Systems Engineer


War Drum Studios
March 14, 2019
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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

About War Drum Studios
Based in Gainesville, Florida, War Drum Studios is a cutting edge game developer with a
pedigree in development and conversions including multiple titles in the Grand Theft Auto series and the original Max Payne along with original development on the critical and commercial success, Auralux. The studio focuses on rapid development of games with a high standard of quality and excellent gameplay. Most recently, the studio brought the massive PC title ARK: Survival Evolved to mobile devices.

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