Playabl, Inc. is seeking an Engineer to program gameplay, environment and UI features, for games starring expressive, personality-rich 3D characters, for a variety of platforms, including mixed-reality.

We are a startup game development studio co-located in Portland, Oregon and the SF Bay Area. Playabl’s mission is to create AI-driven interactive characters with dynamic, real-time aliveness, that converse naturally with players in spoken English, using speech recognition.  

What You’ll Do:

  • Program and debug gameplay, environment, and UI features, in Unity

  • Test and refine systems throughout the development cycle of the project

  • Work closely with designers, artists and animators in the development of features

  • Implement game analytics system

  • Write clear, maintainable, portable code

What We Seek:

  • At least 3 years experience and 2 shipped titles as an Engineer in the software or video game industry

  • Exceptional C++/C#/Java design and programming skills

  • Proven outstanding debugging and technical problem-solving skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in computer science or similar discipline, or equivalent experience through professional game development, indie projects, or mods

  • Experience with the Unity engine

  • Assertive and outstanding team player

  • Comfortable prototyping and working with an iterative development process that changes rapidly

  • Ability to work productively remotely as needed

  • Proficiency with Pivotal, Jira or similar production tracking software

  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S.

What You’ll Get:

  • Flexible work hours

  • A mix of working in-office and remotely

  • Experience with cutting-edge AI and mixed-reality technologies

Initially this position will be a part-time contractor role, that can grow into full-time employment as our startup ramps up over time.

Please email your resume to, with “Engineer” in the subject line.

Playabl, Inc. is an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, age, marital status, or disability.