Principal AI Engineer

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Date: Jul 6, 2024

Location: US

Company: Hasbro

At Wizards of the Coast, we connect people around the world through play and imagination. From our genre-defining games like Magic: The Gathering® and Dungeons & Dragons® to our growing multiverse, we continue to innovate and build new ways to foster friendship and connection. That’s where you come in!


We are building a central technology team to create high-value software and processes in direct support of our development teams. We are led by the belief that providing industry-leading tools, innovative technology, and excellent support allows our teams to focus on delivering outstanding player experiences first and foremost!

We’re looking for someone who believes that crafting high-value, shared technology to accelerate creation and testing of content with ML systems engineering is key to delivering high-quality player experiences. To begin building an outstanding team we are looking for a versatile and dedicated Lead Software Engineer, AI/ML. In this role, you will be the most senior engineer within the team and partner with the Technical Director to ensure all of the products at WotC are supported by our engineering efforts. You will lead this new team to explore uses of AI in game development, asset creation and automated frameworks.

What You'll Do:

  • Work closely with internal and external teams to define and drive the strategic roadmap for AI integrations in our tools, pipelines, and game products
  • Be an advocate with vision in AI, working closely with other teams to build roadmaps and timelines for usage across our products.
  • Explore new uses of AI for all levels of game development.
  • Design, build, and deploy systems for intelligent generation of text dialog, audio, art assets, NPC behaviors, and real time bot frameworks.
  • Design and develop libraries for teams to easily consume and deploy AI tools and enhancements.

What You'll Bring:

  • 7+ years experience in an engineering lead capacity.
  • Proven experience with AI/ML systems in at least one of the following areas: simulation, asset creation, and generative content.
  • Ability to drive consensus on approaches and solutions for creating consistently high-quality game software.
  • Knowledge of major advancements in AI, including LMMs, 2D and 3D content creation, and audio generation.
  • Understanding the ethical ramifications of using AI in our work and being able to speak to how to ensure ethics are embedded in what we do.
  • Ability to evaluate external software for decision-making on buying or building.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with Game AI.

Compensation Range, Currency USD:

  • Starting Pay Range: $155,680
  • Pay Range End: $253,920

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation range for this role. The range listed is just one component of Wizards of the Coast’s total compensation package for employees. Employees may also be eligible for annual and long-term incentives. In addition, Wizards of the Coast provides a variety of benefits to employees. Here’s a look at what your benefits package may include: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation Time & Holidays, Generous 401(k) match, Paid Parental Leave, Volunteer Program, Employee Giving & Matching Gifts Programs, Tuition Reimbursement, Product Discounts, and more.

Wizards is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. We are committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you are selected to move forward in our application process and need to request an accommodation, please let your recruiter or coordinator know.


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