Gameplay Programmer

We are hiring full-time Gameplay Programmers (multiple roles available).

Location: Remote, work from home (or in-office at Roblox HQ, San Mateo, California, US)

Salary Range: $60,000 - $100,000 USD / yr (paid monthly)

About Adopt Me

Adopt Me! is the record-breaking #1 concurrent player count game on Roblox (WR: 640,000+ players online at once), delivering a best-in-class social pet adoption experience to our community of over 24 Million monthly active players. Adopt Me features an in-depth housing and avatar editor, a strong trading economy and vibrant social community - plus lots of very cute pets to take care of.

About our games studio

DreamCraft is the studio behind Adopt Me. At the time of writing our team includes 25 diverse and talented full-time team members working in-office or remotely across the world. We’re looking for candidates who are skilled, experienced, and want to help make Adopt Me and future game projects even bigger and even better.

From a current Team Adopt Me Gameplay Programmer

Being a Gameplay Programmer here is incredibly rewarding. Every day I get to be creative and solve interesting code problems all while learning new skills and growing as a programmer and a person. The updates I work on get played by millions of players, seeing them enjoy my work is so satisfying. My colleagues are awesome and I really feel like I can be myself here, I'm not just working alone.

We want you to

  • Be curious, want to improve yourself and others
  • Care deeply about our mission of creating best-in-class game content that kids will remember long into adulthood
  • Take ownership of projects and be willing to lead
  • Empathize deeply with others and believe our games can be vessels for social good

Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement creative gameplay content according to our roadmap using Roblox Studio and Lua.
  • Collaborate with artists, modellers, project coordinators and other team members to complete your projects on time and make them feel great.
  • Understand and extend existing frameworks and systems to support the features necessary for your creative updates.

"Should Have" Traits

  • Passion for conceptualizing and implementing your own creative original ideas
  • Strong grasp of Roblox API
  • Solid familiarity with data structures (stacks, queues, graphs, hashmaps, etc) and algorithms (BFS, DFS, Quicksort, etc)
  • Strong communication skills in English

"Nice to Have" Traits

  • A top quality experience on Roblox that you have designed and programmed
  • Experience working in self-managed roles and remote teams
  • Secondary game development skills that may help you support your engineering work - UI/UX, game design, graphic design, audio design, modeling + texturing, etc

Compensation

Pay will be competitive and negotiable. Est. $60,000 - $100,000 USD / yr (paid monthly), based on your experience

How to Apply

You must be 18 or older to apply.

To apply for this job, please email jobs@playadopt.me with the subject “GAMEPLAY PROGRAMMER” and include the following:

  • A copy of your CV / Resume
  • A brief overview (cover letter) of why you want to work at DreamCraft
  • Links to frameworks or larger systems that you've built, including full source or code snippets