Physics Programmer


Located in Chicago’s River North area, Level Ex’s fast-growing game studio is transforming the way surgeons hone their skills by practicing high-risk surgeries with the latest medical devices in our industry-leading mobile, AR, and VR titles.

Our games are built using state-of-the-art graphics and physics tech, and deploy an arsenal of well-designed game mechanics to capture the thrill and challenge of performing real surgery. These games increase dramatically in difficulty as the player progresses, and are carefully crafted with professional level design, compulsion loops, flow channels, and deliberate gameplay balance. Backed with a mature art pipeline and latest-gen engine tech, we’re able to recreate surgery with spectacular realism.

Our engine has earned the trust of the country’s leading physicians; plus, we’ve custom-built GPU-based real-time fluids, tissue shading, and soft-body systems that enable a wide range of new game mechanics in mobile and VR. Our team unites award-winning game designers, developers, and artists with industry-leading surgeons, all passionate about using game design approaches to keep doctors across the world performing at the top of their game.

We’re looking for a smart, problem-solving Physics Programmer to join our team.

What You’ll Be Doing With Us

  • Developing and collaborating on cutting-edge, proprietary physics systems that interact with custom soft-body systems, real-time fluids, shaders, and other technologies for mobile, AR and VR projects

  • Writing clear, maintainable, highly functional and portable code towards these systems

  • Unleash your deep technical skills and math abilities on a series of challenging problems

Who We Want To Meet

  • 5+ years game industry development programming experience, 1+ in physics specifically

  • Deep familiarity with a range of spatial data structures

  • Experienced in profiling and optimizing CPU utilization

  • Knowledge of physics solver internals and related scientific computing techniques (integration methods, etc.)

  • Fluency in two or more of the following: C/C++, C#, HLSL/GLSL/Cg

  • Experienced in building multi-threaded, real-time systems

  • Excellent 3D math skills in linear algebra, trigonometry and quaternion math

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent experience

Bonus Points For

  • Mobile and/or VR experience

  • Experience with GPU compute (language, performance considerations, and algorithms) - including CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Metal-Compute

  • Experience writing SIMD optimizations - including on ARM/NEON

  • Experience with computational fluid dynamics (particle and/or grid-based)

How We Make You Happy

  • Creating games that genuinely make a difference in people’s lives

  • Competitive salary

  • Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k plan with matching, flex spending account, and commuter benefits

  • Unlimited cold brew coffee, beer, and tasty snacks

  • Flexible, reasonable work schedules in a team-focused environment

Interested?  

Send us your resume and a cover letter detailing why you’re a fit to join our growing company to careers@level-ex.com. We look forward to hearing from you and exploring the possibilities.

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