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Rockstar San Diego
Senior Tools Programmer

Rockstar San Diego is seeking a skilled game Senior Tools Programmer. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with our game development teams, across all development disciplines, and help drive our tools technology forward to support the creation of all of Rockstar Games projects.

The Tools Programmer role will involve developing and maintaining all aspects of the asset pipeline and tools technology across multiple projects and platforms from content creation through to the game engine. The ideal applicant will be eager to create powerful tools while working closely with a talented team of developers.


  • Work within the Tools team on a wide range of areas in an established codebase, including our asset pipeline and standalone user-interfaces.
  • Implement tasks to specification defined by the Lead Tools programmers.


  • 2+ years of professional experience developing tools, preferably with at least one shipped game title on Xbox or Playstation consoles.
  • Strong C# and C / C++ programming background.
  • Thorough understanding in developing pipelines and creating efficient user interfaces.
  • Familiarity with at least one asset pipeline and digital content creation package.
  • Service-oriented attitude.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • A degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or equivalent.
  • Passion for playing and making video games!


  • Experience with Ruby, MaxScript or WPF a plus.
  • Experience with the 3DSMax SDK and MaxScript.
  • Familiarity working and developing in a multi-platform, multi-project environment.
  • Strong debugging skills.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Ability to work within a schedule and deliver effectively to deadlines.