Lead AI Engineer

Job Locations US-TX-Austin
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


Arkane Austin is looking for a Lead AI Engineer to join us and lead a team of talented engineers in developing AAA games for PC and console systems. 

Our emergent gameplay style and immersive simulation leads to a lot of challenges. As a Lead AI Engineer, you will split your time between guiding a team of engineers solving those challenges while also contributing to the engineering development effort.


  • Report to the Director of Engineering and manage a team of engineers whose responsibilities include the design, implementation, and maintenance of AI related systems and features
  • Work closely with production and design teams to provide feedback on feature design work
  • Work closely with production staff and other team leads to plan and schedule work for your team
  • Contribute as an active member of the engineering team
  • Work with the team to identify, plan and execute optimizations to AI systems
  • Mentor AI team engineers


  • Computer Science degree or equivalent degree and/or experience
  • At least 5 years of game industry experience, with at least 3 years as a Lead Engineer or higher managing a team of engineers
  • Substantial work on at least one, two preferred, shipped AAA multi-platform games
  • Excellent C++ language and design skills
  • Cross-platform experience (PC, Consoles)
  • Familiarity with modern AI systems and architectures
  • Familiarity with navigation, locomotion, animation, collision, and physics systems
  • Excellent delegation skills and ability to empower others on the team
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to accurately estimate schedules and deliver high quality work products to that schedule
  • Experience with real-time concurrent systems is a plus
  • Experience with network and online features is a plus
  • Must be a self-motivated and energetic team player with a very strong work ethic and cooperative attitude


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