Senior Mobile Programmer

by Digital Extremes

Position Type: Full-time
Date Posted: Jun 20, 2024
Digital Extremes

Job Description


The Senior Mobile Programmer  will be responsible for porting and maintaining mobile specific versions of our games and supporting applications, while working closely with our creative, dedicated and diverse development team. This incumbent will possess expertise in C++ and software development for the video games industry, exceptional communication skills in written, visual and verbal forms, and excellent knowledge of the video game industry.  Strong ability to take constructive criticism while selling your ideas is critical. Giving direction will be as important as taking it and you must be able to drive implementation of your ideas. We need a team player who values the best ideas regardless of where they come from to create a clear picture of how they fit in the larger vision of the game. An ideal candidate will also be able to provide examples of their design work and communication skills.


  • Work with UI artists to develop UI elements for touch controls.
  • Extend current graphics-related systems and tools pipeline to fit our game on mobile platforms.
  • Write robust, maintainable, multi-platform code.
  • Ensure technical quality through tuning and bug fixing.
  • Maintain code performance through profiling and optimization.
  • Design, develop, and maintain build systems.
  • Complete the backend development tasks of game servers, including operations, maintenance, monitoring, and the creation of automated deployment tools.
  • Evaluate the technical feasibility and correctness of various design requirements proposed during planning.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related discipline.
  • Minimum five years of recent and relevant work experience as a mobile programmer or similar role in the video game industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing robust, maintainable, multi-platform code with C++ and software development for the video gaming industry.
  • Strong knowledge in game development, mobile requirements, touch controls, and optimization.
  • Experience in working with profiling tools, such as PIX, Razer, VTune, Tuner, Perforce and/or Perl, is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent team work skills.
  • Proven ability to document and communicate design ideas.
  • Excellent knowledge of the video game industry.
  • Be a driven individual who has a proven track record of delivering projects on time.
  • While meeting the listed qualifications is beneficial, we understand that skills and experiences can be gained in various ways. If you're excited about this opportunity, we'd love to hear from you.


  • Experience with metal/vulkan graphics 


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 75 million registered players on PC, PS4™, PS5™, Xbox One™, Xbox Series X/S™, Nintendo Switch™, and iOS™. The studio's most recently announced project is the much anticipated Soulframe®, an open-world action-fantasy MMORPG title that is currently under development.

Digital Extremes is headquartered in London, Ontario, Canada, and is proud to be selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, achieving this recognition for the last ten years in a row.

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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 potential bonus opportunities
  • Excellent benefits and paid time off
  • Matching RRSP or Simple IRA 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Virtual access to Dialogue or Magellan, our mental wellness and healthcare services app
  • Professional development and career support
  • Work-life balance wellness subsidies
  • Be part of “Giving Back” through a multitude of fundraising venues at DE
  • Employee events and team building exercises

Please note, some benefits may be subject to eligibility for employees.


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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