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Current Programming Vacancies

Associate Lead Developer Wanted AAA NW England

Top class studio in North UK require a Senior/Lead Tools Developer to develop technology at the core of its AAA games and play a significant role in shaping art, animation and designs across new projects.

Who you are


  • Degree in CS, similar or equivalent in work experience

  • Expert C++ skills and OO programming

  • Strong 3D Maths

  • C#/WPF

  • Direct X, OpenGL or similar graphics APIs experience

  • UI using one or more common UI libraries (Win32 GDI/wxWindows/Qt/ etc)

  • Able to liaise well with artists, designers and other non-tech disciplines


    • Writing plugins for common 3D and 2D packages ideally Autodesk Maya and Adobe Photoshop

    • Understanding of the mathematics used in CG rendering and animation

    • The ability to analyse/optimise algorithms for efficiency

    • Cross platform-programming experience other than PC


    •  We offer:


      • To work for one of the “World’s Most Successful Games Studios” based in a highly desirable area of Manchester

      • Competitive salary

      • Excellent bonus scheme



      • To apply send your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 907. We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency, value diversity and don't discriminate.

C/C++ Mobile Developer AAA NW England

This AAA studio based in the North West of England is looking for a mobile engine developer.You will have the opportunity to work within a highly successful and creative team supporting the development of multiple AAA titles across a wide range of platforms. You will work closely with our content and game teams supporting our effort to craft phenomenal games for mobile devices.

What skills do you need?


  • Experience of iOS or Android C++ development.

  • iOS development tools and SDKs, or Android NDK/SDK.

  • One or more graphics API (e.g Metal, OpenGL/GLES, DirectX, Vulkan).

  • Windows or Mac OSX development environments.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent professional experience.

  • Please email your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 906.

    We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency, value diversity and don't discriminate.

C/C++/C# Mobile Programmer South England

Our client is a cross platform games developer based in London. We seek a proven mobile games programmer to maintain their Live games, improve the titles and help out with future development. 

Skills and Experience 

  • 1-2 years games experience in a pro studio
  • One published title
  • C/C++ and C#
  • Unity3d experience
  • Mobile/social experience
  • Clear, clean code writing skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Good maths



Preferred: 

  • C#/C/C++ & iOS experience
  • Shaders OpenGL experience
  • Solid Maths


The company provide full corporate benefits, pension, health care, bonus etc.    

Apply now by sending word document CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 905.

C++ Programmer Wanted Family Friendly Studio England

We are a family friendly studio based in the North of England and we're seeking a hardworking and enthusiastic senior C++ programmer to join our Simulation team. There you will work on our cross platform Physics, A.I., Vehicle, I.K and Animation technologies that will power our pillar titles.

What will you do?

  • Run and Develop vehicle, script, physics, AI and character animation systems - prior knowledge and experience required
  • Maintain and develop the editor integration and Maya exporters
  • Bug fixes and debugging
  • Tech support to other programming, art and animation teams.
  • Come up with solutions to techie problems
  • Minimise platform specific or special case code.
  • Maximise re-use of code.
  • Make certain it is designed and written to be robust and stable with minimal bugs.
  • Ensure that code builds and any problems are resolved prior
  • Supplying to the ongoing development of tools-related technologies
  • Identify poorly coded / implemented systems and restructure to make more efficient
  • Assume responsibility for systems and be able to resolve problems when required
  • Identify deficiencies across systems maintained by the team
  • Assist Lead Programmer in crafting architecture and cover when needed
  • Undertake meaningful on-the-job training where required and keep up to date with industry advancements and technologies
  • Provide coaching to Programmers and Junior Programmer where appropriate and with direction from the Lead Programmer

Who are you?

  • A good degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics or related subject
  • Demonstrably fluent in Object Oriented C++ with strong debugging and documentation skills
  • Strong maths skills (linear algebra, trigonometry, 3d geometry, quaternions)

Please email your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 904.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency, value diversity and don't discriminate.


Lead Graphics Programmer Unreal Studio SE England

This AAA action games studio based in the South East of England is looking for a lead graphics programmer to lead the rendering team and work on our pillar titles. Sounds like your dream job? Then please apply.

Who are you?

  • Work with artists to interpret their creative direction and build rendering code to achieve it.
  • Work closely with the Technical Director to plan and implement new rendering features.
  • Implement rendering features to a high quality.


What will you do?

  • Excellent 3D maths skills.
  • Strong graphics background with knowledge of state of the art rendering techniques.
  • Advanced understanding of our graphics hardware, APIs and shader programming languages.
  • Deep understanding in C/C++.
  • Experience working with games consoles (Xbox360/PS3/X1/PS4).
  • Unreal Engine 3 or 4
  • Worked on at least 1 published title.


Please email me your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 874.

We are an equal opportunities recruitment agency and don't discriminate.

Lead Graphics Programmer Unreal Studio SE England

This AAA action games studio based in the South East of England is looking for a lead graphics programmer to lead the rendering team and work on our pillar titles. Sounds like your dream job? Then please apply.

Who are you?

  • Work with artists to interpret their creative direction and build rendering code to achieve it.
  • Work closely with the Technical Director to plan and implement new rendering features.
  • Implement rendering features to a high quality.


What will you do?

  • Excellent 3D maths skills.
  • Strong graphics background with knowledge of state of the art rendering techniques.
  • Advanced understanding of our graphics hardware, APIs and shader programming languages.
  • Deep understanding in C/C++.
  • Experience working with games consoles (Xbox360/PS3/X1/PS4).
  • Unreal Engine 3 or 4
  • Worked on at least 1 published title.


Please email me your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 874.

We are an equal opportunities recruitment agency and don't discriminate.

Lead Mobile Games Developer Barcelona Spain



Description:Our client is a major development studio and online publisher of casual mobile games for iOS and Android, based in the heart of Barcelona. We seek a proven Lead Games Programmer lead our development teams into 2019 and beyond. 

Duties 

  • Lead the cross-platform team (iOS, Android, Flash, Unity, Consoles) alongside the TD
  • Design & implementation of the games
  • Ensure high quality coding across the team
  • Training and mentoring junior staff
  • Get involved with game design from concept to delivery
  • Contribute to all phases of our development cycle (analysis, design, implementation, test)

Skills required:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or similar
  • Unity 3D expertise
  • Passion for videogames
  • C++, C, , C#, Java and other standard games programming Languages used in mobile games development
  • Team leading experience
  • Agile, with scrum an advantage
  • Ability to get the job done, on time and on spec.

