Salary Competitive

Leading-edge gaming studio looking for an experienced senior engine developer with pro coding skills and an excellent understanding of MMORPG game design, to join our fast-growing team.

We are developing Ember Sword, a groundbreaking platform-agnostic and Free-to-Play MMORPG Game set in a player-driven fantasy universe, with digital collectible cosmetics and a blockchain-enhanced economy.

It’s a universe where the players control the world through true land ownership. A game in which all valuable cosmetic items are tokenized as scarce non-fungible crypto-collectibles, which are acquired by players through gameplay objectives, instead of sold through loot boxes. With a fan community spanning more than a hundred thousand people, a strong advisory board, a $2M investment round this year, and a very successful first land sale campaign ($1.5M) that sold out in just a few hours, Ember Sword is aiming high and growing fast.

As an engine developer at Bright Star Studios, you'll be working on a custom ECS-based game engine written in C++ using design principles like data-driven design. We care greatly about the quality and performance of our code and don't shy away from refactoring if needed. As an Engine developer, you're responsible for building core engine features such as particle systems, animation systems, audio systems, editor features, etc.

The MUSTs

  • You are a creative coder with a strong feel for gameplay and design

  • You have 5+ years of experience in the industry – we’re open-minded and gladly talk with enthusiastic applicants with varying levels of experience

  • You have excellent coding skills, specifically in C++

  • You have experience with vector math

  • You have experience creating game engines in C++

  • Experience with WebGL, WebGPU, and/or Web Assembly (emscripten)

  • You are willing to relocate to Denmark (Aarhus or Copenhagen) or able to convince us that you won't have to.

The GOOD TO HAVEs

  • Genuine love for MMOs and/or RPGs

  • Experience in shipping a game on PC/Browser or with a team that did it

  • Experience writing shaders / Unity Shader graph

  • Experience with custom game engines

Your TO DOs

  • Developing and help architecting the engine

  • Building rendering, particle systems, chunk streaming, and editing tools

  • General assignments like (de)serialization of scenes, prefabs, etc.

  • Content streaming and the architecture to achieve this

Practical INFO:

  • Ember Sword is developed using a custom game engine

  • We have a very agile approach to development, with a very flat hierarchy

  • Job starts right away (as soon as possible)

  • This is a full-time position

  • The work hours are flexible

For more information or questions please contact us at Jobs@BrightStar.Studio

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

New tech gear
New tech gear

Are you a true Tech Savvy? Macbook, trackpad, you name it, we get you covered.

Work life balance
Work life balance

Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.

Central office
Central office

Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.

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Working at
Bright Star Studios

The TEAM: Bright Star Studios started with just a few friends, their passion for gaming, and their desire to build the next big MMORPG. Although it might sound a little crazy ambitious, Ember Sword developed into a game-changer: a free to play, modern, and truly player-driven MMORPG game with a real economy powered by the Ethereum Blockchain, and in just 2 years, Bright Star became one of the most promising gaming studios in the world. Today we are a rapidly growing team. Spread across continents, yet united in our mission to build the ultimate MMORPG experience, gaming is the heart and soul of Bright Star Studios. The BSS team is determined, talented, hailing from diverse backgrounds and locations. Even though most of us met & worked online during the pandemic, we have forged great professional and interpersonal bonds. So if you want to work with an extremely talented team and rock the foundation of the gaming world together, we will welcome you with open arms.

Read more about Bright Star Studios

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