Senior Gameplay Engineer (Remote)

| Las Vegas, NV | Remote
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At Steel Wool, we’re searching for a Senior Gameplay Engineer to join the team who can help shape our engineering workflows for current and future projects. As a Senior Gameplay Engineer, you would work with team leads and the executive producer to architect game features and guide other engineers on solutions ranging from prototyping, implementing core systems, UI, AI, and other areas of the game. You will also be responsible for driving continuous improvement to the studio’s development process.
We are looking for individuals with confidence in their ability to drive change within the studio. We want folks who thrive in a collaborative environment and seek out challenging problems to solve with the internal teams and external partners. Ideally, you love lifting others up, educating them, and setting games up for success.

As a Senior Gameplay Engineer at Steel Wool, you would…

  • Work closely with designers, artists, and other engineers to design and implement gameplay systems
  • Grow the maturity of the development team to execute at improving levels of efficiency and experience
  • Build tools and develop workflows to actively empower the art and design team
  • Help prioritize and write up tasks, as well as develop workflows in order to set the rest of the team up for success
  • Work with the production team to create a project plan that lays the foundation for gameplay systems development

Looking for someone who has…

  • Strong Object Oriented Programming knowledge e.g. C , C++ 
  • At least 3 shipped titles on PS5, PS4, XBSX, Xbox One, or PC
  • Experience building gameplay systems using Unreal Engine 4
  • A willingness to work with other disciplines and an abundance of curiosity 
  • Exemplary leadership capabilities and a strong drive for process improvements


  • Fluency in Jira and Confluence.
  • A passion for horror games.
  • A passion for making entertainment that appeals to all ages. 

About Steel Wool

With veterans from Pixar, WB Games, HTC, Intel, and Telltale Games, our mission at Steel Wool studios is to create stunning, engaging games that capture the imagination of our audiences. Leveraging expertise in PC, console and VR development our studio creates industry leading, family friendly horror games like Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach, Help Wanted, Curse of the Dread Bear and more! Steel Wool is highly focused on providing a healthy studio culture. We’re a people first organization, dedicated to the satisfaction and well being of our staff.

We are offering a starting salary of $125,000 - $150,000 USD depending on experience and subject to market rate.

Steel Wool is an equal opportunity employer committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Benefits as Steel Wool include:

  • Company bonus program
  • Flexible time off policy
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance with employer contribution
  • Optional HSA/FSA/DCFSA
  • Automatic employer-provided disability insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with partial employer matching after 1 year of employment
  • Permanent remote work - Work from anywhere you want as long as you can collaborate effectively with your team!
More Information on Steel Wool Studios
Steel Wool Studios operates in the Gaming industry. The company is located in Oakland, CA. Steel Wool Studios was founded in 2012. It has 58 total employees. To see all 5 open jobs at Steel Wool Studios, click here.
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