Join Constellation!

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!


Your Daily Life at Bethesda Game Studios

As Senior Systems Programmer (Physics), you will…

  • Write clear, maintainable, highly functional code and portable C++ code

  • Plan and design code in collaboration with team members

  • Create, improve and maintain the physics system

  • Maintain and enhance the stability, quality and variety of game physics elements

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

  • Provide technical expertise to develop cutting-edge technologies to include: architecture, design, prototype, implement, test, debug, document, profile, maintain, and support

  • Review code from other team members


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

  • You have at least 5 years of professional experience as a Physics Programmer with at least 2 years of Havok experience

  • You've obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent experience

  • You have excellent analytic and mathematical skills

  • You have very strong C++ design and coding experience

  • You are experienced in building multithreaded, real-time systems

  • You are experienced in writing systems balancing performance and maintainability

  • You have experience profiling and optimizing both CPU and GPU utilization

  • You have a passion for making GREAT games

Preferred Skills

Bonus Skills

  • You have experience with other Havok products

  • You have experience with other physics engine

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

Salary Range

Sr. Systems Programmer - The typical base pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $100,000 - $215,000 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.