Senior C++ Optimization Engineer

Programming & Engineering

Aether Studios is looking for a Senior C++ Optimization Engineer with at least one shipped title made in Unreal Engine. You will be the subject matter expert on optimizing C++ code in Unreal by combining functions, effects, meshes, and animation that comply with the game’s netcode requirements. You will also set benchmarks and run tests to identify trouble areas and optimize the game. Be part of the growing team that created the smash success Rivals of Aether as we build the best platform fighter experience for players.


Role Responsibilities

  • Work with gameplay and engine programmers to optimize C++ game functions  
  • Develop tools to identify optimization strains and make improvements
  • Document best practices and instructions for developing art in the genre
  • Instruct others on best practices for achieving desired optimizations 


Role Qualifications

  • Credit on an Unreal project in the role of engineer
  • Three shipped game titles on major gaming platforms – Steam, Xbox, Playstation, Switch, etc.
  • Portfolio including C++ optimization experience


Role Preferences

  • Knowledge of C++ and blueprint tooling in Unreal Engine
  • 3D game development experience 
  • Interests in the fighting game genre 
  • Experience with fast twitchy visuals 


Aether Studios Offers

  • Working remotely with in-person summits if desired
  • Flexible core hours
  • Self-management
  • Competitive compensation


Salary Range



Seniority Level







Computer Software


Employment Type

Contract Salary


To Apply:

Email [email protected] with your resume and cover letter to apply.

Senior C++ Optimization Engineer
Email [email protected] with your resume and cover letter to apply.