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Join the award-winning team that created God of War

Santa Monica Studio is seeking an experienced Tools Programmer for the development of a new unannounced title!

You're into tools. You’re into making everyone else’s life better. You spend your time thinking about workflow improvements, slick user interfaces and optimizations that will decrease iteration times.


  • Collaborate to analyze workflows, identify areas for improvement, establish requirements, design and implement solutions

  • Contribute to the overall vision for content-authoring tools within the studio

  • Troubleshoot issues; solve them: implement robust, high-quality solutions

  • Profile and optimize systems to remove bottlenecks and improve performance

  • Mentor and guide team members in areas of expertise; instill best practices


  • Minimum five years of professional programming experience

  • Expertise in C++ and Python

  • Extensive knowledge of Autodesk Maya and the Maya C++ API

  • Good understanding of 3D math

  • Skilled in tools design, workflows and usability

  • Professional experience demonstrating proficiency in algorithm design, understanding of complexity, and software architecture and design

  • Ability to write clean, maintainable and extensible code with attention to reusability

  • Excellent spoken and written communication

  • Good collaborator within a large, diverse team

Preferred Experience

  • Industry experience working or shipping AAA titles

  • Familiar with different game engines and their toolsets

  • Experience with Universal Scene Description (USD)

At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location. Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$139,400—$209,000 USD

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