Welcome to Timbre!

We are Timbre Games (part of the Sumo Digital Group), a new studio in Vancouver, Canada focused on making exciting, innovative game experiences. Timbre’s vision is to change the games industry through the original games we make, as well as how we make them. We’re building an inclusive, supportive culture that allows us to explore fresh, new (and sometimes weird) ideas. We’re searching for more visionary explorers to join our team of diverse voices, coming together to develop games that are accessible to a wide audience.

If you’re thinking about your next adventure, send us your resume to talk to our team about how you can add your voice to the games we’re working on.

Engineering at Timbre Games

An Engineer at Timbre games will focus on creative, innovative and technically sound work. Our engineering team is fully integrated with all areas of game development and collaborates both technically and creatively. Our studio focuses on Unreal Engine 5, pushing everything we do towards technical excellence. We are lifelong learners, leaning on both internal expertise and external inspiration to continue our path of growth and development. We have a keen eye for best practices and elegant code, and ensure knowledge sharing, and mentoring are a priority.

As a Senior Software Engineer – AI, you craft algorithms to breathe life into virtual worlds, designing behaviors for enemy units that challenge players with dynamic tactics and realistic responses. Your work not only shapes thrilling gameplay experiences but also elevates the project by fostering immersive narratives and unforgettable encounters.

Please note that for this role, we welcome applications from intermediate-, senior-, and principal-level candidates, offering a dynamic and supportive environment where diverse experiences and skill sets are valued and nurtured.

As a Senior Software Engineer – AI at Timbre, you will:

  • Collaborate with the game team to to conceptualize, prototype, and implement core AI gameplay features, components, systems and tools
  • Implement intelligent and dynamic AI systems that deliver thrilling and engaging gameplay experiences
  • Write beautiful and well documented C++ code that conforms to coding standards
  • Optimize algorithms and systems for efficiency, scalability, and real-time performance
  • Foster effective communication and collaboration across multiple disciplines within the studio, proactively soliciting and integrating feedback to refine AI behaviors and mechanics
  • Participate in code reviews, technical discussions, and sprint planning sessions to ensure project success
  • Mentor and support junior engineers, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous learning within the team

What you bring:

  • A thorough understanding of Unreal’s AI systems, working with Behavior Trees, Blackboards and State Machines to develop a range of behaviors
  • Experience developing AI behaviors on a shipped AAA title, or, demonstrable experience with AI in Unreal Engine
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering complex AI projects, and collaborating effectively with cross-functional teams to bring ideas from concept to implementation
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a passion for pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in gaming

$84,000 – $180,000 a year

The compensation range reflects the minimum and maximum base annual salaries specific to candidates residing in Vancouver, BC. As Timbre hires candidates across Canada, additional salary factors will be considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant training or education, and location.

Please note that for this role, the displayed salary range may encompass different levels within our organization. We believe in fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce, and as such, we welcome candidates with varying levels of experience and expertise. Rest assured, our goal is to ensure fair compensation based on individual qualifications.

What you’ll gain:

Timbre aims to foster a workplace environment that empowers our team to do their best creative work. Below are a list of some of the benefits we offer to ensure you reach your full potential. As we continue to grow, we are co-creating more values-driven benefits to support our team.

  • Competitive salary & comprehensive health benefits, including extended health, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, short / long-term disability, 24/7 counselling through an employee assistance program and a health spending account available to you from your first day
  • Annual bonus & up to 5% RRSP matching available to you from your first day
  • Flexible paid time off, plus holiday closure between Christmas and New Years, as well as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Work with us in Vancouver or remotely across Canada, utilizing our $500 work from home allowance
  • Yearly access to a game subscription of your choice, renewed on your work anniversary each year!
  • My Pathway – a Career Development Program to provide a clear path for you to grow at Timbre
  • 8 learning days per year and unlimited access to Udemy online courses
  • A values driven culture with direct access to leadership

Timbre’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Timbre Games is located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada and on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Although our roots are in Vancouver, we work with a remote, distributed team across Canada. If you are interested in an opportunity at Timbre Games but are not presently residing in Canada, please note that we may be able to offer assistance in immigrating / relocating under the right conditions.

Timbre Games is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran’s status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation or any other category protected by law. We celebrate all backgrounds and attributes that make us unique and amazing – in this world and the ones we create!

At Timbre, we try to be mindful and not set unrealistic requirement expectations in order to apply. If you don’t tick all of the boxes of the role that you’re excited about, we encourage you to send your resume to our General Application inbox on , or, to stay in touch with our newest openings.

Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

If what we’ve shared above resonates with you, connect with us today!

Tagged as: Algorithms, Collaboration, Innovation, Mechanics, Scalability, Sprint Planning, Unreal Engine, Visionary

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