Game Programmer

Robot Entertainment
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October 18, 2023
Full Time
CT +/- 3 hours

Robot Entertainment is an independent game studio founded in 2009, and best known for creating the Orcs Must Die! franchise. We are now looking for an experienced, generalist game programmer to join our staff. This individual will have responsibilities across a wide variety of coding disciplines on one of our new projects currently in development, working as an integral member of our small, nimble development team.


Required Skills & Experience

  • Three to five years of game industry experience as a programmer, including writing and shipping games on PC or console platforms. 
  • C++ knowledge required.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 or 5 is strongly recommended.
  • BS/BA/MS degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with major game development systems such as user interface, game play, engine architecture, or AI.
  • Skilled at integrating art, code, and feedback as the product iterates during development.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Takes ownership and is a self-starter.
  • Collaborative and works well in a small team environment.


The ideal candidate…

  • Will live and work within 3 hours of the US Central Time Zone.
  • Plays and enjoys games.
  • Has an understanding & practical experience developing multi-platform titles.
  • Has experience evaluating and integrating new technologies including plug-ins and middleware.
  • Has worked on console and PC-based online games.


More about the studio

We’re headquartered in Plano, TX just north of Dallas.  The team transitioned to working from home in 2020 and this role is open to anyone interested in working remotely.

We offer competitive salaries, and great benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, and paid parental leave. Other perks include annual game and home office stipends.  We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming environment and encourage anyone interested to apply. 


Additional Details

  • Job Type: Full-time remote position
  • Salary: Commensurate with Experience & Skills


To Apply:

Tell us about yourself and your work in the industry, what gets you excited about game development, and what you are looking for in a new opportunity. 

Qualified responses should be sent via email with a resume and cover letter.   Please indicate you are applying for the Game Programmer position.


This is a full-time, professional exempt position.  Robot will not facilitate or sponsor candidates for US work visas or US residency “Green Cards” for this position.

Robot Entertainment, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. The company shall ensure that decisions affecting employees are made without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category. This policy is administered in accordance with federal laws (including but not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Age Discrimination in the Employment Act of 1967, as amended, Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended) and all other applicable state or local law prohibiting discriminatory acts.

Robot Entertainment, Inc. is a privately owned developer of entertainment technology and intellectual property, based in Plano, Texas, USA. More information about Robot can be found at

Robot Entertainment

At Robot, we start with a team of talented and ambitious game makers. We build a supportive and empowering environment that respects quality of life. We harness our passions to create games that stand alone. We've been on this journey since 2009, and we strive to bring as many players as possible along with us.


Why Work at Robot?

  • Work remotely anywhere
  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance for you and your spouse/domestic partner
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid parental leave
  • Ample vacation time plus official company closures for a week during the summer and three weeks during the Fall/Winter
  • Support for continuing education
  • Annual stipends for personal game purchases and home office improvements


Come work with friendly and talented people who care deeply about their craft, in an inclusive environment that respects quality of life.

Featured Game

Orcs Must Die! 3 ushers orc-slaying mayhem to a previously unimaginable scale. All new War Scenarios pit players and their friends against the largest orc armies ever assembled. Mountable War Machines give players the essential firepower to heave, stab, carbonize, and disarticulate the abominable intruders. Orcs Must Die! 3 is the long-awaited successor to the award-winning series.

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