This job listing expired on May 31, 2023

Would you like to work on a new IP and new genre at Bungie that combines amazing action feel with lighthearted and whimsical characters? Are you on a mission to create games that bond players together into deeply invested communities?

As a Lead Social Engineer at Bungie, you will build the architecture and systems that will enable social connections in shared spaces for millions of players. Most importantly, you will work with a fun, dedicated, cross-discipline team united around our mission to create a positive impact in people's lives as we bring a new Bungie world to life.

We look for candidates who value joining a mission-focused team with a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, interests, and viewpoints.


  • Build and maintain production-quality systems, workflows, and tools in C++

  • Directly manage and lead several engineers, providing support, technical mentorship, constructive feedback and career development coaching

  • Collaborate daily with a cross-disciplinary team to build delightful new experiences

  • Effectively write clear, concise, and accurate technical documentation, with the ability to summarize complex topics and achieve alignment across multiple teams


  • Ability to communicate with teammates of different technical and non-technical backgrounds to help them navigate technology and achieve their goals

  • Experience leading (direct management, mentoring, or guiding) engineers

  • Experience building client-side systems that integrate with online backend state (ex. player inventory, progression, quests, seasonal events) in a shipped service game

  • Ability to build client-side social systems (ex. party invite/join flows, matchmaking, chat) for shared online worlds


  • Experience with development using the Unreal Engine

  • Experience with development on a variety of platforms (PC, console, mobile)

  • Experience with technologies and best practices to build healthy online communities (anti-toxicity systems, COPPA compliance, etc.)

  • Interest in dynamic/generative narrative systems in simulation genres

  • Interest in cozy, lighthearted social simulation worlds

Listed below is this role's base pay range. In other locations that Bungie has approved for remote work, this pay range may be adjusted up to +/- 10% and some roles may be classified as non-exempt (hourly). This range is determined by an array of factors, including training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, and market demands. Additionally, it is subject to change and may be modified in the future. In the journey to make incredible worlds, Bungie employees don't simply do meaningful work - they receive meaningful support. Competitive salaries and discretionary bonus opportunities are just the start. We offer comprehensive healthcare coverage, generous 401(k) matching, flexible time off policies, paid parental leave, social clubs, and so much more. Check out our benefits page: Benefits - Bungie Careers to see all the perks that come with joining Bungie.

Washington State Pay Range

$200,000—$235,000 USD

Bungie full-time employees in the U.S. also receive:

  • 20 days of accrued time-off in the form of PTO and sabbatical days, depending on the level of the position

  • 10 paid Floating Days annually, prorated in the first year of employment based on start date

  • 10 paid Bungie-observed holidays annually

  • One hour of Paid Sick Time (PST) for every 30 hours worked

International FTE employees receive competitive benefits.

So you don't meet every requirement listed in this job description? Do you think your experience level is not where it needs to be? Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification. Bungie is focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. If you're interested in this position but your past experience doesn't line up perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we want you to apply anyway. The right role for you may be right around the corner!

Most Bungie full-time employees will adopt a digital first approach allowing remote work in Bungie approved locations (outside of positions identified as 100% onsite in Bellevue/Seattle, or individuals preferring a hybrid/flex environment). Prospective full-time employees located outside of CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI will need to establish residency in one of the states we are compliant in within 45 days of a start date. Contractors will follow a digital first approach adhering to the location guidelines agreed upon by our third-party employer/vendor and Bungie. Bungie’s remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion.