UI Engineer

Santa Monica, California | Freelance | Job ID #43235 |
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Hot start up gaming company on West Side needs a UI Engineer to join the team in creating high end usability and engaging experience for their current and future game. This group is hot on simple, accessible and beautifully designed games that not only are engaging, but inspiring and enriching to players of all cultures and backgrounds.


  • Work with engineers, designers, artists and sound designers to ensure the UI meets all functionality, usability and aesthetic requirements
  • Provide quick iteration of UI in response to testing feedback and gameplay iterations
  • Architect, plan and implement new UI systems
  • Fine tune UI with rich feedback and dynamic elements
  • Must be able to write robust, maintainable and reusable code
  • Optimize existing UI systems and fix bugs
  • Create tools to support the UI during live operation of games


  • 3+ years of relevant programming experience in the game industry
  • Experience building UI for games using common 3D APIs such as Metal, OpenGL or DirectX
  • Eye for detail and polished interfaces
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to understand and problem solve
  • Open to feedback, criticism and iterative design - open to continually improving technology and games
  • Fluent in C, C++ or C# and object-oriented programming
  • Experience with scripting languages and multiple data formats (LUA, JSON, XML, etc)
  • Experience working on web content and frontends to online services
  • Experience working on UI for mobile games


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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