Tools Programmer Sr. or Lead
Job Details
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$70,000.00 - $150,000.00
Deck Nine Games is looking to hire a talented Senior or Lead Tools Programmer to help build out our tools and pipeline for our Studio.
Located near Boulder, Colorado, Deck Nine Games is a BAFTA and VGA nominated developer of narrative adventure games. Always innovating, we're growing and are seeking highly qualified programmers to join our amazing team.
Our programmers work with all disciplines across the studio and are a key component to our games.

  • Work closely with the Technology Director, CTO, and Mocap and Content teams to increase the efficiency and quality our pipelines and games
  • Help our devs work faster, smarter, and deliver better content
  • Identify pipeline problems and brainstorm solutions
  • Help lead a small Tools and Pipeline team in their efforts


About Deck Nine

Deck Nine Games is an independent game developer dedicated to crafting interactive story games that inspire, transform, and entertain players. Our passion is storytelling games. We love the relatable characters from a game like Life is Strange and the amazing action storytelling from games like Last of Us. 
Our first game, Life is Strange: Before the Storm is loved by fans and has won multiple awards, including Game of Year and was nominated for both a VGA and a BAFTA. The studio is 90+ people and is in sunny Westminster, Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The studio is working on an unannounced story adventure game and is growing additional teams for more projects. 
We’re looking for talented and self-motivated people to join us as we aim to rise to the top of the storytelling game studios. We are part of the thriving Colorado game dev scene and our location offers a lower cost of living and a proximity to countless family-friendly activities and amazing outdoor opportunities. If this sounds appealing to you, please apply! 
As the crafters of games that encompass the full breadth of life’s experiences, Deck Nine is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural team in which people from all walks of life feel inspired to do their best work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and believe deeply in the creativity and strength built from diversity of race, religion, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nationality, and the many other qualities that make us different.



  • Very competitive starting salary
  • Unlimited Vacation Time and paid Parental Leave
  • Health insurance for you and your family at a low cost to you
  • Dental and Vision insurance for you and your family at NO cost to you
  • Life and Disability benefits at NO cost to you
  • Optional Flexible Spending Account (including Healthcare and Limited Purpose), Dependent Care Account, and Health Savings Account available
  • Optional Supplemental Health and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with an Employer Match
  • Growth opportunities for your career


**Please note that the compensation information is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and Equal Pay Transparency Rules. It is estimated based on what a successful Colorado applicant might be paid. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in Colorado or perform the position from Colorado. Similar positions located outside of Colorado will not necessarily receive the same compensation. **


  • Senior-level experience in the console/PC industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Math, or equivalent
  • Desire to help content teams work faster and more efficiently
  • Strong knowledge of C++ programming language
  • Experience with the QT framework
  • Tool architecture experience
  • Be a driven, motivated personality that wants to make great tools


  • Unreal 4 experience
  • Mocap pipeline and process experience
  • WPF and C# experience
  • AAA games pipeline experience