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Company Name:
New York, New York
United States
Job Type:
Game Design
Position type:
Full Time
Enhanced / Virtual Reality, PC / Windows
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Bachelor's Degree

Game Developer

As our new Game Developer at Firstborn, you’ll work with a nimble, innovative team to architect, develop and support key systems for gaming. You will build new features and tools and tackle technical issues across a variety of areas pertaining to game development.

You’ll have the chance to get your hands dirty with a variety of projects ranging from VR experiences to shipping gaming titles to market. You should be comfortable collaborating with people across a range of different disciplines and your passion for gaming means you’re hungry to create awesome work and always seeking out new opportunities to learn and grow.


 Key Duties

  • Building new games and experiences within Unreal Engine 4.
  • Working closely with designers, technical artists and other programmers to architect and develop key game systems.
  • Solving problems and inefficiencies by troubleshooting, designing and coding solutions alongside studio and development teams.
  • Ensuring newly developed engine systems are maintained for code cleanliness, performance, and extensibility.

Must Have

  • Experience building game titles using Unreal Engine 3 or 4 and/or Unity.
  • Strong 3D math skills and deep understanding of C++
  • Experience with data structures and algorithms.
  • Abiliy to solve problems and addressing technical issues across different stages of game development.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with programmers, artists and designers.
  • Ability to write clean, legible and maintainable code.
  • Self-driven, detail-oriented and motivated to learn and grow.
  • Passion for videogames and game development.
  • No ego

Good to Have

  • Experience building Maya plug-ins and pipelines.
  • Experience with all stages of game development from early concept to shipping.
  • Experience with C#, Lua and Python.
  • Desire to mentor junior programmers

Firstborn offers an excellent compensation package that includes:

  • Competitive salary (compensation will be based on experience).
  • 100% covered Medical, Dental, and Long Term Disability Insurance.
  • We also offer Vision, Short-term disability, and life insurance at no cost.
  • 401K matching.
  • Enthusiastic, fast paced work environment with great people who love what they do.


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