Junior Unreal Engineer

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May 25, 2021
Full Time
Burbank, CA

You possess a strong technical background and a passion for game design. You're laser-focused on the details yet manage to think beyond the current state. Your superior programming skills set you apart along with your ability to collaborate with a variety of disciplines to create fantastic gameplay for the players.

You will be joining a motivated team who work in a collaborative environment.  You will be interacting on a daily basis with designers and artists to build gameplay features and create compelling experiences for players.

Sound like a match? Turn Me Up Games is looking for a Jr Unreal Engineer to join us!

What We  Need:

Turn Me Up is looking for a dedicated and innovative Junior Engineer specializing in Unreal Engine. This engineer will work with Turn Me Up’s Lead Engineer to create and refine the tools used by Turn Me Up’s creative department, as well as implement game systems and mechanics.

This Engineer will also work with the Lead Engineer to assist all creative departments (including Art, Audio, Game Design, Graphic Design, Cinematics, Animation, and others) with implementation of these departments’ creative content. Due to the multi-disciplinary requirements of this position, passion for gaining broad Unreal Engine knowledge is key.

What You’ll Do:

  • Collaborate with designers to develop and maintain gameplay systems
  • Assist with creation and refinement of Engine Utilities for use by the creative team during development
  • Assist with rapid prototyping of gameplay features/mechanics
  • Implement content from creative departments into Unreal Engine
  • Test and fix bugs
  • Profile and optimize code
  • Assist with architecture and technology decisions, contribute innovative engineering solutions
  • Maintain timely and efficient workflow as necessary

What Would Make a Strong Candidate:

  • Unreal specialist
  • High degree of familiarity with the Blueprint visual scripting system
  • C++ proficiency
  • Rapid prototyping experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Independent worker
  • Ability to contribute innovative ideas and solutions
  • Understanding of gaming industry/video games
  • Passion for learning all disciplines of game development as they relate to Engineering

Application Requirements:

  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant skills and past work
  • Bachelor's degree in Game Design (or related field) or 2+ years Unreal Engine experience

Who We Are:

TurnMeUp Games is an independent Developer and Production Hub with years of experience producing games and other interactive media. Recent projects include Borderlands: Legacy Collection, Journey to the Savage Planet on Nintendo Switch, Life is Strange on iOS and Android, and Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab for the Oculus Rift.

We are a fast-growing studio dedicated to elevating everything we touch. We’re future-focused with a strong culture of service that’s guided by efficiency and self-awareness. In short, whether it's the modern, industrial aesthetics of our office or the clean design and efficient process that drive creative, TurnMeUp is a finely tuned machine for precision and excellence.

Our business model is simple—utilize 300 veteran developers we have curated across 3 satellite offices throughout Eastern Europe for “development heavy lifting” while relying on a talented LA-based team of Producers, Directors, Writers, and Designers to lead and coordinate Production, Design, and Creative.

As the client-facing side of development, TurnMeUp’s Los Angeles team is responsible for connecting our partners to dev resources with the right experience for each project’s needs, while managing production until release through our completely transparent and trackable pipeline.

Our Burbank office sits in the heart of downtown, walking distance from dozens of shops and restaurants. As the Design and Production hub, the studio is fully-equipped with state-of-the-art development hardware, motion and performance capture stage, sound and vocal recording booths, and network and telecommunications infrastructure to support our satellite offices and partner studios around the world.

Recent Projects


Gearbox’s iconic, comedic Looter-Shooters are back and gorgeous as ever on Nintendo Switch! We worked tirelessly with 2K and Gearbox to bring these ravenously requested classics to Switch in full 1080p docked and 720p handheld, at 30 FPS and with no downgrading of art assets. On top of that, we included all the trimmings

of the GOTY releases — and newly developed motion controls specifically built for this incredible collection.

journey to the savage planet

Ever wanted to explore a strange new world? Discover diverse wildlife? Poke that wildlife it in the eye, or kick its explosive body into more dangerous animals than your adorable Ray Gun is equipped for? Ever host your own funeral(s) after embarrassing deaths and re-clonings? Did we mention you can DOUBLE self-funeral attendance with Local/Online Co-op, exclusively on Nintendo Switch?

Working closely with Typhoon Studios, we transformed their colorful, comedic debut project into a portable powerhouse on Nintendo Switch – yet they offered us ZERO help on these alliterations (which is fair).

life is strange

Developed in collaboration with Square Enix, Life is Strange mobile serves as benchmark title in terms of design adaptation and visual fidelity on mobile.

Met with incredible reception from both fans and critics alike, including an AppStore Editor's Choice Award, Life Is Strange has already been featured on the AppStore homepage more than 375 times.

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