Who We Are 


Founded in 1996, Firaxis Games is a world-renowned game development studio with an unwavering mission to “build games that stand the test of time”. The name Firaxis, a fusion of “fiery” and “axis,” communicates the company’s dynamic development process that results in the creation of ground breaking titles with unparalleled gameplay delivered to gamers around the world. Under the creative direction of industry legend Sid Meier, Firaxis has released dozens of hit games on multiple platforms and is recognized as an industry leader in game development.



Let gameplay drive decision making


Deliver great work for the studio, the team & yourself


Maintain an environment where people are happy


Find opportunities to contribute and collaborate


Put effort where it pays off the most

What You Will Do:

Firaxis Games is seeking a motivated Systems programmer to join our development team.  We’re looking for an engineer with a great foundation in software engineering who enjoys working on a diverse set of exciting problems. Firaxis is a highly collaborative and iterative environment. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to communicate easily and optimally with fellow coders, designers and artists.


    • Develop high-performance, robust, maintainable code in a cross-platform environment.
    • Understand user workflows to develop software that is easy to use and improves productivity.
    • Design and implement modifications, reorganizations, extensions, and optimizations to existing code base.
    • Work closely with designers and artists to implement their ideas, providing technical, creative, and scheduling feedback.
    • Actively maintain skill-set and knowledge base by keeping track of the latest innovations from the industry.
    • Maintain build stability by tracking, finding, and fixing some of the more difficult bugs that surface during development.
    • Optimize builds for memory and performance across many platforms.

Required Qualifications:

  • Highly proficient in C++ programming language.
  • Comfortable with multi-threading, templates, and optimizing for size as well as speed.
  • At least 2 years of experience with the Playstation, Xbox or Nintendo Switch consoles.
  • Strong problem solving and debugging skills.
  • Experience with multiple languages, frameworks and tools a plus.
  • Strong 3D math skills.
  • Self-motivated and passionate about games.
  • Good team communication skills, able to translate rough ideas into concrete implementations

Relevant experience: 

  • 1+ years of Unreal Engine 4 experience.
  • 3+ years industry experience.
  • Has shipped at least one title.


Who We Are:


Named World’s #1 Developer of the Year by Game Informer Magazine in 2012, Firaxis is very proud of its legacy of developing award winning titles. We have won multiple BAFTAs, D.I.C.E Awards, Game of the Year titles, and category awards (from “Best Strategy Game” to “Best PC Game”) across our products.

Additionally, our company was also featured in SmartCEO’s “Best-Run Book” for company culture and praised for a focus on “family, fun and flexibility.” Firaxis was also named a finalist in SmartCEO’s Healthiest Company Awards for 2016.

Firaxis Games prides itself on maintaining a quality of life inside and outside the studio – when our team members are happy and healthy, creativity can flourish. We offer boot camp fitness and yoga classes at the office, a free gym with shower, regularly catered lunches and breakfasts, biweekly Friday Happy Hours, company events and parties, and a “FunZone” complete with billiards, foosball, video games, and tabletop gaming space. We are also a philanthropic studio and offer employees the chance to volunteer with local charities and nonprofits throughout the year.

Fulltime employees can also take advantage of Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, 401K retirement savings, a wellbeing initiative with the opportunity to earn cash rewards, an Employee Assistance Program, and paid time off and paid holidays.


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