Fortnite Rendering Programmer

Cary, North Carolina, United States


For over 25 years, Epic Games has been making award-winning games and game engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that brings 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.


Epic is looking for an experienced Rendering Programmer to be embedded directly on the Fortnite team, while working closely with our Unreal Engine Rendering Team. Tasks will range widely from performance work on all platforms, collaboration with art and design on new features to enhance gameplay, debugging rendering artifacts, and maintaining stability. The work will mainly focus on PC but will also include mobile and console work as necessary.  


The person in this role will be responsible for the following:

  • Enhancing and maintaining the graphics of Fortnite while working with art and design on new features

  • Responsible for performance of features on multiple platforms and ranges of PC hardware

  • Responsible for stability on a wide range of PC hardware

  • Responsible for assisting with console and mobile tasks as necessary.

The ideal candidate will have a mix of the qualifications below:

  • Strong C++ knowledge and multi-threaded programming techniques

  • Thorough knowledge and proficient application of 3D math, rendering algorithms, and data structures

  • Performance minded development and optimization skills

  • Results oriented approaches and thinking

  • Self-motivated and able to dive into a complex system with quick results

  • Must be able to communicate and work well with a team of similarly passionate and skilled individuals

  • Strong communication and proficiency working with technical artists to develop and iterate on features/tools

  • Excellent knowledge of a broad range of graphics APIs and shader languages including DirectX and OpenGL/GLSL

  • Creativity in problem solving and the ability to think outside of the established solutions

  • Experience with implementing rendering solutions on mobile devices

  • Expertise in OpenGL ES

  • Professional experience with one or more shipped titles

This is going to be Epic!