GMS Programmer

Poppy Works
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This position has been closed.
May 4, 2022
Full Time

We are looking for a self-starting, creative, driven and results-focused Game Programmer to join our team! If you're looking to make an impact, and have the opportunity to work with a fun, collaborative team - we’d love to talk to you! The GMS Programmer will work on a wide array of games, for PC and Consoles to help Poppy Works achieve its development goals.

This is a full time or part time position.


  • Work with a team to port and develop games with GML and GameMaker Studio 2
  • Update existing solutions and create new ones to pass certification requirements for PS4, NSW, Xbox One, etc.
  • Be flexible and willing to learn new technologies
  • Optimize and fine-tune code for performance
  • Tackle new challenges that arise during development
  • Working the the QA, Producers and Release Managers to release on various platforms


  • Robust understanding of GML and GameMaker Studio 2
  • Excellent programming skills with a solid understanding of software engineering techniques, methodologies, and attention to detail
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new technologies as needed
  • Positive and willing to tackle new challenges that arise during development
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative working environment within your team and beyond
  • BA/BS degree in computer science, game development or related fields; or an equivalent combination of education and experience or 2-3 years experience in Game Development

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  • Robust understanding of C# and C++ programming languages, and the ability to adapt this knowledge to other languages when required
  • Shipped at least one game and have a proven track record
  • Passionate about the gaming
  • Experience with engine-level programming
  • Legacy console game development experience
  • Experience with ROM hacking
  • Reasonable experience working with an entirely remote team.
  • Familiarity with various bug tracker system(s) and version control repos.

Required Materials

  • Resume
  • Portfolio

The Agreements

All of our applicants and our team members generally agree to the following principals:

  • Poppy Works has been a remote studio since its founding. Timely Communication amongst the team is critical to the success of any of our projects. It's better to over-share than to not share at all.
  • Being proactive in requesting help or materials from others is key to success on a remote team.
  • Balancing work and life is not only important for the health of our team members, but for the health of our projects.
  • Members of our team will have respect for all races, spiritual beliefs, sexual identities and level of ability.

All candidates must be able to adapt to remote working, asynchronous communication and be willing to attend remote meetings with their peers and colleagues to resolve issues and to collaborate on meaningful tasks.

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About Poppy Works

Poppy Works was founded by two friends in 2012 after they met in college. Since then, they have worked on R&D, porting and co-development for previously established development studios and indie partners all over the world. We've fought a lot of technical fires for a lot of studios, and we're looking to build the future with you. Poppy Works has published several titles digitally and in retail boxes for console systems in the Americas, Europe and Asian territories.

We've been working remotely since our founding, so relocation will not be required.

Our Upcoming Releases

Melon Journey 2 (published by Poppy Works, developed by Froach Club) is a story-exploration game about revisiting a town full of adorable animals with eccentric personalities. Yet under its cute and nostalgic surface lies a dark tale of crime and corruption...

Play as Honeydew, an employee of a huge melon factory, and travel to Hog Town where melons are illegal. While searching for a missing friend, you'll have to explore the town and its surrounding areas, and speak with suspicious characters in dangerous situations to uncover the truth.

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