for our customers



  • Experience building AAA engine(s)
  • Deep understanding of game asset pipelines
  • Experience building large world pipelines

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