Senior Gameplay Programmer (f/m/d)

  • Vollzeit
  • Offenburg

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Black Forest Games is the biggest studio of THQ Nordic Vienna and part of the fastest-growing publisher in Europe – Embracer Group. Here in the South of Germany, near the French border, we combine the creative freedom and culture of an independent studio and the financial security and stability of a big publisher with the possibility of working on worldwide known IPs. Currently, we’re working on ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin’.  As an international team, we embrace diversity and inclusivity, considering it an essential aspect of our core values.

Senior Gameplay Programmer (f/m/d)

We are currently seeking highly motivated and talented senior gameplay programmers to join our team and be part of the creation of our next exceptional game using the powerful Unreal Engine. As a senior gameplay programmer, you will collaborate closely with designers, artists, leads, and other team members to transform abstract ideas into tangible and immersive experiences through your coding expertise. Your role will be instrumental in bringing characters to life by implementing sophisticated artificial intelligence, crafting weapons and special abilities for exhilarating combat, and integrating diverse gameplay logic, systems, and tools. We are looking for individuals who excel in their specialized areas or possess a broad skill set, embracing the challenges of diverse responsibilities. Senior team members play a vital role in the success of the entire team, leading by example, mentoring junior members, and prioritizing the creation of exceptional software. They understand the importance of balancing speed and quality, and making thoughtful decisions when necessary. Join our team of passionate professionals, where creativity and dedication thrive. Together, we will create extraordinary games that will captivate players around the world.


  • Solid working knowledge of C++ with creative problem-solving.
  • A university degree (not necessarily in computer science).
  • 5+ years’ experience at a game studio and completion of at least one game.
  • Passion for video games.
  • Strong English language skills.


  • General experience with Unreal Engine 4/5.
  • Strong linear algebra skills.
  • Experience with recent AA or AAA character-based games.


Code samples (optional – submit only code that you wrote and own)
Test task* (see below)
Online video interview
On-site interview
Test Task Information

The test is a self-contained Visual Studio project written in C++.
Expect the test to take about 8 hours. Can be spread over two or three days.
Complete as much of the test as you can in the given time.
You will write code, troubleshoot bugs, and optimize.
Correctness, approach, ability to follow directions, and style will be evaluated.

What else do we offer?

  • Flexible working hours
  • 38h workweek
  • 30 days of holiday
  • Competitive salary
  • Green office, fresh fruits, coffee, and drinks
  • Additional free health insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Mental health support
  • Free accident insurance
  • Fitness area in the studio
  • Stability of a successful publisher paired with the creative freedom of an independent studio

Why join Black Forest Games?

Our team seeks long-term companions – we are hiring for the studio, not for the project. This principle holds a significant value in our company philosophy. Regardless of your background, we warmly welcome talented individuals. Black Forest Games provides a work environment that promotes a harmonious work-life balance and grants considerable flexibility. Here you have the chance to work on & shape up worldwide known IPs.
Our studio is situated in the picturesque region of Southern Germany, conveniently close to cities like Strasbourg, Karlsruhe, and Basel. Our location enjoys exceptional connectivity, thanks to the amazing transportation infrastructure: three nearby airports, the highway, and the train station right around the corner. Despite our well-connected surroundings, Offenburg offers a unique blend of natural beauty and modern convenience, away from the chaotic noise of crowded cities.

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