Senior Gameplay Programmer

Updated on 4/25/2024

Epic Games

Epic Games

5,001-10,000 employees

Develops 3D engine technology and digital platforms

Industrial & Manufacturing
Consumer Software
Real Estate


San Diego, CA, USA

  • At least 5 years of experience developing games professionally, and shipping AAA titles (on multiple platforms preferred)
  • Strong analytical abilities with creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong C++ skills and the ability to code and architect gameplay mechanics and tools from building characters, cameras, and controls (3 Cs) to gameplay systems
  • Experience shipping games with Unreal Engine 5, or relevant experience in Unreal
  • Strong game design sensibility: ability to articulate what is strong/weak about the design of existing games (an interest in online games is preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating with designers to build innovative solutions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic, and able to work independently
  • Experiment with game design and use rapid prototyping while ensuring that strong architectural and algorithmic decisions are made
  • Architecture and implement gameplay features from 3 Cs mechanics to game systems
  • Work closely with art and design to create and iterate on gameplay features
  • Supporting technical excellence of Fortnite on multiple platforms
  • Optimize and fix bugs in existing gameplay systems
  • Write robust, maintainable code

Epic Games is a prominent provider of Unreal Engine, a widely utilized 3D engine technology with applications in gaming, film, architecture, automotive, and simulation. The company also offers Epic Online Services and Epic Games Store, establishing a comprehensive digital platform for developers and creators to produce, distribute, and manage games and other content.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Cary, North Carolina



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Health coverage - 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match and profit share

Robust mental well-being programs & free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents

Unlimited PTO & sick time

Paid sabbatical