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Company Name:
Cloud Imperium Games
Santa Monica, California
United States
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
PC / Windows
Experience Level:
Not Applicable
Bachelor's Degree

AI Programmer

Cloud Imperium Games is seeking an accomplished programmer to develop compelling and believable artificial intelligence for the persistent universe module of our exciting PC space combat game, Star Citizen! The AI Programmer will work in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary team environment located at our studio in Santa Monica.


  • Develop, maintain, and improve AI systems, including path-finding, navigation, perception, behavior execution, vehicle control, and autonomous decision making
  • Work with game designers and other software engineers to enable them to make use of AI systems
  • Implement, debug and optimize systems in C/C++ and other languages
  • Spearheading development of innovative gameplay experiences
  • Contributing to game architecture and technical designs
  • Performing data and code analysis to identify improvement opportunities
  • Providing mentorship to less experienced engineers


  • Strong C++ programming skills
  • Experience Developing Game AI (Artificial Intelligence)
  • At least one or more shipped titles as an AI Programmer
  • A passion for making and playing games
  • Work well in a cooperative team environment
  • Driven and self-motivated


  • AI programming experience with pathfinding, steering, planning, behavior trees, or other game AI methods
  • Participation in the AI Game Programmers Guild, AIGameDev, or other similar group
  • Experience programming game features and systems, especially player-visible game features
  • Lua and/or Python development skills
  • CryEngine development experience
  • Online game and/or MMO development experience, including client/server development of game features
  • Space combat sim development experience
  • Strong multi-threaded programming skills

Please send your resume to hr@cloudimperiumgames.com with “AI Programmer - LA” in the subject line if you are interested in this position.


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