Software Engineer, Linux Platform OS Systems



Role description

The opportunity

The Linux and Streaming Platform OS System team is a small and agile group. We are focused on building the platform specific foundation of the Unity game engine and editor.

Join the Unity Platform Systems team to help build one of the most popular game engines in the world, and have an opportunity to advance one of the largest segments of the market while you help shape some of the newest! We believe the world is a better place with more creators in it, and we do this by reaching creators on the Linux platform.

This is an entry level position for a recent graduate (or someone with equivalent industry experience). You are passionate about coding efficient desktop applications, preferably for the Linux desktop. In your programming projects (either as part of your studies, or for fun) you know how important it is to write fast, readable, and maintainable code.

If you are thrilled by the idea that your work will be in the hands of millions of developers who use Unity, you have come to the right place.

What you’ll be doing

  • Collaborate across Unity R&D on core engine and editor improvements related to the advancement of desktop platform development.
  • Performance optimizations that enable developers to ship the best games possible.
  • Surfacing platform specific OS features to Unity developers.

What we’re looking for

  • Computer Science degree or equivalent, or equivalent industry experience
  • System level C++ skills (using platform APIs)
  • Linux desktop, or cross platform programming experience
  • Performance-minded development

You might also have

  • Experience developing for Windows and/or Mac
  • C# development experience
  • Experience coding with GTK for Linux desktop systems

Life at Unity

Unity (NYSE: U) is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity’s platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices.

Unity is at the forefront of development by working alongside partners to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms. Apps developed by Unity creators were downloaded more than five billion times per month in 2020. For more information, please visit

Unity is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations or accommodations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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Location: Bellevue, WA, USA

Date posted: 2022-01-20