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Company Name:
Cloud Imperium Games
Santa Monica, California
United States
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
PC / Windows
Experience Level:
Not Applicable
Bachelor's Degree

Gameplay Programmer

Cloud Imperium Games is looking for a skilled and talented Gameplay Programmer to work on our exciting PC space combat sim, Star Citizen!  The Gameplay Programmer will work in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary team environment to implement game features and systems within the CryEngine.

*Position is also available in our Austin & Manchester studio


  • Design and implement well-engineered, reliable, maintainable, and bug-free code.
  • Collaborate with team members to develop various gameplay systems.
  • Develop and test code, fix bugs, and profile and optimize code as directed.
  • Follow best practices, development processes, and coding standards.
  • Document and peer review technical designs with other software engineers.
  • Work with QA, providing information needed to fully test developed code.
  • Provide support to internal customers for developed software.
  • Keep up to date on state-of-the-art software engineering methods, practices, and technologies.
  • Communicate with other team members, internal customers, and when required external customers to determine requirements.
  • Work well together with other team members in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary team environment.
  • Identify technical and developmental risks/obstacles and generate solutions to overcome identified risks.
  • Possess and develop areas of engineering expertise.
  • Mentor other engineers as needed to increase their abilities and productivity.


  • Strong C++ programming skills.
  • A passion for making and playing games.
  • Work well in a cooperative environment.
  • Experience programming game features and systems, especially player-visible game features.
  • One or more shipped products, especially PC products.
  • Strong multi-threaded programming skills.


  • Lua and/or Python development skills.
  • UI development experience, including Scaleform and/or Flash/AS2/AS3 knowledge.
  • CryEngine development experience.
  • Online game and/or MMO development experience, including client/server development of game features.
  • Space combat sim development experience.
  • Experience in game physics programming and 3D math.
  • Passion for science fiction and space exploration.

Please send your resume or CV in PDF, HTML, text, or Word format to hr@cloudimperiumgames.com with “Gameplay Programmer” in the subject line if you are interested in this position.