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November 20, 2014

Churchill Navigation - Boulder, Colorado, United States
3D Application Engineer Churchill Navigation is a profitable product development company that specializes in augmented reality, 3D mapping and enhancing full-motion video.  Our small development team is a bunch of fun, creative, smart, self-managed, get-it-done people who thrive in more...



CCP - Reykjavik, Iceland



InnoGames GmbH - Hamburg, Germany
InnoGames, based in Hamburg, is one of the leading developers and publishers of online games with more than 130 million registered players around the world. We have been characterized by dynamic growth ever since the company was founded in more...



PlayRaven - Helsinki, Finland


November 19, 2014

Treyarch / Activision - Santa Monica, California, United States
We are looking for highly driven, self-motivated designers with intense creative vision and fresh ideas for gameplay. Multiplayer Level Designers collaborate with the level team to take a game level from design to completion. What youll be doing: more...



Wandake Studios - Palo Alto, California, United States



Petroglyph Games - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States



Filament Games LLC - Madison, Wisconsin, United States



Gameloft New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States



Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC - Bend, Oregon, United States



Gameloft New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States



Blizzard Entertainment - San Francisco, California, United States
Do you love games, especially Blizzard games? How about building engaging experiences for mobile devices? Awesome, because we here on Battle.net's mobile team are looking for a talented software engineer to join our group and help bring Blizzard's trademark more...



Gameloft New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States



Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC - Bend, Oregon, United States



Aechelon Technology, Inc. - San Francisco, California, United States



Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC - Bend, Oregon, United States



DeNA - San Francisco, California, United States
The server engineers we're looking for have a passion for building scalable, performant, maintainable, and beautiful code in a variety of programming languages in a production environment. Our engineers take games from concept to live deployment and play a more...



Blizzard Entertainment - Irvine, California, United States
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a passionate online analyst who will be responsible for supporting the analytic needs of Battle.net group. This person will perform online analytics and deliver actionable insights, analyses and recommendations that shape and inform day-to-day more...



Gameloft - Seattle, Washington, United States
Mobile games dominator Gameloft, worldwide publisher of mobile and social games, is looking for a talented Game Economy Designer to start a new Studio in Seattle! A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft has established itself more...



Blizzard Entertainment - Irvine, California, United States
  Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an experienced eSports manager with outstanding management and communication skills to lead the design and development of eSports programs for Blizzard franchises in the Asia Pacific region. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter more...



Sanzaru Games Inc. - Foster City, California, United States



Avalanche Studios - New York, New York, United States



Aechelon Technology, Inc. - San Francisco, California, United States



Wargaming.net - Hunt Valley, Maryland, United States
We are seeking a Graphics Software Engineer to join our expanding team.  This individual will have the opportunity to design and implement new rendering solutions for current and future generation platforms.  Duties: Add new functionality to existing rendering engine Implement custom more...



Blizzard Entertainment - Irvine, California, United States
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a database administrator to join our Blizzard operations network services (BONS) team in Irvine, California.  This position will fill a key role in the operations of Battle.net and current and future Blizzard games.  We more...



InnoGames GmbH - Hamburg, Germany
InnoGames, based in Hamburg, is one of the leading developers and publishers of online games with more than 130 million registered players around the world. We have been characterized by dynamic growth ever since the company was founded in more...



Bigpoint GmbH - Japan
With over 300 million registered users and more than 50 online games, we are one of the top gaming portals in the world. Employees from over 35 different nations work hand in hand at the company to develop the more...



Sparx - Exeter, England, United Kingdom
SALARY:  £40k + dependent on experience (plus generous benefits and relocation package).   REPORTING TO:  Technical Director.   ABOUT SPARX Here at Sparx, we're working flat out to scientifically investigate what it is that makes the best learning experience. more...



InnoGames GmbH - Hamburg, Germany
InnoGames, based in Hamburg, is one of the leading developers and publishers of online games with more than 130 million registered players around the world. We have been characterized by dynamic growth ever since the company was founded in 2007. In more...



Bright Future GmbH - Cologne/Koeln, Germany
Employment: Permanent, Full time  Category: Programming Experience: Several years of ActionScript experience Project experience with browser games, Android, and/or iOS Location: Cologne, Germany Start Date: Immediately (October/November/December 2014)   Join the development team of our strategy hit “Rail Nation” more...



Turtle Rock Studios, Inc. - Lake Forest, California, United States
Senior Network Programmer - Turtle Rock Studios   Overview: Join our exceptional development team as a Senior Network Programmer on games targeting the latest generation of hardware. The job will include working with the programming team to implement network more...



Boxi Interactive - Encino, California, United States


November 18, 2014

Vicarious Visions / Activision - Albany, New York, United States
Software Engineer Vicarious Visions has gained critical acclaim with hit games such as Skylanders Swap Force^, Skylanders Spyros Adventure^, Guitar Hero^, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2^. Our games repeatedly push technical boundaries to deliver addictive, immersive gameplay and more...



