Benefits

Being a Drifter doesn't just mean being an employee; it means being part of a team, and we make sure everyone on our team is well taken care of. This means benefits like health insurance for you and your family with the premium fully covered by us, as well as dental and vision insurance. We've also got unlimited PTO, a great location in Seattle, and of course a well-stocked fridge.

 


 

Open Positions

If you've been looking for the chance to work elbow to elbow with some of this industry’s fiercest contributors in a nimble, quality-driven environment, this is it! Please send your resume and any applicable work examples to jobs@driftervr.com with the position in your subject line, and we'll reach out to you if it looks like you'll be a good fit. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Senior 3D Artist/Generalist

As a Senior 3D Artist on the Drifter team, you’ll be working closely with the art director and content team as a Swiss army knife tasked with authoring props, weapons, environment objects, prototype content, environment set dressing, UI objects, and more.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the art team to craft industry leading 3D content in a variety of styles
  • Create 3D content that functions well inside tight performance metrics on new hardware
  • Work closely with the art director to hit quality metrics
  • Work with other disciplines in achieving shared goals
  • Adapt to different art styles with minimal concept art

 

Requirements:

  • Portfolio and reel demonstrating expertise in real-time content creation
  • Good communication skills and collaborative spirit
  • High velocity, self-reliant content creator
  • Extensive experience in content creation tools such as Maya, Zbrush, Photoshop, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience in AAA game development
  • Strong proficiency in UE4
  • VR experience an plus
  • Modo experience a plus
  • Competency in high end mobile development a plus

 


 

Senior Gameplay Engineer

We are looking for a Senior Gameplay Engineer to work with a small team on an exciting unannounced VR title. As a Gameplay Engineer at Drifter you would work closely with all disciplines to help design and implement gameplay systems in our titles. If you've been looking for the chance to work elbow to elbow with some of this industry’s fiercest contributors in a nimble, quality-driven environment, this is it!

Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead implementation and design of gameplay systems project wide, including AI, player weapons, player locomotion and mo
  • Work closely with design team to collaborate and iterate on core gameplay systems
  • Architect and frame forward thinking, extensible, and scalable gameplay systems to enable and guide production
  • Optimize and streamline systems game wide to hit performance targets on a new hardware platform

 

Requirements:

  • Shipped one or more AAA games in a professional gameplay centric role
  • Strong C++ skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4  
  • Experience with game performance and optimization
  • Experience with mobile gaming a plus

 


 

Quality Assurance Contractor

Drifter Entertainment is a Seattle-based game studio helmed by some of the game industry’s most experienced creators. We’re looking for a QA contractor to help us out with production for our next big VR game.  The QA contractor will work closely with the QA Lead to develop reports and test plans, and test the game against them. While this is a contract position, there is a possibility of it turning into a full time position in the future.


The ideal candidate will have game testing experience. They will have exceptionally good verbal and written communication skills. A passion for mystery, horror, and the supernatural is a plus. If you’ve been looking for the chance to work elbow to elbow with some of this industry’s fiercest contributors in a nimble, quality-driven environment, this is it!

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the QA lead to create, and modify new and existing test plans
  • Find and log issues in a bug database, and inform all appropriate parties depending on issue severity
  • Regress and close bugs upon completion
  • Work with other disciplines to achieve shared goals

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum 6 months game testing experience
  • Strong attention to detail, and creative problem solving.
  • Demonstrated understanding of black box testing.
  • Experience with bug tracking systems.
  • Able to work independently as well as in a small team setting
  • Able to adapt to new tasks as they occur.
  • VR experience a plus