C++ Game Programmer

at TapBlaze (View all jobs)
Los Angeles, CA


We have an immediate need for an experienced C++ game programmer to join our engineering team and work on our hit game, “Good Pizza, Great Pizza”. You will work on new game features, help maintain/improve current game code/vitals and help port the game to different platforms. We are looking for ambitious, results oriented individuals to join our team.

The qualified individual will work with the rest of the team to further scale “Good Pizza, Great Pizza” and launch new game titles.


Here at TAPBLAZE, our mission is to make great games for players that will be remembered for decades. As a small team, we have created games such as "Good Pizza, Great Pizza" that have been downloaded more than 300 million times across the globe, giving a fun, innovative experience to millions of players every day. Our core values are the reason we have found success as an independent studio and guide our hiring process: we are ambitious, disciplined, ownership-minded, results oriented, and extraordinary. We operate internationally and we are growing day by day.

We are seeking individuals that have the same core values and are looking to level up themselves, the games they work on and the company they work for. Only with great attention to details can this be achieved - please mention "beauty is in the details" in your cover letter.


  • Develop new game features on Cocos2d-x, a C++ game engine
  • Maintain coding standards and write clean, readable, and easily maintainable code.
  • Improve game performance and vitals such as reduction of ANRs
  • Research and port game to different platforms such as Nintendo Switch, HTML5, etc.
  • Perform load, compliance and performance testing, participate in code reviews, write unit tests, and conduct troubleshooting to ensure uptime for live systems
  • Collaborate with artists and engineers to help build features and solve creative problems
  • Accurately plan the amount of time and resources necessary to complete tasks
  • Collaborate with the design team to create and produce new games
  • Investigating new techniques, implementing them and training the team
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, devise solutions to address and mitigate these problems before they become bigger


  • Proficient in C++
  • Solid understanding of coding fundamentals
  • Able to come up with efficient solutions for engineering issues
  • Prioritize work based on player view point, company objectives and timelines
  • Ability to maintain a sense of urgency while remaining detail oriented


  • 3 years of experience developing with C++
  • 3 years of game development experience at another game studio with commercially successful games
  • Experience shipping and maintaining titles
  • Pluses: Bachelor or Master (BS/MS) degree in STEM-related field
  • Pluses: Experience with Cocos2D-x is a major plus


  • Los Angeles, CA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work
  • Prolonged period of time sitting at a desk and computer


As an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting the needs of a multigenerational and multicultural workforce TAPBLAZE recognizes that a diverse staff, reflective of our community, is an integral and welcome part of a successful and ethical business. We hire local talent at all levels regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability, and actively foster inclusion in all forms both within our company and across interactions with vendors and partners.

If this position caught your eye, send us your resume! For best consideration, include a cover letter in your application explaining why you would be a great fit.

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