Training and Game Development Engineer

Location: Huntsville, AL



Seeking a highly motivated Training and Game Development Engineer.

In this position, you will become a member of a training development team primarily focused on developing serious games for a diverse audience. We use the phrase “serious games” to describe a variety of applications which use gaming technologies or mechanics for a purpose other than strictly entertainment. You will be a key member of an agile scrum development team working closely with fellow programmers, game designers, instructional designers, and artists on the implementation of new features for new and existing applications and games for training, simulation and education.



·      Interact with team members, customers, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop products for military and commercial clients utilizing the Unity 5 or Unreal 3 or 4 engines

·      Contribute creatively to the game/course design process, from prototype to completion and sustainment

·      Develop and test code, fix bugs, and profile and optimize code as directed

·      Follow best practices, development processes, and coding standards

·      Document and peer review technical designs with other software engineers

·      Write efficient code with descriptive comments and maintain attention to detail

·      Take ownership of his/her work as a highly motivated self-starter

·      Possess a demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines, prioritize workload, manage time efficiently, and work in a team environment

Required Skills:

·      Demonstrated experience with and proficiency in game development using Unity 5 (C#) and/or Unreal Engine (C++)

·      Demonstrated experience with iOS, Android, and/or Windows Mobile development is desired

·      Experience with Objective-C, JavaScript, HTML, JSON, XML and other languages is desired

·      Experience with the life cycle of design and programming of training content from concept through project completion is desired

·      Experience with version control software (specifically Perforce) is desired

·      Experience with 3D modeling and texturing for gaming is desired

·      A portfolio with examples of game or eLearning programming is preferred

·      Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance

Desired Skills:


·      Current Secret security clearance


Education and Experience:

·      Bachelor's in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or related technical discipline.

·      Experience (6+ years) may be used in lieu of degree.


About HigherEchelon, Inc.

HigherEchelon, Inc. (HE) is a service-disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) organizational performance consulting firm with offerings in Engineering, Gaming & Simulation, Cyber Training, Salesforce, Enterprise Technology, and Human Capital. HigherEchelon aims to be the premier trusted partner in organizational excellence and achieves this through sustained investment in talent and the employee experience. HigherEchelon puts the employee first to better serve customer needs and sustain excellence.

HigherEchelon offers competitive full-time benefits including paid vacation and holidays, 401(k) matching, full health/dental/vision coverage, plus much more. For on-site and remote employees, flexible work schedules are offered when authorized.

By joining our team, you are choosing to embark on a journey towards excellence as a valued team member and trusted partner. We appreciate your inquiry and look forward to discussing the opportunity further.


HigherEchelon, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in its job application procedures.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. HigherEchelon, Inc. participates in E-Verify.

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