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Anti-Cheat Engineer - XDefiant

Company: Ubisoft Entertainment
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

  • Flexible Working Organization: Full remoteJob DescriptionKeeping out the cheaters and making the game environment fair for everyone is a constant challenge and a rewarding struggle. We all know how important it is to give people the chance to show off their skills without having to contend with script kiddies running aimbots.Think you have what it takes to make the next generation of games a place people want to play? Join XDefiant and show us your game security skills and help us lock out the losers who need cheats to even be on the leader board.We are looking for a highly talented, motivated,and experienced person to work with us on XDefiant, a new multiplatform online multiplayer action game based in our San Francisco studio. XDefiant is a free-to-play, fast-paced arena shooter that combines intense gunplay with personalized loadouts and specialized factions, as teams of gunfighters battle for domination.You will be entrusted with protecting the game client from hacks and exploits, hardening the code and data running on the player's PC, and blocking people who want to cheat the system. You will be an essential part of a team holding the player's connected experience as the core of its mission, ensuring that players compete on a level playing field.You'll also be part of the diverse Ubisoft San Francisco team. We embrace a variety of work situations based on what is best for the team, and we welcome people working in our SF office, remotely within the continental US, or some combination of the two. We put a priority on supporting our team members and what makes them happiest and most productive.WHAT YOU'LL DO
    • Secure the game client and its interactions with the game servers
    • Integrate and maintain external anti-cheat tools and services in the game engine
    • Investigate exploits and cheats happening in our game and others
    • Collaborate with other engineers to improve the game's security
    • Educate content creators and gameplay engineers on how to maximize game security
    • Maintain and extend documentation on security best practicesQualificationsWHAT YOU'LL BRING
      • C/C++ experience with understanding of multi-threaded programming techniques
      • Experience with off-the-shelf anti-cheat products, such as Easy Anti-Cheat or Battleye
      • Low-level experience with Windows and the ways exploits take advantage of the OS
      • An autonomous, problem-solving, and open-minded attitude
      • Debugging and analytical skills
      • Self-directed, focused, and detail-oriented work skills
      • Employer HSA contribution to fully cover your deductible (with enrollment in a HSA eligible medical plan)
      • Paid vacation, holiday andwellnesstime
      • Fitness, physical challenge, and eSports competition reimbursements
      • Ginger emotional support app for you and your adult dependents with up to 10 sessions per year of video-based therapy and psychiatry services
      • Membership to One Medical
      • Rocket Lawyer online legal service membership
      • Paid parental leave
      • Paid time off to volunteer
      • Pawternity - paid time off to bond with a newly adopted pet
      • Sabbatical leave available after 5 years of employment
      • Access to all of the latest Ubisoft games for PC
      • Generous discount on new Ubisoft gamesAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelineMORE ABOUT USUbisoft is composed of over 19,000 talented people located in 45+ development studios and offices across the globe. With more than 80% of our teams dedicated to creation, Ubisoft is the biggest in-house creative force in the industry.Ubisoft's worldwide network of video game development studios and business offices work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams. This cross-studio collaboration model means every team member has the opportunity to participate in challenging projects based on iconic brands including Assassin's Creed, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Tom Clancy's The Division, For Honor, Rabbids, Rayman, Watch Dogs, Far Cry, The Crew, Just Dance and more. Ubisoft is a global leader in the video games and entertainment software industry.We arecommitted to enriching player's lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. We create worlds where people can express themselves, explore and discover new possibilities.Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling game-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas are given a chance to shine, and everyone is eager to share knowledge.The San Francisco base salary range for this full-time position is $125,000 - $220,000. The base pay offered may vary based on a candidate's geographic region, qualifications, skills and experience among other factors. Compensation details reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, stock options, or benefits.Skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences, that's why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above.At Ubisoft, you can come as you are. We embrace diversity in all its forms. We're committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive and respectful of all differences.Ubisoft is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our player community. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.Take entertainment to the next level. Join us and create the unknown.

        We do not accept any unsolicited resumes submitted by staffing or placement agencies or recruiters.

Keywords: Ubisoft Entertainment, San Francisco , Anti-Cheat Engineer - XDefiant, Engineering , San Francisco, California

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