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Software Engineer - Java – Estonia

Working with a varied team, your responsibilities would lie in the use of the latest tools and technologies, overseeing the full development cycle of software from inception to delivery. Collaboration alongside fellow developers will be key to the implementation and troubleshooting of solutions.


Responsibilities

  • Component and services delivery of the Java server-side in your area
  • Responsibility over effective code
  • Overcoming the challenges of distributed environments
  • Aiding in the streamlining of both tools and processes used
  • Meet team sprint commitments via Scrum agile management


Requirements

  • Robust familiarity with Java
  • Spring framework experience as well as practices of software engineering such as Continuous Integration, SOLID principles, Refactoring, Design Patterns and at least one of the following tools in each category:
  • Building (Maven, Gradle), Continuous Integration (Hudson Bamboo), Git, Datastore dev (NoSQL, Relational Databases)
  • Ambition, teamplay, ability to learn new technologies and deliver results to deadlines
  • Good command of spoken and written English


Desirable

  • Computer Engineering or similar at University degree level
  • Experience using Google Cloud
  • Enthusiasm about games industry developments
  • Experience in gambling industry can be a bonus


If this sounds like the right role for you, we look forward to hearing from you!

Apply today!

Submit your CV in a MS Word format to attila@big-planet.biz

               


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


Senior VR Developer - South East UK

Our client is a work for hire VR studio based in the South East UK. Currently expanding their team, they seek a go-to Senior Programmer for all things Unity and Unreal.

Skills required:

  • Unity expert
  • UE4 fluency
  • C# coder
  • C++ guru
  • Games development experience
  • EU work permit
  • Able to work from the South East UK (not a remote role)
  • VR experience
  • Fluent English language

Salary negotiable depending on experience.

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


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. 



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


Vacancy - Graphics Programmer – Midlands UK – AAA Studio


Description:Our client is a 3D games development studio producing hit racing games. 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

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

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


Audio Programmer – World Leading AAA Studio - Poland

Our client is a world leading AAA games studio based in the heart of vibrant Warsaw. We seek a proven Audio Programmer to create new technologies and systems in their next hit title. If you are the best of the best and want to continue your career at the top level of AAA games development, this could be the role for you.


Tasks:


· Designing systems for the game engine for dialogue, localisation and acoustic simulation

· Improving and maintaining systems to ensure functionality and maximising performance

· Working alongside the sound design team

· Integrating audio into the game alongside many departments


Skills and experience:


· Bachelor’s degree in a related subject

· Minimum 1 year professional experience as a programmer

· C++ expert

· Game engine experience

· Team player with a can-do attitude

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English


We offer:


· Private health care

· Relocation assistance

· Bonus scheme

· Competitive salary

· Modern Studio environment

· World famous hit IP to work on


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


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


Vacancy - UI Engineer – Poland – AAA Studio

Our client is a world leading AAA games studio, looking for a User Interface (UI) Engineer to join the game creation process to design, & implement the UI architecture for their game features. You will design and develop high quality UI code that will be deployed into our games, working alongside the UI and game designers.


Responsibilities:


  • Implementation of the game menu designs, related overlays for in-game presentation, UI features & flow
  • Implementation of meta-game logic systems
  • Integrates content into the front end of the game
  • Develop tools, features and pipelines for the front end logic and screens.
  • Works with UI Designers to determine efficient graphic and code representation of UI designs.
  • Ensuring first party compliance & compliant messaging for games systems.


Skills:


  • Excellent, proven software engineering track record on UI
  • Strong usability design/test experience
  • Expert with standard software engineering tools (Visual Studio, etc)
  • Good working knowledge of C++
  • Experience with Scaleform is beneficial
  • Games industry experience of UI design and implementation is beneficial
  • Working knowledge of design solutions for 3D interfaces is beneficial
  • Experience of working with large legacy code bases is beneficial


In return we offer full corporate benefits, competitive salary, relocation assistance and world famous IP to work on.


Apply Now: send 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


Network Programmer - AAA Games Studio - France

Our client is a leading independent AAA games developer based in Western France, seeking a proven Network Programmer to join their vibrant and already successful team.


Required Skills & Experience:


· Network programming experience in a modern game engine e.g.Unreal

· Low level network programming experience (UDP, NAT, TCP protocols, Sockets programming, ...)

