Senior Rendering (Graphics) Programmer

About the Employer


id Software is looking for a Senior Rendering (Graphics) Programmer to join our team and work on legendary id games for PC and next-generation console systems. If you are passionate about rendering and want to help define, create and deliver the industries best visuals at 60+hz then this may be the position for you. You must have excellent problem solving skills and a desire to work in a fast paced, creative and team-oriented collaborative environment. It’s a plus if you written one or many rendering back-ends either personally or professionally.


  • 5+ years game industry programming experience

  • Able to work towards group macro goals and not just personal lines of inquiry.

  • Able to work with group leadership to advocate for new research opportunities worth team inquiry.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent demonstrable experience

  • At least one, preferably multiple, AAA titles shipped as a credited rendering programmer

  • Very strong C++ design and coding experience

  • Extensive GPU and Shader experience

  • Experience with one or more explicit APIs like Vulkan, DirectX12, or Metal

  • Extensive experience with a legacy API like OpenGL or DirectX9-11

  • Familiarity with global lighting methods, dynamic lighting, shadow rendering and related concepts

  • Excellent 3D math skills

  • Solid architecture and software design ability

  • Passion for graphics programming and staying on top of current techniques

  • Excellent organization and time management skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code that adheres to a well-documented coding standard

  • Must be a self-motivated and energetic team player with a very strong work ethic and cooperative attitude


  • Work with our R&D group to bring new technologies to light.

  • Find opportunities in developing technology trends that can keep Zenimax titles and services ahead of the curve.

  • Work well with other team members and divisions to realize new technologies.

  • Accurately estimate schedules and deliver high quality work products to that schedule.

  • Work on performance, optimization, and other technology features as required.