Senior Engine Programmer

  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Molasses Flood is the newest member of the CD PROJEKT group, and is located in Boston, MA. We were founded by industry veterans in 2014, and since then have created The Flame in the Flood and Drake Hollow. We’re currently working on an ambitious and exciting new project and are growing our team across all departments. We value every voice on the team, open communication and transparency, and run a studio based on mutual respect and kindness between all members and levels of the team. If this sounds like the type of team you’d like to be a part of, we encourage you to apply. If you require any specific accommodations as part of our application process, please let us know so we can try to provide for your needs.

Job Description

The Senior  Engine Programmer will be an integral part of a programming team extending UE4/UE5 for our next and future titles. You will have a unique opportunity to work on a new project team and architect the systems and tools that empower the team to create great games. As a Senior engineer on the team, the person in this role will be working across all disciplines to ensure that the engine technologies are meeting the needs of all stakeholders. We’re entering an exciting new chapter in our development, and would love for you to help shape the way we grow.

This is a full time position. Senior and mid level developers may work remotely within the continental US, or hybrid (Tues/Thurs in our office in the Boston area, and other 3 days per week WFH). Relocation assistance is available.


  • Ensure efficient and timely delivery of core engine features, and ensure that they are scoped properly.

  • Distill engine support and performance requests into meaningful, actionable work.

  • Ensure the technical approach being proposed for a given task satisfies both the stakeholder need and meets solid engineering fundamentals.

  • Propose the architecture and provide the vision for engine enhancements which deliver on requested functionality and performance.

  • Propose tools or technologies that could enhance our ability to deliver great engine systems support.

  • Participate in the interviewing process for the Engineering team.

  • Mentor and coach more junior engine programmers.


  • Candidates must have a US work permit or citizenship.

  • Experience developing and shipping games professionally.

  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to be creative in finding solutions.

  • Strong C++ skills and the ability to code and architect engine systems and tools.

  • Experience with optimizing for memory and CPU performance.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic, and able to work independently.

  • Curiosity, kindness, and a positive and professional can-do attitude.

Nice to Haves

  • Experience working in Unreal Engine 4/5.

  • Experience developing for consoles.

  • Shipped a multiplayer game.

Additional Information

  • 100% company paid medical, dental, and vision plans available - for employees and dependents

  • 401K with matching

  • Company paid long & short term disability plans, and life insurance

  • Profit sharing plan

  • Unlimited PTO and flexible schedule

  • Environmental company paid offset of employees’ carbon footprint via

  • Some positions available for Remote work

  • Positions worked in office are hybrid: M/W/F work from home & T/Th work in office, with lunch provided on the in office days

  • Dog friendly office

  • Many opportunities for advancement as our team grows and takes on new challenges 

The Molasses Flood is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embracing and celebrating diverse thoughts and backgrounds throughout our organization. Employment at The Molasses Flood is based on ability  – not an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, sex or gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence or sex offenses, reproductive health decisions, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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