Core Tech | Vancouver

Senior Programmer - Core Tech

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Our Central Tech Team supports the studio by building and maintaining all aspects of our game technology platform. Our goal is to enable everyone in the studio to do their best work by streamlining systems and removing barriers.

As an ideal candidate, you have strong skills in software architecture and software development. You are comfortable working on both backend and client-side systems. You fit right in with a team of people who are smart, nice, and easy to collaborate with.

What You'll Do:

  • Help improve, operate, and set the vision for our platform

  • Identify opportunities to formalize game-specific systems and make them easier to share

  • Build tools that empower developers and front-line player support teams

  • Serve as a shared source of technical knowledge and mentorship for teams across the studio

  • Diagnose and fix issues in our engines and libraries

  • Assist in planning the roadmap for our team

  • Participate in code reviews

What You'll Bring:

  • Fluency in Python, C++, C#

  • 5+ years experience in a software engineering role with ownership of key technical systems

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science

Bonus Points:

  • Unity and Unreal Game Engines

  • Amazon Web Services

  • DynamoDB, Redis, SQL

  • Ubuntu Linux

This full-time permanent position is for our Vancouver office, located at 1555 West Pender Street in beautiful Coal Harbour. At Hothead Games, we strive to maintain a healthy workplace, and during the Covid-19 pandemic the successful candidate will have the option to work from home.

Compensation includes a competitive salary, vacation time, and extended health coverage. Cool perks include an in-house gym, on-site chiropractor/registered massage therapist/physiotherapist, yoga/fitness classes, RRSP matching, major/minor league sports events, summer rooftop BBQs, snacks and beverages, weekly lunch & learns, beer Fridays, a dedicated charity and social committee, and most of allamazing people to work with!


At Hothead Games, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. We strive to build and grow our team that fosters a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and skills. We embrace inclusiveness in our workplace so we can utilize each person’s talents and strengths to make great games.

If you're seeking an awesome new challenge in a fun and engaging studio, we invite you to apply and talk about the possibilities of beginning a rewarding new chapter of your career.