Software Engineer, Gaming VR

at Major League Baseball
Published July 22, 2022
Location New York, NY
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Major League Baseball's Games and VR division, a global front-runner in sports video games and real-time data visualization, is currently seeking a full-time Software Engineer. We design, develop, and manage a portfolio of high-quality products including console and mobile games,
real-time data visualization, VR/AR experiences, and more. Our team works with some of baseball's most advanced technologies to reinvent fan experiences for video games, next-gen products, Jewel Events, and activations at ballparks around the world.

We are looking for a highly talented and motivated person to help us build great experiences as part of our NYC-based game development department.

You will be building games for various target platforms based on the Unity framework. Your primary responsibilities will be to implement game functionality - translating design ideas, concepts, and requirements into a functional and engaging MLB experience. A commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and a quality product are essential.


  • Implement game functionality as per product designs
  • Communicate with other team members to establish effective pipelines and integrate media assets
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to address and mitigate these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automation


  • Excellent knowledge of Unity and C#, including experience with shaders, textures, animation, GUI styles, and user session management
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Experience with mobile and console game development
  • Experience with game physics and particle systems
  • Experience optimizing memory and space usage for support of older hardware
  • Experience with 3D math is a plus
  • Prior experience with a well-known mobile or AAA title is a significant asset
  • Ability to constantly learn and stay in touch with evolving game standards and development technologies
  • Familiarity with current design and architectural patterns
  • Writes clean, readable, easily maintainable, and well documented code
  • Proficient knowledge of code versioning tools such as Perforce, Git, SVN, and Mercurial
  • Experience implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Experience with Game Network programming is a plus
  • Familiarity with baseball, baseball simulations/games, and gaming is a big plus

We truly believe we offer a unique combination of opportunities for any game developer:

  • The opportunity to work with a world-class team of game developers in NYC
  • The opportunity to work on award-winning and complex apps and systems
  • The opportunity to have an influence on the innovation of products used globally by millions
  • The opportunity to work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Amazing benefits including - 100% employer-paid Medical, Dental and Vision

Why MLB?

Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. Employees love working at MLB because of the culture of opportunity, collaboration, and professionalism. The professionals who are most successful at MLB take initiative, know how to identify and solve problems, put the team first, and work collaboratively. For those who are ready to join the "Major Leagues" of their careers, MLB takes the same approach as they do with their players: striving to empower their own "workforce athletes" to be at their best by engineering experiences that put employees in the best position to succeed. Major League Baseball is looking for candidates who are ready to step up to the plate and continue transforming America's pastime to best serve its fans for decades to come.

MLB's vision is to be the global sport of choice for youth to play, fans of all backgrounds to enjoy and a desired destination for employment.

With a belief that the journey to growth and greatness is ongoing, MLB gives employees the opportunity to continue learning and honing their skills with programs such as: tuition reimbursement; mentorship programs; lunch and learns; online course subscriptions; paid industry certifications; business resource groups; and more.

All in-office and ballpark-based positions are subject to MLB's mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policy