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Generalist R&D Programmer


iD Software


Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Programming and Development





Permanent | Full Time


Division:  | Department:  | Location: Frankfurt , DE

id Software is looking for a Generalist Research & Development (R&D) Programmer.  This person will be an integral part of a modern R&D team that not only helps the company take advantage of emerging trends but helps drive and define the trend.  As part of the team you will help ideate, investigate, and prove new techniques which can be used to improve both current and future ZeniMax titles and services.  You will be asked to not only write significant portions of new code bases but maintain and integrate that code into existing code bases as well.  Our team is results driven and we are looking for people who want to actualize real world technologies that impact the industry in a profound way.  Expect your abilities and scope of work to expand in a fast paced and highly innovative environment.


  • Work​with our R&D group to bring new technologies to light.

  • Find opportunities in developing technology trends that keep ZeniMax titles and services ahead of the curve. 

  • Work well with other team members and divisions to realize new technologies.

  • Accurately estimate schedules and deliver high quality work products to that schedule.


  • 3+ years game industry programming experience

  • Able to work towards group macro goals and not just personal lines of inquiry.

  • Able to work with group leadership to advocate for new research opportunities worth team inquiry.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent demonstrable industry experience

  • Strong C++ design and coding experience

  • Experience working in with multithreaded, real-time systems

  • Experience writing code that balances performance and maintainability

  • Excellent math

  • Enjoys jumping into lots of different systems, tackling everything from entire systems to random tasks

  • Strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving ability

  • Comfortable working in cross-discipline teams

  • Excellent organization and time management skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code that adheres to a well-documented coding standard

  • Must be a self-motivated and energetic team player with a very strong work ethic and cooperative attitude

​Desired Skills and Pluses:

  • Desire and vision to help shape a project from the ground up.

  • Experience with Engine, 3D graphics, AI, Physics, or Gameplay programming.

  • Experience with any version of idTech.

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