Senior Gameplay Programmer

Riyo Games
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June 9, 2022
Full Time

The Senior Gameplay Programmer has significant experience working with various game systems and ideally has significant Unreal Engine experience. You will be responsible for creating new mechanics and systems and bringing them to a high level of polish. You would be comfortable working closely with designers to create compelling gameplay experiences, implement new content and collaborate closely with a cross-discipline team to pull it all together.

About Us

Our mission is to craft retro-infused JRPGs that awaken cherished childhood memories. Our growing studio is assembling a dream team of talent from across the globe to build the games you’ve always dreamed of growing up. Join us on this epic quest to make fun, narrative-rich games in an inclusive, supportive and fun studio environment!

You’ll be working on Threads of Time, a 2.5D JRPG inspired by Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy where you get to travel from the pre-historic era to the end of time!

  • Become part of a veteran team that includes legendary developers who led iconic titles such as Xenoblade Chronicles, Bravely Default, Final Fantasy, Octopath Traveler and more
  • 4 weeks paid vacation (1 week of which is taken in late December)
  • Collaborative environment with opportunities to contribute to the game’s creative design and take ownership of features
  • Competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Opportunities to help you strengthen your skills or learn something new
  • Workplace that appreciates and values diversity and inclusivity


  • Architecting, planning, and implementing new gameplay features
  • Provide development strategies and time estimates for the various initiatives
  • Establish clear coding best practices
  • Anticipate, identify, and articulate technical and developmental risks and obstacles, and generate solutions
  • Ensure the creation of strong technical documentation
  • Experience with performance analysis and code optimization
  • Ability to write efficient and maintainable code


  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer science or equivalent
  • 5+ years of game development experience
  • Strong proficiency in C++
  • High degree of self-motivation and resourcefulness in all areas of engineering
  • Well-versed in design patterns and software engineering principles
  • Excellent communication and listening skills, including demonstrated patience and compassion for teammates
  • Experience with commonly used development tools such as Jira and Perforce
  • Genuine passion for making and playing video games
  • Shipped one or more video game titles
  • A love of JRPGs


  • Resident of Ontario, Canada or willing to move here

Please note although this is a full-time remote position, applicants must reside in Canada. Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you!

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