Lead Gameplay Engineer

Be the founding gameplay engineer at a brand new studio. We’re looking for an engineer and a game designer in one - a passionate, lifelong gamer who wants to be on the front lines of game development. You’ll mind meld with our world class design team to create our new IP, but you’ll also be leading gameplay engineering efforts at our studio - setting our vision for all future gameplay engineers.

We are a well funded startup founded by 20-year industry veterans. You’ll have equity in the company and a massive voice in our project and our direction.

This isn’t for everyone. Bonfire is a non-hierarchical, self-directed environment, so it’s essential that you can be an excellent collaborator while also being able to take the lead and work independently. If you’re ready to leave the big, hierarchical companies and get back to the real work of making games, while becoming a true owner in your own AAA studio, please reach out.

The Stats
  • We assume at least 7 years experience working on gameplay and gameplay systems, though you will likely have more
  • At least 3 years will have been spent on AAA. We need someone who can identify and deliver a high level of polish
  • You have a passion for the 3 C’s: Characters, Camera, and Controls
  • Bonfire’s purpose is to build friendships between gamers. We are looking for someone who has experience in networking and multiplayer
  • A plus would be experience in gameplay systems design and implementation
  • Games are created by teams, not by individuals. We need people with excellent communication skills, who can clearly explain difficult technical concepts - and their trade offs - to artists and designers.

Be part of the foundation of Bonfire, and be part of of a close knit team that's focused on early stage multiplayer game development. You will have a huge impact on our first game, as you work with our small team of artists, designers, and engineers.

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