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Development Support: Engine

Rockstar Games


Rockstar Games is seeking a Development Support candidate for their Engine team in Oakville, Ontario. The candidate should have a strong interest in low-level technology and possess C/C++ programming skills. The team is responsible for core pieces of technology that underpin Rockstar games, such as memory management, rendering pipeline, and more. The candidate will work closely with the Engine team across different Rockstar studios, learn to work with a variety of systems, console SDKs, and hardware, and communicate with members of the worldwide Rockstar studios to coordinate efforts. A degree in Computer Science/related discipline or equivalent experience is required. A passion for Rockstar games is a plus.

Job description

At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar Toronto is on the lookout for a talented Development Support candidate, who possesses a strong interest in all the low-level technology that makes a modern video game tick. If you like to understand how things really work “under the hood” of your favorite games, we’d love to hear from you.

This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar's unique studio in Oakville, Ontario. 


  • The Engine team is a global group of generalist programmers with a keen focus on lower level systems and squeezing the most out of the underlying hardware.
  • We are responsible for many of the core pieces of technology that underpin Rockstar games – such as memory management, streaming game data efficiently, population systems, LOD, scene management, rendering pipeline, scripting engine, and more.
  • We collaborate closely with the Graphics team on many systems including vegetation, lighting, occlusion, etc.
  • We collaborate closely with various Art teams to create believable worlds that feel immersive, solid and hold together under difficult conditions such as rapid player movement, limited system memory and so on.
  • We coordinate and support the wider efforts across the development team to get our games running smoothly and making best use of system resources.


  • Work closely with the Engine team across different Rockstar studios.
  • Help us develop, maintain, extend and support a variety of systems.
  • Learn to work with a variety of systems, console SDKs and hardware.
  • Communicate with members of the worldwide Rockstar studios to coordinate our efforts.


  • A degree in Computer Science/related discipline, or equivalent experience.


  • Strong C/C++ programming skills, OO design skills.
  • Interest in learning about game engine technology, and the underlying console and pc hardware.


Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Demonstrate your skills with a personal project (an app or a game).
  • A passion for Rockstar games is a massive plus.
  • A good understanding of 3D math.
  • Familiarity with common optimization and multi-threading techniques.


Please apply with a resume and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or race.

Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Country: Canada

Date found: 2023-03-13

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