Software Engineer - Senior Unreal Developer

Engineering · Seattle, Washington
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

We are looking for a senior engineer with deep expertise developing in Unreal Engine. You’ll bring your knowledge of the engine’s architecture - as well as an understanding of how best to utilize it - to design and implementation decisions in our software. As a member of the software engineering team, you’ll be contributing code to a variety of systems, as well as reviewing technical designs and collaborating with our other engineers in order to create a best in class product. Your dedication to your craft and mentorship of our other engineers will be a key part of building an engaging experience with a fan base of millions of players.

At Undead Labs, we work in highly collaborative, cross-discipline teams because we understand that the best ideas are ones we generate together. We are creators of the hit survival-fantasy franchise State of Decay with a fan base of over 10 million. As an independent member of Xbox Game Studios, we collaborate with a huge network of skilled specialists in all disciplines, providing incredible opportunities for joint development and learning.


Core Responsibilities and Objectives

  • Write and maintain production-quality C++ and Blueprint code while employing best practices in Unreal Engine
  • Evangelize Unreal Engine best practices to the development team and assist in making sound architectural decisions
  • Design and implement game systems that are extensible and performant
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to more junior developers
  • Collaborate directly with the design team on the definition of game features
  • Apply your knowledge, critical thinking skills, unique perspective and ideas to the production of our games.

Core Traits and Experience

  • Proficient with C++ and familiar with software development methodologies.
  • An expert in multiple Unreal Engine systems with the ability to drive development best practices for Unreal
  • A self-starter with the ability to make progress in the face of ambiguity by gathering data and performing analysis needed to make and justify decisions.
  • An ability to communicate effectively across disciplines.
  • Ideally brings 8+ years of experience in a software engineering role with a focus in Unreal Engine.

Bonus Traits and Experience

  • Experience with console game development.
  • Experience developing titles in Unreal Engine of different genres.


Physical Requirements

  • Close vision to monitors and screens, consistently working on computer equipment such as keyboards and monitors, long periods of sitting.
  • Noise levels are low to moderate in the work environment.

Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Undead Labs is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.


We look forward to hearing from you!

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