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Senior Tools Engineer



ArenaNet is a game developer and publisher known for the award-winning Guild Wars game series. They are seeking a tools engineer who can collaborate with game designers, artists, and engineers to enhance the creative process. The ideal candidate should have experience with C/C++ Windows applications and C# managed code, as well as familiarity with UI frameworks such as WPF or IMGUI. The position is open to remote work in certain states or onsite/hybrid/flex at their office in Bellevue, WA. The salary range is $128,000-$190,000 USD and includes benefits such as medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k), PTO, and parental leave.

Job description


We’re ArenaNet. We make the games we want to play and infuse them with innovation, hand-crafted detail, and creative passion. As developer and publisher of the award-winning Guild Wars game series, we’re proud to share our passion for the online worlds we’ve created with over 11 million players worldwide.

Our constantly evolving online worlds require a foundation of stable tools to streamline content creation. ArenaNet’s engineers take pride in writing quality, performant code that enables continuous releases within these massive worlds. We are looking for programmers who share our commitment to quality and are excited to engineer industry-leading technology.


The Engineering team at ArenaNet thrives on a wide array of perspectives, experiences, and interests. We know that the best creations come from healthy and friendly teams. Our work is woven together with the efforts of multiple disciplines and crafts within game development. We seek out voices and ideas that might be new to us and are always on the lookout for ways to help each other, both within the Engineering team, and throughout the studio.


You’re a strong tools engineer with a track record of excellent customer service. You enjoy collaborating with game designers, artists, and engineers to ensure that development tools enhance the creative process. You are responsive to user experiences and are not shy about digging into the reasons something is or is not working, whether those reasons lie deep in source code technicalities or in the everyday, human challenges of the user. You understand how to balance proving out new solutions against improving existing infrastructure. Your industry experience and communication skills allow you to both develop a fix and champion that fix through code review and user feedback iteration.

You are comfortable working with native C/C++ Windows applications and C# managed code, and you are familiar with one or more common UI framework such as WPF or IMGUI. You are comfortable with the Visual Studio environment and navigating large code bases with sometimes complex dependencies. You may have experience with or an interest in learning Python and shell scripting.

We value your abilities whether they stem from personal projects or professional milestones, so please share with us any experiences that demonstrate your existing skills and your ability to learn new skills, especially how you approach reading, testing, and debugging a new code base.

We are open to remote work in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, MA, MD, NC, NV, NY OR, TX, UT and WA or onsite/hybrid/flex at our office in Bellevue, WA.

Total compensation is salary plus an annual bonus potential. Please note that the listed pay range is a general guideline only. We take into consideration the geography in which you live and your experience and qualifications when determining final salary. This role is also eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance, short and long term disability, 401(k), flexible and dependent care spending accounts, PTO, paid holidays and parental leave.
Remote pay range
$128,000—$190,000 USD

Location: Bellevue, WA

Country: United States

Date found: 2023-04-29

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