Senior Gameplay Programmer (m/f/d)

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January 5, 2023
Full Time
Graz, AT

Bongfish is searching for an experienced programmer familiar with C++ to work on games for consoles and PC. You will work directly with a multidisciplinary team of bright technical and creative minds as we build a cutting-edge game for multiple platforms.



As a Senior Gameplay Programmer you will develop new & existing gameplay mechanics. You will work, closely together with other engineers, on all parts of the feature development process from prototyping to production. 

In particular, you will:

  • Use C++ to create various aspects of gameplay features including game mechanics, working on prototypes, orchestrating effects, network code
  • Maintain, analyze and improve existing gameplay systems
  • Take ownership and work with a team of engineers and other disciplines, like design, art, qa on features from beginning to end
  • Create technical design documentation and tech decomposition of features
  • Share your knowledge within your colleagues and participate in code reviews 
  • Help with the training of younger colleagues to improve their skills



  • You have strong C++ skills with a good foundation in system design, programming and debugging. You also have an excellent understanding of 3D math, general gameplay mechanics and architectures.
  • You have 5+ years game development experience, and have shipped at least one title
  • You are passionate about playing and making video games
  • You have strong collaboration and communication skills and are comfortable to work with technical and non-technical people
  • Writing tests for ensuring your code qualities is included in your routine



  • You might not know it because we don't advertise much, but we offer a stable work environment while working on AAA games played by millions.
  • When we ask our team what they like most here, they say: their colleagues, the culture and work conditions, their role and living their passion for games - is this something you can relate to?
  • We care about each other, which means we offer work-life balance, the opportunity to develop, and the flexibility to accommodate personal situations.
  • Our team is composed of 15 different nationalities, so English is our main language in the office.
  • We share a straightforward mindset: be pragmatic, focus on the goal, and keep cool.
  • Our HQ is situated in Graz, Austria, a hidden gem between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps, with an extraordinary high quality of life.
  • A competitive salary based on experience and qualification\*

Bongfish was founded in 2006 with the simple goal to craft incredible games that combine state-of-the-art technology with deep gameplay. We are headquartered in Graz, Austria with offices in Vienna and San Francisco.



We come from all over the world with a common goal: create amazing games with passionate followers. Join us. Together we will achieve something to be proud of.

  • GLOBAL REACH, FAMILY ENVIRONMENT. Work with creative minds on AAA games played by millions. Meanwhile, enjoy the empowerment and team spirit offered by a human-sized studio.

  • MAKE AN IMPACT. In our friendly and collaborative teams, your expertise is trusted and you can see your impact on the game.

  • LEARN & GROW. Feed your curiosity, tackle new exciting challenges, and safely expand your horizons.

  • INDEPENDENT COMPANY. Our privately-owned studio is operated by and for gamers, and new ideas are always welcome.

  • INTERNATIONAL TEAM. We come from over 15 countries, and couldn’t imagine our daily work without this enriching diversity.

  • GREAT LOCATION. Our HQ is located in Graz, a family-friendly city between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. It offers the liveliness of a big city without the commute and waiting lines, simply.



Take advantage of all the ways we show you matter.

  • BODY & SOUL. We sponsor yoga courses and fitness membership, support our soccer team, and participate in fun challenges like the Grazathlon. Our offices are stocked with fresh fruit, coffee, and tea all year long. You can also treat your eyes at a preferrential price at our friendly nearby optician.

  • PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT. Attend trainings and inspiring industry conferences thanks to our employee development budget. Get the chance to grow on the job. Log in the GDC Vault, or borrow from our Games & Books library.

  • AFTER HOURS. We regularly meet up for game nights, company dinners, and team events. Laser tag, karting, esports, escape room, theater, archery and rafting are just a few examples of what we did together this year.

  • HIGH LIFE QUALITY. Our flexible working time policy and no-crunch philosophy help you feel fulfilled on and off the job. You get 25 vacation days and access to the Austrian comprehensive free health care and family-friendly arrangements.

  • RELOCATION SUPPORT. We support you with your visa application, accommodation search, and any topic you may need assistance with. If you feel like joining, our in-house German lessons will be a quickstart guide to your new home, its language, its culture.

  • CENTRAL OFFICES. Our offices are located in the city center, right off the main square and all its amenities. You can go shopping or choose to eat from a wide variety of food stands and restaurants just out the door.
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