Senior Tools Programmer 2


Ready At Dawn

Senior Tools Programmer

Ready At Dawn is looking for a Senior Tools Programmer to join us in creating high profile original titles in VR, ranging from social and competitive multiplayer to character driven action and adventure single-player games.

The Senior Tools Programmer collaborates with design, engineering, and animation teams to create and develop software tools, applications and systems to assist in game development. An ideal candidate demonstrates strong problem solving skills, a familiarity with the workflow and challenges across a broad range of disciplines in game development, as well as a proficiency in developing various tools and scripts for content creation and management.


  • Maintain and extend tools for asset management
  • Improve content pipelines, focus on reducing iteration time and maximizing visual polish
  • Research and implement artist tools for use in Maya
  • Prototype and pitch creative and engine-efficient content solutions for complex visual problems
  • Work closely with artists, designers, and engine/gameplay programmers to develop easy to use technologies and prioritize feature roll-out
  • Debug pipeline issues as needed and propose solutions to solve them cleanly
  • Maximize the team’s production efficiency through various pipeline and tools improvement.

Position Requirements:

  •  5+ years as a Tools Programmer with multiple games shipped
  • Excellent python programming skills
  • Knowledge of C/C++
  • Strong balance of technical, aesthetic, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Strong understanding of general artistic aesthetics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to filter diverse feedback from artists, designers, and programmers and propose effective solutions
  • Passion for and broad knowledge of games and game development, with an ability to critically analyze

Additional Skills (pluses):

  • Experience in authoring a wide array of tools (animation, environment construction, modeling, fx, etc)
  • Any additional programming skills are welcomed
  • Understanding of motion capture pipelines and workflows involved

Please send samples of your work with your application.

Location: Irvine, CA

Date posted: 2021-12-11