Gameplay Programmer

Are you ready to have a hand in implementing one of the most innovative MMORPG’s of the decade? Does the idea of creating never-before-seen gameplay mechanics invigorate you? Do you break the world down into classes, behaviors, and events in your sleep? You might be just the programmer we’re looking for!

Soulbound Studios is seeking a full-time Senior Gameplay Programmer to join the dedicated team working on Chronicles of Elyria here in Bellevue, WA.

In this position you will be collaborating with the Lead Client and Server Engineers, along with other Gameplay Programmers to bring the innovative new features of Chronicles of Elyria to life on the server.

We value people who aren’t constrained to particular technologies and are eager to learn new things to overcome anything that stands in the way of delivering value to players.

Come join the team that’s re-defining the MMORPG genre!

  • 5+ years of game development experience, preferably in the MMORPG space
  • At least 2 previously shipped AAA PC title (bonus if MMO) in an equivalent type role
  • B.Sc. or better in Computer Science or related program
  • Strong Object-Oriented and problem-solving skills
  • Expert-level C++ or C# programming skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a team - strong communication skills within and outside programming discipline
  • A passion for video games
  • Proficiency with the Unreal Engine and other 3rd-party libraries
  • Experience developing cross-platform applications for PC, Mac, and VR
  • Experience developing for consoles
  • Agile development exposure (eXtreme Programming, Scrum, etc.)
  • Familiar with unit testing
  • Handy with a NERF gun
  • Implement solutions to some of the most challenging problems you can imagine
  • Bridge the gap between the Design and Client Teams, developing gameplay mechanics in a client/server architecture heavily utilizing SpatialOS.
  • Write clean, well-tested, performant code
  • Analyze and optimize systems as required
About Chronicles of Elyria

Chronicles of Elyria is the first MMORPG where your character ages and dies, encouraging you to think beyond your character to their role in a larger story. Only a couple months out of Kickstarter, Chronicles of Elyria has already received the Best Indie MMO award at PAX 2016 from and has been the number #1 most anticipated game on since November 2015. Here’s what people are saying about Chronicles of Elyria:

  • “I've been into the genre since 1996, haven't been this excited for an upcoming game in a decade or more. Keep fighting the good fight!"
  • "Absolute GENIUS! The reincarnation system is spot on! The graphics are mind blowing. The story building is just out of this world. This is a dynamic change to the hum drum of level grinding by far hands down!"
  • "Really looking forward to this game! Drinking the usher-in-a-new-age Kool-Aid. This is offering everything I want that other games reject…
  • "You guys are seriously creating an all new standard for the MMORPG genre. Every post gets me even more hyped than the last!"
  • "It's about time someone turned mmo's on their ear, keep up the great work and can't wait to play this!"
About Soulbound Studios

Founded in 2015 by industry veterans Jeromy Walsh and Eddie Smith, Soulbound Studios is a growing team of talented game developers that have banded together to create something truly amazing.

By challenging what it means to be fun, re-imagining what is possible, and re-defining "immersive", Soulbound Studios aims to create games unlike anything ever seen before. But this passion for creating next-gen games isn't just what we do, it's who we are. It's part of us. It's Soulbound.

If you'd like to introduce yourself or inquire about this position, please send an introductory email and your resume or CV (PDF format) to