· PSN & Xbox live experience including certification process

· RESTful APIs

· OOP & C++

· Clean clear code writing skills

· Excellent written & verbal communication skills


Desirable Skills & Experience:

· Unreal Engine 3 coding experience

· Degree in computer science or maths or similar

· Data-Oriented Design experience

· Build automation systems knowledge

· Technical documentation and testing knowledge

· Shooter, Action/Adventure and FPS experience helpful

· Gameplay, Engine and UI programming experience useful


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


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


Technical Director - VR Studio - North East UK

Our client is a leading VR studio based in the North East UK. They have developed ground breaking real time rendering technology and have won many awards over the last couple of years. They are looking for a Technical Director to lead their dedicated band of specialist programmers.


Responsibilities:

· Develop and manage the tech team

· Train and recruit senior, mid-level and junior developers

· Head up the developments of rendering features on our graphics engine

· Create and enact real time rendering technology

· Working with our art and tech teams to develop world leading real time FX.

· Client facing and client partnership technology development


Skills and experience:

· Management experience at Lead level minimum

· Strong debugging and programming skills

· Graphics engine experience e.g. Unreal, Unity, Cryengineetc

· Experience with 3D principles, algorithms and optimisation

· Up to date experience of FX tech and graphics rendering

· Strong maths & 3D mathematics skills

· Coding in DirectX, OpenGL, HLSL, C# and C++

· High level and low level debugging ability

· Experience optimising legacy code

· Multi-threading and/or multiprocessor programming experience

· 6 years plus development experience in a professional environment


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Web GL VR Developer - 12 week contract

Location:UK & Europe  United Kingdom  South East
Category:Programming

Description:

Our client is a VR studio based just outside of London. We are seeking a WebGL developer for a 12 week contract.
The short brief is:
- 3-5 years experience of WebGL (javascript) development 
- A working knowledge of WebVR, A-Frame ideal but not essential 
- Development examples that are published and viewable
- An understanding of VR
- Commuting distance from West London, will be required in the studio twice a week minimum (remote working fine for the remainder of the week)
- 12 week contract

Please apply with CV, portfolio links and day rates to ash@big-planet.biz

Senior Gameplay Programmer - Istanbul, Turkey

We’re a newly formed outfit based in Istanbul, Turkey. The team is formed of games and movie industry veterans. We’re currently working on a 2D action game for Steam/Consoles due for release next year. 

Requirements:
•A minimum of 3 years’ experience in gameplay programming
•Excellent verbal and written communication in English
•Strong mathematical skills
•Passion for playing and developing indie action games
•Able to take on one or more game systems and drive them to final quality

Additional skills and experience considered as a bonus:
•Experience working on/shipped 2D action games
•Prior experience working with client/server game systems
•Experience with Steam API, PSN and/or XBL
•Strong C++ skills
•Excellent verbal and written communication in Turkish

What’s on offer?
•Salary DOE + Release Bonus
•Relocation
•Monthly food allowance
•Opportunity to become a core team member of a growing studio with long term goals & funding
•Results oriented work environment
•Flexible work hours
•Live and Work in downtown Istanbul, with quick access to all the trendy areas downtown.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply

PHP Developer – Oxford UK


Our client is a leading independent AAA games studio and media company, and are searching for an experienced PHP web programmer.


QUALIFICATIONS &EXPERIENCE:

· 3 years experience PHP programming.

· Bachelors Degree or equivalent industry experience.


DUTIES:

Create and enact PHP sites and apps

Legacy code maintenance and improvements

Develop company code libraries

Work on-time, on-spec and up to required high standards


SKILLS:

PHP

MySQL

OOP and MVC frameworks (ideally Laravel)

Self-starter with initiative

HTML, CSS, JavaScript (including jQuery)

Team player with good people skills.

Debugging and testing experience

Linux OS and command line tools

In return we offer a creative environment, world famous IP to work on, competitive pay, full corporate benefits and job satisfaction.


APPLY NOW! 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


C++ UE4 Programmer - Valencia - Spain

Our client are a game development consultancy, working with studios to deliver high spec' projects.

They are seeking a talented, Generalist UE4 Programmer to undertake various aspects of game and associated tech related work, including PC, console and VR projects.

The founder has a strong background in AAA game development

This is a permanent position, based in Valencia, Spain. Applicants are expected to be fluent in English and have a history of working on at least 1 published PC or console project.



