Principal AI Engineer

Job Details

  • Type: Permanent Full-time
  • Location: Global Remote/Bangalore, India
  • Reports To: CEO or Lead PM
  • Number of Openings: 1
  • Compensation: Equity + Competitive Salary


  • Build and maintain an AI framework and tools for current and future Unity projects.
  • Optimize the Game AI to support 100+ agents in a multiplayer game.
  • Work closely with game designers, artists, and programmers to improve the AI system and support them in its application and tuning.
  • Design new functional and engaging features and integrate them with existing AI, physics, and animation systems.
  • Research AI behavior and approaches in other games and the latest techniques.
  • Plan development in coordination with project management.
  • Write clear, maintainable, and robust code.
  • Test, debug, profile, optimize and document your implementations.
  • Mentor junior programmers.


  • Extremely strong 3D math skills.
  • Excellent programming skills in C#.
  • Experience with multi-threading, Unity DOTS, and data-oriented programming.
  • Strong software engineering, debugging, and optimization skills.
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with standard AI technology (finite state machines, behavior trees, nav-meshes, pathfinding, goal-oriented behavior, rule-based systems, learning, etc.)
  • Ability to learn about new techniques and adapt them to project requirements.
  • Ability to build reusable frameworks for the rest of LILA’s teams.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work effectively on shared projects with designers, animators, artists, testers, and other developers.


  • Competitive salary and equity.
  • A fast-paced, autonomous work environment with challenging and engaging tasks.
  • Transparent and open communication culture.

Eligibility & Cultural Fit:

  • At Lila Games, we embrace a culture of honest and direct communication.
  • We seek individuals who are masters of their craft or are committed to becoming one.
  • We value talent and the ability to improve significantly.
  • A strong work ethic and dedication to the product are essential.
  • Please review the LILA Games | Business Values document ( carefully before applying.

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