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Job Description


Steel Wool Studios is looking for a senior engineer with an Unreal Engine 4 background to bring our game titles to life. Our ideal candidate will undertake difficult programming problems, collaborating with our team of engineers to build and refine exciting gaming experiences. In addition, this person must be capable of working well within a team or independently for extended periods, depending on the tasks assigned. Our office is located in the Bay Area, Oakland, CA, but we have adapted to working from home, so remote candidates are encouraged to apply.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Write code in C++

  • Work within the Unreal game engine, including Blueprints

  • Solve engineering problems that may require novel, creative solutions

  • Read and refine game design documents and assist designers in the scoping and polishing of design and gameplay

  • Document methods to improve the team knowledge base and improve existing documentation

  • Schedule, estimate, and plan tasks for self and others

  • Fix bugs from the bug database and effectively log found bugs

  • Read and understand SDK documentation and technical papers

  • Collaborate with artists, designers, and producers as necessary

  • Keep producers and supervising engineers informed of progress and task status

  • Lead small teams of engineers as necessary

The Ideal Candidate Will Have a Mix of the Qualifications Below:

  • Thorough knowledge of C++

  • Facility with Unreal Engine

  • Knowledge of development tools such as IDEs, debuggers, profilers, and revision control systems, such as Perforce

  • Familiarity with all aspects of game development

  • Solid 3D math skills

  • Strong interest in the gaming industry and a desire to make games

  • Ability to manage a small game team or work independently

  • Familiarity with common DCC tools used to create games (Max, Maya, Photoshop, etc.)

Demonstrated Ability To

  • Solve complex engineering problems

  • Work independently for extended periods

  • Lead and collaborate with others in a team environment

  • Write and explain technical design documents

  • Meet deadlines and ship products

Education & Experience Required

  • A BS or MS in Computer Science or related field and at least 3 years industry experience

  • Worked on a commercial game throughout the entire product life cycle

Frequently used tools

  • Unreal Engine

  • JIRA

  • Perforce

  • Git


  • An avid gamer with a passion for creating great games

  • C# knowledge and Unity Engine experience is a bonus

  • Experience with working alongside outsource teams

  • Adept at working in a fast pace, iterative environment

  • Experience working with Virtual Reality platforms including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Sony PlayStation VR


Oakland, CA

Job Type

Full Time

Software Knowledge

unreal engine
3ds max

Skills Requirement

Architectural Visualization
Architectural Design

Closing Date


How to Apply
If all of those job requirements seem to be describing you, and you like the sound of working at Steel Wool, then you should apply! Send your resume, website and/or work to We thank you for your submission; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.