Gameplay Engineer

Madison, Wisconsin, United States | Engineering | Full-time | Fully remote


PerBlue is seeking a passionate Gameplay Engineer to join our team of experienced developers and game designers. We’re a quickly growing independent studio whose free-to-play midcore mobile games have been played by millions of people around the world, including the award-winning Disney Heroes: Battle Mode.

Our team has experience across major studios in the videogame industry. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, we also work remotely around the United States for an unmatched quality of life and work.

We’ll work together to create amazing experiences for our fans across the world. You'll work on our hero pipeline, which brings to life original concept heroes—as well as beloved Disney and Pixar characters—inside our games. Your quest will be to develop a great gameplay experience while optimizing for the constraints of mobile games. 

We’re looking for our successful candidate to start by late March. Get an inside look at what it's like to be a software engineer with PerBlue in this PDF.



Playing a key role in bringing high quality characters and art assets to life, you’ll use your Java coding skills to design and implement flexible combat engine features. You’ll also integrate art and implement mechanics for combat, characters and environments. 

You’ll work in a collaborative environment with a cross-functional team of artists, designers, and QA to create game features, build art integration pipeline tooling and infrastructure, and bring the lore and legends of our games to life in the game engine.

Coding Qualifications

  • Strong Java or C# background as evidenced by available coding samples
  • Experience with programming at least one completed videogame project
  • Programming experience in libGDX, Unity, Unreal, or another engine 
  • Working knowledge of version control systems (SVN, Git)


Your Attributes

  • A passion for all things programming with amazing technical skills
  • Desire and willingness to learn new technology and tools
  • Be results-oriented and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills in a highly collaborative, remote work environment
  • A focus on product and an eye for quality
  • Proactive and able to take ownership of tasks and projects
  • Active participation in PerBlue’s efforts to be a welcoming, inclusive and diverse workplace


Other Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field
  • Experience writing shaders (GLSL/HLSL/Cg)
  • Mobile development experience (Android, iOS)
  • An interest and passion for gaming (RPG, Strategy)
  • Desire and willingness to learn new technology and tools
  • Experience with Spine 2D or other skeletal animation software 


Compensation and Benefits

We offer 6+ weeks of paid vacation and health, dental, and vision insurance as well as a well-matched 401k. We also support our remote team with a catered lunch plan, snack box delivery, and a variety of other perks. You'll be part of an energetic, diverse, and collaborative environment with flexible hours. We are headquartered in the vibrant neighborhood around beautiful downtown Madison.

We’ve been named to several “Best Place to Work” awards by a variety of publications.

No agencies, please. We regret that we cannot consider visa sponsorship or candidates based outside of the United States or Canada for this position at this time.