Senior Software Engineer (Unreal)

Double Dusk
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July 3, 2024
Full Time
$80-120k USD

Join us as our very first engineering hire. You will be working as a generalist side by side with our CTO, shaping the foundations of our game’s architecture.


what you'll do

  • You will be joining Double Dusk as our very first engineering hire, shaping the foundations of our game’s architecture.
  • You will develop and evolve the many systems we need in order to deliver an unforgettable experience to our players.
  • You will work closely with our game designers and artists to make their vision come to life.


who you are

  • You have 3+ years of experience working as a senior or lead programmer in games.
  • You are scrappy, resourceful, results-oriented and have worked on small teams with tight deadlines shipping commercial products.
  • You love being a generalist and you’re able to learn any part of game development that might be necessary to keep the studio moving forward, from game programming, to networking, build, infrastructure etc.
  • Experience shipping or working on live service games built in Unreal Engine.
  • You’re comfortable rapid prototyping, making the right tradeoffs between the now and the long term.
  • You’re an excellent communicator who proactively keeps the team in sync about your progress.
  • You have played a cooperative game or two in the last few months.


If this sounds like what you’d love to be doing, we can’t wait to hear from you. If you’re not sure that you exactly fit the above criteria, get in touch anyway. Alignment with our values is just as important as experience! 🙏


our development vision

We believe that small, high-performance teams of talented individual contributors can achieve remarkable feats. Our goal is to build cohesive teams that stay together for significant portions of their careers, motivated by stellar coworkers and the substantial impact they can make on their products when working in unison.



This is a remote position, with preference for some overlap with US and Canada work hours.



Equal work, equal pay. We have a transparent salary policy: at all times you know exactly what everybody else at the company is being paid. We strive to pay at the 75th percentile of the markets we hire in. Everybody in the same role at the same level at the same location gets paid the same.

Equity packages are adjusted based on how early you joined the company to compensate for volatility. There’s no negotiation, nor special backroom deals to get ahead. Compensation is standardized and made public to maximize fairness. We make yearly adjustments to everybody’s compensation to keep up with the market and inflation.

  • $80,000 - 180,000 USD depending on global location
  • 0.75-1.0% of company equity as options vesting over 4 years


full time benefits

  • Unlimited PTO
  • Health, dental, vision
  • Pension & 401k contributions
  • Fund for educational training and games
  • Company offsites
  • Remote-first, we can pay locally in most countries, though benefits may vary.


interview process

  1. Application - you are here!
  2. Culture interview - Our goal is to explore your motivations to join our team, learn why you’d be a great fit, and answer questions about us (30min)
  3. Discipline-specific interview - You'll meet the hiring team who will evaluate skills needed to be successful in your role (60min)
  4. Take-home project - we assign you a test project that should take a few hours to finish. The work is similar to what you’d be doing day-to-day at the company. We then chat with you about your deliverable (2-4h)
  5. Work trial - we really like you, and we want to make sure this is a fit for you and the team. Work with us for a few days on our product. We will compensate you appropriately for your time, or donate the same amount to charity if you’re unable to receive compensation. We’re happy to figure out an arrangement that works best for your schedule.
  6. Full-time Offer - yay, phew, you made it, welcome aboard, we can’t wait to work with you!


Double Dusk

Double Dusk is a remote games studio focused on the power of teamwork in Unreal Engine 5. We’re focusing on a double down game model where we start with smaller games on PC and then expand into multi-platform live service titles alongside our players. Our goal is to build a big, sustainable business that becomes a household name we’re proud of. It’s going to be a lot of work, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.


our team

Hey there! We’re Alexander and Alex, two veteran Y Combinator startup founders, game developers, and life-long gamers. After years working on AAA projects like VALORANT and educational products for K-12 students like Freckle, we decided to create the dream studio where we’d love to spend the rest of our careers.

We founded Double Dusk to bring friends closer together through amazing gaming experiences that support creative teamwork and triumphing against all odds. We hope to echo that in our work environment: we are intending to keep our team small, close-knit and ambitious.


how we work

  • high performance craft and teamwork. End-to-end ownership with minimal process requires great autonomous collaborators.
  • player-centric. We have to surpass player’s expectations, and moving quickly to learn from players ensures we know what matters most to finish.
  • money is how not why. We need to be able to invest long term and deliver the best experiences for players.
  • empathetic honesty. We value cultivating honest feedback and building the capacity to disagree and commit when needed.


who we are

  • curiosity led. We lead with a genuine interest in people, ideas, and the unknown. We work hard to understand other points of view, and prefer investigating to being right.
  • resilient. Startups are turbulent rides and our ambitions require some amount of failure. We view setbacks as opportunities to sharpen our skills.
  • proactive inclusivity. We strive to create a welcoming environment daily for all our team, past and future, so they can do their best work.
  • relentless growth mindset. This is an adventure to take a small company to IPO, and beyond. We will only get there if we put the work in and think differently.


work with us

We chose the name Double Dusk to because we believe the best games are made with a journey into the twilight between the nostalgic past and the emerging future.

If that sounds like a fulfilling adventure, join the dusk side on the double.

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