Tools Programmer (NOC 2174)

by Digital Extremes

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Mar 18, 2021
Digital Extremes

Job Description

Permanent, Full time (40 hrs/wk) @ $40.38 - $52.89/hr. Benefits include dental insurance, medical insurance, disability insurance. Reasonable moving expenses included.

Digital Extremes Ltd. (250 York St., Suite 100, London, ON N6A 6K2) seeks a Tools Programmer (NOC 2174) to perform the following duties:  
  • To play a key role in designing and implementing a suite of development tools to support next-gen games.
  • Create user-friendly applications in support of the development team.
  • Aid in Developing and maintaining a cross-platform, next-generation game engine.
  • Communicate with designers, artists and other engineers to ensure tools satisfy production needs.
  • Deliver work on time and according to schedule.
  • Accept and provide direction with team members and participate and engage with the entire production team to stay current on the scope and understanding of the project.
  • Possess exemplary oral and written communication skills and the ability to follow direction and to collaborate successfully with others.
  • Identify and find solutions to pipeline issues.
  • Contribute innovative and original ideas toward all aspects of the game’s production and development.
  • Write robust, maintainable code.
  • Maintain code performance through profiling and optimization.
  • B.Sc. Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent game development experience.
  • Console experience; next-gen preferred.
  • Experience with 2D and 3D art packages and APIs (XSI, Photoshop).
  • Experience designing and implementing in-engine game editors.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (Perl, Python, etc…).
  • Familiarity with large-scale C++ project development.
  • Experience with concurrent programming.
  • Experience with code optimization and profiling tools (i.e. VTune, PIX).  
Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world’s top independent video game development studios. Originating with the co-creation of Epic Games’ multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Sector®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3, the BioShock 2 multiplayer campaign, and The Darkness® II. The studio has reached its greatest critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframe®, boasting a global community of 50 million registered players on PC, PS4™, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch™. For more information about Digital Extremes, visit To sign up for Warframe, visit
Our culture is centered on providing great opportunities to our employees so that everyone feels they are making a meaningful impact. Developing new and existing talent is our long-term focus. We are honored that our work environment has been consistently recognized as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers”. We summon you to join our elite team!
The rewards of a career with Digital Extremes include:
  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunities
  • Excellent benefits and paid time off
  • Matching RRSP plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional development and career support
  • Fitness and parking/transit subsidies
  • Daily lunches prepared onsite by our in-studio Executive Chef and professional kitchen staff
  • All-day snacks and drinks, sleep pods, massage chairs, cold brew, dog therapy days and more 
Digital Extremes is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for the next steps in the hiring process will be contacted.
Please apply for this opportunity directly on our website: . Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Digital Extremes Ltd. 
250 York St. Suite 100
London, Ontario N6A 6K2
Tel: 519-657-4260
Fax: 519-471-9972
Digital Extremes