Senior Engine Programmer - Online


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

Online Engineering

What We Do

Our team builds and supports the frameworks that empower the best online player experiences in Epic’s games like Fortnite. In addition, we provide the Unreal Engine plugins that make it easier for developers to also online features to their games across a variety of platforms and services. We currently focus on systems such as authentication, commerce, matchmaking, player inventory, leaderboards, achievements, voice chat, parties, lobbies and more.

What You'll Do

As a member of our team, you can expect to contribute across a variety of online game features and hardware platforms, from desktop to console to mobile. You will partner closely with backend service teams as well as game teams, ensuring that the underlying systems we build are scalable and secure.

In This Role You Will

  • Research capabilities for online functionality available on various platforms
  • Design new APIs that will support online features for both Epic’s games and the Unreal Engine
  • Ensure that the usage of online services in Epic’s games (such as Fortnite) are resilient at scale
  • Build tools that make it easier to develop online features
  • Support the Unreal Engine developer community

What We're Looking For

  • C++ expertise  
  • Strong problem-solving, logic, and troubleshooting skills
  • Online service integration experience
  • An ability to architect system frameworks and tools
  • Experience with multithreading, asynchronous, and event-driven programming
  • Experience using networking diagnostic and debugging tools (Charles, Postman, Wireshark, or others)
  • Passion for building great user experiences and products that serve diverse use cases
  • Experience with one or more of the following: game engines, REST services (we use Java), consoles (Xbox, Nintendo, Playstation), or mobile (Android, iOS)

When applying, please provide your resume along with code samples, GitHub, or other relevant links. We’ll be in touch soon.


Epic Games spans across 12 countries with 32 studios and 3,000+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

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