Senior Graphics Programmer

Senior Graphics Programmer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Senior Graphics Programmer to join our team.


  • Assisting with planning and scheduling of rendering tasks;
  • Adding support for next generation platforms;
  • Help evangelize and facilitate the sharing of successful graphics approaches from the game projects across Rockstar’s studios;
  • Profiling and optimising existing graphics code;
  • Mentoring junior team members;
  • Work with others to expand our next-generation graphics pipeline including advanced lighting and rendering techniques, and special effects;
  • Working with other team members to add new rendering features to all current platforms;
  • Implementing new graphics techniques.


  • Experience with 3D graphics APIs (Direct3D 11+, vendor specific and/or OpenGL);
  • Experience with multithreaded programming;
  • Excellent programming skills in C/C++;
  • Experience in identifying bottlenecks and optimizing existing / future rendering code;
  • Ability to debug engine level code;
  • Experience optimizing both performance factors and memory footprints using hardware and software profilers (PIX, GCM Replay, Tuner, Vtune, etc.);
  • Good grounding in graphics theory and math;
  • At least one shipped console or PC title; preferably on the Xbox and/or Playstation consoles;
  • Significant knowledge of how to take advantage of the Graphics Processing Units;
  • Knowledgeable in variety a of special FX techniques;
  • Excellent HLSL, Cg or other vendor specific shading language skills;
  • Ability to research existing approaches and adapt those to new or modified uses.