Experience Required:



1+ year of games industry work

Strong C++ skills

UE4 and Blueprint scripting 



Cv to ash@big-planet.biz to 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

Technical Director (Unity) - Scotland


Job CategoryLead Programmer,Technical Director
Job DescriptionOur client is looking for an experienced Technical Director to build and grow an ambitious new mobile video games studio in central Edinburgh. You will be responsible for the running and development of the technical department in the Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh 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#.
- Understanding of real-time server-side development languages and technologies such as JavaScript, Node.js, PHP, SQL, NoSQL.
- 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 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 Unity.
- Experience in the development of online multiplayer games including client-server development and deployment.
- EU / UK work permit essential

CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply

Software Developers - Mobile Games (Gameplay) - Scotland

Description:Our client looking for Senior Software Developers to be part of their ambitious new mobile video games studio in Scotland. The successful candidates will be responsible for designing and developing software for our new state-of-the-art mobile MMO project as well as other innovative titles.You will work closely with the Technical Director, Lead Programmer and other software team members on the delivery of the project. You will be involved in defining your own tasks, producing accurate task estimates and delivering your work within a defined timescale.You will be responsible for mentoring more junior software developers, performing code reviews, and liaising with team members from other disciplines.

Skills

  • Fluent in C++ and / or C# languages.

  • A solid understanding of 3D geometry and physics.

  • Highly motivated and creative individual.

  • Excellent team player with great communication skills.

  • Proven ability to estimate, manage and deliver your own tasks.

  • Ability to mentor others and work with team members from multiple disciplines.

  • Passionate about developing games.

  • Excellent problem solver.

  • Fluent in spoken and written English.

  • Willing to relocate to Edinburgh, UK.

  • Experience

    • 5+ years software development experience in the video games industry working on the development of 3D video games for PC or consoles.

    • At least 2 shipped products as a programmer/senior programmer.

    • Experience working with third party game engines such as Unreal or Unity.

    • Experience in the development of online multiplayer games including client-server development and deployment.

    • In addition, experience developing software with one or more of the following would be advantageous:

      • Multiplayer networking for real-time gaming.

      • Game Server development including account management, leaderboards, content delivery.

      • Vehicle driving and traffic simulation.

      • 3rd person player control, combat and customisation.

      • Education

        • Bachelors or Masters degree in informatics, computer science, artificial intelligence, physics, mathematics or a related subject is required.

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

Generalist Programmer, Unreal Engine Experience. AAA Studio, France.

Our client is an independent studio based in the heart of Paris. We seek a proven Generalist Programmer with Unreal experience to join their team on an exciting AAA games project. 

Skills required…

· Mid to Senior level, has proven experience on developing video games on consoles. 
· Game Programming experience on AAA titles 
· Unreal Engine4 
· Strong C++ 
· Good background in mathematics 
· Team player 
· Good communication skills, 
· English speaker essential, French is a good plus. 
· EU work permit 
· Able to work in-house in Paris (not a remote opportunity) 

We offer competitive rates of pay, great sports AAA projects to work on, a collaborative company culture and full relocation expenses.

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 ash@big-planet.biz to apply

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

Associate Software Engineer - Gateshead, UK – (Ref 644)

Our client is seeking an Associate Software Engineer to join its Special Projects team, working on virtual reality and visualisation projects for high profile automotive and technology clients. The Associate Software Engineer will assist the Senior Software Engineer with all demo-related projects, including set-up and coding.

This is an exciting opportunity to start or accelerate your career within commercial visualisation, working with the latest cutting edge virtual reality hardware to push to the boundaries of our existing technology and offer innovative solutions to clients.

You’ll be mentored by an experienced team of creative technologists and given a structured development plan to fast track yourcareer. We offer a competitive starting salary, comprehensive relocation support and an excellent benefits package which includes flexible working hours, pension scheme and life insurance.

RESPONSIBILITIES

To develop, write, debug and implement system code and authoring tools.

Write clear, maintainable and portable code.

Test and refine project features throughout the development cycle of the project.

Development of android and iOS applications.

Support sales team with on and off site demonstrations.

REQUIREMENTS

Graduate in relevant discipline able to demonstrate skills through demos / examples of work and source code.

Android development experience.

Excellent problem solving skills illustrated through strong debugging ability.

Solid understanding of memory allocation in both c# and c++.

Understanding of Object Oriented Programming.

Experience of collaborating with other programmers

Experience using Unity is preferred.

Experience with Amazon Web Services or similar technologies is a plus.

Strong interest in visualisation and virtual reality,passionate about technology.

BENEFITS

Flexible Working

Free Drinks and Snacks

Break Out Area

Cycle to Work Scheme

Childcare Voucher Scheme

Sports Leagues

Events

Pay Review System

Personal Development Reviews

Company Training Academy

International Travel

Life insurance

Pension Scheme

Apply Now: send CV to paul@big-planet.biz


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


New Vacancy - Flash Client Developer – Hamburg, Germany

Our client is a leading free-to-play, online games development company who operates across web and mobile platforms and caters to over 300 million registered users worldwide.

