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Deck Nine Games

Westminster, Colorado - United States
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Lead Programmer


Deck Nine Games is looking to hire a Lead Programmer to lead a team as we develop an unannounced AAA single-player adventure game.

What kind of programmer, you ask? A programmer of passion, talent, and unquenchable curiosity. We want someone who breathes gameplay, loves video games.  We are open to someone who has lead experience or has hit a ceiling where they’re currently working – someone with the talent, drive and experience to be a lead, but very little to no opportunities until now. 

Programming games can be challenging. We’re looking for a programmer who is dedicated and driven, but also kind, thoughtful, organized, and a joy to work with, as we will hopefully be spending a lot of time together.

Enough about what we want, here’s what you get: A full time on-site or remote position with benefits, very competitive pay, and the opportunity to lead an exceptional project with one of the most talented teams in the industry. We are striving to break new ground in the marriage of story and gameplay and you’ll be vital to our efforts. 

Please apply online:


  • Lead a team of software engineers in the design and implementation of core features
  • Collaborate with directors and leads to innovate and implement game and platform features
  • Contribute original ideas toward all aspects of the game’s production and development 
  • Review the work of other engineers and provide mentorship to help them grow in their roles and develop future leaders for the studio
  • Build an awesome team that can make meaningful and important single-player games that fans will talk about for years to come
  • Solve complex and time-sensitive problems
  • Provide technical leadership across the broader studio 

Required Skills

  • Experience shipping games in a senior or lead role
  • Expert on at least one major current gen platform
  • Fluent in C++
  • Creative, focused, results-oriented, self-motivated, resourceful problem-solver with excellent debugging and strong communications skills
  • A passion for well architected, robust, maintainable, and extensible code with good coding standards
  • Ability to mentor, interview, and evaluate programmers
  • Comfortable working within and enhancing an established code framework
  • Passionate about making games
  • Patient and calm during periods of stress
  • Degree in software engineering, computer science, physics, math or equivalent
  • Must exhibit a positive attitude and be a strong team player 


Beneficial Skills

  • .NET programming experience
  • Experience working with Maya API


Required Experience

  • 5+ years C++ programming experience
  • Multiple shipped games
  • Unreal Engine experience
  • AAA games experience
  • Experience on at least one current gen console 



·  Competitive salary depending on experience

·  Generous 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



Salary: DOE


About Deck Nine


Here at Deck Nine Games our passion is storytelling games. We are an independent game developer dedicated to crafting AAA interactive story games that inspire, transform, and entertain players. In 2021 we released Life is Strange True Colors, which went on to win multiple awards for storytelling and visuals, including best storytelling for 2021 and a VGA for Games for Impact. Recently we announced that we are developing a game for the hit sci-fi Amazon series, The Expanse. Our prior titles have won multiple awards, including Game of the Year and nominations for VGA and BAFTA awards. The studio is 100+ amazing people both located in our headquarters in sunny Westminster, Colorado and spread throughout the world permanently remote.

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.


If this sounds appealing to you, please apply now!

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