Careers


We think it takes great people to make great games

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Sanzaru Perks & Benefits

We offer extremely competitive Health / Dental / Vision benefits (and we cover 100% of your monthly cost!). We also offer a 401k plan, Life Insurance, SDI, & LDI, paid Holidays, FSA & Dependent Care FSA options, commuter benefits, and a monthly fitness stipend.
Work / Life Balance
We offer a flexible work schedule, along with paid vacation and sick days. We are family-oriented and offer great maternity & paternity leave benefits as well.
Food
Can't focus when you're hungry? We know how that goes, and we've got you covered, with free Friday Lunches and a wide array of free snacks and beverages.
Company Swag
Sanzaru employees have access to exclusive swag and branded products.
Fun
We like to have fun and we hope you do too. We host various events and parties throughout the year.
Space
We know creativity is best expressed in a creative space. In 2016, we completed our full remodel & expansion of our Foster City studio.

OPEN POSITIONS




Gameplay/UI Scripter – for Virtual Reality, Next Generation Consoles, and PC
Sanzaru Games Inc. has an immediate Network Engineer position open, working on virtual reality on both Mobile and PC platforms. Only developers who want to craft the most spectacular immersive experiences and bring gameplay to life should apply!
Responsibilities:
• Assist designers and artists realize their ideas in both Unreal 4 and Unity
• Expand upon existing gameplay systems in Unreal Blueprints and Unity C#
• Build 2D/3D UI for both tools and game experiences
• Quickly iterating over systems based on team input
• Work closely with engineers to optimize and improve implementations
• Thinking creatively and critically to expand user experiences into new virtual reality medium


Experience/Skills:
• Recent graduate. Industry experience a plus
• Strong experience in C#, python or equivalent. C++ proficiency a plus
• Comfortable thinking and manipulating assets in 3 dimensions
• Working knowledge of Unity. Unreal 4 a big plus!
• Ability to collaborate with team members to bring gameplay to life
• Avid gamer
• BS Computer Science or equivalent experience



Network Engineer – for Virtual Reality, Next Generation Consoles, and PC
Sanzaru Games Inc. has an immediate Network Engineer position open, working on virtual reality, next generation console, and PC games. Only developers who want to craft the most spectacular immersive experiences and bring gameplay to life should apply!
Responsibilities:
• Owning networking systems in a multiplayer Unreal 4 game
• Cultivating studio wide expertise in Unreal’s network layer
• Owning implementations of Unreal 4 dedicated server
• Collaborating with gameplay engineers in creating engaging and responsive networked gameplay
• Working closely with stack engineers to maintain efficiency from client to hosted app servers
• Thinking creatively and critically to expand user experiences into new virtual reality medium
• Contributing with other engineers with regard to game architecture and technical design


Experience/Skills:
• At least 5 years of industry experience
• At least 1 shipped game title as a networking engineer
• Networking experience using UDK/UE3 or UE4
• Proficient in C/C++, node.js, nginx, apache, MySQL and NoSQL
• Prior experience with NAT configurations, connectivity issues and monitoring
• Knowledge of Amazon Cloud services a plus
• Ability to blend into and extend an existing codebase
• Ability to collaborate with team members to bring gameplay to life
• Avid gamer
• BS Computer Science or equivalent experience



AI Engineer – for Virtual Reality, Next Generation Consoles, and PC
Sanzaru Games Inc. has an immediate AI Engineer position open, working on virtual reality, next generation console, and PC games. Only developers who want to craft the most spectacular immersive experiences and bring gameplay to life should apply!
Responsibilities:
• Constructing gameplay systems from the ground up
• Acting as point person for AI implementations and optimizations
• Creating immersive VR experiences with believable NPC interactions
• Thinking creatively and critically to expand user experiences into new virtual reality medium
• Working closely with other engineers to contribute on game architecture and technical design


Experience/Skills:
• At least 5 years of industry experience
• At least 2 shipped game titles
• Expertise in C/C++, experience with unreal blueprints a plus
• Thorough understanding of UDK, Unreal 3 or Unreal 4 AI architecture
• Comfortable with common AI subsystems (path finding, state machines, behavior trees)
• Strong 3D math skills
• Familiarity with Unreal 4’s handling of AI on dedicated servers
• Ability to collaborate with team members to bring gameplay to life
• Avid gamer
• BS Computer Science or equivalent experience



VFX Artist – for Virtual Reality, Next Generation Consoles, and PC
Sanzaru Games Inc. has an immediate VFX Artist position working on virtual reality, next generation console, and PC games. Only developers who want to craft the most spectacular immersive experiences need apply!
Responsibilities:
• Create a wide range of high quality visual effects
• Optimize effects for performance while retaining look
• Work closely with the Art Director and concept artists to maintain visual consistency
• Troubleshoot and provide solutions to visual effects related issues
• Participate in R&D efforts to develop new techniques and improve the VFX pipeline


