Associate Engineer

Engineering · Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Department Engineering
Employment Type Hourly (Paid Fellowship)
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Schell Games is a highly talented group of artists, programmers, producers, and game designers led by game industry veteran Jesse Schell.  We're the largest full-service education and entertainment game development company in the United States.  Since 2002, we've worked with world-class clients and partners to create interactive experiences that engage and inspire players of all ages across all platforms.  Presently, we are focused virtual reality, augmented reality, location-based experiences, and social games.

Do you like to work on innovative projects in a motivating, friendly atmosphere? Would you agree that games can engage and inspire?

If you answered "YES!" to both questions, you might be a fit for our studio!


With expertise in all areas of game programming, our engineers are adept at writing code from scratch as well as working with middleware and existing tools. Our flexibility allows us to partner with our clients to determine the best technology plan that enables the successful execution of each project.  

We are always on the lookout for experienced, talented programmers. You will work closely with other programmers, designers, and artists to bring various game features to life.  Our goal is to deliver the best game experiences possible within our time and budget constraints.  Our environment is highly iterative, gameplay features are refined over the development cycle in response to internal and external playtesting.  You will actively participate in the design and production of the game. We are seeking an Associate Engineer to join us for the second half of 2021!

Expectations of Associate level roles at Schell Games:

Your craft knowledge allows you to immediately contribute to your teams. You are curious and eager to learn.

You clearly communicate with your colleagues and are open to feedback on how to improve.

You show a commitment to grow and potential to excel in your development responsibilities.


  • Passionate about games and game programming
  • Good working knowledge of several of the following C/C++, C#, Python, Objective-C, JavaScript
  • Unity3d experience
  • High-quality standard for personal code
  • Basic understanding of algorithms, performance and optimization
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Experience working in a team environment and excellent communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • VR/AR
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Unreal
  • Developing networked multiplayer experiences
  • Technical Artist experience
  • Tool creation

Educational background:

  • BS (or higher) in Computer Science or similar discipline (Physics, Math, EE, etc.)

Our studio is committed to providing an equitable and inclusive work environment that ensures that all applicants and team members are treated with dignity and respect.  We will not tolerate any type of discrimination or harassment directed at any applicant or employee because of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran, family or parental status or any other protected group characteristic.  This equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Prohibiting discrimination and harassment is only one part of the equation. “Diversity makes us strong” is more than just something we say.  We value diversity in all forms because it is essential to our success, and we want every member of our team to feel their best creative self.  Our development environment and social culture are based on welcoming, respecting, and celebrating differences among our team members and our players.  We rely on each person to add their own unique skills and perspective to our culture.  Every member of our team is responsible for making the studio as inclusive and equitable as possible.

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  • Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Hourly (Paid Fellowship)
  • Minimum Experience