At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar Games is seeking a Senior Embedded Software Engineer to join a team focused on designing and building cutting-edge hardware tools for motion capture and game production. This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar’s unique game development studio in Santa Monica.

The ideal candidate will be skilled in programming embedded systems with an emphasis on rapid prototyping and quick turn-around designs. You need to be a well-rounded tinkerer at heart. You will collaborate with an experienced team of design engineers deploying and supporting new gear around the world. 


  • We design and build cutting-edge hardware tools for motion capture and game production.

  • We collaborate closely with our stakeholders to create and invent new devices.

  • We design cameras, high precision timing circuits, scanners, etc., all in the service of creating the best games.


  • Join our core animation technology team and work closely with hardware, animation, rigging, technical art, and tools teams across different Rockstar studios.

  • Design and develop embedded solutions, including interfaces, and drivers for performance capture devices, not limited to cameras and sensors.

  • Develop solutions in both Linux and Windows environments.

  • Create documentation.

  • Occasionally travel to deploy and troubleshoot our products.  


  • BSc/MSc in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, a related field, or equivalent experience. 

  • 5+ years of experience with driver, interface and embedded programming.


  • Proven experience using C/C++ to develop solutions on embedded ARM Linux.

  • Demonstrable experience using C/C++ for interfacing with embedded devices through the network, USB, I2C, USART, or other ports.

  • Experience creating a GUI in Linux or Windows to access the hardware.

  • Embedded Linux proficiency. 

  • Ability to effectively communicate, provide feedback, and inspire teammates. 


  • Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Knowledge of OpenCV.

  • QT experience.

  • GPU programming (CUDA, OpenCL, etc).

  • Linux kernel development.


Please apply with a resume and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is committed to creating a work environment that promotes equal opportunity, dignity and respect. In line with this commitment, Rockstar will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities during the recruitment process in order for such applicants to be considered for the position for which they are applying, as well as to qualified employees to enable them to perform the essential functions of their roles. If you need more information about Rockstar’s reasonable accommodation policies or process, or need to request an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race, or any other protected category.

The pay range for this position in Los Angeles at the start of employment is expected to be between the range below* per year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

*Los Angeles Pay Range

$120,000—$140,000 USD