Gameplay Programmer

Enable Star Citizen’s large-scale dynamic universe

As a Gameplay Programmer for the Persistent Tech team, you will work on core gameplay technology that enables Star Citizen’s large-scale dynamic universe. You will collaborate with Network and Backend engineers to further improve our Entity and Object Container Streaming and gameplay. Moreover, you will be enhancing a traditional entity system with modern cloud technology to support a large scale MMO.

All while working with latest top end PC Hardware, mainly on Windows, though tapping into the Linux and AWS world as and when required.

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.

We are a crowdfunded company and have a dedicated and enthusiastic community of backers who are helping us create the “Best Damn Space Sim Ever”.

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What do our Gameplay Programmers do?

  • Design and implement well-engineered, reliable, maintainable, and bug-free code.
  • Collaborate with team members to develop various gameplay systems.
  • Keep up to date on state-of-the-art software engineering methods, practices, and technologies.
  • Research and identify technical and developmental risks and obstacles and apply latest technologies and solutions to overcome them.
  • Working with QA, effectively track, diagnose and solve a variety of complex issues.

What would we expect from our Gameplay Programmers?

  • Comfortable working with C++ in a large, shared codebase.
  • Have a good knowledge of 3D mathematics.
  • Have experience with programming game features and systems.
  • A passion for making and playing games.
  • Work well in a co-located yet collaborative team environment.

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.

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