Sr. Programmer


Posted 12.12.2016

We are God of War! Join us!

You are in the guts of the game, working primarily on low-level systems in the build and engine pipelines, making the world a better place for world-class creatives by designing, adding, and modifying runtime and tools components of the engine. And as we go forward, you are also there to help design and develop new technology for future titles.

And it goes without saying you are talented and motivated, with tons of initiative. You get things done. Sound interesting? Give us a shout.


  • Create tools and technology to support build and engine pipelines

  • Maintain existing systems; design and implement new ones

  • Support and assist customers in their tools use and workflows

  • Write clear, maintainable, portable, and highly efficient code

  • Profile and performance tune code to remove bottlenecks

  • Test and document code produced

  • Mentor and guide less experienced programmers as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent experience

  • Minimum five years of professional programming experience

  • Strong programming generalist with solid code architecture skills

  • Expertise in C and C++

  • Commitment to code quality, documentation, and sound testing procedures

  • Proficient in linear algebra

  • Enthusiasm and initiative

  • Excellent oral and written communication

  • Good collaborator, especially within a large, diverse team


  • Perforce (or other SCM)

  • Build and build deployment systems (SCons, Jenkins, SN-DBS)

  • Python

  • Autodesk Maya

We value talent, self-motivation, and team spirit.  In turn, we provide an environment with a large degree of freedom and autonomy.

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