Senior Engine Programmer

About the Employer

The Position
Avalanche Studios Group is hiring a Senior Engine Programmer for our central technology organisation in New York. Central Tech is our core technology team and we innovate in areas that push the boundaries for what open world sandbox gaming means as well as improve, optimize and support our existing core technology. As an engine programmer you will be responsible for continuously improving our open-world engine Apex and ensure that our production teams in Liverpool, Malmö, New York and Stockholm can leverage the full potential of the shared technology.

The award-winning Apex engine is a highly advanced and complex set of software upon which we build the world's best open-world games. We have a solid reputation for producing fantastic looking open-world games and this is a great opportunity if you want to play an instrumental role in developing our engine. You will be a part of a team, responsible for designing, developing and maintaining a diverse range of core engine technologies, to support our active game development. Working with everything from higher level frameworks for diagnostics and testing, to low level streaming, threading, memory management and platform specific features.

As a person you are a team player with a strong desire to gain insight into the realities of the day-to-day work and challenges for the game production teams. You are pragmatic and results-oriented with the ability to quickly absorb new information and transform it into creative solutions. You also have a sense of urgency and ability to cope with short lead-times. In performing this role you will be able to make a great impact on the value realized from the studios shared technology throughout the game productions.

We can offer you a challenging, stimulating and value-driven environment where you will work together with some of the industry's strongest minds, and where you will constantly apply and deepen your skills.

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent programming skills in C/C++
  • At least 5 years of professional AAA game programming experience for PC console
  • Strong coordination and collaboration skills
  • Bachelor's degree in software engineering/computer science or equivalent experience
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken


Desired Qualifications

  • Passion for making great games
  • Experience with agile development (e.g. Kanban/Scrum)
  • Experience in Python, Lua or similar
  • Tool frontend / GUI development
  • Automated software testing (e.g. TDD)
  • Experience with agile development (e.g. Kanban/Scrum)



Employee promise

We provide goals, instead of instructions, and the opportunity to do the best work of your career.


Our Values

At Avalanche Studios Group, we believe in worlds beyond limits, we are committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Everyone at Avalanche Studios Group has a shared responsibility to create an open and inclusive work environment where everyone is treated equally and with respect. Being part of our world is not contingent on where you’re from, your gender, or sexual orientation. It’s all about your passion and creativity.

Avalanche Studios Group believes in a healthy work/life balance and is an industry-leader in vacation days and supporting a flexible work policy for parents. Taking a cue from our Swedish roots, our NY office offers 100% health care coverage. Additionally, Avalanche will be involved in the Visa application process if you are an international applicant.


How to Apply

We will only consider applications that consist of both a cover letter and a CV. In your cover letter you should include why you want to work at Avalanche Studios Group. For this role you need to be able to work full-time in our New York office. To apply for this position please register below. All further information is provided under non-disclosure agreement only.

We offer our full time employees 100% company paid Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance and 5 weeks of PTO including 2 weeks of Summer break. Employees enjoy the company’s commitment to work-life balance and working with a talented team on an exciting AAA game.