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Programming Vacancies

Senior C# Unity Programmer 2D Games Germany Ref 1680

We are working with a F2P game studio based in the lively, cosmopolitan city of Berlin. The studio is looking to hire a Senior C# Unity Programmer to join their team and work on the creative world of a fast-paced 2D game.

What will you be doing?

  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of designers, artists and programmers
  • One or more of the following: UI/UX, audio/video, networking, AI, animation, gameplay, physics, and tools
  • Developing and implementing tools and gameplay
  • Performance and stability tools maintenance
  • Converting the game to multiple platforms
  • Providing solutions for pipeline issues
  • Scrum, Agile, Kanban or similar project methodology
  • 1+ shipped title in Unity


Who you are

  • 5+ years in game programming
  • Strong C# and Unity
  • Game content pipeline tools
  • Debugging skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Rendering, shader development and graphics hardware a bonus
  • Animation and camera/lighting control a bonus
  • C++/WPF/Javascript...a bonus
  • Agile development a bonus
  • Console experience a bonus


Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to work on an exciting new title currently under NDA. This studio is based in a beautiful, scenic and lively capital city.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1680.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Remote C++ Tech Programmer Unreal Game Studio South UK

We are working with a multiplayer Unreal game studio based in the South of England who is looking for a Core Tech Programmer to join their team and work on their exciting PC and console title.

What will you be doing?

  • Implementing the core systems, pipeline and infrastructure
  • Ensuring high quality features are delivered on time
  • Planning and maintaining core engine features
  • Data structures and algorithms with a focus on scalability, performance and memory usage


Who you are

  • Strong C++ including professional experience
  • Computer science and maths
  • Systems development e.g. I/O, rendering, low-level networking, memory management, content pipelines...for 1+ released console title
  • Code profiling and optimisation for CPU, GPU, memory and bandwidth usage
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Unreal Engine 4 
  • Experience with games as a service a bonus
  • Automated testing techniques a bonus


This role is available remote to people living and working in the UK.

Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a relaxed and friendly environment. This studio offers social events, a competitive salary, pension, holiday allowance and health benefits.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2048.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Remote Vehicle C++ Physics Engineer Games SE England Ref 2047

We are working with a highly successful console games studio based in the South of England who is looking for a Vehicle Physics Engineer to join their talented team. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a studio who believes passionately in their mission to build appealing worlds and craft stunning and inspiring games.

What will you be doing?

  • Building simulations of vehicle powertrains e.g. electrical, mechanical and air systems using visual modelling tools
  • Building the interface between simulation variables and controls/displays
  • Maintaining the physics system
  • Debugging to ensure the simulation is accurate
  • Algorithms and optimisations
  • Helping with work plans and estimations


Who you are

  • Degree in Engineering or Science
  • C++
  • Solid maths and physics skills
  • Appreciation of vehicle dynamic principles
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Visual modelling tools e.g. Simulink a bonus
  • Simulation/physics systems (pipeline, performance optimisation/behaviour...) in a game engine a bonus
This role is for candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. This role is available to people living in the UK to work remotely.

Benefits

This is a great opportunity to have a significant impact on the future of this studio's games in a challenging but supportive environment. This studio offers a fantastic work-life balance, a competitive salary and state-of-the-art technology.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2047.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Senior Unity Developer – Brighton UK - XR Studio

Our client is a well established independent immersive technology studio making cutting edge applications, games and simulations using the latest VR and AR technology and hardware. We are recruiting for a Senior Unit yDeveloper with a broad skillset in VR and AR to join and complement this highly skilled team.

