Snowed in Studios is a game development studio based in Ottawa, Canada. As part of Keywords Studios’ engineering service line, we provide programming support to some of the most important and exciting games being made today. You’ll have the chance to make a global impact, working in a studio known for shipping some of the most prestigious household names in gaming.
Employee satisfaction is at the top of our priority list. We understand that you work your best when you’re happy. This is why we were recently recognized as one of the Top 10 Places to Work in Ottawa and one of the Best Places to Work in Canada by gamesindustry.biz!
We are currently looking to add experienced Game Engine & Systems Programmers to our already amazing team. As a “Snowmie” programmer, you will use your awesome skills in C++ / C# to help our client studios to bring their games to realization. You will work with other experienced programmers and multi-disciplinary teams to implement & optimize game features.
You will use your passion for games, insatiable curiosity, and versatility to work on a variety of projects and across all aspects of game development. In return, you will be part of a creative and supportive team environment with the ability to have a direct impact on the development of top-tier games.
Are you up for the challenge?
Some of the cool stuff you’ll be doing:
Working closely with client studios to bring their games to realization
Write clear, maintainable, highly functional code and portable C++ code
Support and maintain existing systems
Designing, implementing, and debugging game features
Working on game toolsets and pipelines
Analyzing and optimizing runtimes
Collaborating on systems and tools to help designers implement their creative vision
Building a solid relationship with your programming peers in-house and around the world
Supporting your team mates to accomplish goals
What you’ll bring to the table:
4+ years game industry C++ development programming experience with at least 3+ years of engine experience
Very strong C++ design and coding experience with strong understanding of the fundamentals
Experience in building multithreaded, real-time systems
Experience writing systems balancing performance and maintainability
Emphasizes a deeper understanding of what the code is doing, not just that it works
Experience profiling and optimizing both CPU and GPU utilization
Experience working in large codebases
Understands how to analyze and optimize code
Strong problem solving skills
Comfortable with vector and matrix math and good with algorithms
Understands various design patterns and their benefits/draw backs
BSc in Computer Science or equivalent experience
Experience with console development (PS4, Xbox One, etc.)
Experience with animation, 3D graphics, audio, AI, or gameplay programming
Experience working professionally with Unreal
Experience working directly with external clients
What’s in it for you?
The chance to work in triple-A, in a no-crunch modern studio with a relaxed atmosphere and a variety of work
Comprehensive benefits package that covers Dental Care, Health Care (including out of country coverage), Vision Care, Long Term Disability, Physio, Massage etc.
Generous leave policies including 4 weeks paid vacation (plus 1 week over the Holiday Season), unlimited sick leave and 2 paid personal days. We also provide parental leave top-up and an Employee and Family Assistance Plan that offer 24/7 free and confidential help with your physical and mental health.
RRSP Matching and Employee Stock Purchase Programs
Financial assistance with relocation to Ottawa, ON
A dynamic and supportive team environment with a range of experience and an amazing culture – we have board game nights, movie, nights, arcade tournaments, and more to help blow off steam and hang out together.
The opportunity to build or expand your career the way you want to, in a smaller studio connected to a global studio family
A way-cool hoodie!
Primary Working Language: English
Salary Range: $65,000 to $110,000
Snowed In Studios is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. Please let us know of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.