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Generalist Programmer

Division: id Software | Department: Programming | Location: Richardson , TX, US

id Software, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is seeking a talented  Generalist Programmer to work as part of a development team on legendary id game properties like DOOM and QUAKE, developing custom tools and technology for the game industry's most advanced engine technology.

Activities / Responsibilities:

The generalist programmer is responsible for co-developing requirements for new systems, engaging in iterative development in C++, writing documentation and supporting the content developers professionally. The generalist programmer should be proactive and prepared to take accountability for the development activities assigned. Not limited to:

  • Evaluating architecture of existing technology

  • Extending existing systems to meet long-term needs of ongoing development

  • Working with an external development partner to review implementation

  • Designing and implementing entirely new system to meet gameplay design needs

Required Skills:

  • 2 years of game industry experience

  • Strong C++ coding and systems design experience

  • Experience with PC games

  • At least one shipped title where credited as a programmer

  • Excellent math skills

  • Self-motivated, but able to receive constructive feedback and integrate into work

  • Excellent team player with very strong work ethic and a collaborative/cooperative attitude

  • Passion for game development and game technology

  • An understanding of and appreciation for milestones, schedules, deadlines, and efficient game development processes

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired Skills and Education:

  • First person shooter or other action shooter experience

  • B.S. in computer science or equivalent study in related field

  • Experience with most or all subsystems of gaming engines (rendering, gameplay, audio, networking)


About our Team

id Software, located just North of Dallas, TX, provides technical, design and artistic leadership as a world-renowned game developer and technology innovator since its founding in 1991. id Software’s iconic brands such as Wolfenstein®, DOOM®, QUAKE® and RAGE® have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers. At id Software, everything revolves around the people; we believe in hiring the best and brightest and giving them the tools and the environment to be successful. These principles have guided us successfully for over twenty years and will continue to guide us into the future.


To learn more about id Software, please visit the studio’s official website at http://www.idsoftware.com.


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