Skills, profile and experience required:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passionate and up to date regarding VR and new technologies
  • A self motivated, detailed, quick, intelligent mind with a track record of success and a can-do attitude.
  • Strong C# Unity skills
  • Minimum 5 years experience
  • AR and VR hardware experience e.g. Hololens / Vive etc
  • 3D graphics and rendering skills, with strong 3D Maths
  • Networking knowledge helpful
  • C++ would be useful

In return we offer

  • No crunch
  • Private health and pension
  • Cutting edge tech and projects to work on in acreative and highly stimulating environment
  • Competitive salary

CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply / for more information


Mid Level and Senior Unity Programmers VR Studio Sweden Ref 1694

We are working with a VR and technology studio based in Scandinavia who is looking for both Mid Level and Senior Unity Programmers to join their team. Do you want to work in the forefront of tech, changing the digital landscape?

What will you be doing?

  • Mobile AR game core feature implementation
  • Code debugging and optimisation
  • Continuous iteration through the launch, global launch and live operations of the games
  • Physics, Sound, Graphics and UI development using Unity for both iOS and Android
  • Meshes, shaders, lightning, optimisations and audio integration
  • Solution implementation
  • Technical designs
  • Framework solution design and implementation
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of programmers, artists and designers


Who you are

  • 5+ years as a Programmer on mobile platforms for the senior role
  • 2+ years as a programmer on mobile for the mid level role
  • Multiple shipped mobile titles a bonus
  • Excellent Unity skills
  • C# and Git
  • Knowledge of game distribution on App Store and Google Play


A bonus…

  • Educated to degree level in Computer Science or similar
  • Backed databases and Java
  • Facebook APIs
  • F2P development
  • Network and server programming
  • Gitlab experience using JIRA, Confluence…
  • Physics, algorithms and maths skills


Benefits
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great studio and work on next gen experiences. This studio offers a diverse and comfortable working environment.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1694.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

C++ Game Programmer - Racing - England Ref 2029

Gameplay Engineer - AAA Studio 

Our multi-console client based in state-of-the-art studio in the Midlands is looking for an experienced Gameplay Engineer to join a world-class development team working on a pillar franchise.

It will provide exciting new challenges for any experienced developer looking to develop their career and craft world-class games with an environment which nurtures creativity, teamwork and a relaxed working atmosphere. 

What we need: 

  • Good C++ and software architecture skills
  • An eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability to design and implement re-usable systems
  • A passion for games


Benefits:

  • Highly competitive salaries
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private health care
  • Childcare vouchers scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Excellent holiday
  • Great work life balance


If this sounds like the role for youPlease forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2029.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate.

We are a GDPR compliant company.

Gameplay Programmer – AAA Studio – Cheshire Ref 1636

Our family friendly studio is looking for a Gameplay programmer to join their fun team located in Cheshire to work on world famous games that are played by millions.

You will need to be an experienced Gameplay Programmer who is self-motivated and a strong team player. You take pride in your work and you understand how to deliver a quality product. 

What we need from you: 

  • C++ experience incl. scripting
  • Strong experience of technical design.
  • Unity And/or Unreal Engine experience
  • Experience with Client / Server development
  • ability to implement level design and AI
  • Create GUI


  • Knowledge and a real passion for video games.
  • Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics.
  • IOS / Android Experience


Benefits Include; Competitive salary, generous holiday allowance, company pension scheme, regular health and wellbeing activities and more!  

Sound like the role for you?Please forward your CV over to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 1636.  

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

We are a GDPR compliant company.

Data Scientist F2P Games Spain Ref 1279

Our client based in the breathtaking Barcelona, Spain is a leading company producing innovative free-to-play games for mobile devices and is looking for a data scientist to join their team. The games are played and highly-rated by millions of people worldwide, placing our company in the ranks of globally-respected game studios.

What does a data scientist do?

