Giant Squid is a creative environment that values experimentation, craftsmanship, dedication and teamwork in the production of artistic game experiences. As a member of the Giant Squid team, you will have the opportunity to collaborate directly with the creators of the critically acclaimed game ABZÛ. We are looking for passionate developers who are aligned with our goal of creating video game experiences that are elegant and efficient, yet evocative, beautiful and meaningful.

We offer competitive salary and benefits to our employees. All our positions are on site at our studio in West Los Angeles, CA.


    Giant Squid is looking for a game programmer to join an internal team developing game port projects on several different platforms. The projects are built in a customized version of UE4.

    Our ideal candidate will have a mastery of programming in C++ and experience seeing game port projects through from beginning to end. We are looking for someone who loves to wrangle large codebases and optimize them holistically. If deep programming and complex problem solving is your passion, this role is for you.

    We are looking for a team player who shares our excitement for learning, researching new techniques, wearing multiple hats and stepping outside of regular workflows to innovate and make things happen. You will be working closely with technical artists and other programmers to create optimized and fluid experiences on a variety of platforms. A collaborative mindset will be crucial as you help us find solutions to unforeseen challenges requiring cross disciplinary teamwork that we discover as we bring these projects to life.


    • Port game code and systems on several projects
    • Ensure great game performance on different platforms by optimization


    • Mastery of programming in C++ for games
    • Experience with Unreal Engine 4
    • Have shipped at least one game port in an engineering role

    Relocation expenses and/or visa sponsorship not offered.

    Apply at Please include a cover letter.