Senior Engine Developer








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Want to be onboard a rocketship and help build a new and groundbreaking MMORPG called Ember Sword?

As a Senior Engine Developer on the Bright Star Studios Engine team, you'll be part of the core group of developers that build our custom ECS-based game engine written in C++. The game is compiled with emscripten to webassembly and runs directly in your browser where it loads in just 5 seconds. Therefore we care greatly about the quality and performance of our code and don't shy away from refactoring if needed. You'll be building core engine features such as rendering systems like particle systems, integrating audio solutions, implementing optimizations, entirely new services for various game features and creating general infrastructure for game developers.

If you are looking to have an impact on building the engine for our first game, Ember Sword, then join us and pioneer solutions that will help us scale to the next level.

We are developing Ember Sword, a groundbreaking social sandbox MMORPG game set in a community-driven PvP and PvE fantasy universe. With player-owned collectible cosmetics and a blockchain-enhanced economy, this game is on a mission to disrupt the current gaming industry norms.

Your TO DOs

  • Designing and building core engine features
  • Building core engine features, such as, particle-, animation-, audio systems
  • Improve and enhance core engine systems, such as particle systems, chunk streaming, editing tools, etc.
  • Refining and optimizing the rendering pipeline
  • Architecting and developing new services


  • Expertise in C++
  • 5+ years experience as a software engineer with focus on game development or real time applications.
  • Expertise with full software development life cycle
  • Experience working with vector math


  • Genuine love for MMOs and/or RPGs
  • Experience with data driven programming principles (Data driven development)
  • Experience in shipping a game on PC/browser
  • Experience with shaders GLSL / HLSL / A Shader graph
  • Experience with custom game engines Experience with OpenGL, WebGL, WebGPU, and/or Web Assembly (emscripten)
  • Decent Understanding of networking


  • This is not your average gaming company. We are a culture which encourages challenging the status quo. Therefore, we are keen to work with people who value integrity, accountability, curiosity, inclusion, passion and innovation.
  • We are seeking the individual who wants to push boundaries creatively and use a future-facing approach to producing assets for all platforms.
  • We operate in an industry which is evolving on a daily basis, and therefore, we are looking for talented individuals who are comfortable adapting in a fast paced and often changing environment.


  • While Ember Sword is an MMORPG, prior gaming experience is a plus, not a must.
  • This is a UK/EU contractor-based role with offices based in the Netherlands, Denmark and Serbia. Remote working is acceptable with the willingness to travel as needed.

The TEAM at Bright Star

In just two short years, Bright Star Studios has become one of the most watched developing gaming studios in the world. Today we are a rapidly growing team, and though we are spread across continents, we are united in our mission to build the ultimate MMORPG experience for our community. The BSS culture is driven by a group of passionate, determined and talented individuals, hailing from a range of diverse backgrounds and locations.

We are an equal opportunity employer who hires people who are genuinely passionate about changing the games industry for the better. Always on the lookout for exceptional talent and potential, we care about good team effort, open and friendly communication, and speaking up without reserves.

So… if you are ready to rock the foundation of the gaming world together, we will welcome you with open arms.

About Bright Star Studios

Bright Star Studios, is a global independent games development studio crafting next generation original MMO game franchise experiences.

Led by a diverse team of award-winning venture founders, former world champion pro-players and entertainment professionals who come with decades of game industry experience, these innovators are carving a new path forward for MMORPGs across PC, Browser, and Mobile. The studio’s mission is to rewrite the games industry with a business model that favors the community through exciting competitive gameplay, instant playability and a leading platform which supports the player economy.

The studio is working on their flagship title, Ember Sword, a modern rewrite of the games industry business model which brings a player-owned economy and the community together in a unique and engaging cooperative role playing story-universe.

About Ember Sword

Ember Sword is a social sandbox MMORPG taking place in a player-driven universe where the adventure finds you. Built by a team of imaginative artists, engineers, and game designers, Ember Sword offers a unique community led and frictionless PvP and PVE player experience, and allows true ownership of digital gaming assets using blockchain technology.


We offer remote options and flexible working hours. We offer balance between work and personal life and are encouraged with open paid time off. All employees getting onboard 2022 will get a token package, and therefore have an incentive to make the best MMORPG. Besides that, we have the usual: Free coffee and tea. Social gatherings. Board game nights. Free office snacks, soft drinks, and occasionally friday bars.

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