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Are you passionate about video games? Want to create software that makes a difference? At the Virtual Heroes Group of Applied Research Associates, our goal is to improve your safety, security, and way of life. Join us!

We’re looking for dedicated, hard-working programmers with a passion for using game technology to develop state-of-the-art training applications. You will be a key member of a team that is solving real-world problems for customers in the military, medical, commercial, and intelligence industries. Ideal candidates will have broad programming experience on one or more published/deployed projects. You must be able to serve multiple projects simultaneously with agility, poise, and focus.

Our games are award-winning, reflecting the creativity, dedication, and vision of every member of our studio. You can be part of our team!

Why Work For Us?

The opportunity to make a real impact. Virtual Heroes has been making quality serious games for over 18 years. Everyone who works here is important, from new faces to those who have worked here since the beginning. Your contribution matters—you won’t be just a number!

Flexible, reasonable hours. We encourage all employees to have a good work/life balance. We do not believe in burning you out! We invest in our people and want you to be happy with us for the long haul.

For additional information, please visit our benefits page at https://www.ara.com/benefits/.

Senior Game Programmer Requirements:

US Citizenship is required
Candidates selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information
BS (or higher) in Computer Science, Game Development, or a similar discipline, plus at least 8 years of relevant professional experience OR at least 13 years of experience will be considered for talented candidates without a degree
Experience with Unreal Engine 4 C++ programming and Blueprints AND/OR Unity programming
C++ experience and demonstrated knowledge of good software engineering practices

Preference to applicants with one or more of the following:

Experience serving as project technical lead
Experience developing multiplayer game/training applications
Experience with mobile platform development (iOS, Android)
Experience with databases (MySQL, sqlite, spatialite) or xAPI LMS integration
Experience with VR development
Experience with AR development

Senior Game Programmer Additional Requirements:

Please provide a resume that includes a link to code samples.

Salary Range: $96,555 – $150,000 dependent upon experience, education & skills as determined during the interview process.

Company Information:

At Virtual Heroes, we leverage simulation and digital-games-based paradigms to create applications that teach critical skills. As a group of Applied Research Associates (ARA), we work with scientists and engineers of many disciplines and diverse backgrounds to enhance the creativity and innovation of the mission-critical solutions we provide to our customers.

ARA is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems. Founded in Albuquerque, NM in 1979, ARA currently employs over 2,122 professionals and is rapidly growing. Our culture supports our exceptional staff of valued employees and encourages professional growth through continued higher education, participation and publication at technical conferences, and membership in professional organizations. As an ARA employee you are encouraged to generate new ideas and bring those ideas to life. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please visit our website at http://careers.ara.com.

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