This job listing expired on Dec 19, 2023

ZeniMax Online Studios is seeking a Graphics Engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate will be passionate about rendering technology, have excellent problem solving skills and a desire to work in a creative and collaborative environment.

The preferred location for this role is Hunt Valley, MD, Austin, TX, Madison, WI, San Diego, CA, or Seattle, WA. Will consider remote.


  • Work closely with artists and engineers to design, research, schedule and implement rendering features

  • Help optimize and polish existing graphics features

  • Finding solutions to rendering problems and maintain our current systems

  • Continue development on our in-house graphics engine

  • Implement new post launch graphics features for expansions packs


  • 3+ years game industry programming experience

  • Strong knowledge of C++, graphics engine & shader programming models & dedicated languages such as HLSL

  • Familiarity with global lighting methods, dynamic lighting, shadow rendering and similar concepts

  • Excellent 3D math skills

  • Passion for graphics programming and staying on top of current techniques

  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code

  • Must be a self-motivated and energetic team player with a very strong work ethic and cooperative attitude

  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of modern rendering APIs (D3D12, Vulkan)

  • Experience with MMOs, as a player or developer

  • DirectX or OpenGL development experience

  • Strong debugging skills

Salary Range

Graphics Engineer - The typical base pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $75,000 - $160,000 per year.

ZeniMax has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role; the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.

At ZeniMax certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, such as merit increases and discretionary bonuses. These awards are allocated based on individual performance and are not guaranteed. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with ZeniMax and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid vacation time, paid sick and mental health time, and several paid holidays, among others.