  • Manage data processing procedures on both client/server platforms
  • Implement telemetry (events) into our games
  • Influence how data infrastructure and business intelligence tools are used within studio
  • Establish standard methodologies for data storage, ETL and automation


What we need from you:

  • 2+ years leading analysis on an online product or mobile app (F2P a bonus)
  • SQL - 1+ year everyday use in practice (specific SQL dialect or database does not matter)
  • Any practice with data/databases from real life for at least 2 years (data clearing/administration, file import/export, work with MS Excel/Access, data visualization)
  • Experience with some visualization tool (Tableau or Power BI)
  • Relation to programming (knowledge of one language) and mathematics
  • English written and spoken


APPRECIATED: 

  • Passion for video/mobile games
  • Experienced senior or team leader
  • Practice with Python or JAVA
  • Cloud-based experience (Google Cloud Platform, AWS), column databases
  • Experience from game industry is a plus


Benefits:

  • Newest devices
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Gym access
  • Fresh fruit
  • Monthly events


Is this the role for you?Please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1279. We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. 

We do not discriminate. 

We are a GDPR compliant company.

Senior Backend Developer F2P Games Spain Ref 1138

This F2P iOS and Android studio based in Barcelona is looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join their team.

What will you be doing?

  • Developing game services for a huge and diverse player base
  • Managing high user traffic
  • Building on and maintain existing code
  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams e.g. mobile, analytics...


Who you are

  • 5+ years programming
  • Golang, PHP, Java, C#...
  • Complex system design and implementation
  • Application scalability and efficiency
  • Application and system orchestration
  • Interpersonal and communication skills


BenefitsThis studio offers a friendly and comfortable working environment as well as breakfast and lunch, fresh fruit, an onsite gym, monthly events, competitive salary...

ApplicationPlease email me your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz  quoting reference 1138.

We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR complaint.

Build Programmer Games Germany Ref 2021

Build Engineer 

Our client in a fantastic office based in Southern Germany is currently looking for a Build Engineer to join a successful existing team working on an title for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

You will be supported by industry-leading bespoke multi-platform game engine Asura, custom tools suite and dedicated engine coders.

What you will do

  • Maintain and develop build machines and management systems
  • PowerShell
  • C#
  • Improve build pipelines


   What we need from you: 

  • Great use of continuous integration platforms
  • Strong debugging skills
  • Knowledge of scripting languages
  • Great team-work and the ability to accept and follow direction
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, mathematics or related field.
  • 3+ years proven experience as a Build Engineer
  • Server Virtualization
  • Experience in Current gen consoles


Benefits include; Competitive salary, great relocation package, contributory pension scheme

Sound like the role for you?Please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2021 today!

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. 

We are a GDPR compliant company.

C/C++ Network Programmer - AAA – France Ref 2013

Our client in anoutstanding office in Paris is currently looking for a Network Programmer towork on a AAA title currently in development for cross platform.This roleincludes designing and maintaining in-game networking, dedicated game serversand cloud-based backend services such as matchmaking, analytics and telemetry.

What skills do I need?

  • 2 years’ experience in embedded C/C++, ideally in the games industry.
  • Experience of using Playstation Network (PSN), Xbox LIVE, Steamworks and/or similar APIs for matchmaking, stats and leaderboards in online multiplayer games preferred.
  • TCP and UDP socket programming and/or RESTful services in production code is helpful.
  • Cloud facilities such as AWS or Azure would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Console/PC/GaaS/cross platform experience
  • First class or 2:1 degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics or other science-related subject would be preferred. Candidates with other degrees and those without higher academic qualifications are still encouraged to apply if they meet all of the experience criteria above.


What you will do:

  • Write and develop network code for next generation consoles, desktop and mobile platforms
  • Integrate with APIs such as Playstation Network, Xbox LIVE and Steamworks
  • Develop and maintain cloud services
  • Maintain existing code for multiplayer and online functionality
  • General multiplayer game programming and testing
  • General engine programming


What we need from you:

  • Strong C/C++ skills
  • Knowledge of Playstation Network, Xbox LIVE and/or Steamworks APIs
  • TCP and UDP socket programming
  • Experience using or developing RESTful APIs
  • Enthusiasm for games
  • Knowledge of network configuration (e.g. firewalls and routing tables) would be an advantage
  • Experience with AWS, Azure and/or the ELK stack would also be an advantage


If this the job for you please forward your CVto bonnie@big-planet.biz  quoting reference 2013

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agencyand value diversity. 

