At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar Games is seeking a talented and experienced Software Engineer, Developer Experience to join our online development team. This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar’s unique game development studio in Carlsbad, CA.

With the rapid growth of Grand Theft Auto Online, and other long-term Social Club plans, the successful candidate will be working on bleeding edge technology with an internationally established team, while having great attention to detail, being a strong team player and have excellent communication skills. We are looking for someone who is passionate about games, eager for new challenges, and ready to continue our legacy of creating the greatest games in the world.


  • We create connected experiences that are found across our game franchises.
  • We create online services for our games, including matchmaking, cloud saves, player stats, leaderboards, and more.
  • We improve existing features as well as architect new solutions to support the development of the Social Club community and website.
  • We create innovative in-game experiences, including user-generated content.
  • We build services and tools that support our consumer-facing experiences and our internal business needs.
  • We create companion apps for our games, including second screen experiences on mobile, tablet, and the web.


  • Improve the overall developer experience by identifying areas for improvement and implementing solutions.
  • Design and develop developer tools that improve the quality, efficiency, and productivity of our engineering teams.
  • Drive ongoing efficiency and reliability improvements through design and automation.
  • Identify areas for process improvement and implement solutions to increase quality and engineering efficiency.
  • Build relationships with developers to understand their pain points, gather feedback, and proactively address their needs to create a better day-to-day experience.
  • Analyze data and gather insights to identify areas for improvement and provide valuable feedback loops to engineering teams.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and best practices related to developer tools, frameworks, and technologies, and evaluate their potential impact on our developer experience and productivity.


  • A degree in computer science or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in software development, DevOps or SRE.
  • Proficient in C#.
  • Proficient in JavaScript/ES2015+ with experience in React.
  • Experience with T-SQL.
  • Experience building developer tools, plugins, command-line apps, frameworks, and processes.
  • Experience collecting and analyzing data, producing reports and dashboards.
  • Experience with organization and workflow analysis techniques.


  • Familiarity with CI/CD systems, automated testing, and deployment process automation.
  • Knowledge of agile and DevOps principles and practices.
  • Great communication skills as a core member of an internationally based team.
  • Passion for creating an exceptional developer experience and driving continuous improvement.


Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Experience with virtualization and orchestration technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python, PowerShell or Bash.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as code.
  • Knowledge of Rockstar’s game titles and passion for playing video games.


Please apply with a resume and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race, or any other protected category.

The pay range for this position in San Diego at the start of employment is expected to be between the range below* per year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

*San Diego Pay Range

$101,100 – $134,300 USD

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