About the position

War Drum Studios is seeking an experienced and talented systems engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate has complete fluency in C++ and a demonstrable mastery of Unreal Engine 4, including use of the editor and blueprints. Your best shot at having a successful and enjoyable job with us is to be comfortable in a fast paced environment, own your code and enjoy a challenging work environment. You must enjoy people and working on a small team. Pair programming is not uncommon here and occurs naturally based on tasks and varying expertise.


  • Project and source code ownership
  • Architect and implement game systems that are inherently adaptive to new technology
  • Meet and exceed your commitments on a regular basis
  • Provide effective solutions to the difficult systems engineering problems
  • Participate and contribute creatively in team discussions, critiques and game development ideas
  • Maintain the production pipeline while meeting deadlines
  • Long-term thinking with respect to major design and technology choices

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or a related field
  • Absolute fluency in C++
  • Commercial Game Engine experience
  • Demonstrable ability to program fun gameplay
  • Strong debugging skills
  • Self motivated, ability to work independently and own your work
  • Ability to work well with teammates and autonomously
  • Excellent communication skills, both written & verbal
  • Detail-oriented & extremely well-organized
  • Relocation to Gainesville, FL – this position is not remote

Good to Have

  • Previous experience working on an AAA title
  • Deep understanding of 3D graphics and shaders
  • Unreal Engine 4 expertise
  • Previous experience working in multiple game engines
  • Passion and knowledge of video games

Email jobs@wardrumstudios.com directly to apply