Velan Studios, Inc.

Velan Studios, Inc.

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Graphics Programmer

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Senior Graphics Programmer

Location: on-site, hybrid, or remote

At Velan Studios, we foster a culture of curiosity. Our games embrace diversity and are fueled by the adventurous spirit of our team. We are the creative minds behind titles like Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Knockout City, and Hot Wheels Rift Rally, and our journey continues! Our studio's mission is to pioneer groundbreaking gaming experiences and reimagine play in new ways. We're committed to pushing the boundaries of traditional gaming, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy, and revolutionizing the industry one game at a time.

We are looking for an experienced graphics programmer to join the team that builds and maintains the rendering engine we use across multiple titles. While graphics is your area of expertise, we do not hire programmers so that they may work exclusively in one specialized area. Programmers should own areas of our technology, but have the flexibility to work across the codebase.


  • At least seven years of graphics programming experience on console and/or mobile GPUs and knowledge of one or more current GPU architectures.
  • Comfortable with the languages we use; C, C++ and GLSL.
  • A working knowledge of Vulkan, DX12, Metal, and/or other modern graphics APIs.

In addition to the requirements above, future members of the programming team need to be ready to embrace our studio values including:

  • World class through unconventional thinking.
  • Respect for players and colleagues. Ready for the responsibility that comes from that respect.
  • Regional technology and game development community engagement.

We're thrilled that you're considering joining our team. We want to let you know that candidates who can work onsite in our Troy, NY studio are highly preferred. We believe that working together in person can foster better collaboration and creativity, and we're excited about the opportunity to have you right here with us. Velan Studios is made up of a team of remote, hybrid, and onsite employees, with hybrid and onsite team members operating from our Troy, NY office.

The salary for this position is typically within the range specified below* per year. Please note that the actual base pay may vary based on factors such as your qualifications, skills, experience, and other relevant considerations. In addition to your salary, our comprehensive compensation package includes various perks, such as potential annual bonuses (though they are not guaranteed), health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays, and flexible time-off benefits.

*110,000. - $170,000.

Velan Studios is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about a role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to submit a General Application. Velan Studios is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion, diversity, and providing a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. We seek to create a work culture that matches the diversity of our players.

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