Mid-Senior Gameplay Programmer

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May 31, 2021
Full Time
Los Angeles, CA

Yacht Club Games is looking for a talented mid-to-senior level gameplay programmer to join our team. We are eager for candidates looking to build great games along with us!


  • Working with a team (designers, artists, musicians, programmers) to implement and improve upon game designs with efficacy and efficiency.
  • Write and extend tools and gameplay systems.
  • Optimize runtime performance and team productivity.


  • Passionate about playing and making games
  • Proficient in C and C++ programming languages for creating 2D and 3D games
  • Strong 3D math skills (linear algebra, vector math)
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of game design
  • Excellent problem solving abilities- in particular related to game design and developing gameplay systems
  • Proactive, curious, and confident in learning on the fly
  • Good oral and written communication skills; ability to work and contribute in a collaborative environment


  • Multiple shipped console games.
  • Experience with multi-threading
  • Experience with low level debugging and optimization
  • Experience writing multi-platform code
  • Experience with GPU programming (graphics shaders, compute)
  • Experience with network programming
  • Experience with UI programming
  • Experience with build systems
  • Experience playing products from Yacht Club Games

Benefits & Perks

  • Every member is a core part of the team, involved in any part of the company that interests them!
  • Working in our beautiful office located in Los Angeles (when it is safe to do so again)!
  • Robust medical and dental insurance for you and your family members
  • Generous Profit Sharing and Bonus plans
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with 4% company match
  • Unlimited discretionary vacation and sick days that we want you to use!
  • Free onsite parking (when it is safe to do so again!)
  • Chance to work with a top-notch team on cool and unique games!

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Do you want to join our team as our new Mid-Senior Gameplay Programmer? Then we'd love to hear about you!

About Yacht Club Games

Yacht Club Games is an independent game developer that is located in Los Angeles, CA. We are a bunch who have dedicated our lives to video games ever since we saw our first pixels. We work in a deeply collaborative team environment, and our serious and solemn goal is to make original games that fuse modern and retro sensibilities.

Recent and Upcoming Games

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is the full and complete edition of Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic action-adventure game series with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic! Run, jump, and battle as Shovel Knight, wielder of the Shovel Blade, in a quest for his lost beloved. Take down the nefarious knights of the Order of No Quarter and confront their menacing leader, The Enchantress.

In Cyber-Shadow, the world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity.

Only you can unlock the secrets to your clan’s ancient powers in Cyber Shadow, the quintessential Ninja Action game.

Delve with Shovel Knight into the depths of the Pocket Dungeon in an action-packed puzzle adventure mashup like none other! Join your mysterious guide Puzzle Knight as you shovel through scads of foes, procure new equipment, and battle bosses both familiar and new. Explore a tale with endless twists and turns, quest as your favorite heroes, and even challenge a friend for fast-paced head-to-head competition in Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon!

When Drill Knight and his dastardly digging crew blast apart Shovel Knight’s peaceful campsite and steal his loot, he grabs his trusty Shovel Blade and starts tunnelling after them! Meet new friends and foes, visit strange lands, and outfit yourself in your quest to keep the entire land from collapsing underfoot! Jump, slash, and dig your way down an ever-changing chasm of mystery in Shovel Knight Dig, an all-new Shovel Knight adventure!

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