For over 30 years, Naughty Dog has been crafting best-selling, critically acclaimed games that constantly push the boundaries of narrative, gameplay, and technology. Our most recent game, The Last of Us Part II, has received over 300 Game of the Year awards and three of our games are among the top 10 highest scored games on the PlayStation 4. As a part of the Naughty Dog legacy, you’ll become a part of continuing the development of extraordinary and enduring experiences for a broad, global range of audiences.

A Game Systems Programmer is a generalist who develops a wide range technologies that bridge the gap between the low-level engine and the game logic. The Game Systems team is responsible for technologies such as script compilation and runtime, cinematics, character dialog, user interfaces, game save/load, and the list goes on. In this role, you'll collaborate closely with some of the best developers in the world across a wide range of backgrounds and areas of expertise.


  • Design and implement new gameplay and engine systems, in collaboration with design, animation, audio and other departments

  • Support and improve existing gameplay and engine systems; adapt them to the needs of new games in development

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

  • Strong math skills with emphasis on 3D math

  • Strong knowledge of C and C++ programming languages

  • Possesses the ability and drive to contribute and advance all aspects of a game


  • Console programming experience

  • Passion for playing and developing exceptional games

As part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates should expect to be given a technical interview.

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