Senior Rendering (Graphics) Programmer at id Software

Senior Rendering (Graphics) Programmer at id Software

id Software is looking for a Senior Rendering (Graphics) Programmer to join their team and work on legendary id games for PC and next-generation console systems.


  • Work with the R&D group to bring new technologies to light.
  • Find opportunities in developing technology trends that can keep Zenimax titles and services ahead of the curve. 
  • Work well with other team members and divisions to realize new technologies.
  • Accurately estimate schedules and deliver high-quality work products to that schedule.
  • Work on performance, optimization, and other technology features as required.


  • 5+ years game industry programming experience
  • Able to work towards group macro goals and not just personal lines of inquiry.
  • Able to work with group leadership to advocate for new research opportunities worth team inquiry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • At least one, preferably multiple, AAA titles shipped as a credited rendering programmer
  • Very strong C++ design and coding experience
  • Extensive GPU and Shader experience
  • Experience with one or more explicit APIs like Vulkan, DirectX12, or Metal
  • Extensive experience with a legacy API like OpenGL or DirectX9-11
  • Familiarity with global lighting methods, dynamic lighting, shadow rendering and related concepts
  • Excellent 3D math skills
  • Solid architecture and software design ability
  • Passion for graphics programming and staying on top of current techniques
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code that adheres to a well-documented coding standard
  • Must be a self-motivated and energetic team player with a very strong work ethic and cooperative attitude

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Senior Rendering (Graphics) Programmer at id Software