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Blackbird Interactive

Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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Graphics/Rendering Engineer


Our team is seeking a Graphics Programmer. This position involves working with artists, game programmers, and fellow engine programmers to develop a unique visual style. The ideal candidate will have a passion for attention to detail and has a broad interest in contributing to diverse areas of development including visuals, iteration times, code quality, performance, and reliability.


  • Drive the visual aspects of the game with a focus on AAA quality
  • Be responsible for performance across a wide range of platforms
  • Work closely with the Art Director to ensure their vision is achieved

  • 0-5 years’ experience, ideally on at least one shipped title
  • Strong C++ skills
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Passion for graphics programming and algorithms / mathematics (linear algebra, trigonometry)
  • Good understanding of game content pipeline and tools
  • Strong ability to collaborate with technical and non-technical teammates
  • Self-motivated and a great teammate willing to pitch in on many areas of development

  • A degree in computer science, related field, or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with rendering techniques, shader development and graphics hardware and API’s
  • Experience with multi-threaded programming
  • Experience with particle / effects systems


  • Competitive salary
  • Extended Health & Dental benefits
  • Generous vacation and sick day allowances
  • Other studio programs related to maintaining the health and well being of our staff

At Blackbird, we're all about being true to our roots. We started small in our CEO's garage, and even though we're expanding, our desire is to stick to that foundation of creativity, community, and collaboration. Our team has proved that great ideas can come from any position in any discipline, so it's important to us to make sure every voice is heard.
Work/life balance is extremely important to us, and we've demonstrated that over the years by severely limiting over-time requirements. We want people to be happy about coming to work every day, and to that end we offer lots of opportunities for growth and development--whether it's lunch and learns, team events, or our generous vacation days, paid holiday closure and flexible schedules. We also try to provide every opportunity possible for our employees to spearhead R&D initiatives through our BlackOps program. In short, don't expect to feel like a cog in a machine working for BBI. 
Must be eligible and available for Full Time & On-site work in Vancouver, BC.
Please send a cover letter with your resume and application. If applying for an artistic role, please provide a link to your portfolio and/or demo reel.

Blackbird Interactive is committed to diversity and building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. BBI does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.

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