Great pay and conditions for the successful candidate.   

To apply send CV to ash@big-planet.biz quoting reference 873.

Animation Programmer – AAA Games Studio - Home Counties

Our client is a world leading games studio making world famous hits. We are looking for an experienced animation programmer to join our brand new open world action/shooter IP team. 

SKILLS:

Experience of working on published console titles
Strong C++ and software architecture skills
Detailed knowledge of animation systems, techniques and performance on console
Excellent communication skills
A passion for games
Highly competitive salary, top quality hit titles to work on and a collaborative environment where you have input into the games rather than being stuck in a narrow niche. This is a top class studio, one of the world's best.

CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply quoting 678.

Technical Director AAA Midlands

This AAA studio based in the Midlands is looking for a technical director to work on their open world action / RPG project. You will help to define and be responsible for executing against the project’s vision. This is a phenomenal opportunity to join one of the world’s most exciting games studios as a founding member on a new AAA project.

You’ll take responsibility for team management and mentoring, as well as being a key member of the project leadership group. You will report directly to the Studio Head.

You will have experience working on multiple AAA console titles. As Technical Director, you’ll have a proven management track record and the ability to support, develop and reassure your team.

You’ll be flexible, highly motivated and compassionate, with excellent interpersonal skills honed by your experience of leading teams.

Who you are

  • 1+ published title in a lead programmer role
  • Multiple high-profile published console titles
  • A proven track record of quality in your previous work
  • Effective team management skills
  • A sincere real passion for games

To apply please send your CV to ash@big-planet.biz quoting reference 641

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


C++ Technical Director Wanted Narrative Games Studio England

This BAFTA award winning studio based in the South of England is looking for a C++ Technical Director to work on their AAA pillar titles.We’re looking for a very special team of developers, who can combine technical expertise with flair, creativity and the hunger to make best-in-class games.As the Technical Director, you will be the backbone of the studio. If it relates to any technical aspect of development, studio management, strategy, team development, infrastructure and delivery, you will be at the centre.That means you’ll have that mix of being totally reliable and unflappable when it comes to problem-solving and getting stuck into code; and the ability to lead a team and work alongside the other studio heads with perseverance, passion and diligence. You’ll be endlessly passionate about the challenge of game development, and about the opportunities current technology and future trends can bring.You’ll relish any opportunity to drive the studio forwards, to be the first to meet all challenges head-on, and to bring ideas, not just solutions, to the table. We want you at the centre of our creative process, supplying not just technical experience and intelligence, but creativity, flair and ambition as well. Coding is a deeply creative role and we want someone who is dedicated to crafting the best possible architecture for other disciplines to succeed within.

What you will do

  • Take the lead in technical strategy and direction for the studio.
  • Act as a sounding board for Project Leads.
  • Be able to grow and develop the technical teams, with a focus on mentoring, developing team members and performance management.
  • Be responsible for ensuring we follow proven coding practices and maintaining a high bar for our code quality.
  • Ensure positive working relationships with other Discipline Directors across the whole of Sumo Digital.

Who you are
  • C++
  • Tried commercial leadership experience in the gaming industry either as a Technical Director, or a Senior/Lead on a major AAA game.
  • Experience working on games for console or PC.
  • Excellent management and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound understanding of software development practices.

Please email me your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 866.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

C++ Mobile Games Tech Director Wanted Yorkshire England

This independent game studio in the heart of Yorkshire is looking for a C++ mobile tech director to work on an unannounced mobile title through to release.

What will you do?

  • Take the lead in technical strategy and direction for an exciting new IP with one of the world’s biggest publishers.
  • Communicate development progress clearly and regularly with the publisher and production.
  • Act as a sounding board for Project Leads; offering feedback, training and advice as needed.
  • Identify technical risks on projects and develop contingency plans to put into place with the team.
  • Be able to grow and develop the technical teams, with a focus on mentoring, developing team members and performance management.
  • Be responsible for ensuring we follow solid coding practices and maintaining a high bar for our code quality.
  • Work with other Technical Directors to propose solutions to improve the development of projects in the studio, facilitating knowledge sharing.
  • Ensure positive working relationships with other disciplines

Who you are

  • C++
  • Unreal 4.
  • Experience in the gaming industry either as a Technical Director, or a Senior/Lead on a major mobile title throughout an entire development cycle.
  • Experience working on games as a service.
  • A consultative approach, working across the whole studio to deliver your projects.
  • Extraordinary management and social skills.
  • Sound understanding of software development practices.
  • Ability to adapt or suggest adaptations to existing Engines and Workflows
Please send your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting 865.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Lead Developer – Netherlands – VR Games Studio

Based in the heart of Amsterdam, this world class VR game developer is looking for an innovative and dynamic Lead Programmer to join their team of exceptional games professionals.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • You will establish a vision for games coding within a mid sized, dynamic games studio, and lead a team of experienced programmers to achieve that vision
  • You will streamline the entire game-creation process, seeking input from all disciplines while maintaining a strategic overview
  • You will drive the development of new games, keeping a strong focus on the underlying workflow process and a consistent user experience
  • You will work with designers, artists and programmers to analyze workflows, identify areas for improvement and implement solutions to increase productivity and creative freedom


WHO YOU ARE

  • You have at least 5 years of development experience in the games industry or a related industry
  • You have experience leading a team of developers in a lead or senior role, have excellent leadership skills, and are interested in extending your leadership
  • You are an experienced C++ / C# programmer with excellent software design and architecture skills
  • You are comfortable working within a very large existing codebase 
  • You enjoy working in an innovative, highly dynamic game development environment
  • Unreal and / or Unity engine experience
  • VR Development experience


  Apply Now: send CV to ash@big-planet.biz quoting reference 602.

We are an equal opportunities recruitment agency and do not discriminate.

Technical Director Wanted Unreal Studio Yorkshire

Our client is looking for an experienced Technical Director to build a new team on their FPS AAA title. You will be responsible for the running and development of the technical department in the studio, including the recruitment and training of new staff . You will work closely with the other senior members of the studio include the Managing Director, Artistic Director, Game Director and Production Manager to set the overall vision for the studio. You will be responsible for the overall technical implementation of the creative and artist vision of the studio. The technical director is the key link between the creative vision of our games and their delivery. You will work across all of the game projects within the studio. Through the lead and senior programmers you will be responsible for the management of the whole technical team.

