Sr. Tools Programmer


Posted 12.12.2016

Come join our award-winning development studio that started God of War! We are looking for a talented and experienced Senior Tools Programmer. You’re into games – you love playing them and you love making them. You enjoy working with creative types. You spend your time thinking about out how to get outstanding content into the game by designing and building efficient tools and pipelines.

We value talent, self-motivation, and team spirit. In turn, we provide an environment with a large degree of freedom and autonomy. And you’re talented and motivated, with tons of initiative. You get things done. Sound like a good fit? If so, give us a shout.


  • Research, define, extend, and maintain production pipelines, processes, and workflows.
  • Interface with stakeholders. Liaise between team members; drive collaborative projects.
  • Identify problems; solve them: implement robust, high-quality solutions.
  • Refine and improve content creation workflows.
  • Mentor and guide team members in areas of expertise; instill best practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Graphic Art or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum five years of professional experience in computer-generated art.
  • Solid understanding of 3D math.
  • Good understanding of algorithm design and of their inherent complexity.
  • Extensive knowledge of Maya and computer graphics as demonstrated in a portfolio.
  • Expertise in C/C++ required, along with Python / PySide and MEL.
  • Ability to write clean, maintainable and extensible code with attention to reusability.
  • Understanding of software architecture and design.
  • Experience in coding user-facing tools; knowledge of good UI design principles.
  • Enthusiasm and initiative.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication.
  • Able and motivated to work with other team members.

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