Experience/Skills:
• 3+ years experience in the game industry with at least one shipped title as a VFX artist
• Proven track record of creating high quality particle effects and materials
• Proficient in Unreal and Maya
• Experience with Unreal 4 would be a big plus!
• Strong demo reel or portfolio showcasing your most recent work
• Ability to multi-task and adapt easily to change
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively



UI Artist – for Virtual Reality, Next Generation Consoles, and PC
Sanzaru Games Inc. has an immediate UI Artist position working on next generation games. Only developers who want to craft immersive experiences and breathtaking worlds need apply.
Responsibilities:
• Create and implement fresh, easy to understand interfaces wrapped in beautiful visuals
• Work closely with Art Leads to develop concepts, mockups, storyboards, and game assets
• Work closely with designers and engineers to implement UI structure, flow, and player messaging
• Creates a broad range of UI game assets including icons, fonts, backgrounds, animation, and effects
• Refine, improve, and optimize interface pipeline and process into next generation technology
• Develops, experiments, and advances UI using the lasting techniques & software
• Maintains, improves, and advances the UI game assets
• Understands hardware limitations and best techniques ensuring optimal quality


Experience/Skills:
• 3+ years of industry experience with outstanding portfolio
• Strong understanding of interface flow, messaging, and ease of use
• Strong understanding of form, color, composition, and movement
• Working knowledge of Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, and Maya
• Working knowledge of Unreal & Unity a big plus!
• Ability to multi-task and adapt easily to change
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively



Gameplay Engineer – for Virtual Reality, Next Generation Consoles, and PC
Sanzaru Games Inc. has an immediate Gameplay Engineer position working on virtual reality, next generation console, and PC games. Only developers who want to craft immersive experiences and bring gameplay to life should apply.
Responsibilities:
• Constructing gameplay systems from the ground up
• Quickly iterating over gameplay systems based on team input
• Debugging and optimizing gameplay systems
• Thinking creatively and critically to expand user experiences into new virtual reality medium
• Working closely with other engineers to contribute on game architecture and technical design


Experience/Skills:
• At least 3 years of industry experience
• At least 1 shipped game title
• Proficient in C++
• Strong 2D/3D math skills
• Competent physics knowledge
• Working knowledge of Unreal 4 a big plus!
• Ability to collaborate with team members to bring gameplay to life
• Avid gamer
• BS Computer Science or equivalent experience



Character Artist for Virtual Reality, Next Generation Consoles, and PC
Sanzaru Games Inc. has an immediate Character Artist position working on next generation console & PC games. Only developers who want to craft immersive experiences and breathtaking worlds need apply.
Responsibilities:
• Creates characters, vehicles, and props to include modeling, mapping, collision, and tagging
• Paints textures and builds shaders to corresponding assets
• Builds, maintains, and advances rigs, skinning, and weighting
• Develops, experiments, and advances characters using the lasting techniques & software
• Maintains, improves, and advances the assets
• Understands the art pipeline and integrates assets into the game
• Understands the hardware limitations and common techniques
• Works directly with leads & other artists, designers, and engineers


Experience/Skills:
• 2+ years of industry experience
• Very strong understanding of form, color, composition, mechanics, and physics
• Working knowledge of Maya and/or other 3D software
• Working knowledge of Photoshop, BodyPaint, Mudbox, ZBrush and/or other similar software packages
• Working knowledge of Unreal technology a plus!
• Ability to multi-task and adapt easily to change
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively



Prop Artist for Virtual Reality, Next Generation Consoles, and PC
Sanzaru Games Inc. has an immediate Prop Artist position working on next generation console & PC games.
Responsibilities:
• Constructs hero art and environment props to include modeling, mapping, materials, and texturing
• Develops, experiments, and advances the assets throughout the development cycle
• Understands the art pipeline and integrates assets into the game
• Understands the hardware limitations and common techniques
• Works directly with other artists, designers, and engineers to complete the gameplay worlds


Experience/Skills:
• 1+ year of industry experience working on different platforms
• Working knowledge of Photoshop, Maya, ZBrush, Substance and/or other 3D software
• Good sense for architecture and natural scenery including form, color, and composition
• Ability to manage and maintain large number of assets
• Architectural background and/or related field a big plus!
• Working knowledge of Unreal & Unity a big plus!
• Ability to multi-task and adapt easily to change
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively



How to Apply:
Interested applicants should apply by sending your resume and links to jobs@sanzaru.com or indicate you will provide us with a reel or samples via mail to Attn: Jobs, Sanzaru Games Inc., 1065 East Hillsdale Blvd. - Suite 306, Foster City, CA 94404.