Senior Software Engineer
Cold Iron Studios
San Jose, CA

Position Summary

Cold Iron is seeking an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our world class team on our next AAA title for consoles and PC! Are you a passionate game developer? Is making an awesome game the thing that gets you out of bed in the morning? Do you want to work with a world-class team to make great games? We want to hear from you!


Your Day to Day

You can expect to be responsible and accountable for the following:

  • Write game, engine, and tools code using C/C++
  • Help design, schedule, and implement features that meet the requirements art, design, and animation teams
  • Communicate effectively with your peers and colleagues
  • Regularly debug, profile, optimize, and maintain code
  • Provide technical assistance by responding to inquiries regarding errors, problems, or questions with programs

Your Career Progression

Do the best work of your career! No, really, that’s what we expect of you. Come aboard and work with industry veterans all working to improve their craft and become better game developers. Your portfolio of experience will grow, and the size of the audience you reach will expand exponentially. The small team atmosphere allows you to contribute more and have greater ownership over what you do day to day.


  • 3 to 5 years of C++ experience
  • 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

Would Love to See

  • Experience writing games (either on your own or professionally)
  • Experience with Unreal Engine
  • Experience with other programming languages (e.g. Go, Python, Javascript)


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


Health and Wellness

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401(k)
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability


  • Employee Referral Program
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Fitness Club Discounts
  • Training and Development
  • Commuter Incentives
  • Merchandise Discounts


About our Location

Cold Iron is a team of passionate game developers located in San Jose, California. We’re a diverse group of veterans with decades of experience developing and launching award-winning MMO and action titles on PC and console.

Please Note: This is a full-time, on-site position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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