Skills

- An expert in multiple programming languages including C++
- A solid understanding of 3D geometry and physics.
- Skilled technical designer and software architect.
- Ability to write clear technical documentation.
- Highly motivated and creative individual.
- Excellent team player with great communication skills.
- Proven ability to estimate, manage and deliver your own tasks and those of others.
- Passionate about developing AAA games.
- Excellent problem solver.

Experience

- At least 8 years software development experience in the video games industry working on the development of 3D video games for PC or consoles.
- At least 4 years experience in a similar technical director or lead programmer with TD responsibilities, with oversight of multiple game projects.
- At least 2 shipped products as a programmer/lead programmer.
- Experience in multiple project management methodologies, including waterfall, Agile and SCRUM.
- Experience working with Unreal
- Experience in the development of AAA games including large scale hit titles

CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz to apply quoting reference 444.

We are an equal opportunities recruitment agency and do not discriminate.

Unreal Programmer – PC and Console Studio – South East UK

Our client is an independent PC and Console studio who are currently looking for a talented Unreal Engine Programmer to join their passionate team of developers.

The role is for an experienced developer who will be the go to person at this studio for all things Unreal. 

As the Unreal programmer of the team you will be responsible for coding engine mechanics and features using UE4’s blue prints and C++. You will be collaborating with other programmers and the designers.

You will also be optimizing existing code and debugging.  Our ideal candidate will have at least 1+ years programming experience with C++, be a guru in Unreal Engine and preferably have Console or PC games experience.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


3D Graphic/Engine Engineer – Shanghai – Mobile Games – RPG titles


Our client is a major mobile games studio making 3D RPG titles for the Asian market. Based in Shanghai, they are seeking a number of graphics / engine programmers to join their already successful team. Mid, Senior and Principle level candidates considered.


Duties:


• Develop games for iOS and Android with Unity3D

• Creating prototypes and proof-of-concept visuals for new game features

• Collaborating with artists to create the best looking mobile games on the market

• Optimize games from the low level engine source code of Unity3D

• Creating systems, tools and workflow that boost the game production teams.


Requirements:


• A passion for developing high-quality mobile games

• Strong programming in C++/C# and shader programming

• At minimum 3 years working experience in game development with at least one shipped title

• Experience using GPU profile tools on mobile platforms to measure game performance

• Understand of the mobile hardware 3D rendering pipeline

• Experience with Unity3D or UE4 Engine is a plus


Salary range is US$50K to US$100K depending on skills and experience.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


C#/.NET Server Developers Wanted SE England & Spain

We are a mobile games studio with offices in both Brighton and Madrid and are looking for multiple C#/.NET programmers to join our team and help us build server technologies that power games played by millions of people worldwide.

Our expert team builds highly scalable and resilient backend services made on cloud infrastructure.

Our typical tech stack includes .NET Core microservices, running on Docker/Kubernetes and relying on a wide range of NoSQL and SQL databases.

What will you do?

  • Design, implement, deploy and manage scalable and high-availability backend services
  • Collaborate closely with client-side engineering team and game designers to plan game features
  • Contribute to the full game development lifecycle from design, planning, implementation, deployment and live operations
  • Real-time multiplayer on mobile
  • Creating tools to continuously tune and update live games
  • Troubleshoot and optimise live systems
  • Explore and learning new technologies, and contributing to studio-wide best practises

Who you are

We have intermediate and senior positions available for applicants with the following core abilities:

  • Experience developing online games, apps, websites or other online services
  • Cloud computing and scalable software
  • Familiarity with good development practices (source control, automated testing)

A plus:

  • Making and deploying applications to the Microsoft Azure or AWS
  • Techniques used for crafting high performance, scalable software
  • Continuous integration and automated build procedures
  • Unity, C++, Android or iPhone development
Sounds like you then please email me your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 732


We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Vacancy - Graphics Programmer – South UK


Our client is a super successful developer of some of the best PC and console games made on the planet. We seek a truly world class graphics programmer to add value and expertise to this fantastic award winning team. This role would suit a creative team player who is passionate for the pixels!


Duties:


· Creating new features and implementing new technology

· Optimization of GPU/CPU


Knowledge, Skill and Experience:


· Bachelors degree

· Visual Studio experience

· C++ guru

· DirectX 11


Would be nice:


· Multi-core / multi-threaded development experience

· OpenGL, Mantle or other rendering APIs

· Creative thinker in Object-oriented programming


To apply, or for more information, please send CV to ash@big-planet.biz and we will call you to discuss the role and your requirements. Apply today. We have over 100 games programmer vacancies in over 30 studios Europe wide, so if this is not for you, send us your CV anyway and we will call you to discuss your options. 


Graphics Programmer – North East UK


Our client is a 3D technology development studio producing realtime rendering tech for virtual showrooms used by a wide range of clients and products. We seek a proven graphics programmer to join this award winning team.

The role:

• Create new graphics elements and enhance our cutting edge real-time rendering engine

• Implement & design software that bring the real & virtual world closer.

• Collaborate with programmers & artists to create advanced techniques for producing cutting edge fx

• Develop technology on state of the art high specification PC hardware

• Work with the latest hardware including top end graphics cards, UHD displays and VR headsets such as Oculus Rift 

KEY SKILLS 

• Must have strong software engineering and debugging skills

• Knowledge and experience with the Unity game and rendering engine • Algorithm, code optimisation, and 3D principles experience

• Extensive knowledge and up to date experience of graphics rendering and visual effects technology is essential

• Strong mathematics, 3D Maths, C++, C#, HLSL/cg, OpenGL and DirectX 9/10/11 skills

• Ability to design complex reusable systems

• Ability to debug both high and low level problems

• Experience with high-end PC development

• Ability to understand and optimise previously developed code

• Multiprocessor and/or multithreaded programming experience would be beneficial 

USEFUL EXTRAS 

• Bachelors Computer Science degree or equivalent 

• Professional programming experience

• Knowledge of real-time surface rendering algorithms including physically based rendering techniques

• Experience using profiling tools for both CPU and GPU(Tuner, GPAD, PIX, GPA, VTune, etc.)

• Ability to research, implement and modify existing techniques   


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Tech Director Wanted VR Studio NE England

This is a great opportunity for a Technical Director to join this automotive visualisation specialist studio. We are looking for an experienced Lead Engineer or Programmer looking to take the next step in their career to lead development on new graphics features and enhance our cutting edge real-time virtual environment rendering engine. You will also be responsible for recruiting and developing our Tech Team. You will be working at the forefront of 3D technology developing tech projects with hardware providers such as HTC Vive, Oculus, Meta2AR and StarVR for tradeshows like CES and delivering projects for some of the biggest automotive brands in the business. This role is based at our award winning studio in the North East of England.

  • Run and develop our technology team
  • Recruit and train both expert and junior developers to expand the team further
  • Design and put into effect our software that will bring virtual renderings closer to real world imagery
  • Craft real-time experiences that work across our digital channel from VR to the Cloud, and implement software that pushes the limits of what’s possible in order to build world leading visualisation products
  • Work closely with multidisciplinary teams including artists and programmers to develop advanced techniques for producing visual effects
  • Develop technology on high spec PC hardware
  • Work as part of an award-winning development team across a range of products for our high end automotive partners.

Please forward your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 853.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Senior/Lead C/C++ Games Programmer Wanted Console Studio SE England

This console games studio based in the Southeast of England is looking for a senior/lead C/C++ programmer with 5+ years experience, four in games.  

What will you do?


  • Work with the code team and production to achieve the highest possible quality product

  • Assist with planning and direction of the work

  • Write high quality source code

  • Work with designers to implement gameplay and user interface elements to the designers' specifications

  • Liaise with QA to fix bugs

  • Maintain stability of development environment for the entire development team

    What skills do you need?


    • Experience in PC and/or console programming

    • Excellent interpersonal skills

    • Excellent debugging and optimisation skills

    • Practical experience with 3D math

    • Worked on at least 2 shipped games

    • Experience with asset pipelines taking care of large scale data sets

    • Experience working on at least one large scale game project

    • What we expect from you

      • Think critically, and apply analytical skills in resolving complex issues

      • Find and fix complex bugs in any area of the project

      • Build and own complex systems from start to finish

      • Author technical designs and standard methodologies

      • Plan work and meet deadlines designated for team projects

      • Mentor less experienced programmers

      • Please email me your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 840.

        We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Senior Graphics Programmer – Midlands UK - AAA Games Studio (Mid. Senior and Lead roles available)

AAA studio, based in central UK, is currently looking for a highly motivated Senior Graphics Programmer to work as part of its core technology team   We have mid level roles and a lead role at this studio too in Render Programming.

Skills and experience required:

5+ years GI experience
2+ years experience in senior graphics programming role for PC
DirectX11, Xbox 1 and/or PS4
First class or 2:1 degree in CS preferred but not essential
Experience of working on large-scale projects with a cross-platform engine would be preferred
Strong C/C++
Strong maths skills
Writing shaders
Using shader debugging tools
Ability to write clear and maintainable code

Responsibilities:

Implementing new graphics techniques
Adding support for next generation platforms
Profiling and optimising existing graphics code
Working with other team members to add new rendering features to all current platforms
Assisting with planning and scheduling of rendering tasks
Mentoring junior team members

We offer

Competitive salary and opportunity to work for one of Europes leading and largest independent studios in a fabulous city

To apply send your CV to ash@big-planet.biz now!

Dev-Ops Engineer – North UK


Our client is an award winning 3D simulations studios based in the North of England. We seek 2 DevOps Engineers, one at Mid level and one at Senior level, to join their expanding and successful cloud team.

Responsibilities:

  • · Deployment, configuration and maintenance of multiple Web servers containing numerous game infrastructure services.
  • · Service availability and performance monitoring.
  • · Performance improvement.
  • · Fast and effective diagnostics and resolution of problems arising out of daily web services usage.
  • · Solving issues effectively with minimal possible downtime.
  • · Automation of processes and daily routines.
  • · Interaction with game team on various tasks that lie between game servers and Web.

Skills required:

  • Managing virtualised cloud infrastructure and platform at experienced level.
  • Understanding of web technologies such as ServerOS (Linux, Windows Server 2012), Web security
  • (WAF/Layer7, SSL), Server Coding (PHP, NodeJS,CherryPy), Proxies( Nginx, HAProxy), Cloud Services (AWS, Azure), SQL, NoSQL (MongoDB, DynamoDB),Client coding (HTML5, Java script, CSS).
  • Excellent general programming skills built through solid commercial experience.
  • Strong web and cloud development skills.

Full corporate benefits, competitive salary, & flexi-time provided in return.

Apply today.

CV to ash@big-planet.biz


Lead User Interface Programmer - Midlands UK – AAA Games Studio

Our client is looking for a Lead UI Engineer to join a new dev team to work on an open world RPG. You will be on the project early in the development lifecycle and will have an opportunity to put your creative input into the look and feel of the UI from the beginning. We are looking for an expert in the field of games UI, a great communicator and proven leader. You will have the eye for design and know howto bring the best out of your art and design team, as well as mentoring and delegating junior programmers. 



Skills & experience required:


  • Proven leadership skills
  • Minimum one AAA title as a Senior or Lead UI programmer
  • C++ Guru
  • Current gen console SDK knowledge
  • Eye for design and detail
  • High level written and verbal communications skills
  • Loves a videogame

This studio is world class, making 90%+ Metacritic hits, and we are looking for a top professional capable of adding to this high standard. 



Full corporate benefits and high competitive salary for the successful candidate. 


Please email your CV to ash@big-planet.biz quoting reference 684.


We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



Vacancy - Graphics Programmer – Midlands UK – AAA Studio (Mid and Principle level Roles)


Description:Our client is a 3D games development studio producing hit racing games. We seek a proven graphics programmers to join this award winning team, at Mid, Senior or Principle level.


The role:


•Create new graphics elements and enhance our cutting edge real-time rendering engine

•Implement & design software that bring the real & virtual world closer.

