Senior Gameplay Programmer

Programming · Frisco, Texas
Department Programming
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced


Senior Gameplay Programmer

The Gearbox Entertainment Company is an award-winning creator and distributor of entertainment for people around the world. Gearbox Entertainment develops and publishes products through its subsidiaries, Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing. Gearbox Entertainment has become widely known for successful game franchises including Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox’s ambition is to entertain the world and its key driving objectives include the pursuit of happiness for our talent, partners and customers, the prioritization of entertainment and creativity and a measured respect for profitability. For more information, visit

Gearbox Software is looking for an experienced Gameplay Programmer to join our game development team. This position is open to our Frisco studio, or our Quebec studio. 


  • Collaborate with design teams to prototype and implement gameplay features to a high standard of quality
  • Fix bugs and optimize code in existing systems
  • Create both technical and designer-facing documentation
  • Craft systems with designer usability in mind
  • Implement appropriate testing and debugging support as needed
  • Support product performance goals by architecting and implementing systems with performance in mind
  • Contribute to the overall technical direction of the project by participating in architectural design sessions and code reviews
  • Mentor less experienced programmers



  • Excellent understanding of C++
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work closely with designers and programmers in strike teams
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Professional game development experience
  • Shipped titles in a gameplay programmer or similar role
  • Console development experience
  • 5+ years game industry experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in game design or computer science 


Bonus Points For:

  • Programming experience with first person shooter games
  • Experience with Unreal Engine

Gearbox Entertainment believes that all team members should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the world we strive to entertain. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we provide fair and equal treatment to all team members and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

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  • Location
    Frisco, Texas
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience