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Senior Graphics / Rendering Engineer - Gaming

Remote | San Diego, CA
Permanent | Job ID #70427 | $220,000 - $240,000 yearly base | Posted 2 months ago

Onward Play is seeking to hire a Senior Graphics / Rendering Engineer to join one of our AAA game studios. You’ll be joining a team building the next generation of AAA quality, cross-platform games. In this role you’ll need to have a high competency for graphics rendering and a passion for game development.


  • Collaborate with the art team to create optimal, high quality, and high performant Visuals
  • Help architect, write and review rendering focused features and tools
  • Works closely with engineering leadership to plan and write high-quality performant code
  • Perform peer code reviews and champion a high standard of code excellence
  • Build on the culture of inclusivity and growth through coaching, career management, and mentorship of associate and staff engineers
  • Assess new market trends, features, technologies, and emerging techniques to stay competitive
  • Work closely with production to manage development schedules, bug tracking, studio initiatives, and overall team health and morale
What you need:
  • Minimum 7+ years of industry experience working as a software engineer
  • 3+ years of Unreal Engine Rendering Pipeline or above experience
  • Experience on at least two successfully-published game titles or equivalent in a rendering related role
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or a related field) or equivalent work experience
  • Fully Proficient in 3d Math (Linear Algebra, Vector/Matrix Math, Quaternions, etc.)
  • In-depth Experience with Real-Time Rendering Technologies & API’s (OpenGL/DirectX)
  • Experience writing Graphic Shaders (HLSL, Cg, DirectX.)
  • Strong C++ Skills (Templates, OO Design, Exception Handling, Multithreading, etc.)
  • Exceptional understanding of all game development disciplines and their inputs into the content pipeline
  • Strong problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting skills
  • Clear, concise, and transparent communicator - both written and verbal
  • Be a self-motivated team player with a positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Ability to self-manage when given prioritized goals and objectives
  • Seek out opportunities to improve technically and professionally
Good to have
  • Knowledge of the iOS & Android SDKs, performance tools, and optimization techniques

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $220,000 - $240,000 yearly base



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