•Collaborate with programmers & artists to create advanced techniques for producing cutting edge fx

•Develop technology on state of the art high specification PC hardware


KEY SKILLS


•Must have strong software engineering and debugging skills

•Algorithm, code optimisation, and 3D principles experience

•Extensive knowledge and up to date experience of graphics rendering and visual effects technology is essential

•Strong mathematics, 3D Maths, C++, C#, HLSL/cg, OpenGL and DirectX 9/10/11 skills

•Ability to design complex reusable systems

•Ability to debug both high and low level problems

•Experience with high-end PC development

•Ability to understand and optimise previously developed code

•Multiprocessor and/or multithreaded programming experience would be beneficial


Salary from £30K to £60K depending on experience.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Lead Games Programmer - Midlands UK - Cross Platform Studio


Our client is an independent developer of console, PC &mobile games based in the east Midlands UK. We have a great opportunity for a proven lead developer to head up the games programming team.


Requirements:

· iOS and Android games development experience.

· Lead Programmer experience.

· C++ expert

· Console games experience

· One other OOP language (Java or C etc).

· EU / UK work permit

· Fluent English language


In return we offer:

· Competitive salary

· 40 hour week with no crunch

· Flexible working hours

· Relocation expenses

· Bonus Scheme

· Great games to work on

· Original world famous IP


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply.


Audio Programmer - Senior/Lead - UK Midlands - AAA Studio

Top UK AAA Games Development Studio with a portfolio of hit AAA titles is looking for an experienced and talented Senior / Lead Audio Programmer to code, assess and develop the current and future requirements of the sound engine and tools.


Responsibilities:·

· Development of new and existing Audio Playback code and Tools across all platforms

· Writing and updating Audio Editing Tools within our game editor, for sound placement, scripting and real time control

· Maintaining and extending our Audio Engine (PC,PS4 and Xbox1)

· Integrating new digital processing techniques into real time audio processing

· Advancing current environmental audio effects and tool sets


Requirements:

· 4+ years in audio development or similar role

· Knowledge of low and high level language programming (C# or C++ & Audio/DSP effects programming essential)

· Self driven with the ability to work to deadlines

· Good communicator essential

· Passionate about games, a plus

· Mentoring junior programmers


We offer:

· Opportunity to work for award winning respected company

· Working on world famous titles played by millions

· Competitive salary

· Full relocation package

· Bonus scheme

· Full corporate benefits


To apply send your CV to ash@big-planet.biz


Vacancy – Build / Tools Developer – South East UK

Our client is a leading games studio developing hit titles for PC and Console platforms, with a unique niche and dedicated fan base. They are seeking a skilled tools / build developer to implement, design and support build systems for various platforms, profiling tools, patching systems and packaging systems across various branched environments.


The role:

· Define and Design Dev infrastructure

· Maintain, develop deployment and build systems

· Automated testing and reporting

· Planning, estimation of workflow, trouble shooting and problem solving


 Skills and experience needed:

· Cross platform build experience in Windows and Linux

· Experience with multiple branched environments

· Unreal Engine 4 build knowledge

· Scripting in either Bash, java, Lua or Python

· Great problem solver and communication skills

· Team player with a can-do attitude

· Quality first ethos


What we offer:

· Competitive pay & bonus scheme

· Relocation assistance

· 31 days holiday & pension scheme

· Bleeding edge tech focused role

· Childcare and eye-care vouchers

· Parking space and cycle to work scheme


Apply now! CV and cover letter to ash@big-planet.biz


Network Programmer – AAA Studio – Home Counties, England

Our client is a super-successful developer of AAA cross-platform shooters for PC, console & VR. We are seeking an experienced Network programmer to run the in-game networking, servers and cloud backend.


The role:


· Writing network code

· Integrate APIs like PSN, Steam and Xbox Live

· Cloud services maintenance

· Maintain legacy code and functionality

· Multiplayer code writing and testing

· Engine coding


Skills and experience:


· C++ guru

· Experience with PSN, Xbox live and Steamworks

· UDP / TCP sockets

· RESTful APIs

· Routing tables and firewall network configuration

· Azure, AWS and / or ELK stack

· Related Degree

· EU work permit

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Can-do attitude

· Team player


In return we offer full corporate benefits, competitive bonus scheme, relocation assistance, world famous IP to work on, modern office and great social scene at this dynamic studio.


Apply now! CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Snr C#.NET Web Programmer – Midlands UK – AAA Games

Our client is a leading AAA games studio based in the Midlands UK. We seek an experience web programmer to take their online games forward. You will work on online features such as the APIs, leagues, leader boards, in-game and on-line stats, community events, services, and tools.


Skills required:


· C# & .NET expertise

· WCF

· Trabsact-SQL

· 2 years experience on message driven service orientated architecture

· Degree in Computer Science or equivalent

· Team player

· Able to deliver on time and on spec 


Desirable:


· C++

· Javascript

· MVC

· HTML

· Bootstrap

· Neget

· Teamcity

· Perforce

· RabbitMQ

· MongoDB

· Redis


In return we offer world famous IP to work on, full corporate benefits, bonus scheme, relocation assistance and highly competitive pay scheme.


Apply now! CV to ash@big-planet.biz


Systems Programmer – Midlands UK – Games Industry

Our client is looking for talented Systems Programmer to join our successful console games development team.


Responsibilities:


• Writing clean, clear portable C++ code

• Coding different & existing systems

• Team player with a can-do attitude and strong work ethic

• Scheduling and time keeping

• Review codes from junior team members


Requirements:


• 2+ years game industry C++ development programming experience

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science,

• C++ design and coding experience

• Multithreaded, real-time systems experience

• Experience writing systems balancing performance and maintainability

• Strong maths

• Profiling and optimizing expertise

• Consoles (Xbox One/PS4) experience

• Strong written and verbal communication skills


In return we offer competitive pay, bonus scheme and full corporate benefits.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Senior Physics Programmer – AAA Studio – North UK

Our client is a major independent AAA games studio based in the North of England. We are looking for talented Physics Programmers to join the team.


Responsibilities

  • · Writes clean, clear, functional and portable C++code
  • · Creates, improves and maintains the physics system
  • · Maintains and enhances the stability, quality and variety of game physics elements
  • · Can do attitude
  • · Work on time and on spec
  • · Provide technical expertise
  • · Review codes from junior members


Requirements

  • · 4+ years game industry C++ development experience as Physics programmer
  • · Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent experience
  • · Expert C++
  • · Experience in building multithreaded, real-time systems
  • · Great maths skills
  • · Profiling and optimizing CPU utilization experience
  • · Consoles Development experience
  • · Strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills


In return we offer generous pay, bonus and benefits scheme.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Server Programmer – North West UK - Games Studio

Description: Our client is a well respected and world leading mobile games studio based in the North of England. We seek an experienced Server Programmer to join our rapidly expanding and already successful team.


