As a Lead Gameplay Engineer focused on gameplay programming, you'll continue to grow your expertise in writing high-quality gameplay code while directly managing a team of 2-4 gameplay engineers and empowering their career growth. We’re seeking someone who has strong gameplay programming chops, is able to effectively lead a gameplay team, and is interested in growing their people management responsibilities and skills. We are prepared to craft the role around the right person, whether you’ve been programming for 5 years or for 20. Teaching others first and maintaining a mentorship culture are key ingredients to our success.

We encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the skills listed here. We understand that your qualifications may shine through in different ways and can be based on unique perspectives and experiences.

Gamebreaking Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity, and are committed to maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for our team.

We are currently open to hiring candidates to work out of the following locations:

  • South America
  • Latin America

    Desired Skills & Qualifications

    • A passion for games and entertainment that shows. Whether you love video games, board games, cosplay, or freeze tag — we want to know! If it doesn’t shine through your resume (e.g. work, academic, or community experience), please submit a cover letter
    • 5+ years of professional gameplay programming experience
    • Experience working in a modern game engine (e.g. Unreal, Unity, Proprietary)
    • Experience working in a large, established code base
    • Demonstrated experience leading other engineers in a professional setting
    • Deep knowledge of either C++ or C# programming and best practices
    • Flexibility and desire to work on a variety of game systems

    Your Responsibilities

    • Split your time between programming/tech contributions and management (50/50)
    • Write gameplay code that is clear, well-tested and modular.
    • Architect gameplay features and systems with best practices in mind.
    • Lead and manage a small team (2-4) of engineers.
    • Mentor and develop engineering talent within the company.
    • Help build the engineering team, including interviewing, hiring engineers.

    Our Responsibilities To You

    • Encourage healthy working hours, PTO, and a respect for your time.
    • Foster an environment of equal opportunity, treatment, and inclusion.
    • Create a fun and playful environment that remains professional and respectful.
    • Grow our culture positively and meaningfully through a high level of transparency and thoughtful conversation.
    • Provide opportunities for you to learn and grow.

    Potential Roles and Growth Paths (Choose One)

    • Senior Engineering Manager - Hire, lead, and manage multiple teams of engineers and/or other Engineering Managers.
    • Business Development Lead — Learn the business, build relationships with clients and manage technical and non-technical stakeholders at client accounts.
    • DIY — A small company means big opportunities if you're willing to forge your path, and we're here to support you!

    Salary

    • US - $115,000.00 - $200,000.00*
    • International (North & South America) - Top of local market

    *This represents the full range across the US (from bottom of lowest to top of highest cost of living area) and the actual salary range may sit somewhere in between

    Perks (US)

    • Full Health Benefits — Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • Open PTO
    • Fully Remote Work
    • Annual Company Retreat
    • Stock Options
    • Retirement Account Company Match
    • Parental Leave

    Perks (International)

    About Gamebreaking

    Gamebreaking Studios is a young, growing, LA-based company founded by technology leaders from around games, entertainment, and software. We found early success providing work-for-hire to other studios and now build everything from end-to-end games to online game platforms to individual feature integrations. We also develop our own games and IP alongside other projects.

    Our mission: We aspire to make games and media so fun that it improves people's relationships and behaviors. That is to say, while we are not a "serious games" company, we believe that making fun-first games enables us to have a positive impact. We believe deeply in our core values and hope to find people who share them:

    • Take Responsibility
    • Raise The Tide, Not One Boat
    • Ambitious Goals, Disciplined Execution
    • Design For People, Own Your Craft
    • We Play Together

    Notes for non-US citizens

    …living and working in the US

    Gamebreaking Studios is an E-Verify employer and will consider candidates for this position, such as F-1 visa holders with OPT or OPT STEM-extension work authorization, who are authorized to work in the US. US work authorization is a prerequisite for candidates who intend to live and work in the US while working for us. As such, Gamebreaking Studios will not sponsor US work visas (such as H-1B visas).

    …living and working outside the US

    This position is open to candidates living and working in North and South America. Applicants must be fluent in English, willing to work according to US time zones (must be available 8am - 3pm Pacific Time), and have a strong, stable internet connection conducive to remote work and video calls. Outside the US, we work with an Employer of Record to hire full-time employees. This works very similar to how employees would work for a company based in their home country. Note that work authorization in the country you will work from is still required.