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Come join Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning development team behind Starfield, The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. Bethesda Game Studios strives to offer its employees a well-balanced home and work life by providing competitive salaries, a generous benefits program, and offices located in some of North America’s best cities.

With a goal of creating a culture as fun and diverse as our games and our players, we welcome applicants with unique skillsets, experience levels and backgrounds. If you are passionate about making a meaningful contribution to some of the most significant games in the industry, we’d love to hear from you!

Responsibilities

Your Daily Life at Bethesda Game Studios

As Gameplay Programmer, you will…

  • Collaborate on the implementation of new gameplay features: player and characters’ behaviors, combat and powers mechanics, player movement systems, user interface, etc.

  • Work closely with designers, artists, and other programmers to iterate on gameplay features and ensure a great player experience

  • Develop and own full aspect of the game experience

  • Collaborate with other members of the programmers’ team to build sustainable and maintainable technologies and optimized code on all platforms

Qualifications

What Makes You S.P.E.C.I.A.L.

  • You have a B.Sc. in Computer Science and/or Mathematics

  • You have 5+ years of experience as a Gameplay Programmer with at least 1 shipped AAA title

  • You are proficient with C++ and object-oriented programming

  • You have demonstrable experience of networking game features and awareness of the complexities of networked gameplay (replication of state, behaviors, client/server breakdown of features and game systems)

  • You have prior development experience in the games industry

  • You have development experience on game consoles (Xbox360/PS3/Xbox One/PS4)

  • You have the ability to contribute innovative and original ideas towards all aspects of game production and development

  • You possess strong communication and organizational skills

  • You work well under pressure and can handle multiple tasks

  • You have a passion for making GREAT games

  • You have experience playing Bethesda Game Studios games

Salary Range

Gameplay Programmer - The typical base pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $75,000 - $160,000 per year.

ZeniMax has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role; the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.

At ZeniMax certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, such as merit increases and discretionary bonuses. These awards are allocated based on individual performance and are not guaranteed. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with ZeniMax and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid vacation time, paid sick and mental health time, and several paid holidays, among others.