Senior Gameplay Engineer

Madison, Wisconsin, United States | Engineering | Full-time | Fully remote


This is a fully remote position for eligible candidates currently based in most of the United States and Canada


PerBlue is looking for our next great Senior Gameplay Engineer to join our team of experienced developers and game designers. We’re a growing independent studio whose free-to-play midcore mobile games are being played by millions of people around the world, including the award-winning Disney Heroes: Battle Mode.

Our team brings together experience from major studios in the videogame and technology industries. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, we also work remotely around the United States for an unmatched quality of life and work.

We’ll work together to create amazing experiences for our fans across the world. Developing primarily in C# and Unity, you'll work on architecting reliable and performant gameplay systems, leading junior engineers by your example. Your quest will be to support our fans in a great gameplay experience while optimizing for the constraints of mobile games. 


What you'll do

Your influence will encompass both gameplay and graphics, designing and building performant gameplay systems and game features. implementing character behaviors to optimizing shaders. 

You’ll work closely with other developers and designers to meet the demands of the fast paced mobile games industry, bringing the designer's specs to life in pur game engines. You’ll both plan and streamline key pieces of our game architecture, coding elegant and efficient solutions for ambitious visual and gameplay designs.

Your knowledge of industry trends and best practices will support our studio's core technical challenge-- to build high-quality gameplay experiences for the constraints of mobile hardware. 


What you've done

  • 5+ years of hands-on coding experience in working team environment
  • 3+ years experience at a games studio (mobile, console, or PC), working on commercially successful shipping product
  • Deep experience with the Unity engine and C#
  • Experience with building art integration pipeline tooling and infrastructure, implementing game design spec such as character behaviors, and graphics work such as optimizing shaders
  • Experience with mentoring engineers


Who you are

  • Passionate about all things programming with amazing technical skills
  • Interested in teaching and in technical discussions
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and strong remote communication skills to match this remote-first opportunity
  • Desire and willingness to learn new technology and tools
  • Constant desire to learn new things
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills in a highly collaborative, remote work environment
  • A focus on product and an eye for quality
  • Active participant in PerBlue’s efforts to be a welcoming, inclusive and diverse workplace


Other Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Mastery of 3D and 2D rendering principles
  • Experience writing shaders (GLSL/HLSL/Cg)
  • Mobile development experience (Android, iOS)
  • Jenkins/CI/CD experience
  • Experience with Entity Component Systems


If you're thinking that your past experiences don't meet every single one of our requirements and preferences perfectly, please still consider applying for this role. We seek diversity in people, experiences, and perspectives, and we're committed to building a genuine, diverse, and inclusive workplace. If you clicked into this posting and you're excited about this role, you may just be the candidate we're looking for, so go on and apply! 


Compensation and Benefits

We are a Remote First company headquartered in downtown Madison, Wisconsin with team members based around the US. We offer a competitive base salary; incentive bonus structure; 6+ weeks of paid time off; comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; a well-matched 401k; flexible hours; and a variety of other perks including daily lunch delivery.

You'll be part of a passionate, welcoming, and collaborative team that has received several “Best Place to Work” awards by a variety of publications. We are headquartered in the vibrant neighborhood around beautiful downtown Madison.

No agencies, please. This is a pretty good description of this position’s roles and responsibilities but is not a comprehensive job description, so duties and supervisors may change. We regret that we cannot consider visa sponsorship or candidates based outside of the United States or Canada for this position at this time..