Lead Engine Programmer

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Programming and Development
Certain Affinity Inc.
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Love problem solving? Does working with a top-notch group of collaborative programmers sound amazing? Interested in a stable and independent studio working on multiple AAA titles? Certain Affinity is an Austin, Texas studio comprised of a tightly-knit group of experienced industry veterans committed to quality work and a quality life.

As the first Lead Engine Programmer at Certain Affinity, you will report to the Technical Director and will collaborate with project and studio leadership to deliver innovative games running on best-in-class tools and technology. Your years of experience solving complex technical issues will serve you well as you and your team design, refactor, optimize, and debug industry-leading game engines.


Champion a vision and roadmap for the game engine that is both exciting and practical
Empower our creative art and design teams to do their best work through innovative and efficient tools
Collaborate with strong engineers to design and build architectures for new systems and refactor those of current systems
Identify, onboard, and mentor new talent
Communicate project status, risks, and schedule to internal and external stakeholders
Define memory and performance budgets
Establish coding standards and peer review processes that ensure a robust, maintainable codebase
Proactively identify technical risk and propose solutions
Provide prioritized scheduling and staffing requirements to meet project deadlines


8+ years experience
One or more shipped AAA games as a lead engineer
Outstanding C/C++ programming, debugging, and optimization skills
Experience improving large, established game engines
Proven, broad and deep experience with the technical pipelines and processes needed to make a game, such as rendering, networking, threading, memory management, streaming systems, and performance
Skillfully balance product, team, and technical requirements
A passion for making great games

Extra Credit

Console action game experience (Xbox One, PS4)
Cross discipline skills: An eye for great art and game design

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Certain Affinity Inc.
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Contact: Recruitment Team

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