Gameplay/Engine Programmer (Kyiv/Malta)

4A Games,Posted 3 weeks ago

Full time



4A Games is a multinational video game development studio with offices in both Malta and Ukraine – known for its atmospheric first-person shooters Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light, ARKTIKA. 1, and our latest release, Metro Exodus.

Established in Kyiv, Ukraine in 2005, the studio was founded by a passionate team of game industry veterans with the goal of creating AAA-quality games for gaming PCs and then “next-gen” game consoles. In 2014, the studio moved its headquarters, along with more than 50 team members and their families, from Ukraine to Malta.

Currently, at the heart of the company there are over 150 talented designers, programmers, artists, effects specialists, and writers from all over the world, with diverse and unique backgrounds – bringing countless years of experience in and love towards software development and computer games in particular.

For which tasks (responsibilities)?

We are seeking a talented Gameplay Programmer to join our team. The job will require development and support for a proprietary multi-platform game engine on new technology platforms in cooperation with other Programmers and Designers to design, implement, polish, debug, and optimize high quality gameplay features and systems.

  • Development and support of in-house game engine (4A Engine).

  • Ability to rapidly prototype feature ideas, and then properly implement features once determined to be final.

  • Keep track of code quality and style.

  • Determine tasks to implement features and systems, and accurately determine associated timelines.

  • Implement features taking care to write efficient code and with an eye to a quality end-user experience.

  • Write clean, professional, and maintainable code.

  • Troubleshoot complex problems as they arise and construct solutions to unforeseen design problems in a timely manner.

  • Writing necessary supporting documentation.

What kind of professional are we looking for?
  • 3+ years of professional experience.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

  • At least one shipped title on consoles.

  • Strong C++ programming skills.

  • Excellent communicator with strong verbal and written English skills (Russian/Ukrainian is a plus).

  • Excellent math skills.

  • Experience with one of modern game engines.

  • Experience with multiplatform development.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Self-direction and motivation.

  • Understanding of the full software development life cycle.

  • Management and leadership skills.


  • Oculus Rift/VR experience a plus.

  • Experience with other leading engines a plus (Unreal/Unity/etc).

  • Proactive attitude.

  • Desire to help drive the improvement of the game engine year-over-year.

  • A passion for games.

Why do we enjoy working here?

Comprehensive benefits package available.

4A Games

Company type: developer

Employees: 51-200

Platforms: PC, Console

Genres: Action, Adventure, Shooter

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