Senior Tools 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.

We’re looking for a Senior Tools Programmer to join the team!. This role will include writing plugins for common art production tools, adding features to the toolset used to create game levels, maintaining existing toolsets, and writing new tools to help automate tasks. This person will be working with all members of the team to facilitate their development needs.


  • Listen to and understand the needs of the content creation staff to help design and create new tools/pipelines as needed
  • Work closely with the other departments to create and improve on existing tools and help identify areas of improvement
  • Partner with the tools lead and other department leads to help define and implement the technical vision for the project needs
  • Integrate various tools w/ source control and with other tools


  • 5+ years of professional tools programming experience
  • Comfortable working in an iteration driven environment and with minimal oversight.
  • Strong communication and team problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in C#, C/C++, Python and Visual Studio
  • Familiar with Photoshop, Maya and 3D Studio Max
  • Experience with writing shell scripts and/or other tools to automate tasks
  • Rapid problem-solving and firefighting skills
  • Understanding of different data and file formats and the tradeoffs between


  • Prior experience shipping a multiplatform title
  • Previous work on Multiplayer Action Games and FPS's a plus
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science or Engineering


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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