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Ready at Dawn

Engine Programmer

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Ready at Dawn
🇺🇸 Irvine, CA

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

We are looking for an Engine Programmer to join Ready at Dawn in creating high profile original titles across multiple platforms.Engine Programmers collaborate with artists, designers, and programmers across multiple disciplines to develop the proprietary in-house engine that powers our games. An ideal candidate is someone who can find creative solutions to challenging problems, and who also has experience with using the latest 3D graphical hardware and techniques.


  • Maintain and extend the content processing pipeline for the proprietary Ready at Dawn Engine
  • Contribute to the engine's code compilation pipeline for C++ and Rust
  • Collaborate with other members of the tools and engine teams to implement new engine features and development tools
  • Take a leading role in integrating Ready at Dawn's development pipeline with Facebook's internal infrastructure
  • Research and develop future improvements to the content processing and compilation pipelines

Minimum Qualification

  • 5+ years of experience in game development or multiple shipped games
  • C/C++ skills
  • Knowledge of compiler toolchains and build systems
  • Familiar with game asset pipelines
  • Experience collaborating with engineers across multiple teams on new features
  • Experience working independently and to be self-directed
  • Self motivation with a work ethic
  • Experienced with advanced 3D mathematics

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience shipping AAA titles
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with Rust
  • Experience working on content processing pipelines for game engines
  • Experience working with distributed computing platforms
  • Experience with optimizing network and file I/O performance
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering

Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at [email protected]