Required skills and experience…

  • C#
  • ASP.net
  • NoSQL databases
  • AWS or Azure
  • Technical design
  • MVC (visial Studio & ReShaper)


Desired:

  • MS SQL
  • Entity/NHiberate
  • Javascript, JQuery, HTML, CSS
  • Games experience


In return we offer a generous bonus scheme, relocation assistance, competitive salary and great projects to work on.


To apply send CV to ash@big-planet.biz


Build Engineer – AAA Studio – London

Our client is a leading AAA games studio based in London UK.We are looking for a person who will be responsible for the maintenance and development of our in-house build system. Responsibilities cover day to day support of the game creation process and code compilation and integration,improving builds performance and supporting QA with automating testing and game publishing tasks.  You will be responsible for source code management and the entire build process.


DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES

· Create, Maintenance and improvement of the build system.

· Developing and managing continuous integration systems.

· Working closely with the development team to integrate new deployment processes.

· Coordinating offline automation processes.

· Maintaining source control branches and performing integrations with merge conflicts.

· Creating and maintaining documentation of the build/release process.

· Set up internal and external hosting environments.


REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

· Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, mathematics or related field.

· Proven experience as a Build Engineer

· C#, Perforce, Cake, Python

· Server Virtualization

· Experience in Current gen consoles

· Must have a business proficiency in English


Full corporate benefits, competitive salary and relocation expenses for the right candidate.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Software Engineer – Client Side – North UK – 3D Studio

Our client is a leading 3D studio based in the  North of England, seeking a Client Side Software Engineer to help create their bespoke solutions for a wide variety of commercial customers.


Function:


· Create, code, test, debug our visual software and tools

· Write clean, clear, portable code

· Problem solving difficult technical problems in the 3D app space

· Reporting to line manager and team working with your peers

· Working to a very high standard


Skills and experience required:


· Minimum 2 years industry experience

· Python, C# and C++ coding skills

· Javascript and Shaders experience very helpful

· Unity knowledge very useful

· Happy to work with legacy codebase

· Identifying problems and effective solving skills

· Team player in a commercial environment with a can-do attitude

· Excellent 3D maths skills


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Cloud Engineer – 3D Studio - North UK

Our client is a leading 3D and VR studio based in the North of England. We are seeking an experienced Software Engineer to work in their Cloud Team.


Function:

· Write, enact, debug code and tools throughout the platform

· Write clean, clear, portable code

· Code in a wide variety of code languages crossplatform

· Reporting to your line manager you will present solutions to problems individually and as part of the team at the quality as required

· Write bespoke solutions depending on client needs in a fast changing environment


Skills and experience required:

· Proven professional experience coding in JavaScript, Python and C# required

· Unity knowledge is essential

· AWS experience is desired

· Knowledge of MongoDB, Shaders and C++ would be very helpful

· HTML, backend and video codecs helpful

· Low level computing knowledge and excellent problem solving skills

· Great coding skills for both optimisation and maintainability

· Team player


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Principle Tools Engineer – UK Midlands - AAA Games Studio

Our client is looking for a Principle Tools Engineer to lead their team. 

Responsibilities 

  • Grow the tools team to meet the needs of the growing development teams
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Program, prioritise and deliver to schedule features and tools, and maintain them 

Requirements 

  • At least 3 years relevant engineer experience in console games
  • Strong C# / C++ and software architecture skills
  • Avid gamer helpful
  • Good, customer-focused communicator in English 

We Offer 

  • Permanent position in an internationally renowned studio
  • Opportunities to palpably contribute to a highly successful title
  • Competitive salary and career advancement path 

Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to ash@big-planet.biz

Senior Animation Programmer – Midlands UK – AAA Studio

We are looking for a Senior Animation Programmer to help develop next generation animation for a current title being developed by our Midlands studio.


Responsibilities:


• Development of cutting edge animation systems, improve engine architecture, optimization, and supporting animators through improvements to pipelines & tools.

• Create animation frameworks that interface with physics / AI behaviour.


Key Skills:


• 3D Maths guru

• C++ coding expert

• Up to date knowledge of current animation tools and middle ware.

• Excellent written and verbal communicationskills.


Preferred Skills &Experience:


• Current console experience

• 3 years industry experience minimum

• 1 or more published titles.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply.


Unreal Programmer – VR Studio – South East UK

  • Our client is an independent VR studio who are currently looking for a talented Unreal Engine Programmer to join their passionate team of developers, located in Berkshire.
  • Either contract and perm, the role is for an experienced developer who will be the go to person at this studio for all things Unreal.
  • As the Unreal programmer of the team you will be responsible for coding engine mechanics and features using UE4’s blue prints and C++. You will be collaborating with other programmers and the designers. You will also be optimizing existing code and debugging.
  • Our ideal candidate will have at least 3+ years programming experience with C++, be a guru in Unreal Engine and preferably have VR experience.

CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Senior Augmented Reality Developer – South East UK

Our client is an AR/VR Development studio based in the South East UK. We are seeking a proven AR expert, with strong experience of Augmented Reality with track record of delivering high quality applications for international brands and blue chip clients. The project is to develop and maintain an Augmented Reality Application for the entertainment industry, the application will be supported by a back-end Content Management System (CMS) with the app being updated by an API.


Skills and experience:

· 5 years experience of Unreal & Unity

· Knowledge of Vuforia, Wikitude, Kudan, ARKit & ARCore

· Native Android and iOS a bonus

· Programming languages: C++ and C#, with javascript and html a bonus


The role and package:

· Office based, relocation package considered for the right candidate.

· Salary depending on experience.

· Permanent role.

· EU authorised candidates only.

· January 2018 start ideally.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Build Engineer - AAA Studio - North West UK

Our client is a major development studio based in the North West UK, seeking a build engineer to join their expanding team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within a highly successful and creative team supporting the development of multiple AAA titles across a wide range of platforms from mobile to next-gen consoles. Working closely with multiple departments and game teams, supporting and further developing our internal build, test and automation services, this is an opportunity to play a key role in the ongoing success of this top development studio.

