Senior Software Engineer

Stray Kite Studios

Stray Kite Studios
July 7, 2020
Job Type
How to Apply
Contact with a brief note about yourself and your resume.


Located just north of Dallas, Texas, Stray Kite Studios was founded by industry veterans with credits from some of the most successful and well-known franchises in the industry including Borderlands, BioShock, Saint's Row, and Age of Empires. At Stray Kite Studios we exist to enrich lives by kindling the imagination, building camaraderie, and making memories that last a lifetime. Our mission is to unlock the potential of interactive media to tell the most important story: yours.

We’re looking for talented team players who share our values and thrive in a culture of enthusiasm, responsibility, and awesome games. As a Senior Software Engineer you will use your knowledge of game programming’s various disciplines and intricacies to architect systems that will lay the foundation for our games. Expect to stretch beyond your comfort zone into new and challenging areas while working on an exciting and original unannounced console game.


  • Architect systems for core and game codebases
  • Contribute to technical design, decision-making, and implementation
  • Be accountable for and hold others accountable for the quality of the codebase
  • Innovate to discover solutions to problems
  • Collaborate and iterate with cross-disciplinary teams at both design and implementation stages
  • Mentor and teach other engineers
  • Debug and polish tools and systems
  • Promote psychological safety with excellent listening skills

Required Qualifications

  • 4+ years of engineering experience in game development
  • Proficient in C++
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Basic knowledge of Linear Algebra
  • Ability to consider cross-disciplinary requirements when architecting solutions

Desired Qualifications

  • Multiple shipped games
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience with multiple platforms
  • Experience with C#, Python, or shader languages
  • Profiling and optimization knowledge
  • Proficient in one or more of the following areas:
    • Graphics
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Physics
    • Networking
    • User Interface
    • Scalable Server Systems

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