Title:  Information Technology Application Systems Specialist

Job Req ID:  6122
Description: 

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.

Overview

We are seeking an experienced 3D/VR/AR/Game Developer with extensive industry experience in all aspects of game development and immersive visualization to join the Upstream Professional Development Center (UPDC) to develop and deliver advanced learning experiences to Saudi Aramco Upstream professionals. 

Developer works to plan, design, and produce interactive learning games for computers, mobile devices, or VR headsets. Developer work involves creating visual content for the game and writing code to implement all the game’s features and functionality. In addition, support and operate simulation systems like immersive virtual reality environment CAVE.

This position requires a background in software development and mathematics and the ability to collaborate well with Upstream technical advisors, instructional designers and graphics artists to accomplish projects goals.

Key Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Develop applications using Unity3D and Unreal Game Engines. Develop, update, and maintain VR/AR/MR/3D applications

Create custom AR and VR experiences for enterprise use cases (engineering, oil & gas, training, etc.) in Unity and/or Unreal Engine. Ability to effectively work across a wide range of target platforms, including PCs, consoles with VR/AR/MR headsets

Maintain and configure cluster visualization in VR CAVE environment using Unreal nDisplay, Unity3D, MiddleVR and other industry related systems. Develop Applications based on the functionality, visualization, and interface requirements established by project leads

Work in an Agile Software development environment to produce work products. Work with artists, animators, and programmers to execute projects on time

Keep up-to-date with the latest developments in 3D game design

Integrate 3D models and graphical assets from modeling software into game engine projects

Follow design guidelines, asset naming conventions, and other technical constraints

Crafting intuitive user interactions for both novice and experienced users

Optimizing and refining game engine performance for exiting developed applications

Collaborating with 3D Artist/modeler and other developers to complete projects successfully and on time

Strong analytical frame of mind by working closely with designers, artists and other staff involved in the design process in order to create a quality product to schedule. Develop designs or initial concept designs for games including game play. Generate game scripts and storyboards.

Create the visual aspects of the game at the concept stage

A passion for video games, Wide-ranging knowledge of gaming trends, Creative game design or storyboards that meet enterprise level

Ability to solve problems when debugging problematic game code, optimizing game performance, and turning their design ideas into code. Collaborating with game designers and other developers to complete projects successfully and on time

Minimum Requirements

The candidate should understand 2D/3D programming, UI programming, 3D environment programming (for CAVE, VR, AR and desktop development), also needs a good understanding of networking and databases integration. Must have knowledge and be capable of creating custom tools in game engines. The applicable minimum requirements for the position is Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Computer Science, Game Development, Game Design, Computer Engineering

The candidate should have at least 15 years in software development and at least 10 years within the field of 2D/3D/VR/AR experience development and games development area. Programming – Proficiency in programming languages, such as Java, C+, C++, C#, Python, Swift, JavaScript, or other programming languages

Ability to write maintainable and robust code. Able to self-direct and comfortable with rapid prototyping and iteration

Web Technologies – Firm understanding of database functionality, multiple development environments, HTML5, CSS, MySQL, .NET, MVC, C#, PHP, WebGL and Python. Game design software – Experience with 2D/3D/VR/AR applications development using game engines (Unity3D and Unreal Engine). Emerging Technologies – Experience and knowledge about XR(VR/AR/MR) systems/ Ability to write maintainable and robust code. Able to self-direct and comfortable with rapid prototyping and iteration. High level knowledge of APIs and libraries. Expert in one or more programming specialties (artificial intelligence, 3D Rendering, 3D animation, physics, multiplayer/networking, or audio).Experience with game engines animation and environmental level utilizing game engines. Experience with standard AR and VR hardware, software, best practices, and design 
patterns. Experience with clustered visualization environment and VR CAVE environment Familiarity with 6DOF tracking system for virtual reality environment like Optitrack and ART. Game engine custom tools/plugins programming knowledge. Knowledge and familiarity with 3D software (3dsmax, Maya, Blender). Deep understanding of content & technical pipeline

Excellent physics and mathematics skills . Physics Engine proficiency and experience is a plus . Being passionate about game industry
 

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.

 

Country/Region:  SA