Senior Programmer

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December 15, 2020

Drinkbox Studios is looking for a Senior Programmer to join our team on contract to help complete new unannounced project. Under the supervision of the Technical Director you will help ship this project by making a significant contribution to networking, porting, or as a capable generalist.


  • Shipped 2+ titles on game consoles
  • Experience shipping games written in C++

The successful candidate will also satisfy one of the following roles:

Networking Specialist:

  • Experience shipping 2+ networked game titles
  • Experience in matchmaking on multiple platforms
  • Experience in networking optimization and debugging

Porting and Performance Specialist:

  • Experience porting game engines to recent consoles (PS4/XBOne/Switch)
  • Experience optimizing rendering and game code on recent consoles


  • Experience debugging and developing gameplay code
  • Experience working on UI code and implementing console certification requirements

Important Details:

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Location: Drinkbox Studios is located in Toronto, Canada. Working from offsite is acceptable, however residence in Ontario, Canada is desirable.

How to Apply:

If you’re interested in any of the positions below, please send your resume to We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

About Us:

DrinkBox Studios is an independent Toronto-based video game developer. Founded in 2008, Drinkbox is best known for the award winning Guacamelee! series, and the 2016 iPad Game of the Year Severed. Drinkbox Studios enjoys long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, and cuddling in front of a warm fire. When playing Monopoly, Drinkbox usually wins first prize in a beauty contest.

Our Games:

Brawling has never been more beautiful! The long-awaited sequel to the smash hit action-platformer is here: Guacamelee! 2 brings luchador Juan Aguacate out of retirement for a stunning new Metroidvania-style adventure, where he must face his greatest challenge yet - one that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of the Mexiverse! Explore a huge, hand-crafted world inspired by Mexican culture and folklore, filled with sassy new villains and weirdos (and a few old friends!). Learn a deep repertoire of bone-crunching wrestling moves to fend off the skeletal hordes and overcome skillful platforming challenges... and who said anything about a Chicken Illuminati? Certainly not us!

In Severed, take control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha, wielding a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Swipe-based touch controls will let you solve puzzles, find secrets, and do battle with a host of disturbing monsters. As the journey goes on, you’ll unlock new abilities, ascend an RPG-style upgrade tree, and tease apart the mysteries of the dark fantasy universe Sasha finds herself in.

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