Senior Game Programmer (CA Remote)

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Posted 24 April 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGames Programming
Contact NameDave Moss

Job description

Riyo Games is collaborating with us as they seek a versatile Senior Game Programmer to join them as they develop "Threads of Time" a 2.5D JRPG inspired by classics like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy, where players journey from the pre-historic era to the end of time.

As a Senior Game Programmer at Riyo you’ll be crafting new mechanics and systems and ensuring they reach a high level of polish, as well as collaborating closely with Designers to create captivating gameplay experiences. You will also contribute to various aspects of game development, from gameplay systems to engine-related features.

Riyo Games are on a mission is to craft retro-infused JRPGs that evoke cherished childhood memories. As they grow, Riyo are assembling a dream team of talent from around the world, who have brought a wealth of experience to the team, including developers who have led iconic titles like Xenoblade Chronicles and Legend of Mana.

Riyo like to empower their development team, you’ll be able to contribute to the creative design of the game and take ownership of features, as you play a key part in their quest to create fun, narrative-rich games in an inclusive, supportive, collaborative and enjoyable studio environment that values diversity and inclusivity.

Your responsibilities…
  • Architect, plan, and implement new game features and systems
  • Provide development strategies and time estimates for various initiatives
  • Apply clear coding best practices and ensure the creation of strong technical documentation
  • Anticipate and address technical and developmental risks, generating effective solutions
  • Write efficient and maintainable code to uphold project standards
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 5 or more years of game development experience
  • Strong ability in C++ and understanding of Unreal Engine
  • Experience in developing gameplay, tools, and/or engine systems
  • Well-versed in design patterns and software engineering principles
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively
  • Experience with development tools like Jira and Perforce
  • Initiative-taking, resourceful, with a passion for game development
Desirable extras…
  • Degree in software engineering, computer science, or equivalent
  • Experience shipping titles using Unreal Engine 4/5
  • Experience working on console platforms and performance profiling
  • Residency in Ontario or Quebec, Canada
  • A love for JRPGs
Perks and benefits include…
  • 4 weeks of paid vacation, plus a week off in late December
  • Competitive salary
  • Life insurance
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Opportunities for skill enhancement and learning