With a rich talent pool of 1200+ employees from over 60 nations, our client is the largest German employer in the gaming software industry and aims to become the leading gaming company in the world.

Description

As a Flash Client Developer you will work as part of the interdisciplinary team to develop new features for our successful live games. You will develop innovative online games that are played by several thousands of users every day and actively contribute suggestions and ideas for new developments. You are motivated by your personal dedication to getting results and strive for fair and successful collaboration.

Day-to-Day:

Work closely with the design and UI team to develop successful new features

Develop algorithms based on the game balancing

Implement client-side logic

Plan and communicate with the rest of the development team

Optimize and increase the quality of existing products, and monitor the live product

Analyze and optimize live performance

Contribute to the implementation of innovative new features in Flash games

Support our junior developers and train our interns

Benefits:

Agile structures, flat hierarchies, and ongoing educational opportunities that will facilitate your personal development here

Result-oriented teamwork where the contribution of each employee is recognized and appreciated

A good work-life balance thanks to extensive sports opportunities, personal counseling, and an active feedback culture

Cutting-edge technologies that offer freedom for innovation

Sustainable and profit-oriented growth without influence from external investors

Required:

English (Fluent)

Multiple years of professional experience with web projects,ideally in game development

Excellent knowledge of object-oriented programming

Extensive knowledge of Action Script 3

Experience with IntelliJ, Flash Builder, and Flash Develop desirable

Experience with Adobe Flash Professional (next year: Adobe Animate)

You are able to think outside the box to solve problems

A strong sense of responsibility and commitment, and an open and friendly personality

Enthusiastic about working in interdisciplinary agile teams and passionate about games

Desirable:

You already have some experience in designing and developing mobile games for iOS or Android on Adobe AIR

Apply Now: send CV to paul@big-planet.biz

If not for you right now, perhaps a friend or colleague may be interested? 

Expert Software Engineer – Hamburg, Germany

Our client is a leading free-to-play, online games development company who operates across web and mobile platforms and caters to over 300 million registered users worldwide.

With a rich talent pool of 1200+ employees from over 60 nations, our client is the largest German employer in the gaming software industry and aims to become the leading gaming company in the world.

Description

Our clients newly founded RPG studio just begun its quest to develop the first of many fun and exciting games. 

As our Expert Software Engineer (m/f), you will be responsible for the development of new online and mobile games. With your expertise in full stack development, you will be able to collaborate with our awesome engineers,have amazing opportunities to grow in your career, and define your key role as an expert software engineer.

Requirements:

English (Fluent)

Bachelor (or higher) education

Game software development experience

Server side experience

Client side experience

C++ & C#

Unity experience

Role:

Develop and manage development within a game team comprised of both client and server engineers

Deliver high quality and well-structured code

Design, develop, and implement game features

Create and improve our asset work flows

Provide engineering architecture solutions in your game team

Share knowledge, and help and mentor your engineering colleagues

Skills:

Significant professional experience in game software development, ideally on both server and client side

Professional experience working with well-established game mechanics

Thorough knowledge of mobile server/ client / database / external module infrastructure

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent

In-depth knowledge of C++ and/or C#, experience with Unity is a plus

Outstanding soft skills, a results-oriented working approach, and a quick mind

Very good written and spoken English, German is a plus

Benefits:

An exciting job where you can assume responsibility and develop professionally

A dynamic team with friendly, highly-qualified experts

Strong, sustainable growth within the company and studio

Flat hierarchies and short decision paths

A culture of mutual respect and an outstanding working environment

Further training with workshops, language courses and technical reference works, a healthy work-life balance, regular team events, sporting and leisure activities, and much more!

Apply Now: send CV to paul@big-planet.biz

If not for you right now, perhaps a friend or colleague may be interested?


Software Engineer - North 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. They have 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.

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 our 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.

Benefits

    Flexible Working
    Free Drinks and Snacks
    Break Out Area
    Cycle to Work Scheme
    Childcare Voucher Scheme
    Sports Leagues
    Events
    Pay Review System
    Personal Development Reviews
    Training Academy
    International Travel
    Life insurance
    Pension Scheme

CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


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


Game Client Developer – Mobile & Web - Germany

Description

Our client is a major developer of browser and mobile games based in Hamburg, Germany. As a Game Client Developer - Mobile/Web - Strategy Studio, you will work on new and existing browser and mobile games as part of an interdisciplinary product team. You will develop our game clients that reach millions of players worldwide.

