This job listing expired on May 30, 2024

Zenimax Online Studios is seeking an experienced software engineer to join our engine team. This position will work closely with various other engineering groups to support development, develop features, and help maintain a healthy code base.

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


  • Design and develop engine and platform level features

  • Integrate, update, and maintain third party libraries

  • Expose engine functionality to tooling

  • Maintain CI and build performance

  • Develop code to necessary performance and memory requirements


  • 5+ years of software development experience

  • Proficient in C++

  • Experience with network game client/server architecture

  • Strong communication skills

  • Solid architecture skills and attention to detail

  • Experience in multi-threading

  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code

  • Strong debugging skills

Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • MMO development experience a plus

  • Experience in a "Live" environment (ongoing support of a product after launch)

  • Strong advocate for coding standards

Salary Range

Senior Engineer - The typical base pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $100,000 - $215,000 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.