Console Programmer

by Digital Extremes

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jan 21, 2024
Digital Extremes

Job Description

Console Programmer

Digital Extremes is seeking a Programmer to join our Console team. The ideal candidate will have experience with C++, strong communication skills, working knowledge of gaming consoles, and a desire to learn new systems and skills. Familiarity with profiling tools, as well as scripting/automation is a plus.

  • Feature implementation specific to the target platform.
  • Effectively maintain live-ops for Free-to-Play games.
  • Write robust, maintainable code.
  • Ensure the technical quality through tuning and bug fixing.
  • Maintain code performance through profiling and optimization.
  • Design, develop, and maintain build systems.

  • Expertise in C++ and software development.
  • Knowledge and experience in developing console games (Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox, and/or Nintendo Switch consoles).
  • Knowledge in console requirements, controllers, and optimization.
  • Strong communication skills, work ethic and motivation.
  • Passion for making and playing great games.
  • Experience with game porting.
  • Knowledge and experience in scripting/automation.
  • Familiarity with profiling tools (PIX, Razer, VTune, Tuner), Perforce, Perl.
Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world's top independent video game development studios. Originating with the co-creation of Epic Games' multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Sector®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3, the BioShock 2 multiplayer campaign, and The Darkness® II. The studio has reached its greatest critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframe®, boasting a global community of 50 million registered players on PC, PS4™, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch™. For more information about Digital Extremes, visit To sign up for Warframe, visit

Our culture is centered on providing great opportunities to our employees so that everyone feels they are making a meaningful impact. Developing new and existing talent is our long-term focus. We are honored that our work environment has been consistently recognized as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers”. We summon you to join our elite team!

The rewards of a career with Digital Extremes include:
  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunities
  • Excellent benefits and paid time off
  • Matching RRSP plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional development and career support
  • Fitness and parking/transit subsidies
  • Daily lunches prepared onsite by our in-studio Executive Chef and professional kitchen staff
  • All-day snacks and drinks, sleep pods, massage chairs, cold brew, dog therapy days and more
Digital Extremes is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for the next steps in the hiring process will be contacted.

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