Brass Lion Entertainment

Principal Software Programmer

Brass Lion Entertainment is looking for a Principal Software Programmer to work with our talented team, with employees based in NYC & Montréal (and some fully remote), working on our new action-RPG title. As our Principal Software Programmer, you will be responsible for the architecture of our technology stack. You will make decisions about the project technology and guide other programmers from all specialties to deliver high quality technology that will empower the team to create the best game possible.


  • Make strategic decisions about technology
  • Implement solution for the game’s most critical technology challenges (ex: implement a custom cache system to improve CPU usage)
  • Monitor technology status for all domains and fix gaps
  • Collaborate with programmers to establish best practices
  • Communicate with external partners about our technology challenges and choices


  • 10+ years of video game programming experience
  • Strong C++ skills
  • Ability to debug difficult low-level issues (ex: multithread locks)
  • Strong understanding of video game hardware architecture
  • Broad knowledge of video game engineering with more than one domain of expertise
  • Self-driven with an ability to adapt and thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Authorized to work either in the US or Canada

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Shipped at least one game as a Lead or Senior Programmer


  • Competitive salary
  • Among Industry leaders in PTO and work life balance
  • Flexible Work-From-Home options
  • Comprehensive family health coverage

About Us

Brass Lion Entertainment is an entertainment studio focused on creating original fictional universes that center on Black, Brown, and other traditionally marginalized characters, cultures, and stories.  Brass Lion is a diverse and inclusive environment where creatives of all backgrounds can thrive and bring unique and compelling stories to market – changing the landscape in interactive spaces and beyond. We are currently hard at work on an action RPG with a dope af anime aesthetic for next gen console and PC. We are currently entirely work-from-home during COVID 19, with a mix of a remote and co-located team structure planned when it’s safe to do so. We are headquartered in NYC and Montréal. We’re building a world class team, so even if this role isn’t for you – reach out to us! We want to hear from you.


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