Zenimax Online Studios is seeking an experienced Machine Learning engineer passionate about bringing cutting edge research into a wide variety of game development areas. This position will work closely with various other engineering, art, and technical art groups to support production needs.

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


  • Collaborate with technical leadership, designers, artists, animators and engineers to determine where and how to best apply machine learning concepts to different pipelines and workflows within game developement

  • Act as a resource for machine learning initiatives within the engineering team

  • Create proof-of-concept prototypes

  • Scale prototypes into production quality tools/solutions


  • 5+ years of software development experience with machine learning

  • Proficient in C++

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code

  • Knowledge of technical areas of game development

Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • Knowledge of standard machine learning frameworks and libraries such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, NumPy, and Pandas

  • Strong sense of ownership and initiative

Salary Range

Engineer/Prgrammer - 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.