Senior Programmer

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July 13, 2020
Full Time

Thunder Lotus (creators of independent PC and console games Jotun , Sundered , and Spiritfarer ) is looking for a Senior Programmer to join us in making AAA-quality games with an indie heart. In this role, you'll join a team of experienced game developers on our quest for excellence.


  • Write high performance maintainable C # code
  • Participate in code reviews with other developers and provide honest and candid feedback
  • Help to establish priorities and follow through with them
  • Use your keen sense of ownership and high commitment to deliver quality work on time
  • Provide support for artists and designers
  • Discuss code architecture, performance bottlenecks and best practices
  • Collaborate and communicate efficiently with the team


  • 5+ years of experience
  • Minimum 1 shipped title
  • Experience with the pitfalls of C # in high-performance applications, especially in regards to garbage collection
  • Knowledge of Unity
  • Ability to think with a data-oriented mindset
  • Knowledge of ECS best practices
  • Comfortable with unsafe, unmanaged C #
  • Experience with real time networking is a plus
  • Experience with deterministic simulation is a plus
  • English and French preferred


  • Competitive salary, benefits and vacation
  • Net revenue sharing
  • A small team with tons of creative ownership over the games we make (original IP)
  • Shorter production cycles: ship games faster, minimize production purgatory
  • Great work-life balance, we limit crunch as much as possible
  • An office in the vibrant Saint-Henri neighborhood, surrounded by other great independent studios

Thunder Lotus is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Unusual backgrounds are welcome!

To apply, please email with the subject "Senior Programmer".


Thunder Lotus® is a maker of beautifully powerful video games. A passionate collective of AAA, indie, and mobile expats with over 130 years of combined industry experience and 80+ shipped titles, Thunder Lotus aspires to distill its visionary original IP's into captivating interactive experiences that the team itself would love to play. Founded in 2014, Thunder Lotus recently entered its sixth year in the industry with significant momentum and ambition.

Founder Will Dubé and friends brought the hand-drawn action-exploration game Jotun to Kickstarter in July 2014. Jotun and the expanded Jotun: Valhalla Edition released to wide acclaim on all major systems from 2015 to 2018. Thunder Lotus' sophomore creation, Sundered was initially released in 2017, and saw the release of the expanded Sundered: Eldritch Edition in 2018. Thunder Lotus' third production, titled Spiritfarer , is scheduled for release with Xbox Game Pass for PC and Console, Xbox One, Windows PC, PlayStation®4 , Nintendo Switch ™, Mac and Linux in 2020.

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