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Senior Software Engineer

Iron Galaxy Studios is a well-established independent game developer who has partnered with the titans of our industry to ship more high-caliber games than any other indie developer. We’re known for our excellent work on Killer Instinct, as well as bringing Skyrim to the Nintendo Switch. 

The Senior Software Engineer will bring expert-level technical knowledge and programming skills while working with diverse cross functional teams.  This position will be responsible for senior engineering development and leadership on projects. This ideal candidate must demonstrate a high degree of initiative and is accountable for the technical implementation of all software related tasks as well as the assigned team.

This opportunity is for a full-time position, either in Chicago, IL or Orlando, FL.


  • Manage and lead the delivery of implementations, maintenance and other technical projects
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to establish and meet performance goals on target platforms
  • Debug and optimize both engine and game code
  • Mentor junior engineers on technical and professional skills to enable career growth
  • Deliver performance reviews for engineers assigned to your team
  • Assist studio leadership in the preparation of responses to RFPs including technical responses, sizing, costing, schedules, product demonstration and other related tasks
  • Maintain up to date knowledge on new programming methods and technologies to quickly adapt to new engines and technologies
  • Work with cross functional teams including production team on scheduling as well as design and art teams on performance



  • 5+ years’ experience working at a game studio
  • Advanced understanding of C/C++
  • Has shipped at least one game on PS3 or Xbox 360
  • Has worked on at least one game on PS4 or Xbox One
  • Comfortable working in any engine
  • Able to understand issues facing specialist programmers in all fields (networking, graphics, gameplay, etc.)
  • Able to move between projects with little notice and the ability to adapt quickly
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