Senior Software Engineer

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This role is a part of the UK government's Kickstart Scheme and is only applicable to 16 to 24-year-olds in the UK who are not in education and are currently claiming Universal Credit. Click here to view more Kickstart placement opportunities.

November 8, 2021
Full Time
$55,000/year (4-day work weeks)

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our growing team. The ideal candidate will not only have experience delivering high-quality multi-platform games using the Unity Engine, but will also have experience leading and growing an engineering team, mentoring, and establishing best practices.


  • Overseeing the high-level technical architecture of our projects
  • Developing and implementing major gameplay features
  • Technical investment strategy and planning
  • Training and mentoring junior and mid-level engineers


  • Resident and legally able to work in Canada
  • High level of proficiency in C# and Unity

Preferred experience

  • C++ and Python are also assets
  • Experience with Jira, Slack, Notion, source control, continuous integration and web services
  • Online multiplayer architecture experience a huge plus


This is a membership-track position! After completing a probation period you will be a full co-owner of the company, contributing equally to all strategy decisions and sharing in all profits. If you’d like to know more about co-ops, and KO_OP in particular, this profile goes into some detail about how we operate.

We offer all members a salary of $55,000/year, with full benefits, 4-day work-weeks with flexible hours, 5 weeks paid vacation and unlimited sick and personal days.

To Apply

Please send your CV, link to portfolio (if applicable) and a cover letter to

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About the Studio

KO_OP is a worker-run and -owned, co-op studio. Founded in 2012, we've been experimenting with games and interactive art ever since. We are the makers of GNOG, Lara Croft GO: The Mirror of Spirits, Winding Worlds, and Goodbye Volcano High. Learn more about our studio's activities on our website.

KO_OP is a progressive and diverse team with an open and caring studio culture. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We're also hiring a Storyboard Revisionist. Click here to view (and share) all of our openings.

🎧 Saleem Dabbous, Studio Director of KO_OP, recently joined us in Discord to talk about co-ops and their current open roles. You can listen to and read the recap of our conversation here.

About Goodbye Volcano High

The world’s about to explode. Just in time for senior year. Just Fang’s luck: they finally figure out what they want out of life, and now the world’s about to explode.

Ok. So the world’s ending—do you tell your crush your feelings? Fix your messed up family dynamic? Write the best song ever ever ever? Try to do it all??

Goodbye Volcano High is a story-driven, choice-based cinematic adventure game about personal growth, acceptance, and the power of community. What will you do at the end of an era?

Some of Our Other Games

You're far from home. You're not sure how you got here. But you do know one thing: it's your calling to help your new friends, however you can. But not all of them are being cooperative... From the award-winning studio that brought you GNOG comes Winding Worlds, a finger-wiggling puzzle-adventure about a girl, a Wurm, and how to say goodbye.

GNOG is a wondrous journey through a universe of playfully interactive monster heads. Explore a myriad of unique interconnected heads and the worlds they carry within, as you try to decipher each one's quirks and advance to the next. Interact with the outside to change the inside and vice versa to reveal the exit!

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