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Software Engineer

January 11, 2022
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Careers in Video Game Development

Name: Aila Enos
Title: Software Engineer II
Company: 343 Industries

Go get that Xbox controller, and explore the role of software engineer with Aila Enos of 343 Industries. Her team creates the carnage report in Halo, which shows players their stats after a multiplayer game.

Learn more about 343 Industries and Halo.

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Introduction Transcription

Halo is a sci-fi video game series for Microsoft’s Xbox console. The first Halo game, called Halo: Combat Evolved, released in 2001, and as of today, there are 10 total games that have amassed a cult following over the years.

Today, you’ll hear my conversation with one of the programmers behind the series. Alia Enos is a Software Engineer at 343 Industries, which is part of Xbox Game Studios.

It’s no secret that the video game industry is competitive and positions are highly sought after. Join me as we learn how Alia got her start in the gaming industry, and her tips for those who are interested in creating a career with video games.

My STEM Career

Teachers and students: explore STEM careers and discover the ways computer science knowledge can help regardless of your path. In this show, we speak with industry experts that share information about their careers, describe their professional experiences, and offer advice to students. This show is hosted by Codelicious Computer Science Curriculum.