Senior Generalist programmer - Ottawa, CA

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Posted 09 February 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameDave Moss

Job description

Senior Generalist Programmer

Snowed In Studios - Ottawa, CA

Snowed in Studios are currently looking to add an experienced Senior Generalist Programmer to their amazing team based in Ottawa, Canada. In this role, you will use your skills in C++ / C# to help client studios to bring their games to realisation. As a seasoned pro, you may also be asked to take the technical lead on some projects, as well as help Snowed In grow and develop junior programmers.

You will use your passion for games, insatiable curiosity, and versatility to work on a variety of projects and across all aspects of game development. In return, you will be part of a creative and supportive team environment with the ability to have a direct impact on the development of top-tier games.

As part of Keywords Studios’ engineering service line, Snowed In Studios provide programming support to some of the most important and exciting games being made today. You’ll have the chance to make a global impact, working in a studio known for shipping some of the most prestigious household names in gaming.

Employee satisfaction is at the top of their priority list, as they understand that you work your best when you’re happy. This is why Snowed In were recently recognized as one of the Top 10 Places to Work in Ottawa and one of the Best Places to Work in Canada by!

Your role and responsibilities will include...
  • Working closely with client studios to bring their games to realisation
  • Designing, implementing, and debugging game features
  • Working on game toolsets and pipelines
  • Analysing and optimising runtimes
  • Collaborating on systems and tools to help designers implement their creative vision
  • Building a solid relationship with programming peers in-house and around the world
  • Supporting team mates to accomplish goals

For this role, you'll need...
  • 5+ years' professional experience
  • Advanced programming skills in C++ and C# with strong understanding of the fundamentals
  • A comprehensive understanding of code, utilising both holistic and atomistic approaches
  • Experience with game engines such as Unity 3D and Unreal Engine
  • A background working in large codebases
  • Code analysis and optimisation skills
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Comfortability with vector and matrix math as well as algorithms
  • Understanding of various design patterns and their benefits/draw backs
  • BSc in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Bonus points if you have...
  • Experience with console development (PS4, Xbox One, etc.)
  • Experience with mobile development
  • Multiple shipped titles
  • Experience working directly with external clients

Just some of the benefits of working with Snowed In Studios include...
  • The chance to work in AAA, in a no-crunch modern studio with a relaxed atmosphere and a variety of work
  • Comprehensive benefits package that covers Dental Care, Health Care (including out of country coverage), Vision Care, Long Term Disability, Physio, Massage etc.
  • Generous leave policies including 3 weeks paid vacation (plus 1 week over the Holiday Season), unlimited sick leave and 2 paid personal days
  • Parental leave top-up and an Employee and Family Assistance Plan that offer 24/7 free and confidential help with your physical and mental health
  • RRSP Matching and Employee Stock Purchase programs
  • Financial assistance with relocation to Ottawa
  • A dynamic and supportive team environment with a range of experience and an amazing culture
  • The opportunity to build or expand your career the way you want to, in a smaller studio connected to a global studio family

Interested? Want to know more?

Get in touch with Dave on +44 (0)1709 834 777 or email