Do you love building systems that empower teammates to build high-quality, cross-platform games? Would you like to help Bungie create their next enduring game loved by fans? Are you excited about working at a company that values your work-life balance and is invested in creating an inclusive workplace for every employee? Help us excel by delivering the foundation for what’s next at Bungie.

As a Lead Engineer you will support our team by working on the systems that enable us to release our game in a regular cadence across all our supported platforms. This work includes things such as automation, anti-cheat, developer tooling, game patching, and platform specific work. You will guide and mentor engineers in the engineering culture, technology, and best practices that enable us to build great games. If you enjoy people management as much as solving a technical challenge, this role is for you.


  • Manage engineers, providing support, mentorship, constructive feedback, and career development guidance

  • Write and maintain production-quality C++

  • Build, extend, and repair systems and platform code in our proprietary game engine

  • Collaborate daily with your team to craft robust, performant, and maintainable code

  • Help translate team goals into actionable plans


  • Willingness to be part of a “we” culture. You work well with others to reach common goals— team fit and culture are especially important to us

  • Experience leading teams developing complex products with high cross-team dependencies

  • Experience programming in C++

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


  • Familiar with agile software development (e.g. scrum, kanban, etc.)

  • Familiar with modern development practices (e.g. automated testing)

  • Familiar with anti-cheat methodologies

  • Understanding of one or more modern console architectures or multi-platform systems

Listed below is this role's base pay range. When a role is to be filled by candidates at multiple levels, more than one pay range will be shown. 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

$196,000—$235,000 USD

Bungie 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

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.