Junior Engine Programmer

Turtle Rock Studios
Lake Forest, California, United States
8 days ago

We are Turtle Rock Studios. An award-winning game developer of AAA first person shooters and other games, including the latest co-op shooter franchise, Back 4 Blood . We are located in the heart of Orange County, CA. We thrive in an open and collaborative environment which is led to this day by co-founders Chris Ashton and Phil Robb.

Turtle Rock Studios is looking for a Junior Engine Programmer to join the team and work on Back 4 Blood! If you love working on game technology and hardware even more than you love playing games, this is the job for you! This role focuses on helping the team meet performance and memory targets, and utilize UE4 features to make Back4Blood the best it can be. The employee will work on optimization, crash bugs, anti-cheat features. Applicants must be technically oriented and able to work as part of a large team while communicating effectively with multiple disciplines.


  • Diagnose performance problems
  • Help optimize gameplay and engine code
  • Help improve performance measurement tools
  • Examine crash bugs and fix or re-assign to the appropriate team member
  • Ensure game features meet technical requirements of Microsoft and Sony game consoles.


  • Experience in Unreal Engine 4
  • Minimum of 2 years experience writing, debugging, and optimizing C++
  • Experience with Visual Studio development and debugging
  • Strong 3D math skills
  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills
  • Excellent communicator with strong verbal and written English skills
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Comfortable working in different areas of game development as needs arise (engine code, tools, build, automation, etc)


  • Experience using profiling tools such as RenderDoc, Pix, Superluminal, etc
  • Experience developing games for resource constrained systems such as game consoles or handheld gaming devices
  • Significant work on a completed game (student or independent projects OK)


Some of the benefits and perks our employees get to enjoy, include:

  • 100% Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage for you and your family
  • 401k Matching
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Student Loan Repayment Plan / College Savings Plan
  • Career Improvement Plan
  • Flexible Work Arrangements - In-House, Hybrid, and Remote
  • Generous Time Off Policy
  • Company Events - In-Person Summer Family Bash + Halloween Party + Virtual Events
  • Fully Stocked Kitchen + Sponsored Food Trucks
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