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NetherRealm Studios

Chicago, Illinois - United States
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Advanced Software Engineer



NetherRealm Studios seeks an Advanced Software Engineer to implement cutting-edge tools and engine features that help ensure that the Mortal Kombat and Injustice franchises are industry leaders.

As an Advanced Software Engineer you will be expected to be a visionary with excellent personal work ethic. You will be expected to take on difficult problems, and in collaboration with you colleagues, plan and implement innovative solutions. Working on console platforms and also in our editing tools will require developing for fast user iteration cycles and an awareness of 60hz performance constraints. Knowledge and experience in memory management and parallelism in addition to more general development excellence will be a must.


  • Modify and extend core engine systems with a focus on future technology.

  • Work with artists, designers and gameplay engineers to implement editor functionality and improve overall workflow for the team.

  • Optimize critical code paths in the engine and tools.

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other relevant field.

  • A minimum of 8 years professional experience developing in C++ and at least two shipped AAA titles.

  • Experience working on the Xbox One and PS4 platforms strongly desired.

  • Unreal engine experience a plus.

  • Excellent C/C++ programming skills.

  • Experience writing multithreaded code.

  • The ability to write highly efficient and optimized code.

  • Experience in one or more of animation, physics, rendering, tools architecture or other game-centric disciplines.

  • Strong desire to build industry-leading technology.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to collaborate with engineers and content creators to develop robust, maintainable and cutting-edge technology.

  • Ability to openly discuss and review technical proposals, requirements, designs, algorithms, source code, and reference documents with engineers, content creators and managers.

  • Creative, focused, results-oriented, self-motivated, resourceful problem-solver with excellent debugging skills.

  • A passion for gaming, and a desire to push the boundaries of what is considered possible.

The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

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