We do not discriminate.

We are a GDPR compliant company.


C++ Machine Learning AI Programmer France Ref 2015

Machine Learning AI Programmer France

An exciting opportunity for a Machine Learning AI Programmer has become available with a leading games development studio. Part of your role is toliaise closely with the art and design departments, to design and implement algorithms and follow up on implementations.  The software is based in C++.

The role will require a skilled Programmer with 3+ years’experience in the games industry in a similar role, an innovative thinker, who is proactive, with the ability to “think on your feet”.

What skills do you need?

· Masters or PhD in Computer Science

· Classical and deep learning computer vision techniques, image processing or procedural generation

· GPU usage e.g. CUDA, Direct Compute

· Computer Vision Frameworks (OpenVC, PCL)

· Cloud Computing Platforms (AWS, Azure, GoogleCloud)

· PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras or similar

· Software development skills-  C/C++, Matlab, Python, Python3

· English speaking

· Write, maintain and extend bug free code


A bonus is your knowledge of geoinformatics, 3D reconstruction and projective geometry

For more information, please email bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting ref 2015.

We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity anddo not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.


Mid, Snr and Lead C++ Engine Devs Wanted Indie Games France Ref 1855

We are working with a fantastic indie game studio based in France who is seeking multiple Mid, Senior and Lead Engine Developer to join their team and work on their exciting realistic simulation project. You will be granted an integral role in the development of the project, and will be leading the multidisciplinary coding team.

What will you be doing?

  • Optimising the game engine
  • Leading the programming team and distributing tasks
  • Maintaining and developing various software components 
  • Evaluating functionality implementation
  • Offering technical solutions to any potential issues raised


Who you are for the lead role

  • 5+ years in a relevant role
  • Strong C++
  • Previous experience implementing optimised code
  • Knowledge of CPU/GPU/memory/cache...
  • Maths skills
  • Console/PC tuning tools e.g. PIX, RAZOR, NSight, VTune...
  • Versioning tools
  • DirectX 11 API SDKs/DirectX12/Vulkan
  • Appreciation of SMD instruction sets e.g. AVX, SSE, Altivec...


Benefits Include:

  • Brand new office
  • Lunch vouchers
  • Public transportation subsidy
  • Free fruits, cakes and beverages
  • Christmas vouchers


Application

Please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1855.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Senior C++ Physics Developer – Remote – Award winning studio Ref 2008

This racing sim games studio based in the South East of England is a fully remote studio. We are looking for a senior physics programmer to join the engine team and work on our pillar titles. Sounds like your dream job? Then please apply.What will you do?

  • Apply physics run time and tools 
  • Work closely with Designers, Programming Leads and other programmers to plan and implement physics features


Who you are

  • Excellent 3D maths skills and understanding in real time physics simulations.
  • Strong physics and vehicle dynamics techniques
  • Advanced optimisation approaches
  • PhysX, Havok or Bullet
  • Deep understanding in C++
  • 5+ years games industry experience in a similar role
  • Experience working with games consoles (Xbox360/PS3/X1/PS4).
  • Worked on at least 1 published title.


Please email me your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2008.

We are an equal opportunities recruitment agency, value diversity and don't discriminate.  We are GDPR compliant.

C++ UI Developer Mobile Games Remote UK Ref 2005

We are working with a well established remote game studio looking for a C++ UI programmer to join their team. You will actively help to shape an exciting area of the company, and will help to guide the development of the studio's exciting mobile platform.

What will you be doing?

  • Working on iOS, Android, HTML5/WebGL, console...
  • Implementing GUI features for our bespoke GUI tool
  • Participating in the architectural decision-making
  • Interactive software development processes e.g. GUI design, estimation, testing and debugging, maintenance, UI performance...
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team of  designers, programmers...


