Senior Engine Programmer - Graphics



We are a company for gamers, by gamers. We believe that truly good and deeply compelling games are timeless and will ultimately prevail over fine-tuned shallow addiction cycles. Our mission is to make deeply engaging and technically outstanding games, while embracing all the opportunities of cross-platform, new business models and a games industry in flux.

We are looking for motivated and highly skilled people who share our love for making outstanding games. You will need to be ready to take on the task of being part of a small but experienced and dedicated team, not be afraid to get your hands dirty, and have a can-do attitude. Join us! It’s going to be a thrilling ride.

We are looking for one of those amazing programming people, who love solving problems and helping everyone else in the studio work more efficiently, with great tech that works, forever immortalized in our proprietary EVIL Engine! As a Senior Engine Programmer - Graphics you’ll design, build and optimize the core proprietary engine technology and tools that lie at the heart of our games.  

Ultimately, you'll be creating the backbone and infrastructure that runs our games, enabling our designers and artists to build even more amazing characters, worlds and experiences that our players would previously have thought to be impossible.  

You’ll be working really closely with our CTO in a small but growing team to maintain and extend the client, server, and backend technologies, bring truly new and innovative engine technology to market, and to ALSO help us push the boundaries of what players can expect from mobile gaming. 

For the right candidate, this role could even be leveled up to an Architect / Lead position. Sounds SUPER evil, right??


  • You've got to have a passion for programming and a talent for building fast, efficient and scalable game engine technology.
  • You've got to have a rock-solid understanding of overall game engine architecture.
  • You've got to have a talent for optimizing code for performance, scalability and clarity.
  • You've got to have deep and specialized knowledge on one or more of the following topics: rendering, lighting, shading, animation, effects, mathematics, threading, networking, data loading and serialization, compiler development and tools development.
  • Experience with any or all of the following technologies: iOS, Android, Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, ARM, PowerVR, OpenGL, DirectX, PlayStation, Xbox
  • You’ve worked on, completed and shipped several games.
  • You have extensive experience with console development.
  • You have eight years (or more) professional work experience as an engineer.
  • You are fluent in C++; proficient with Python.
  • You have a masters level degree or equivalent education in computer science or related field.
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills and aren’t afraid to voice your opinion.

Bonus points for: 

  • Experience with any or all of the following technologies: Redis, MongoDB, AWS
  • You have a deep interest in play mechanics and a passion for game design.

The base annual salary range for this position in the United States is $65,000 - $175,000. The base salary is just one part of the overall compensation package. SEMC also offers a package of benefits, including, healthcare coverage, unlimited PTO, a remote work environment, flex working schedule, parental leave support, 100% 401k match on the first 3% of your contribution, and paid local hangout meals and events. All full time roles are also eligible for annual bonuses and equity.

This base pay range is for the United States only and does not apply to international locations. The range for each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by location and additional factors including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

Do you feel like you don’t meet each and every requirement on the job description? Many people don't apply for jobs unless they feel they exceed at every one of these job requirements. It’s very important for us at SEMC to ensure we have a diverse and inclusive group of talent, so please go ahead and apply even if you feel that you’re not a “perfect” fit! You just might be what we’re looking for!