Lead Core Tech Engineer

Engineering Austin, Texas


Would you like to work on some of the greatest franchises in gaming history? Certain Affinity is an exclusive, independent Austin developer comprised of a tightly-knit group of experienced, no-nonsense veterans committed to solid work/life balance. We’re best known for co-developing numerous AAA FPS games, though we are also creating compelling new games of our own.

Certain Affinity is looking to hire a Lead Engineer to lead a team of engineers with passion, focus, and drive. This role will balance hands-on programming and managing people. If this type of role is what you have been looking for we would love to hear from you.


  • Lead a team of engineers at a variety of experience levels
  • Turn ambiguous technical requirements into well-defined tasks that are delivered on time
  • Hire and mentor less experienced engineers, providing feedback, career growth, and development opportunities
  • Lead by example; 70% hands-on programming, 30% people management
  • Facilitate team communication and collaboration
  • Help establish and evangelize departmental processes and best practices
  • Find efficient and creative solutions in existing code bases
  • Be responsible for your team’s network, memory, GPU and CPU performance


  • Experience leading a team of 4 or more engineers
  • 5+ years of professional programming experience
  • Proficient in C/C++
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
  • Creative, motivated, focused, passionate, and results-oriented
  • Experience building development pipelines and tools for internal and external teams
  • Familiar with core game systems such as scripting, UI, rendering, animation, physics, and data pipelines
  • Comfortable in large established codebases
  • Self-motivated and able to subdivide and distribute complex tasks

Extra Credit

  • 1 or more shipped titles (especially in a lead role)
  • Development experience in Unreal 4
  • Console experience (XB1/PS4 preferred)
  • Experience with additional languages (C#, Python, JavaScript, Go, etc…)
  • Passion for multiplayer action games

Certain Affinity offers relocation for this position to Austin, Texas where we make it all happen.