Senior Software Engineer (Game Development Services)

At Keywords Studios, we are delivering a strengthened Create service line to our clients, combining the cross-functional expertise of our Game Development and Art Services. Collaborating across our global integrated network of 70+ studios, our talented Keywords teams deliver the highest quality video game content, passionately building on much-loved IPs as well as helping shape fresh content from the ground up in partnership with our clients.

Forgotten Empires, a Keywords Create studio, is a full-service game developer focused on Windows PC games. While headquartered in the U.S., our team consists of 80+ passionate individuals from around the globe, each of whom brings a unique skill set and perspective to the table.

We are now looking for a Senior Software Engineer who is passionate about Real-time strategy games, mainly the “Age of Empires” franchise to join the Forgotten Empires studios remotely in Europe.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working in a C++ codebase on a custom (legacy) engine.
  • Generalist skillset, we’re not looking for a specialized set of skills.
  • Maintain and develop features for the game and the tools that go with it.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team on features.
  • Regularly debug, profile and optimize code.


  • Proven C++ experience
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • B2 English level – conversational and written.
  • Player/Development experience with RTS games is a plus (especially Age of Empires)
  • You will be asked to partake in a technical test to prove your skills.


  • Málaga, Spain OR Working remotely. (EU/US time zones required)


Attractive salary and package

Benefits – private medical care, sports card

Casual and professional work environment

Company equipment provided and internet cost reimbursed

Role Information: EN

Studio: Keywords Studios

Location: Europe, United Kingdom

Area of Work: IT & Infosec, Game Development

Service: Support Services, Create

Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent

Working Pattern: In-Office