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Forgotten Empires is a full-service game developer focused on Windows PC games. While headquartered in the U.S., our team consists of 80+ passionate individuals from around the globe, each of whom brings a unique skill set and perspective to the table. Since 2022 we are part of Keywords Studios.

We are currently looking to add an experienced Software Engineering Lead to work on Age of Empires: Legacy. As a programmer with us, you will use your awesome skills in C++ to help us to bring our games to realization. In return, you will be part of a creative and supportive team environment with the ability to have a direct impact on the development of top-tier games.

Are you up for the challenge?

Some of the cool stuff you'll be doing:

  • Managing your team working on a C++ codebase on a custom (legacy) engine.

  • Guiding team members on code maintenance and new feature implementation.

  • Updating, writing new features and optimizing an existing engine.

  • Determining project requirements and developing work schedules for the team.

  • Delegating/tracking tasks and achieving daily, weekly, and monthly goals.

  • Working with a multidisciplinary team to align on overall project goals; work with other leads to complete projects.

  • Liaising with team members, management, and clients to ensure projects are completed to standard.


What you'll bring to the table:

  • Proven C++ experience

  • Previous leadership experience.

  • 2+ years experience in the video game industry (with at least 1 completed project)

  • Experience working in a team environment.

  • B2-C1 English level – conversational and written.

  • Player/Development experience with RTS games is a plus (especially Age of Empires)


  • Málaga, Spain OR Working remotely. (EU/US time zones required)


We are a fully remote studio and offer competitive employment packages to suit your individual circumstances.