Who you are

  • 2+ years in game development using C++
  • 1+ released title using C++  with development lifecycle experience
  • Educated to degree level in Computer Engineering/Computer Science or similar
  • One object-oriented programming
  • Mobile software development e.g. for Android, iOS, WebGL
  • Appreciation of other areas of technology development e.g. UI/UX, audio, networking, animation, AI, physics, tools...
  • mobile development performance optimisation
  • Software architecture, design, test-driven development and continuous integration
  • Entity-Component System and Dependency Injection frameworks e.g. StrangleoC, Zenject...a bonus


Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in an engaging and challenging work space in a multi-disciplinary team. This studio offers a friendly and multi-cultural environment and flexible work hours.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2005.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Experienced C++ Systems Developer AAA UK Ref 2002

We are working with a top-tier AAA  game studio based in the Midlands, UK who is seeking an exceptional Experienced C++ Systems Developer to join their team and work on the latest addition of their award-winning RPG pillar franchise. 

This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team in their impressive and scenic studio and develop your skills in a AAA environment on this large scale title.

What will you be doing?

  • Developing and maintaining the systems functionality and game engine
  • Implementation of high-quality solutions
  • Making sure code is optimised 
  • Enabling low-level memory management


Who you are

  • Excellent C++
  • GPU architectures
  • Previous experience with low-level memory management
  • Parallel/multi-threaded programming
  • Experience with developing cross-platform/console games a bonus
  • Debugging and profiling tools a bonus
  • Character driven so knowledge of movement, input, feedback and camera needed


Benefits

We offer a great working environment and believe in promotion from within. We help with international candidates through a phenomenal visa sponsorship and relocation package.

We are an equal opportunities recruitment agency, value diversity and don't discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

To apply to this position please send your CV ideally in Word format to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting job reference number 2002.

Tools Engineer - Combat Games - London, UK Ref 1995

Tools Engineer - London - Combat Games

We are excited to announce a great opportunity with a client based in London who pride themselves on the many awards they have received, they are seeking a tools engineer to join a phenomenal team who has created some of the best shooter games to date and would like to continue make big dreams a reality. 

The role will involve: 

  • Work cross team with artists, programmers and content creators
  • Develop a tools framework on our Unreal game engine by Object-oriented design and programming
  • Constantly improve tool UI and workflow in response to user feedback
  • You will be part of our build team


What you will need:

  • 3+ years game industry programming experience
  • Desire to deliver tools that offer the best possible user experience
  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code
  • Experience with modern source control systems, such as Subversion, Git, Mercurial, TeamCity or Perforce
  • Ability to rapidly prototype and iterate ideas in an agile development environment
  • Good command of English (both written and spoken)
  • Familiarity with console and PC development tools and processes including one published title under your belt
  • Scripting in C#, Python...
  • Continued delivery experience for live games incl. updates


Benefits:

  • Work alongside top people from the gaming industry in the South East of the UK
  • Friendly team and attractive workplace
  • Access to the most up-to-date game design technology
  • Competitive salary
  • No crunch
  • Relocation Package


Do you think this role is for you?

Please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz  quoting reference 1995.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate. 

We are a GDPR compliant company.

C++ Automation Testing Programmer AAA Midlands, UK Ref 1994

Our client is a leading AAA developer and publisher of AAA games based in the Midlands, who is looking to employ an experienced C++ Automation Testing Engineer to join their dynamic team on a great RPG project.  

What you will do?

Assist the Engineering team and liaise with the Design and content teams
Ensure high testing results and excellent code quality, which is an integral part of the development process 
Develop various tests to diagnose stability 
Ensure that frameworks and processes are in place Identify opportunities to increase the efficacy and efficiency of quality control measures 
Optimize processes and identifying risks 
Drive and implement complex automated test solutions 
Organise manual testing workflows  

What we need from you 
C++ experience working in games as an automation testing engineer 
Proven skills and expertise to create, automate, streamline and maintain testing workflow processes 
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
Your keen eye for detail  

Benefits No crunch, great work life balance, AAA studio, great relocation package and holiday.  
Sound like the role for you? 


