Senior Unreal Gameplay Engineer

Jackbox Games
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May 23, 2024
Full Time
United States
$130k - $165k

Jackbox Games is a leading video game company known for creating innovative and engaging party games that can be played across various platforms, including consoles, computers, and mobile devices. Our games, such as "The Jackbox Party Pack" series and titles such as “Quiplash” and “Fibbage” have become a hit among gamers and non-gamers alike, providing laughter and entertainment at social gatherings around the world.

As a Senior Unreal Gameplay Engineer, you will play a key role in the developments of our next-generation games. Working closely with a team of other engineers, artists and designers you will bring new titles to life while generating best practices for our usage of the Unreal Engine, taking ownership of optimization, and maintaining gameplay features. 

The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in game development, extensive experience with Unreal Engine, and a passion for creating high-quality experiences.

Note: This is a game developer role.



  • Develop and maintain common, clean, efficient, and well-documented Unreal Engine code.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including artists, designers, and engineers to implement game features and systems.
  • Mentor and provide guidance to junior developers, sharing best practices and knowledge of Unreal Engine development.
  • Facilitate prototyping of mechanics and designs among a cross-functional team.
  • Create opportunities for cross-studio education on Unreal tools, processes, and concepts. (IE: Supporting Artists in understanding Unreal)
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in Unreal Engine technologies
  • Participate in the Agile software development life cycle, including planning, design, implementation, testing, deployment, and maintenance.
  • Optimize game performance, including framerate, memory usage, and loading times across varied platforms and hardware configurations.



  • Proven track record of shipping high-quality games or interactive experiences on PC and/or console platforms.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in game development with a focus on Unreal Engine.
  • Strong proficiency in C++ and experience with Blueprints scripting in Unreal Engine.
  • Extensive knowledge of game development principles, gameplay design, 3D rendering and/or multiplayer networking.
  • Ability to talk about gameplay systems that you have built, and how they empowered your teams.



Okay, but what are the perks?!

  • Pay range: $130,000 - $165,000 Please note: individual compensation packages are based on various factors unique to each candidate and position, including (but not limited to) skill set, experience and qualifications.
  • Other benefits: 401(k) with matching. We pay 100% of the cost of premiums for medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance for our employees. We also cover a really nice chunk of the cost of premiums for spouse/partner/dependent medical, dental and vision insurance. Paid parental leave.
  • Flexible work schedule and remote first environment. Our employees are encouraged to work where they feel the safest and most productive. Our office in Lincoln Park in Chicago is open (and fully stocked with snacks) for folks that prefer to work in the office. Due to various legal and tax implications we can only offer employment to residents of the following states: California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin.
  • Flexible PTO. Take time off when you need to recharge, take a trip, or just catch up on life.
  • Annual stipends for therapy, education, wellness and home office equipment to encourage our employees’ lifelong learning pursuits and support mental and physical health.
  • Creative work environment. We are lucky to work in a place that is full of talented and innovative folks. Most of the day, the place is pretty quiet (we’re a focused bunch), but this is punctuated with hilarious outbursts and general merriment.



Great, we look forward to reading your application. Please include:

  • Your resume.
  • A cover letter. You don't need to be a professional writer for this job (we have those) but we would love to hear more about you that we can't see from your resume.

On the fence? If you're interested in the job but worried you aren't qualified, we encourage you to err on the side of applying. We'd hate to miss out on great candidates just because they're worried they don't check every box on the job description.

We know it is a time commitment to prepare an application and we respect that effort by thoughtfully reviewing every complete application and responding one way or the other. But that kind of thoughtful review means that it sometimes takes us a while to get back to applicants, so please be patient with us and no phone calls.

Thanks for your interest in Jackbox Games!

Jackbox Games

Jackbox is a small game studio (~75 people) best known for our Jackbox Party Pack franchise: a set of five social party games released every fall. Since 2014, our games--like Quiplash, Drawful, and Trivia Murder Party-- have been featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, by Polygon, and in living rooms and finished basements across the world.

In 2020, we had over 200 million users. And we have hard evidence that one of those users was Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron.

You can learn everything you ever wanted to know about how our games work (spoiler: your phone is the controller!) and who we are and what we make at

Featured Game

Become a party legend in Jackbox Party Pack 10! The celebrated franchise returns with epic drawing battles in Tee K.O. 2, chaotic type-offs in FixyText, time-travel trivia in Timejinx, hidden identity intrigue in Hypnotorious, and group music-making in Dodo Re Mi.

Quiplash is the gut-busting battle of wits and wittiness! Just use your phone or tablet (no controllers needed) to answer simple prompts like these:

  • Something you’d be surprised to see a donkey do
  • A double rainbow doesn’t have gold at the end of it. Instead, it has \_\_\_\_\_\_.
  • A better name for France

Drawful 2 the game of terrible drawings and hilariously wrong answers! Use your phone or tablet to draw funny and challenging things like “creepy tiger” or “two moms having a great day.”

Players type in what they think the (probably terrible) drawing really is and then everyone - even an audience of potentially thousands of players – votes on what they think is the correct answer.

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