Graphics Engineer at Intrepid Studios

3 weeks ago Development & Programming Middle Full-Time 98,000-137,000 $/Year

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As an Unreal Graphics Engineer, you will be in an outstanding position working alongside other graphics developers in Unreal to improve the quality of the rendering systems, the performance of cross platform high level graphics architecture!

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years game industry programming experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • At least one AAA title shipped as a contributing graphics engineer
  • Strong knowledge of C++, graphics engine & shader programming models & dedicated languages such as HLSL
  • Familiarity with global lighting methods, dynamic lighting, shadow rendering and similar concepts
  • Excellent 3D math skills
  • Solid architecture and software design ability
  • Passion for graphics programming and staying on top of current techniques
  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code
  • Proven and recurring success working as a graphics engineer in games
  • Previous experience working in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical graphics concepts to a wide range of audiences.
  • Proficient in C++ with a solid understanding of its principles.
  • Previous experience developing your own code as well as adapting and improving existing code. (i.e., debugging and optimization.)
  • Experienced in graphics programming with an understanding of rendering algorithms and techniques.
  • Ability to apply math and analytical concepts to solve graphics related problems.
  • Holds extensive knowledge of industry standard graphics APIs such as OpenGL, DirectX, or other proprietary game engine/tools.
  • Must be a self-motivated and energetic team player with a very strong work ethic and cooperative attitude
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 or 5.

Extra awesome:

  • Confirmed programming skills (C#/C++/Shading Languages)

  • Extensive knowledge of real-time 3D graphics and Vulkan Graphics API.
  • Understanding of the modern engine systems and rendering architectures and experience of working on real-world productions or large multi-platform engines
  • Prior MMO development experience and/or passion for MMO games
  • Familiarity with the Unreal 5
  • Experience with low-level modern graphics APIs DX12, metal
  • Ability to collaborate with developers, customers, and leadership, both verbally and via documentation

Required Application Materials:

Resume & Portfolio

  • Cover Letter which should include:
  • Relevant information about yourself that demonstrates exceptional ability and goes beyond your resume
  • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
  • What games you are currently playing


As an Unreal Graphics Engineer, you will be in an outstanding position working alongside other graphics developers in Unreal to improve the quality of the rendering systems, the performance of cross platform high level graphics architecture!

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Develop and maintain high-quality and performant rendering engine systems
  • Maintain existing systems, improving performance, testability and stability
  • Work with cross-functional teams to bring new engine features to selected external partner platforms
  • Closely collaborate with our other developers in the development of Unreal.
  • Build automated tests for new features and bug fixes

Interview Overview:

Below you'll find an outline of the interview plan for this role. Please note that while this is what we expect the process to look like; we may ask you for supplemental information or require an additional step before making a final decision.

  • 30 min interview with a member of our Talent Team
  • 30 min interview with the hiring manager
  • Test
  • Panel interviews with several members of the hiring team
  • Final interview with the executive team
  • References calls & a background check

The Legal Bits:

We offer competitive pay based on market standards plus a significant annual bonus structure. The base salary for this role is between $98,000 - $137,200, depending on skills and experience. Individual compensation decisions are based on a number of factors, including experience level, skillset, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company. We expect the majority of the candidates who are offered roles at our company to fall throughout the range based on these factors.

Job descriptions are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required of the employee.

We encourage individuals from all backgrounds, including race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, to apply for positions. We are an equal opportunity employer and we're committed to a fair and consistent interview process and employer experience.

About Us:

Founded in 2015, Intrepid Studios is the independent developer and publisher of the upcoming and Most Anticipated MMORPG, Ashes of Creation. Based in beautiful Southern California, Intrepid has assembled a veteran AAA team of tremendous talent and experience in the MMORPG industry. The gaming industry can be a turbulent storm of hiring cycles and layoffs. We’ve set out to do something different, to break this cycle and create an independent studio capable of withstanding the chaos of this industry. We’ve brought on-board a team of professionals that hold a diverse set of skills, and who all share a singular goal: making fun games. The studio is designed to be an open place for collaboration and communication, a place that is conducive to team building and success. Our goal is to build a family that will laugh together, play together, succeed together, and stay together.

All posted positions are full-time with generous medical benefit options covered 100% by employer for employees and dependents plus paid vacation & sick days, and 401k with matching.

We're proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Intrepid Studios will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Applicants of all ages, identities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Intrepid Studios will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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