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Smoking Gun Interactive, a Keywords Studio, is an industry-leading game development studio founded in 2007 by award-winning industry veterans. SGI is fearless in creating IP and boldly partners with renowned brands to develop a wide range of world-class, immersive titles and interactive experiences that resonate with strategy gamers worldwide and entertain millions of casual players every day.

We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, and a creative and driven work environment with our passionate team of talented professionals on high quality projects.

Job Purpose

As a Senior Programmer at Smoking Gun Interactive (SGI), you’re a talented and driven person who enjoys working on great projects. You have experience in a variety of areas of game development and are able and willing to work on any area of game programming needed, with a focus on full-stack development experience. You’re experienced in mentoring and training programmers and are interested in eventually moving into a leadership role.


In this role, you will:

  • Collaborate with the Lead Programmer & Technical Director to establish a unified technology vision for the project including writing and reviewing technical design documents;

  • Produce high-quality, efficient, clean, and modular code;

  • Show proactivity in identifying tasks/problems that need tackling, outside of known scheduled work, from refactoring to bug fixing;

  • Provide mentorship and training for programmers to create an atmosphere of cooperation and learning;

  • Provide and accept feedback on all aspects of code quality (performance, readability, testability, design).

To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a programmer in the game industry and or related field;

  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent;

  • Passion for playing and creating innovative games – you consider yourself a gamer;

  • Shipped at least one game as a senior or lead programmer;

  • A natural affinity for being strongly self-motivated and an independent worker;

  • Expert working knowledge of C++, Standard Library and Object Oriented Design;

  • Strong understanding of general and 3D math, statistics and probability;

  • Excellent problem-solving abilities, proven ability to tackle hard problems in creative ways;

  • Excellent Oral and written communication skills;

  • A positive attitude with a desire to work within a team environment towards a common goal;

  • Impressive ability to estimate work load and execute on the work in the time estimated.

It would also be great if you had experience with:

  • Any of the following languages, C#, Java, Lua, HLSL/Cg shaders;

  • Mobile: iOS, Android;

  • Test Driven Development;

  • Visual Studio, Perforce;

  • Unit testing and TDD for server development;

  • C# server environments, AWS, Azure, GCP;

  • Running a live server environment and supporting operations.


  • 10 days vacation leave

  • 5 paid days personal leave

  • 7 paid sick days

  • Life Insurance & Accidental Death & Dismemberment

  • Dependent Life Insurance

  • Long Term Disability (LTD)

  • Extended Healthcare Benefit

  • Dental Care

  • Hybrid working

  • Training & Development