Senior Game Programmer

Cold Iron is looking for a Senior Game Programmer to join our growing game development team in the SF Bay Area in California. Reporting to the CTO, the Senior Game Programmer will be joining our team in developing a new project in Unreal Engine 4. The ideal candidate has a history in a senior or lead role. The candidate will help with architecture, implementation of systems, and help guide other engineers in the development of the game. This role is responsible for designing, writing, and modifying data and code with a heavy focus on real-time performance and usability.

Responsibilities include:

  • Write game, engine, and tools code using C/C++
  • Independently design, schedule, and implement features that meet the requirements art, design, and animation teams
  • Communicating effectively with all disciplines and departments
  • Regularly debug, profile, optimize, and maintain code
  • Develop new features and mechanics within Unreal Engine 4
  • Provide technical assistance by responding to inquiries regarding errors, problems, or questions with programs
  • Mentor less-experienced developers on specific tasking as needed

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of C++ experience, games industry experience preferred, but not strictly required
  • Ability and drive to contribute towards and advance all aspects of the game
  • Work independently and efficiently under deadlines
  • Excellent programming, debugging, and optimization skills
  • Effectively and quickly build relationships and establish trust, respect, competence, and confidence with the whole team.

Preference to applicants with experience in:

  • Unreal engine (ideally UE4)
  • Various scripting languages (e.g. Javascript, Python, Perl, HTML)
  • The games industry (ideally developing first-person shooters)
  • Strong grasp of mathematical concepts, graphics, collision detection, and data transformation

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, physics, or related degree
  • Or equivalent industry experience

 

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