Experienced Video Game Programmer

The Behemoth
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August 17, 2022
Full Time
San Diego, CA

We have a custom C++ engine and asset pipeline with a codebase that continues to evolve on multiple platforms including Microsoft (Xbox), Sony (PlayStation), Valve (Steam) and Nintendo (Switch).

You'd be working on implementing existing game logic in a new engine. We have a diverse, small-team atmosphere with an informal and productive work environment. Communication with artists and designers is very important. You'd be collaborating with everyone to make our games the best they can be.


About You:

  • You can see yourself working on similar concepts to our previous games.
  • You love programming games and solving problems - you've probably designed and made your own games. +1 if you are familiar with Adobe Flash/Animate.
  • You have the ability to analyze gameplay features with fine-grained detail and determine how best to implement those features in a new codebase.
  • You're comfortable working with low-level C++ code but always think about the big picture of how everything fits together.
  • You are highly motivated and like to take the initiative to get things done. You feel iteration is a key aspect of the game design process.
  • You have a great eye for detail and a high standard of quality. You work hard to make things feel right and inspire others to do the same.
  • You have at least three years of programming games in C++ and have shipped at least two games for Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, Switch or other consoles.


This is a Full Time position at our offices in San Diego, California. Legal, unrestricted right to work in the USA is required.


How to Apply:

To apply for this job please email us your Resume and Cover Letter.

The Behemoth

The Behemoth is a pioneer in independent game development and publishing across a variety of consoles and platforms. We specialize in making memorable experiences that are both fun to play and beautiful to look at. Making stuff with our hands and meeting the people who play our games helps make us into who we are and what we create. We are a different kind of game company and you are different too. So what are you waiting for? Come work with us!

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