AI Programmer

Funcom,Posted 8 months ago

Full time

Relocate, Lisbon

From critically acclaimed The Longest Journey to the very first sci-fi MMO Anarchy Online, to the brutal trials of Conan Exiles, our 28-year history has set our players uniquely up for a journey to the harsh world of Dune, where the continual battle for survival and spice will bring a challenge that is Legendary.

The Funcom team consists of over 250 people located in 5 studios - Norway, the US, Portugal, Sweden, a newly opened Romania studio - plus an additional UI/UX hub in the UK. As part of Funcom’s ongoing growth, and completing a successful turnaround, Funcom is now backed by Tencent, the largest online gaming company in the world! 

Now, our Game Development team needs an experienced and talented AI Programmer to join its development team, working on our upcoming multiplayer sandbox survival game based on the Dune IP.

For which tasks (responsibilities)?

In this position, you will be responsible for driving and implementing AI behaviors, as well as developing the core AI framework. You will work on AI scalability, ensuring our servers can run large numbers of NPCs efficiently.  

What kind of professional are we looking for?
  • 3 years of relevant experience, ideally having worked on a released title from beginning to end

  • Excellent C++ skill 

  • Working knowledge of 3d Math/trigonometry 

  • Experience working on navigation, behavior trees, NPC collision and animation handling and AI performance optimizations 

  • A good understanding of how to create the illusion of intelligent NPC behavior for players.  

  • Experience working on multiplayer games 

  • Strong communication skills (English is our working language)

  • Experience working with Unreal Engine 4 


We evaluate candidates on an ongoing basis and recommend candidates to apply as soon as possible! 

Please apply in English. 

Why do we enjoy working here?

Why Funcom?

 We are a Scandinavian company and follow Scandinavian work values. For you, that means a flat structure in which you can thrive, be yourself, and leave a mark in the studio and become an ambassador for our company values. We focus on Agile/Scrum methodology, and heavily value the importance of work-life balance in employee culture. Funcom values close-knit, collaborative individuals who crave creative ownership, a drive for constructive input, and a never-ending pursuit of evolution and quality.

Outsiders studio is a professional working environment with international work culture, and close to 30 people. Located in Södermalm, in the heart of the game dev scene in Stockholm surrounded by a cozy area with lots of sights, restaurants, and cafés.  

Working at The Outsiders studio offers a flexible working schedule, pension plan, healthcare package, social Fridays, and a long list of other benefits. Even more: working at Funcom means being part of a family of kind, skilled and professional colleagues that share a passion for games!  

We have a dynamic, inclusive, challenging, and engaging work culture, with a basis of continued training and career development opportunities. Come join us in a friendly environment of enthusiastic professionals willing to go the extra mile to deliver world-class games.


Company type: developer, publisher

Employees: 201-500

Platforms: PC, Console

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