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Join the award-winning team that created God of War

Santa Monica Studio is seeking an intermediate level Gameplay Programmer. If you love writing code and collaborating with the designers to create genre-defining games, come join our team!

The ideal candidate understands game design, champions the player experience and has the technical knowledge to bring those ideas to life through gameplay features and systems.


  • Design, implement, and maintain systems and tools to support gameplay (animation, AI, combat, camera, core tech, etc.)

  • Collaborate with designers and other programmers as needed

  • Write clear, maintainable, portable, and highly functional code

  • Profile and optimize to remove bottlenecks

  • Test and document code produced

  • Support tools and technology as needed for specific project requirements


  • B.Sc. degree in computer science or equivalent experience

  • Minimum three years of professional programming experience

  • Good understanding of what makes a game fun and interesting to play

  • Experience with player-controlled systems and/or combat

  • Expertise in C and C++

  • Strong programming generalist with a passion for learning

  • Proficient in linear algebra, matrix and vector math used in games

  • Excellent spoken and written communication

  • Able and motivated to work with other team members

  • Commitment to code quality, documentation, and sound testing procedures

Preferred Experience

  • Experience working with animation systems

  • Experience working with physics systems

  • Experience working with behavior tree and/or visual scripting systems

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

$99,900—$149,900 USD

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