Please email me your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1994.

We are an equal opps recruitment agency and are GDPR compliant.

Tools Programmers - AAA - Various Locations, UK Ref 1977

I'm working with a AAA studio based in the UK looking for tools programmers for their various locations incl. London, Yorkshire, Scotland.   Our client is looking for mid level and senior Tools Programmers with experience tools for current and next gen platforms and disciplines. You could work in UI tools, animation tools, art tools...

What will you do?

  • Significantly influence how UI, art, animation and designs are produced
  • Maintain the tech, analyse and improve algorithms, update as industry developments occur
  • Bridge between technological and creative teams
  • Simplify and optimise day-to-day work operations 


What skills do you need?
Degree qualified or equivalent
Experience with WPF, Win32 GDI, wxWindows, Qt, or Max, Maxscript 
Fluent in C++ or C#
Good with the mathematics involved in CG rendering and animation
Experience developing on different platforms 
Good communicator in English, particularly to translate technical vernacular to creatives 

We Offer

  • A permanent position in an established international content provider
  • Potential career advancement route
  • Modern, professional studio in a desirable city locations near to cultural hubs 
  • Great worklife balance
  • Competitive salary and relocation package


How to apply
CVs to bonnie@big-planet.biz to apply quote reference 1997.


We are an equal opps recruitment agency and are GDPR compliant.

Senior QA Engineer Gaming Studio Baltic Region Ref 1915

We are working with an exciting casino game development studio working on fantastic casino games who is looking for a Senior QA Engineer to join their fun and vibrant office in the Baltic region. This is a great opportunity to join an ambitious studio during their exciting period of growth.

What will you be doing?

  • Ensuring functionality and quality in line with the studio business requirements
  • Improve KPI’s e.g. lead time, release failure rates, deployment frequency, number of bugs, system availability, code quality...
  • Helping your team meet sprint commitments
  • Making sure any bugs are followed through, and monitoring bug statistics
  • Ensuring the product can be supported on multiple platforms and devices including desktop and mobile
  • Analysis of potential gaps, offering test coverage solutions 
  • Front and back end feature manual testing
  • Regression testing
  • Maintenance of test suites
  • Defining test strategies
  • 5+ years experience in a similar role
  • Experience with different types of testing approaches (exploratory, functional, automated, security...


Who you are

  • Experience with Integration and End to End testing
  • Appreciation of the software testing lifecycle
  • Understanding of system architecture
  • Problem-solving skills


A bonus...

  • Previous experience in the gambling industry
  • Agile project management tools e.g. JIRA...
  • Github
  • Test case management tools e.g. TestRail...
  • Debugging experience
  • Test automation and BDD tools
  • Build/integration pipelines such as Jenkins, GoCD


Benefits

This studio offers great social events, a forever full beer fridge, state of the art studio as well as an annual bonus and much more!

Application

Please e-mail your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1915.

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

C++ AI / Gameplay Programmer AAA Scotland Ref 1988

Our client is a multi-award winning studio for their console and handheld titles. They are looking for a  C++ AI / Gameplay developer who is ready to work for the best.

As part of the AI/Gameplay team, you will design and implement the systems that make our NPCs come to life.  Your role is to develop systems, focused on navigation and navmesh generation.
If you are passionate about procedural data generation, code systems and structures we'd like to hear from you. 

What you will do:

  • You will create the decision logic which drives fun, systemic gameplay in collaboration with systems designers worldwide 
  • You will work with animators to make characters come to life through believable and fluid motion
  • You will assist quest designers with the creation of robust, bespoke experiences
  • You will research new techniques and tools that will improve the content creation workflow, and raise the bar in terms of character behavior quality
  • You will extend and refactor the AI code base for performance, maintainability, and reliability
  • Strong maths, linear algebra, vectors, matrices...