Crystal Dynamics - Redwood City, California, United States



En Masse Entertainment - Seattle, Washington, United States



Nix Hydra - Los Angeles, California, United States



Harmonix Music Systems - Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Harmonix has an immediate opening for a passionate, motivated, and highly skilled software engineer in the animation domain. You will work closely with artists to bring life and motion to our games' characters on multiple platforms, managing artist-facing tools more...



Trion Worlds - Redwood City, California, United States
SENIOR GAMEPLAY ENGINEER   Hey—you over there in the Dark Souls t-shirt. Trion Worlds is looking for a senior gameplay engineer and we think you fit the bill. We think that good gameplay is the core of everything we more...



Bandai Namco Studios Vancouver Inc. - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



Trion Worlds - Redwood City, California, United States



Avalanche Studios - New York, New York, United States



Uproar Studios - San Francisco, California, United States



Sucker Punch Productions - Bellevue, Washington, United States
Our goal with each game we make is to create deep and meaningful player experiences, and this means creating innovative and immersive missions and gameplay. The Lead Mission Designer is the focal point for this process, collaborating with the more...



Crystal Dynamics - Redwood City, California, United States



Foundry 42 Ltd (Cloud Imperium Games) - Manchester , England, United Kingdom



Shiver Entertainment - Miami, Florida, United States
Shiver is Miami's newest video game start-up, backed by industry veterans and sizable capital.  We're growing fast and need your help to build a superstar team. Shiver is focused on building immersive gaming experiences for mobile, tablet and PC more...



DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore - Singapore, Singapore



Activision Publishing - Carlsbad, California, United States
Great Games Start with Great People! Activision Blizzard, headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, is the premier worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Activision Blizzards portfolio includes such best-selling video game franchises as Activision Publishings Call of Duty, Spider-Man, X-Men, more...


November 17, 2014

DoubleDown Interactive - Seattle, Washington, United States
About DoubleDown Interactive DoubleDown Interactive is a social and mobile game company located in Seattle, WA. Known for our fun and collaborative culture, we're a group of talented software engineers, game designers, artists, producers, marketers, analytical experts, and more. more...



Synapse Games - Chicago, Illinois, United States



2K - Novato, California, United States
Technical Recruiter   SUMMARY: Do you want a challenging job helping to make some of the most successful video games in the business? Do you speak Tech and Geek? Are you passionate about making AAA video games? Do you more...



Goblinworks - Redmond, Washington, United States



Wargaming.net - Hunt Valley, Maryland, United States
Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore has an exciting opportunity for a Lead UI Engineer to join our engineering team. This individual should be passionate about user interface, ease of use, and games. You will be focused on the following areas: Responsibilities Motivate, more...



Synapse Games - Chicago, Illinois, United States



DoubleDown Interactive - Reno, Nevada, United States
Ignite Studio, the in-house developers of casino slot games for International Game Technology, (NYSE: IGT) is looking to grow its multi-talented team of artists. Located in sunny Reno, NV, Ignite Studio prides itself of designing industry leading games that more...



Harmonix Music Systems - Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Responsibilities: Invent, prototype, iterate on, and deliver novel gameplay mechanics. Implement robust, user-friendly, designer-facing tools and pipelines. Write clean, bug-resistant, well-documented and efficient code. Qualifications: BS or MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field. 2+ years more...



Hansoft - Uppsala, Sweden
We are Hansoft We are all about Agile. We help Lean Startups move even faster. We support global companies as they migrate to become Agile Enterprises. We release product updates all the time. We organize every function in our more...



Insomniac Games - Burbank, California, United States
According to Wikipedia - “ Humans have developed culture and technology (such as music, telephone and radio) that allows them to generate, record, transmit, and broadcast sound”.  Umm- they forgot video games as well!  Hullo! Insomniac Games is looking more...



Gameloft - New York, New York, United States
Overview: Take your career aloft at Gameloft New York City, where we are adding a Producer with a strong background in social mobile games to create top-quality games for iOS. The more...



Disruptor Beam, Inc. - Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
Do you like games—as well as rich fantasy and science fiction worlds like Game of Thrones and Star Trek? Disruptor Beam is looking for a marketing artist/designer with a flair for marketing art. You'll help us promote our products more...



Hasbro - Burbank, California, United States



Harmonix Music Systems - Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
FX ARTIST Harmonix is one of the world's leading independent game development studios. We're actively creating fun, groundbreaking, interactive experiences. Whether your work is on existing franchises or inventing new games; it's an exciting time to be a part more...



Hasbro - Burbank, California, United States



Harmonix Music Systems - Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
UI ARTIST Harmonix game menu systems are rich graphic experiences employing cutting-edge motion graphics, typography, illustration, 3D animation, lighting and special effects. The role of a UI artist doesn't stop at the menu system; it also influences the over-arching more...



