Playdek Inc. - Carlsbad, CA

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The Programmer is responsible for helping to create game applications, including the user interface, game modes, and/or features that involve game play for projects that will be delivered on mobile and digital platforms. He/she will participate in defining the user experience and quality of the game as well as implementing it.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Applies strong problem-solving/debugging skills in C++
  • Assists in architecting and implementing game play mechanics and/or user interfaces
  • Constructs solutions to unforeseen design problems in a timely manner
  • Understands and follows a task schedule that is provided by the Lead
  • Coordinates with Lead to communicate scheduling and progress information
  • Interacts and communicates effectively with management on both a project and studio level
  • Performs other similar or related duties as necessary


  • 2+ years of relevant development experience
  • Completed at least one game cycle from start to finish
  • Strong knowledge of C/C++
  • Strong 3D math experience
  • iOS and other mobile experience desired

Work Ethics:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability and willingness to accept and follow direction.
  • Collaborate productively with others and work hard to meet deadlines as necessary.
  • Positive, professional attitude. Disciplined and self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to think creatively and analytically. An in-depth understanding of how gameplay works and how to create fun, meaningful experiences for the player.
  • Passion for games and ability to articulate that passion clearly.

Bachelor's (BS) degree from an accredited 4-year college or university or equivalent industry experience.