• Working with a team (designers, artists, musicians, programmers) to implement and improve upon game designs with efficacy and efficiency.

  • Write and extend tools and gameplay systems.

  • Optimize runtime performance and team productivity.


  • Passionate about playing and making games

  • Proficient in C and C++ programming languages for creating 2D and 3D games

  • Strong 3D math skills (linear algebra, vector math)

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of game design

  • Excellent problem solving abilities- in particular related to game design and developing gameplay systems

  • Proactive, curious, and confident in learning on the fly

  • Good oral and written communication skills; ability to work and contribute in a collaborative environment.


  • Multiple shipped console games.

  • Experience with multi-threading

  • Experience with low level debugging and optimization

  • Experience writing multi-platform code

  • Experience with GPU programming (graphics shaders, compute)

  • Experience with network programming

  • Experience with UI programming

  • Experience with build systems

  • Experience playing products from Yacht Club Games

Benefits & Perks

  • Every member is a core part of the team, involved in any part of the company that interests them!

  • Working in our beautiful office located in Los Angeles (when it is safe to do so again)!

  • Robust medical and dental insurance for you and your family members

  • Generous Profit Sharing and Bonus plans

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with 4% company match

  • Unlimited discretionary vacation and sick days that we want you to use!

  • Free onsite parking (when it is safe to do so again!)

  • Chance to work with a top-notch team on cool and unique games!

We are an Equal Opportunity Workplace

Yacht Club Games is committed to diversity and inclusion and we wholeheartedly encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds and voices to apply.

Apply for the job

Do you want to join our team as our new Mid-Senior Gameplay Programmer? Then we'd love to hear about you!