Lead Online Engineer

Would you like to work on some of the greatest franchises in gaming history? Certain Affinity is an exclusive Austin studio; we’re a tightly-knit group of experienced industry veterans working at an entirely independent company. We’ve co-developed games in the Call of Duty, Halo, and Left 4 Dead franchises, and are now creating compelling new games of our own.

Certain Affinity is actively recruiting for a Lead Online Engineer. In this role at Certain Affinity, you will be responsible for leading a team of engineers as well as building high-profile, AAA online games. Ideally you will be an experienced lead. If this interests you and sounds like something you are passionate about apply today!


    • Lead a small team of engineers at a variety of experience levels
    • Turn ambiguous technical requirements into well-defined tasks that are delivered on time
    • Collaborate with artists, designers, and producers to prioritize, schedule, and assign tasks to the engineering team
    • Hire and mentor less experienced engineers, providing feedback and career growth and development opportunities
    • Lead by example; 75% hands-on programming, 25% people management
    • Facilitate team communication and collaboration
    • Help establish and evangelize departmental processes and best practices
    • Find efficient and creative solutions in existing code bases
    • Be responsible for your team’s network, memory, GPU and CPU footprint


    • 5+ years of professional programming experience
    • 3+ years of professional experience building online games
    • Proficient in C/C++
    • Experience with online game platforms, especially Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and Steam
    • Understanding of protocols such as TCP, UDP and HTTP
    • Experience creating flexible client applications to communicate with a server back end
    • Comfortable working in a large established codebase
    • Able to complete complex tasks with minimal supervision

Extra Credit

    • Console experience (XB1/PS4 preferred)
    • Development experience in Unreal 4
    • Experience in C# and Python
    • Passion for multiplayer action games