Senior Programmer

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June 19, 2021
Full Time

We are looking for a Senior Programmer to help oversee the engineering team and technical standards for a new game development project in Unreal Engine. Under the supervision of the project director and in concert with the other component leads, you will shepherd the programming team to build architecture, design systems, and craft development tools for a new immersive 3D game.

Role Responsibilities

  • Define and enforce the game’s technical goals and processes in alignment with the vision of the project director
  • Supervise code and personnel across a small team of developers of multiple disciplines within the spectrum of game programming and technology
  • Work with your programming staff to ensure development deadlines are met while achieving the highest work quality possible
  • Coordinate with the producer and the other component leads to set milestone goals and run an efficient production pipeline

Your Qualifications

  • Proven experience with Unreal Engine and C++ on a commercially shipped game
  • Experience with version control for game development (Perforce, Git+LFS, etc.)
  • Thorough understanding of—and comfort with—longer game development pipelines
  • Ability to adapt programming techniques and standards to the fluid needs of a specific project
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum processes and assigning/distributing tasks
  • Ability to understand and integrate business objectives and philosophies and synthesize them into the game’s technical vision

Bonus Skills & Experience

  • Experience managing a team of 5+ developers
  • Shipped title(s) on a current-gen console
  • Familiarity with the Atlassian suite (Jira, Confluence, Sourcetree)
  • Experience coordinating with contractors and other outsourced services
  • Passion for games and the video games industry

How To Apply:

Email us at jobs (at) with the title of the job and your name in the email subject line. Send us a resume, cover letter, and any supplementary materials/links that are relevant to the job you're applying for.

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About Us:

Serenity Forge, based out of Boulder, Colorado, develops and publishes meaningful games that challenge the way you think. We pride ourselves on the care and dedication we put into our work. Now is a great time to join a growing studio that seeks passionate team members to contribute to the next generation of great games. We've got some amazing projects in the works, and we want you to help make them even better!

We are a long-term driven studio that provides opportunities for new members to develop exciting skills, so don't be afraid to apply even when your current experience doesn't fit 100% of the job requirements!

We are currently hiring artists and programmers. You can view (and share) all of our openings here.

Our Upcoming Games:

Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is an expanded experience based on the original Doki Doki Literature Club, bringing more stories and exclusive content to the legendary horror story. Write your way to your crush’s heart and experience true terror as you get to know every member of the Literature Club, making careful choices to achieve the perfect ending.

Death’s Gambit: Afterlife is a 2D action metroidvania that builds on and refines the original Death’s Gambit experience. Using an array of equipment, weapons, and abilities, Sorun must fight his way through the kingdom of Siradon to rid the land of its curse and fulfill his agreement with Death. Afterlife offers a wealth of new features and changes, including reworked movement, fine-tuned encounters, new bosses, levels, and more!

Date Night Bowling is a fun, casual experience that combines landing strikes in the lanes with trying not to strike out on a date. Bowl a strong game while playing a variety of minigames, including winning plushies, throwing popcorn, and of course, a well-timed high five! Can you find love in the lanes, or will you find your chances in the gutter?

Land of Screens follows the story of Holland as she tries to evade her recent fresh break-up. Problem is, everyone she’s friends with immediately knows, leading her to putting it all down as she ventures into the real world in her quest to make new friends and start a new, unplugged journey.

You can view our previous releases like Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse, Half Past Fate, Neversong, and Where the Water Tastes Like Wine on our website.

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