Lead Gameplay Engineer

InXile Entertainment
Tustin California
6 days ago


Engineering Dept. · Tustin, California

Department Engineering Dept.

Employment Type Full-Time

Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

InXile Entertainment is looking for a talented, enthusiastic Lead Gameplay Engineer to help drive the vision for the studio’s next-generation action role-playing game. Working closely with the Lead Combat Designer, the ideal candidate will draw upon their past experience to help develop the core action gameplay mechanics for our game.


  • Work hand in hand with the Lead Combat designer to bring their vision to life
  • Architect, implement, and support new first person shooter gameplay features
  • Tackle large areas of uncertainty, creating new technology or drawing upon other examples to achieve a truly next-generation combat experience
  • Work with design team to evaluate workflows, establish best practices, and identify areas for improvements
  • Set the bar for coding practices and excellence
  • Lead, mentor, train, and hire a team of gameplay engineers
  • Ensure team adheres to established standards and maintains well written, performant, and maintainable code
  • Work closely with production and leadership teams to prioritize work and track progress against development schedule


  • Shipped at least one AAA game as a senior or lead engineer
  • Expert understanding of C++
  • Strong communication skills and a passion for mentoring other developers
  • Advanced understanding of artist, designer, and engineer development pipelines
  • Previous mentoring or leadership experience, including giving feedback to fellow engineers, helping them grow


  • Prior experience working on a first person shooter
  • Professional experience using Unreal Engine 4
  • AI Programming experience
  • Experience with performance analysis and code optimization
  • Previously shipped console games
  • Degree in Software Engineering or related field
  • Passion for RPGs

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