Do you love games and the technology that brings their characters to life? Do you enjoy collaborating closely with creative talent? Would you like to help Bungie create our next enduring game?

As a Lead Gameplay Engineer in AI at Bungie, you will collaborate with designers and engineers to drive development of the Artificial Intelligence technology that brings Marathon's simulated combatants to life. You will learn how Bungie’s AI systems work, you will work within our networked gameplay architecture, and you will help formulate our strategy for building dynamic characters that populate an evolving multiplayer living world. Most importantly, you will work with a fun, talented, and energetic team invested in creating a new, world-class gaming experience.


  • Lead AI technology development on Marathon

  • Collaborate with design leads to develop technical solutions that meet their needs

  • Work across teams to discover dependencies, plan tasks, and align on the AI team's feature roadmap

  • Be an owner, decision-maker, and guide as needed for technical features in AI

  • Manage engineers - providing support, technical mentorship, constructive feedback, and career development coaching


  • Build and maintain production quality C++ code

  • Proficiency in 3D math, data structures, algorithms, and profiling for performance

  • Communicate with fellow engineers to jointly design, write, and review code as a team

  • Communicate with customers from non-technical backgrounds to help them navigate technology and achieve their goals

  • Lead (managing, mentoring, and guiding) engineers through planning, development, and shipping

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.

Bellevue Pay Range

$200,000—$235,000 USD

Bungie full-time (non-contract) 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

Contract and International FTE employees receive competitive benefits through their relevant contracting agency.

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.