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Deck Nine Games

Westminster, Colorado - United States
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Engine Programmer


Deck Nine Games is looking to hire a talented Senior Engine Programmer to help us build and deliver an unannounced AAA single-player adventure game.

Located near Boulder, Colorado, Deck Nine Games is a BAFTA and VGA nominated developer of narrative adventure games. Always innovating, we're growing and are seeking highly qualified programmers to join our amazing team.

Our programmers are in creative positions that collaborate closely across disciplines with some of the most passionate developers in the world.

Currently the studio is remote, waiting until it is safe to return to the office. For this position we would consider both onsite and fully remote applicants.


  • Work closely with talented artists and programmers to make amazing games that play and perform well on a wide range of platforms
  • Design and implement platform features
  • Optimize the game to run the best it can with the greatest quality we can achieve
  • Help direct design and content decisions based on engine and platform restrictions and best practices
  • Research and take advantage of latest engine techniques and platform features
  • Mentor and grow more junior team members

Requirements & Skills:

  • Senior-level experience in the console/PC industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Physics, Math, or equivalent
  • A passion for optimizing both performance and memory and a desire to squeeze the most of hardware
  • Strong knowledge of C++ programming language
  • Expertise on at least one current gen platform
  • Shipped games on a range of platforms
  • Unreal 4 experience
  • Be a driven, motivated personality that wants to make great games


  • AAA games experience
  • Asset streaming and LOD experience
  • Experience working with publishing tools with Platform Holders
  • Nintendo Switch experience
  • Familiarity with GPU and CPU hardware


  • Salary Range $70k-$150k depending on experience
  • Unlimited Vacation Time and paid Parental Leave
  • Health insurance for you and your family at a low cost to you
  • Dental and Vision insurance for you and your family at NO cost to you
  • Life and Disability benefits at NO cost to you
  • Optional Flexible Spending Account (including Healthcare and Limited Purpose), Dependent Care Account, and Health Savings Account available
  • Optional Supplemental Health and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with an Employer Match
  • Growth opportunities for your career

About Deck Nine

Deck Nine Games is an independent game developer dedicated to crafting interactive story games that inspire, transform, and entertain players. Our passion is storytelling games.

Our first narrative game, Life is Strange: Before the Storm is loved by fans and has won multiple awards, including Game of Year and was nominated for both a VGA and a BAFTA. The studio is 100+ people and is in sunny Westminster, Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains. We hope to share more information about our next title with Square Enix as soon as we can.

We’re looking for talented and self-motivated people to join us as we aim to rise to the top of the storytelling game studios. If this sounds appealing to you, please apply!

As the crafters of stories that encompass the full breadth of life’s experiences, Deck Nine is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural team in which people from all walks of life feel inspired to do their best work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and believe deeply in the creativity and strength built from diversity of race, religion, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nationality, and the many other qualities that make us different.

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