Senior Engine Programmer (Systems)

Bend, OR | Permanent | Job ID #65157 |

Onward Play is seeking a Senior Engine Programmer (Systems) to join one of the most high-profile studios in gaming. You’ll be part of a team that has multiple, best-selling, award-winning, AAA games under their belt.

We’re looking for a Senior Systems and Engine Programmer to contribute to the development process. This position specializes in the architecture, implementation, maintenance, and optimization of the core engine and game systems.


  • In this role, you’ll be responsible for the code that fulfills the functional and technical requirements of the project.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience optimizing engine and game systems to take advantage of hardware and architecture.
  • You’ll be responsible for the development, optimization, and debugging of low-level systems like streaming, serialization, and memory management.
  • Research coding techniques and algorithms to keep current on technological developments and advancements in the game industry.
  • Supervise and mentor junior or mid-level programmers as required.
  • You’ll be responsible for assisting technical leadership to develop task roadmaps and estimate task schedules.


  • Minimum 3-5 years of industry experience or related experience.
  • One or more published AAA titles.
  • B.S. in computer science, engineering, or relevant curriculum.
  • Expert C/C++ skills.
  • Expert understanding of 3D math.
  • Hands-on experience and mastery of multi-processor programming, memory management, and optimization of games for memory and performance.

​Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

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.


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Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.