The ideal candidate would have:

    Good knowledge of one or more high level programming languages (e.g. Python, C#, C++, Java).
    Knowledge of source control management software or automation frameworks.
    Experience of one of more existing build technologies (e.g. MSBuild, CMake, JamPlus).
    Knowledge of Windows and/or Mac OSX.
    A basic working knowledge of C++.
    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent professional experience.
    Be highly motivated, with a passion for games.

Please note that prior games industry experience is not a requirement for this role.

Note for this role: For the Build Engineer we are looking for someone to take over our C++ build pipeline, though a mix of other skills would be useful. Experience with compiler toolchains (GCC, Clang, Visual C++) and with Build tools (MS Build, JamPlus, CMake, etc) would be most useful, but a mix of other skills such as programming language experience (C++, Python, Java, etc) and OS experience (Windows, Mac) would be useful too.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply

Senior Engine Programmer – SE UK

Our client is a leading software development studio making world class simulation games for PC and Consoles. We are looking for a proven senior engine programmer to improve performance and enact improvements to our existing game engine for one of our major projects.


Tasks:

· Take ownership of the project engine.

· Spot performance bottlenecks and solve the problems.

· Improve engine performance.

· Implement new features

· Raise standards.


Skills:

· C++ Guru

· 1 shipped title as an engine programmer

· Debugging skills

· Code optimisation

· Multi-threading

· Cross-core parallelised experience

· Teamwork and mentoring skills


Beneficial:

· DirectX, Vulcan and OpenGL

· Windows

· API Design

· HLSL

· X86


In return we offer competitive salary, bonus scheme, pension,no crunch, corporate benefits package and challenging cross platform projects to work on.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Animation Programmer – AAA Games Studio – Midland UK

Our client are a world leading games studio making 90%+Metacritic hits. Weare looking for an experienced animation specialist to joinour brand new open world action/shooter development team.  You will join the team and project at anearly stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to builda large-scale AAA title.

You will combine your detailed knowledge of animationtechnology, techniques and performance considerations on console platforms withfirst rate C++ and software architecture to become a key member of a newengineering team.

Working as part of this team, you will be responsible forthe implementation of animation systems and pipelines which empower animatorsto create world leading visuals for a cutting edge AAA title.

SKILLS SUMMARY:

Experience of working on published console titles

Strong C++ and software architecture skills

Detailed knowledge of animation systems, techniques andperformance on console

Excellent communication skills

A passion for games

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a team and projectat an early stage, giving you the rare chance to shape the future of anexciting, large-scale AAA title from the outset.  It will provide exciting new challenges forany experienced developer looking to further their career and create worldclass games.

CV to ash@big-planet.bizto apply


Senior Programmer – Core Tech/UE4 - SE UK – Salary £40K to £45K

Our client is a major games studio based in the South East of England, working on an established hit series of titles for Xbox1, PS4 and PC/Steam. They have a new vacancy for a Senior programmer to work on their core tech and engine side of their award winning games.


Skills and experience required.


· Core Tech programming experience

· Unreal Engine programming expertise

· Advanced C++  skills

· DirectX 11 experience

· Knowledge and experience programming on multi-player and online aspects of games for console and PC titles

· University degree in a relevant subject

· EU / UK work permit

· Fluent English

· Experience mentoring junior programmers helpful

· Can do attitude

· Happy to relocate to South East England


If this sounds like you, please get in touch with your CV and phone / Skype details at ash@big-planet.biz and we will call you to discuss the studio, role, project and your requirements.


Generalist Software Engineer – South East UK – Videogames

Our client is a leading games company based in the SouthEast of England. They are seeking a mid-level software engineer to join their successful and expanding team.


Requirements


· C++ experience in professional projects

· Unreal engine development experience

· PS4 and / or Xbox1 console development experience

· At least one published title

· Would suit a generalist programmer with good allr ound development skills

· At least 1 year’s development experience in a studio environment, with 2 to 3 years preferred.

· EU / UK work permit

· Fluent English

· Can do attitude


In return we offer a unique project to work on, original IP,competitive salary, bonus scheme, pension and full corporate benefits.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Data Engineer - Czech Republic

Our client is a leading company producing innovative free-to-play games for mobile devices. Our games are played and highly-rated by millions of people worldwide, placing our company in the ranks of globally-respected game studios. The company is built on a foundation of capable people, who are able to work across a wide range of their professional expertise. This means that we are looking for talented, enthusiastic and experienced colleagues who cannot wait to get into the process of collaborative creative production. We offer a highly creative environment in the Czech Republic, comprised of skilled people who love to share their knowledge about game-making and digital graphics.
JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Development and integration of systems for studio data management
  • Management of data analysis procedures on both client/server platforms
  • Influence over how data infrastructure and business intelligence tools are used within studio
  • Establishment of best practices for data storage, ETL and automation
  • Assistance for analysts with implementation of analytics into our games
  • Responsibility for cost effectiveness
REQUIREMENTS
  • Solid knowledge of high-level programming languages (Python, R, C#, Java)
  • Extensive knowledge of Big Data databases and best data engineering practices
  • Experience with ETL on top of large datasets
  • SQL proficiency
  • A passion for technology
  • Experience with game analytics is a plus
  • Experience in data modeling & visualization is a plus (e.g. Tableau)
WE OFFER
  • The ability to contribute to the development of top game titles in a globally successful company
  • The chance to bring your own ideas into our games
  • Work alongside top people from the gaming industry in the Czech Republic
  • Friendly team and attractive workplace situated close to the city centre
  • Access to the most up-to-date game design technology
  • Chance for personal development through very creative work
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Bonus system based on profit sharing
  • Sabbatical leave after 7 years working for the company
  • One week of extra leave for new fathers
  • A step-by-step assistance and “Relocation Package” for foreigners
  • Czech lessons for foreign employees

CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply

Software Engineer – North East UK – VR / Visualisation Studio

Our client lives by four key values – innovation, quality first, market focus and collaboration. As Software Engineer your role will incorporate these values as you work at the forefront of 3D technology and partner with some of the biggest names in the automotive and technology world including Audi, Pagani, Unity and IBM. The role requires an experienced and dynamic developer seeking to push tech boundaries in this forward thinking studio. The Software Engineer will work to push forward the agenda for innovation. This is a new role within the team that presents an amazing opportunity to work with cutting edge, disruptive technology in a high energy, collaborative environment.

