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Senior Gameplay Systems Engineer

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Senior Gameplay Systems Engineer

Do you appreciate gameplay systems? Do tech trees, crafting, and optimizing the perfect build keep you up late at night? Do you have solid coding skills and enjoy video games? Would you like to work on daring worlds that bring people together, sitting next to inspirational industry talent, at a company that values diversity and is invested in creating an inclusive workplace for every employee while also maintaining a good work-life balance?

As a Senior Gameplay Systems Engineer at Bungie, you will be working closely with design to build, improve, and bring innovation to gameplay systems for progression, achievement, customization and social interaction. You will learn our engine’s capabilities and help us expand them to craft incredible player experiences. Most importantly, you will work with an inspiring team to create the best games in the world. Additionally, you’ll be instrumental in growing the skills and capabilities of engineering peers and more junior staff.

During these uncertain times and rapidly changing environment surrounding COVID-19, all positions at Bungie are subject to onboarding and working virtually/remotely. Once the studio is fully reopened, most work is expected to be performed in-person at our main headquarters in Bellevue, Washington.


  • Build and maintain production-quality C++ code
  • Collaborate daily with a cross-disciplinary team to build amazing new technology, including forays beyond the core C++ engine (e.g. C++/C# scalable online services)
  • Directly manage 1-2 engineers; provide support, mentorship, constructive feedback, and career development advice

Required Skills

  • An experienced professional as an engineer in C++ game development
  • Experience managing or mentoring other engineers or leading technical projects
  • Effective communication skills

Nice To Have Skills

  • Experience working on systemic gameplay features such as itemization, crafting, economy, rewards, abilities, progression, retention, etc.
  • Experience working with scalable online services
  • Experience working with modern console architectures and multi-platform systems
  • Bachelors of Computer Science or related discipline