Your job:

· Collaborate on the development of innovative new game ideas in interdisciplinary and international teams

· Carry out the cross-platform development of complex multiplayer mobile and web games using Adobe AIR

· Implement client-side logic based on the MVC model and other design models

· Create and improve our asset workflows

· Collaborate closely with adjacent departments

· Share knowledge, and help and mentor colleagues

We offer:

· Agile structures, flat hierarchies, and ongoing educational opportunities that will facilitate your personal development here

· Result-oriented teamwork where the contribution of each employee is recognized and appreciated

· A good work-life balance thanks to extensive sports opportunities, personal counseling, and an active feedback culture

· Cutting-edge technologies that offer freedom for innovation

· Sustainable and profit-oriented growth without influence from external investors

Candidates must have:

· Java

· Experience with large software projects

· Object-oriented programming

· Cross-platform development

· C++

Your profile:

· Several years of professional experience with large software projects, ideally in game development

· Excellent knowledge of object-oriented programming and software architecture

· Very good knowledge of one of the following programming languages: ActionScript 3, Java, C++, C#, Objective-C, Swift

· Knowledge of platform-specific performance demands

· Good understanding of cross-platform development

· Knowledge of ActionScript3 and Adobe AIR would be ideal

· Experience developing native extensions for Adobe AIR would be ideal

· Excellent written and spoken English


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Vacancy – Rendering Software Engineer – South, UK – AAA Studio

Our client probably has the most loyal fans of any AAA rated titles. Our client is passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, create breath-taking games and do the best work of their career. Our client intends to become the Number 1 Simulation Entertainment Company in the World.

To help achieve this ambition, our client is looking for a Rendering Software Engineer to join the game creation process and work across a variety of rendering disciplines such as VFX, lighting, post processing and optimisation. This critical role will work with the Lead Programmer and Lead Artist to highlight, plan and implementrendering updates within a flight simulator engine. Pushing the visual boundaries is key to our vision for the flight simulator and hence, candidates will require great vision and technique in order to help us achieve this.

Responsibilities:

· Develop and maintain high quality rendering applications within the existing engine framework

· Research, innovate and implement long term real-time rendering techniques

· Work closely with a cross-discipline team to provide highly productive and effective art and content workflows

· Undertake performance profiling and optimisation of the engine across multiple platforms

Skills:

· Develop and maintain high quality rendering applications within the existing engine framework

· Research, innovate and implement long term real-time rendering techniques

· Work closely with a cross-discipline team to provide highly productive and effective art and content workflows

· Undertake performance profiling and optimisation of the engine across multiple platforms

Perks:

· Excellent work-life balance

· Recently announced in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100

· Winners of the KEiBA 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

· Pension scheme

· Childcare vouchers

· Eye-care vouchers

· Free parking

· Regular social and sporting activities

· Job shares and part time hours considered

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

Apply Now:send CV to paul@big-planet.biz

If not for you right now, perhaps a friend or colleague may be interested.

Vacancy – UI Engineer – South, UK – AAA Studio

Our client probably has the most loyal fans of any AAA rated titles. Our client is passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, create breath-taking games and do the best work of their career. Our client intends to become the Number 1 Simulation Entertainment Company in the World.

To help achieve this ambition, our client is looking for a User Interface (UI) Engineer to join the game creation process to design and implement the UI architecture for a flight simulator and expand our game features. You will design and develop high quality UI code that will be deployed into our games, working alongside the UI and game designers.

Responsibilities:

· Implementation of the game menu designs, related overlays for in-game presentation, UI features & flow

· Implementation of meta-game logic systems

· Integrates content into the front end of the game

· Develop tools, features and pipelines for the front end logic and screens.

· Works with UI Designers to determine efficient graphic and code representation of UI designs.

· Ensuring first party compliance & compliant messaging for games systems.

Skills:

· Excellent, proven software engineering track record on UI

· Strong usability design/test experience

· Expert with standard software engineering tools (Visual Studio, etc)

· Good working knowledge of C++

· Experience with Scaleform is beneficial

· Games industry experience of UI design and implementation is beneficial

· Working knowledge of design solutions for 3D interfaces is beneficial

· Experience of working with large legacy code bases is beneficial

Perks:

· Excellent work-life balance

· Recently announced in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100

· Winners of the KEiBA 2015 Technology Business of the Year

· Developing games across multiple platforms using cuttingedge technology

· 23 days holiday + 8 days statutory holiday, increasing with service

· Pension scheme

· Childcare vouchers

· Eye-care vouchers

· Free parking

· Regular social and sporting activities

· Job shares and part time hours considered

Unfortunately, we arecurrently unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live andwork in the UK.

Apply Now:send CV to paul@big-planet.biz

If not for you right now, perhaps a friend or colleague may be interested.


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