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Senior Gameplay Systems Programmer, Unreal Engine

Epic Games

Epic Games

Software Engineering
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

Unreal-powered projects have been on the bleeding edge of real-time entertainment for over 20 years. Our team of programming experts are always innovating to improve the tools and technology that empower content developers worldwide.

What You'll Do

We are looking for a Senior Gameplay Systems Programmer passionate about broadening the capabilities of character movement in games. You will be working with others to build the future of how characters interact with various engine systems while moving about the world. As a member of the Gameplay Framework team you’ll be responsible for architecting gameplay systems, APIs, and features within Unreal Engine that allow our licensees to build the next generation of amazing gameplay experiences.

In this role, you will

  • Collaborate with others to design and develop new functionality for the Mover Plugin
  • Improve and enhance how Character Movement interacts with other engine systems; such as AI, Animation, Physics, and Networking
  • Contribute in solving challenging network problems related to movement
  • Improve existing systems to be more performant, scalable, and stable.
  • Build and maintain bridges with other teams within the Engine group to help drive and maintain vision
  • Diagnose CPU and network performance issues to unlock the full potential of the engine for licensees
  • Look for ways to push the technology forward in new and innovative ways

What we're looking for

  • Strong C++ skills and programming principles knowledge
  • Strong understanding of networked game principles and how they apply towards character movement
  • Adjacent experience in one or more of the following areas: AI, input, animation, or physics
  • Talent for building robust, extensible, maintainable systems
  • Experience developing AAA games or game engine technology professionally
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic, and able to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate fluently in English (written and verbal)


We pay 100% for benefits for both employees and dependents and offer coverage for supplemental medical, dental, vision, critical illness, telemedicine, Life and AD&D, long term disability insurance as well as weekly indemnity (short term disability) and a retirement savings plan with a competitive employer match. In addition to the EAP (employee assistance program), we also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents.

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren’t limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic’s generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

British Columbia Base Pay Range
$188,645$276,680 CAD


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

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