Systems Engineer

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Position Duties

Responsible for the research, design, and development of sophisticated systems for video game platforms and applications; Support the design of specialized software systems and applications in support of our interaction design objectives focused on user interfaces and experiences; Develop software to facilitate user experience in cutting edge technological media formats including advanced video game consoles, PC, and on-line gaming; Utilize in-depth knowledge of computer science, engineering, and applied mathematics skills to drive next generation features for software and 3-D graphics systems, known as 3-D engines, developed by Valve; Analyze software and hardware requirements of Valve products’ graphics, visual effects and tool-time applications needs, formulating system testing procedures to ensure the quality and consistency of software systems developed by Valve; Collaborate with computer graphic artists, designers, and producers to ensure conformity with technical and aesthetic specifications; Work with object-oriented design and networking technologies for large scale systems and gaming platforms; and Design elements for cutting-edge technological media formats including advanced video game consoles, PC, and on-line gaming.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a related field, or the foreign degree equivalent; and 10 years of experience working in distributed transactional systems.

Experience must include each of the following:

  • 10 years of experience tuning hardware and software to meet performance and power efficiency targets;
  • 8 years of experience debugging and troubleshooting distributed storage systems, including relational databases;
  • 8 years of experience interfacing with development teams to run and support the services they build;
  • 5 years of experience working in at least two of Go, Rust, Python, C++, or Perl;
  • 2 years of experience working with customer-facing online services for video games; and
  • 2 years of experience mentoring and onboarding junior engineers.
Experience may be gained concurrently.

Salary range of $275,000 to $325,000 per year.


Flexible schedule in support of families and domestic partnerships, exceptional health insurance coverage, unrivaled employer match for our 401(k)-retirement plan, generous vacation and family leave, on-site amenities in support of health and efficiency, fertility and adoption assistance, and reimbursement for childcare during interviews.

The position with Valve Corporation is full-time, 40 hours per week, and is located in Bellevue, WA.

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What We Offer
  • An organization where 100% of time is dedicated as groups see fit
  • The opportunity to collaborate with experts across a range of disciplines
  • A work environment and flexible schedule in support of families and domestic partnerships
  • A culture eager to become stronger through diversity of all forms
  • Exceptional health insurance coverage
  • Unrivaled employer match for our 401(k) retirement plan
  • Generous vacation and family leave
  • On-site amenities in support of health and efficiency
  • Fertility and adoption assistance
  • Reimbursement for child care during interviews

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