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Graphics Programmer

Research & Development | Hybrid in Birmingham, AL | Full Time | From $82,000.00 to $82,000.00 per year

Job Description

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact at a fast-growing, investor-backed AI/ML company? Do you have experience with 3D modeling and User Interfaces? This is an exciting opportunity with a fast-growing team at the cutting-edge intersection of AI/ML models, sensor fusion, and large datasets. You will be an integral part of a high-performing multi-disciplinary team developing innovative products from the ground up.

Tocaro Blue is a passionate team bringing real innovation to the recreational marine industry. Our flagship product is PROTEUS; a hardware device that combines sensor information from the vessel’s RADAR, depth transducer, and various data sets with AI/ML models. This information appears as an intuitive display, enabling confidence and enhanced awareness for the captain.

We are looking for a Graphics Programmer whose primary role will be the continued development of our 2D and 3D environments, optimizing the graphics pipeline to run on specific hardware, and creating new, innovative ways to display critical navigation information to the user. This position will work closely with both our engineering and art teams to ensure that PROTEUS and future products run smoothly and look fantastic.


  • (Primary) Optimizing graphics rendering pipeline for specific hardware (QML, GLSL, OpenGL)
  • (Secondary) Creating 2D and 3D assets for marine displays (Photoshop, Blender)
  • Develop your own work plans to align with the PROTEUS product roadmap


  • Confident writing programs and solving technical problems independently
  • Ability to read someone else’s code and understand it
  • Ability to plan a computer program before sitting down to write code
  • BS in Computer Science, Game Development, or related field
  • 2+ years experience developing 2D/3D games or applications, with strong portfolio

Nice to Have

  • Experience with development for Linux based platforms
  • Familiarity with Intel® UHD Graphics, and optimization on low-end hardware
  • Personal projects, or hobby interest, in solving real-world problems with software
  • Recreational marine experience or interest

Compensation & Commitment

  • $82,000 salary
  • 401(k) with matching (up to 4% of salary), Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability Insurance
  • In-house training on tools and techniques
  • Ability to work on US Government Contracts (typically limited to US Citizens)
  • Open to temporary or permanent remote working arrangements if based in the Southeast
  • Occasional travel (daytrips)


Why relocate to Birmingham, Alabama?

Birmingham is a hidden gem at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. In the past few years, we have developed a thriving startup ecosystem to complement the traditionally strong healthcare, finance, and manufacturing sectors.

Birmingham is geographically diverse and has many outdoor recreation areas nearby like Oak Mountain State Park, Red Mountain Park, and Mt. Cheaha. Being in central Alabama, Birmingham is easy driving to the Gulf Coast, as well as Atlanta, Georgia, and Nashville, Tennessee. We’re known for our food in Birmingham: The local restaurant and bar scene punches way over its weight for the size of the city (Hot & Hot Fish Club, Highlands Bar and Grill and others are nationally acclaimed B’ham restaurants). We also have fifteen craft breweries in the city limits with a wide variety of atmospheres from college-town pub to upscale cocktail bars.

Our public and private schools are good. The cost of living in Birmingham is low (8% lower than the national average) and the strong economy and low unemployment rate, coupled with a low median household price means your money goes a lot farther when it comes to buying a home.

Visit Birmingham and let it surprise you with its beauty, food, and charm. Learn more about Birmingham by checking out the links below!

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Birmingham Museum of Art

Barber Motorsports Park

Oak Mountain State Park

Red Mountain Park

Vulcan Park and Museum

Lookout Mountain, Alabama

Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

Tannehill State Park


This job description was previously posted with the job title "Technical Artist", and was updated to "Graphical Programmer" so that it better reflect the requirement for optimizing user experience on resource-constrained hardware.

Tocaro Blue, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Individual offers are based are made based on skill and experience, geographic location, as well as role, responsibility, and leadership within the company, and other due diligence. Our hiring team will try to determine whether each candidate fits the job description and may choose, at their discretion, to redirect a candidate to another job offering that is more appropriate.

All employees must be eligible to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense security clearance. With few exceptions, this is restricted to U.S. citizens. Tocaro Blue LLC is not able to sponsor work visas nor permanent resident cards ("green cards"). If you need sponsorship, you will not be qualified for employment at Tocaro Blue.