This job listing expired on May 29, 2024

ZeniMax Online Studios is looking for a Senior Tools Engineer to design, develop, and maintain an assortment of tools in our new engine for the studio’s next AAA project. This position will work closely with various disciplines to further refine workflows for streamlining content creation and the art and data pipelines.

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


  • Design and architect new tools based on developer requirements

  • Collaborate with artists, designers, and other engineers for feature development

  • Embed within content teams and work with Product Owners to determine and fulfill workflow needs

  • Identify and eliminate inefficiencies in the content creation workflow

  • Is an example to junior engineers and can effectively mentor when needed


  • 5+ years of software development experience

  • Excellent programming skills/experience in C++ and C#

  • Experience developing Qt and/or WPF applications

  • Strong communication skills

  • Solid architecture skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to write clear and maintainable code

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with game client/server architecture

  • Experience with databases and large datasets

  • UI and UX design skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Salary Range

Senior Tools 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.