Hasbro - Burbank, California, United States



Nordeus - London, England, United Kingdom



Filament Games LLC - Madison, Wisconsin, United States



Firaxis Games - Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Senior Graphics Engineer, OpenGL   SUMMARY: Firaxis Games is seeking a talented software engineer to act as the primary OpenGL resource for current and future game development needs.  This individual will be a key member of the Firaxis graphics more...



Nordeus - Belgrade, Serbia



Gameloft - New York, New York, United States
Mobile games dominator Gameloft is seeking Data Tracking Manager!     As a member of our engineering team, you will take part in the full cycle development of iOS video games. The tracking data manager is a production role within game more...



DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore - Singapore, Singapore



Blizzard Entertainment - Irvine, California, United States
Blizzard Entertainment is a wild, creative place to work with a rich and passionate art community.  We are looking for someone with a strong art-centric background who is passionate about helping individuals and teams grow.  Is that you?  The more...


November 16, 2014

Square Enix Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan


November 15, 2014

Disruptor Beam, Inc. - Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
Help us create amazing social games for tablet, smartphones and the Web built around our award-winning formula of Strategy RPG storytelling and collectible content based in universes like Game of Thrones and Star Trek. We're looking for a lead more...



Infinity Ward / Activision - Woodland Hills, California, United States
DESCRIPTION: We are currently seeking an experienced Lead Multiplayer Level Designer to work on our new FPS. Previous experience leading a highly talented team of multi-player focused designers while also providing a portfolio heavy on MP: FPS game and more...


November 14, 2014

Sanzaru Games Inc. - Foster City, California, United States



Intel Corporation UK Ltd - Folsom, California, United States
Game development is rapidly changing, with many top tier developers looking to set themselves apart using exciting new technology and rapidly improving graphics. Join us as we aggressively work with A+ game developers on bringing new cutting edge and more...



Petroglyph Games - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States



Forio - San Francisco, California, United States



Yoh - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



Forio - San Francisco, California, United States



DeNA - San Francisco, California, United States
This position will maintain open dialogue with all product groups to bring up and maintain build and release pipelines. You'll collaborate heavily with our Infrastructure Operations team to implement and maintain your solutions. With a small build and release more...



The Workshop - Marina del Rey, California, United States
JOB DESCRIPTION The Workshop is looking for multiple Programmers at varying levels of experience. Work may include Graphics, Tools, Game Systems, Engine infrastructure, Optimization, and other areas. You must thrive in a small, tight team environment where each member more...



University of Central Florida, School of Visual Arts and Design - Orlando, Florida, United States



Cloud Imperium Games - Santa Monica, California, United States



InnoGames GmbH - Hamburg, Germany
InnoGames, based in Hamburg, is one of the leading developers and publishers of online games with more than 130 million registered players around the world. We have been characterized by dynamic growth ever since the company was founded in more...



Activision Publishing - Santa Monica, California, United States
Activision is looking for a Sr. Systems Designer to join Activisions Central Design Group to help take our games system design to the next level. The Sr. Systems Designer is responsible for driving the quality of systems design across more...


November 13, 2014

Activision Publishing - Santa Monica, California, United States
Tools Programmer Activision Publishing is currently seeking a Tools Programmer for the Central Technology team. This role involves working with both the core central team and with external studios. Responsibilities might include: optimizing existing tools for memory, performance, and more...



NEXON M - Oakland, California, United States
NEXON M is a mobile game developer and publisher based in Los Angeles and Oakland. Founded in 2013, NEXON M focuses on free-to-play games for mobile and counts some of the world's best developers as its partners, including Secret more...



Amazon - Seattle, Washington, United States



Cloud Imperium Games - Austin, Texas, United States



DeNA - San Francisco, California, United States
Responsibilities:   -Design intuitive interfaces that convey critical information and heighten the overall game UX -Partner with product leaders, game designers and developers in identifying and conveying critical info need by players to be engaged in the game -Conceptualize, more...



Trendy Entertainment - Gainesville, Florida, United States



Intel - Santa Clara, California, United States
Description   If you're interested in computer graphics and working with leading graphics software engineers on Intel's latest GPU/CPU architecture, then our Visual and Parallel Computing Group (VPG) has opportunities for you. VPG delivers Intel's 3D graphics, media, display more...



Pocket Gems - San Francisco, California, United States



The Walt Disney Company - Palo Alto, California, United States



Grover Gaming - Greenville, North Carolina, United States



Big Viking Games - London, Ontario, Canada



Cloud Imperium Games - Santa Monica, California, United States



The Walt Disney Company - Glendale, California, United States



Cloud Imperium Games - Austin, Texas, United States



PerBlue - Madison, Wisconsin, United States



Smilegate West - North York, Ontario, Canada

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