Tools Programmer (Unreal)

Serenity Forge
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Posted
November 16, 2022
Full Time
Anywhere
Remote
$60,000 - $80,000

Serenity Forge is looking for a Tools Programmer to help build a robust, user-friendly development pipeline for narrative-driven 3D games in Unreal Engine 5. Under the supervision of the Technical Director and in concert with technical and design staff, you will lead the development of an exciting suite of portable engine tools, as well as support our projects with context-specific tools. This position may be remote.

 

Role Responsibilities

  • Build and implement a suite of tools in UE5 to connect and control the many facets of our game’s data-driven dynamic content systems
  • In collaboration with the programming team, build and implement user-friendly interfaces in the engine for designers and artists to utilize those tools
  • Create and run quality-of-life tools and automations (both in-engine and standalone) for building and testing
  • Provide additional bug fixing and testing backup to the programming team, when needed
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned

 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience with Unreal Engine and C++ on a commercially shipped game
  • Strong low-level understanding of Unreal Engine architecture
  • Familiarity with the roles and processes of modern game development teams and the intuition to design tools well-adapted to meet their needs
  • Experience with version control for game development (ideally, Perforce)
  • Proactive communication and collaboration, familiarity with Agile/Scrum processes
  • Detail-oriented, can comprehend project directives and philosophies and integrate them into day-to-day work
  • Ability to meet project deadlines and deliverables

 

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with Slate in Unreal
  • Experience with Python for automation
  • Interest in narrative-driven, cinematic games
  • Experience with building or using automated testing tools
  • Passion for games and the video games industry

 

Compensation and Benefits Offered

  • $60,000 - $80,000 / year based on experience and skillset
  • Bonuses for project milestone deliveries
  • Full-Time
  • Remote or In-Person (relocation assistance available)
  • Health Plan, fully covered
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Matching
  • Open PTO

 

A message from the team: Even if you think you might be a little underqualified or misfit for the role based on the description above, we encourage you to apply nonetheless. We've always done our best to hire and nurture a diverse team of talented people, and we know firsthand that on-paper fit isn't everything. We've all been in your shoes at one time or another, and we know how hard it can be to put yourself out there, especially for people from marginalized or non-traditional backgrounds. But if you're excited by the idea of working with us, we'll always be excited to hear from you.

 

How to Apply

Follow the "Apply for this job" link to our recruiting page to fill out an application, and the hiring manager will be in touch for further information.

What you'll need:

  • Your résumé
  • A cover letter
  • Any supplementary material/links that you think are relevant
About 
Serenity Forge

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!

 

Perks & Benefits

Take a look at some of the perks and benefits we offer to full-time employees below!

  • Close-knit Team. A close sense of comradery and dedication to our work.
  • 401(k). 401(k) retirement savings plan with generous employer match.
  • Health & Dental Insurance. Comprehensive medical plans including dental coverage for you to choose from based on your needs.
  • Generous PTO and Performance-driven Rewards. Whether you’re an efficient worker who values work-life balance or an extremely hard worker who gives 110%, we value and reward a wide range of employees.
  • Generous Holidays. Extended company holiday breaks.
  • Career Advancement. A growing studio with potential opportunities to greatly advance your technical, creative, or leadership roles.

 

Our Vision

We believe that video games can become a vital part of art, culture, and education. Ultimately, we are in the business of creating meaningful experiences and expanding peoples' horizons.

We also believe that video games can literally and metaphorically save lives. The video below summarizes the near-death experience of Serenity Forge’s CEO, Zhenghua Yang (Z), and how it motivated him to found Serenity Forge.

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