UI Programmer

Help to create ground-breaking User Interface

Our UI programmers get the unique opportunity to develop exceptional and ground-breaking User Interface, unlike any other game – with 3D holograms and in-world screens that are networked and visible to all players. You will be creating UI systems and tools to visualise complex gameplay and support player interaction the dynamic open world of Star Citizen.

You will work with our designers to create UI systems for a range of vital areas such as real-time maps and navigation, vehicle HUDs, weapon screens and transit networks.

Don’t just take our word for it – check out some of our programmers discussing it here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tpq69_CS1s&ab_channel=StarCitizen

Founded in 2012, Cloud Imperium Games creates cutting-edge videogames that defy expectations. We’re currently developing Star Citizen, a record-breaking multiplayer online space sim, and Squadron 42, a cinematic single-player adventure set in the same universe. Join us as we break boundaries and make videogame history.

For more information about life at Cloud Imperium Games, check this out - https://youtu.be/cXjp7SRBpIA

What does a UI Programmer at Cloud Imperium Games do?

  • Work closely with designers, artists, and other engineers to contribute to a shared vision for compelling User Interface
  • Implement functional and elegant UI features from design concepts
  • Develop new functionality in the underlying UI framework to support new gameplay
  • Designing and implementing well-engineered, reliable, scalable and robust code
  • Peer-reviewing technical designs and documentation with the help of the wider team
  • Identifying technical and developmental risks and obstacles while creating innovative solutions to overcome them
  • Drive engineering principles and practices for your teams, pushing boundaries and promoting new and innovative ways of working
  • Supporting our growth culture and advocating knowledge sharing

What do we expect from our UI Programmers?

  • Familiarity and demonstrable passion for UI
  • Comfortable working with C++ in a large, shared codebase
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies and ways of working
  • Familiarity with common user interface concepts like layout, text, event-driven programming, and control widgets
  • Good knowledge of 3D engine concepts
  • Ability to work well in a co-located yet collaborative team environment
  • Aptitude to explain and present technical solutions to both programmers and team members from other disciplines

At Cloud Imperium Games we are looking for several UI Programmers with various levels of experience – from junior all the way to senior, and beyond! Therefore, if our User Interface team sounds like your perfect fit, please apply immediately!


Covid-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We thrive on inclusivity here at CIG. You can be sure we do not discriminate against race, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, age, religion, belief… We thrive to create a workplace where our people feel included, respected and valued and facilitate an environment which fosters innovation and creativity.