Senior Programmer

Capybara Games
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August 17, 2022
Full Time

Capybara Games is looking for a Senior Programmer to help with the technical development of our upcoming projects. We’re a team of close-knit game developers looking for a senior programmer who is interested in helping us strengthen our technical team. An ideal candidate will have strong technical knowledge, experience leading technical development, and have a passion for building games. Candidates from traditionally marginalised groups and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.



  • Develop libraries for game features that require network communication.
  • Develop server APIs and features for an online multiplayer game.
  • Create tools to stress test servers in a lab environment.
  • Determine the technical needs for the team with regards to a project assigned or third party middleware.
  • Help in setting up best practices for coding and conduct regular code reviews.
  • Setup a process to review the game on a regular interval during development and identify areas of improvement
  • Assist the team in creating strong technical documents on different development platforms/consoles.
  • Setup processes while working in collaboration with other teams (internal or external) to efficiently meet the technical needs of the assigned project.
  • Plan and evaluate the work performed by the team and analyse the impact on the project.
  • Identify risks involved with the development of games and provide solutions to resolve complex problems.
  • Provide time estimates, complete programming tasks/objectives and be committed to meet them.



  • Detailed knowledge and demonstrable experience of C/C++/C#
  • Relevant experience on a game team
  • Experience in Unity game development and pipelines
  • Shipped titles on more than one platform (e.g. PC, mobile, Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, etc.)



  • Very strong skills in C, C++, C# and Object Oriented Programming.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Very strong debugging skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong reporting and documentation skills.
  • Result-oriented.


This candidate may work from our studio in Toronto, or remotely. Proximity to the Toronto studio is a plus. We are currently working remotely with optional office use available on a limited basis.



Please send us your resume via email with the subject line "Senior Programmer".

Capybara Games

We’re Toronto-based independent video game developer Capy (short for Capybara Games). We’re the 25 person studio that made games like Grindstone, Below, Super Time Force, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Don’t Starve Shipwrecked and a lot more.

At Capy, our work is driven by creativity and heart. Since 2003, we’ve been making games that explore new worlds and ideas that spring from the minds of our team and collaborators. We’ve created for a variety of PC, console, and mobile platforms, across a breadth of genres, always in pursuit of creating games that inspire us and our players. The result is a catalogue of games that explore joy, beauty, melancholy, music, and playfulness — with even more exciting frontiers for us to explore on the horizon.

Featured Game

Grindstone is a puzzle game where epic adventures are just your 9-to-5. It’s your job to mine grindstones from the Creeps that lurk on the mountain in over 250 levels of intricate puzzles and hazards, all in the hopes of saving up enough grindstones to take your family on a much needed vacation.

Super Time Force Ultra is an action-packed platformer with a time-travelling twist! You’re in control of time itself, bending and stretching it to your advantage on the battlefield. Rewind time and choose when to jump back into the action, teaming-up with your past selves in a unique single-player co-op experience!

BELOW is an action-adventure roguelike, which presents a vast underworld of ever-shifting labyrinths where deadly monstrosities, cunning traps, and a shadowy presence lurk in every passage.

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