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Graphics Programmer (Independent Game Studio)

Remote | Seattle, Washington
Permanent | Job ID #71845 | $130,000 - $140,000 yearly | Posted 3 months ago

We are seeking a skilled and innovative Graphics Engineer to join our team. As a Graphics Engineer, you will collaborate with game designers and technical artists to create cutting-edge graphics and visual features. Your primary responsibility will be to research, implement, and integrate these features into our graphics engine. You will work closely with the C++ and HLSL shader code, provide support, and diagnose any issues that arise during development and future releases. The ideal candidate for this role is passionate about tackling technical challenges, possesses a deep understanding of tried-and-true solutions, and can differentiate between them based on their experience.


  • Dive into complex rendering systems written in both C++ and shader code, understanding their interdependencies and how they function together.
  • Leverage strong graphics expertise to enhance game experiences and optimize gameplay performance.
  • Utilize graphics debugging and performance tools such as RenderDoc and nVidia nSight effectively and at appropriate stages.
  • Collaborate with team members to design and implement new features into the existing graphics pipeline.
  • Apply advanced mathematical skills, such as Spherical Harmonics, when necessary.


  • Minimum of 4 years of experience as a Gameplay, Engine, or Graphics Programmer, or in similar roles.
  • Proficiency in UE4 Rendering Pipeline.
  • Strong coding skills in C++ and HLSL.
  • Familiarity with complex GPU particle systems, particularly UE4's Niagara.
  • Experience in graphics performance optimization and tools
  • Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience.

We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment where you will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge graphics technology. Join our team of passionate professionals and contribute to the creation of immersive and visually stunning game experiences.

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: $130,000 - $140,000 yearly


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