RESPONSIBILITES

  • Develop, write, test and debug visual experiences and associated authoring tools.
  • Write clear, maintainable and portable code.
  • Designing and implementing solutions to challenging technical problems in the area of 3D interactive applications.
  • Regularly report progress to line manager as well as be able to present solutions to peers.
  • Support and promote their quality first ethos.
  • Dealing with changing problem parameters and customer needs.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience.
  • Expertise in C++ or C# and object oriented design principals a must.
  • Comfortable working within an existing code base.
  • Able to identify and solve problems creatively.
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills.
DESIRABLE
  • Python experience.
  • Unity experience.
  • Knowledge of Shaders and Javascript would be a bonus though not essential
CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz to apply quoting reference 128.
We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and do not discriminate.

Web Programmer (PHP Developer) – Oxford UK – AAA Games Studio

Our client is a leading independent media and games company,are seeking an experienced and self-motivated PHP web developer. The successful applicant will be required to work with an existing team of developers, working with company requirements, deadlines, libraries and code. They will be expected to contribute to design processes, share ideas with the team leaders and members, produce high quality code and maintain existing and legacy code.

This role is full-time, based in-house at our Oxford headquarters.You must be able to legally work in the UK.


QUALIFICATIONS &EXPERIENCE:


We are ideally looking for 3 years’ minimum experience of PHP programming. A strong academic background is also preferred, with a degree in computing, science, mathematics or similar, or equivalent industry experience. Games industry experience is not required as this is not a games-development role.


RESPONSIBILITIES:


You will be joining an existing development team to:

· Participate in the design and implementation of PHP websites, applications and services

· Maintain and improve legacy code

· Create and maintain new reusable company code libraries

· Work to deadlines whilst maintaining a high quality of coding, adhering to company coding standards and guidelines

· Communicate effectively with team members and other stakeholders


SKILLS:


· Excellent PHP, MySQL and problem-solving skills

· Knowledge and experience of OOP and MVC frameworks (ideally Laravel)

· High self-motivation and initiative- taking

· Good knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript(including jQuery)

· Good communication and team-working skills

· Familiarity with use of IDEs, debugging,logging, automated testing (PHP Unit, TDD), and version control systems (Git,Perforce, SVN)

· Basic knowledge of linux OS and command line tools


NON-ESSENTIAL, BUT DESIRABLE SKILLS:


· Good knowledge of network protocols

· Linux server administration experience

· Experience of Agile development methods (Scrum, Kanban, DSDM)

· Experience working with and implementing 3rd party APIs (eg. Facebook)

· Front-end design flair

· Basic Ruby on Rails


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Core Technology Programmer – North of England Games Studio

Our client is a major publisher backed games studio in the North of England making a hit series of games for handheld devices and consoles. We are seeking a Core Technology Programmer to join our Technology team.
This role offers a wide range of responsibilities and would be a great fit for a creative individual with a strong desire to learn and with a keen interest in latest technology trends.

Responsibilities:

* Contribute to the development of our cross platform libraries, helping to keep our games running across a large number of current and future platforms including mobile, handheld, desktop and console.
* Help to build the features of our next-gen rendering engine, conducting any and all relevant research while working in close collaboration with our content teams, allowing us to compete with the best visuals in the industry.
* Work to further develop our core engine libraries, providing support to the wider organisation, promoting efficient, stable and re-usable solutions.
* Work to improve the productivity of our users and the quality of our code and games.

Requirements:

* A good degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics or a related subject.
* A solid foundation in C++ or C.
* Experience of DirectX, OpenGL, or some other rendering API.
* Exposure to one of HLSL, GLSL, Cg.
* An awareness of the challenges of cross platform development.
* Experience of next gen consoles or mobile development a bonus.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply

Lead Software Engineer – South UK - PC and Console titles

Our client are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, create breath-taking games and do the best work of their career. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting edge technology and across multiple platforms, and we have big ambitions to become the Number 1 Games Entertainment Company in the World.
To help achieve this ambition, we are looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join our game team. This role involves leadership of the design, planning, implementation and debugging of the game from the engineering perspective; working closely with design, art and production as well as mentoring the other engineers to create world class game experiences.
Responsibilities:
  • Collaborates with creative team (Production, Design, Art & Animation leads) on adapting and maximizing the Gameplay feature set as well as creating a roadmap of compelling, achievable and fun game features and core updates
  • Assess project risks and identify key dependencies during design and planning phases across all PC and console platforms
  • Manage and lead the engineering team, mentoring staff and managing their day to day and long term career goals
  • Review and provide feedback on technical designs and code written by other software engineers
  • Design, maintain, implement, test and debug code, pipelines and other game related sub-components and packages
  • Undertake performance profiling and optimisation of the UE4 engine across multiple platforms
What we look for in you:
  • Extensive experience developing video games/applicable software
  • 2+ years in a Senior or Lead Software Engineer position
  • Expert with standard software engineering tools of the trade (Visual Studio, etc)
  • Excellent working knowledge of C++
  • Good working knowledge of 3D maths
  • Experience developing software using Agile project management methodologies
  • Excellent people management and communication skills, including tact and diplomacy
  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine beneficial
Why work for us?
  • 10% Salary Annual Bonus
  • We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence and talent regardless of any protected characteristics.
  • Winners of the 2015 Technology Business of the Year
  • Developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology
  • 23 days holiday + 8 days statutory holiday, increasing with service
  • Excellent work-life balance (No crunch)
  • Pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye-care vouchers
  • Free parking
  • Regular social and sporting activities
  • Salary £45K plus bonus and benefits

CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply

VR Developer – West London / Berkshire – Contract


Our client is a VR games and app developer based in Berkshire. We are seeking an experienced VR developer to help out in 2 VR projects, one in videogames and one creating a VR app for a US based broadcaster.


Skills & experience required:


· Strong C#.

· Google Cardboard.

· iOS/Android development experience.

· Unity or Unreal engine experience helpful.

· Able to work onsite in Berkshire 3 days a week, 2 days remote.

· UK authorised work permit.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· Start ASAP.


3 month temporary project paying £250 to £350 per day depending on experience. Contract could go perm for the right candidate. Immediate start if possible. Apply now!


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


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