Gaming engineers manage the software programs on which games are built. Their job may include developing gaming programs, creating specific gaming mechanics or ensuring cross-platform compatibility. They may also be required to debug or troubleshoot video games for smoother play. Gaming engineers often work in teams that include game designers, software developers and software engineers.
Gaming engineers typically work long hours during the week, especially when close to a game release deadline. They may work on games intended for the web, PC, mobile device or gaming consoles. In addition to being creative and having strong analytical and communication skills, gaming engineers are expected to have a strong knowledge of coding languages like Java and C++.
Home to the fourth largest population of billionaires on the planet, San Francisco benefits from a close proximity to Silicon Valley and a vibrant urban scene. The city is home to dozens of tech startups as well as online companies like Airbnb, Twitter, Craiglist, Yelp and Dropbox. San Francisco also hosts several major game companies, including Lucas Arts, EA Inc., Ubisoft, Zynga and Maxi.
San Francisco offers different methods of transportation but many of the residents prefer to get around by bike. The Ferry provides a convenient option if you‰Ûªre visiting the Bay Area. Some of the city‰Ûªs popular neighborhoods include the Mission District, the Financial District, Pacific Heights (also known as the Gold Coast) and the Marina, a relaxed neighborhood with waterfront apartments.
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