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Company Name:
Playdek Inc.
Carlsbad, California
United States
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
Android, iOS
Experience Level:
Bachelor's Degree

Senior Gameplay Programmer

Essential Job Functions:

The Senior Gameplay Programmer is primarily responsible for developing game rules and automated opponents for our line of strategy games.  He/she will participate in defining the vision and “fun factor” for the games as well as implementation.  The ideal candidate will provide technical guidance to programmers, associate programmers, designers and artists throughout the entire product development process.  Responsibilities will also include ensuring that the end product meets pre-determined expectations. Solid C++ programming skills are a must.



What You’ll Do:

  • Architects and implements automated opponents for strategy games
  • Assists in architecting and implementing game mechanics and presentation
  • Constructs solutions to unforeseen design problems in a timely manner
  • Understands and follows a task schedule that is provided by the Lead
  • Coordinates with Lead to communicate scheduling and progress information
  • Guides and mentors junior engineers on the team – helps others grow
  • Applies strong problem-solving/debugging skills
  • Interacts and communicates effectively with management on both a project and studio level
  • Performs other similar or related duties as necessary


What We’re Looking For:

  • 5+ years of relevant development experience
  • Experience with a variety of modern AI techniques
  • Completed at least 2 game cycles from start to finish. 
  • Expert knowledge of C/C++
  • Strong 3D math experience
  • iOS and other mobile experience desired


Full Health, Dental, and Vision; 401k; Life Insurance, Short/Long Term Disability, 10 vacation days, 6 sick days, 2 floating holidays, 8 additional paid holidays employee referral bonus, tuition reimbursement, employee stock purchase plan, team luncheons/outings, snacks, drinks, and then some.


Playdek is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the U.S