Who you are:

  • 2+ years of programming experience
  • You are able to participate productively with other disciplines such as design, animation, visual effects and sound
  • Able to use existing or new techniques to create exciting NPC gameplay
  • You like to keep track of the current state of the art through articles and conference proceedings
  • You have a strong interest in creating exciting gameplay
  • You are happy working with a large code base
  • You can work in a structured way, in C++, to generate easy to understand code while still keeping track of memory / performance aspects


If you think you’re up for the challengePlease forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1988.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate.

We are a GDPR compliant company.

C++ Animation Programmer AAA Scotland Ref 1987

Our client are a world leading games studio making world famous hits based in Scotland. We are looking for an experienced animation programmer to work on our pillar titles and create immersive worlds.  You will be part of the AI/Gameplay team.

Who you are

  • Experience of working on published console titles
  • Strong C++ and software architecture skills
  • Detailed knowledge of animation systems incl animation trees, techniques and performance on console
  • Work on a multidisciplinary team of animators and designers to deliver features on time
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience creating characters using AI
  • A passion for games
  • Tune and polish features
  • 3+ years games industry experience in a similar role
  • Mid level and Seniors considered
  • Strong maths incl. vectors, matrices, linear algebra


Benefits
Highly competetive salary, full corporate benfits, 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.

CVs to bonnie@big-planet.biz to apply quoting reference 1987.

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

Senior C/C++ Graphics Programmer AAA Scotland Ref 1986

Our client is a major AAA development studio based in Scotland. We seek a proven senior C/C++ graphics programmer to join this dynamic, multiple BAFTA award winning team. You will create and update graphics tech e.g. vfx, rendering, lighting, shadows, shaders, culling, scene management... to enhance state of the art visuals.

Who are you?

-          5+ years in the games industry in a similar role
-          Ideally open world experience
-  Excellent debugging skills
-          PC and/or console, DirectX 11 or OpenGL, HLSL, Cg  development experience 
-  Credited on at least 1 AAA game 
-  Performance analysis, profiling tools, and optimisation techniques including CPU, GPU and shaders 
-  Multithreaded programming & CPU architectures 
-          Knowledge of rendering pipeline
-         PIX, GCM Replay, Tuner, Vtune...

Benefits
No crunch, excellent pay, good work life balance and central city location.

Applications

CVs and code sample to bonnie@big-planet.biz to apply quoting reference 1986.

We are an equal opps recruitment agency and are GDPR compliant.

C++ Engine Programmer AAA Games Scotland Ref 1984

Our client is a multinational studio based in the UK. We seek a proven Engine Programmer to join our team to work on our state of the art hardware focusing on memory management, streaming game data efficiently, population systems, LOD, scene management, rendering pipeline, scripting engine...

What are your skills?

  • Mid to Senior level, has proven experience on developing video games on consoles with at least one published title
  • Game Engine Programming experience on AAA titles
  • Strong C/C++
  • Good background in mathematics
  • Good communication skills,
  • English speaker essential
  • Low level C++ dev experience
  • Maintaining existing codebase
  • 2+ years experience in games in a similar position
  • Computer Science or related Degree
  • Debugging C++
  • Multithreading
  • Analyses of systems performance, memory usage and best ways to maximise and improve them

Benefits


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

We are a equal opps recruitment agency and are GDPR compliant.

To apply send CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz  quoting ref 1984.

Lead C++ Gameplay Programmer London AAA Ref 1980

Our client based near London is looking for a Lead gameplay Programmer will manage a team of gameplay coders and drive through all aspects of an ‘AAA’ game’s requirements in accordance with the Game Director’s lead. Working and developing the team every day, the Lead Player Programmer will work to promote the creative vision of the project, hold reviews and provide feedback to the team, lead-by-example, and push the boundaries of gameplay coding for video games.

What we need from you:

  • Track record of managing a team with experience on successfully-published titles, participating in the development from concept to publishing stage.
  • Experience working on player character’s control, traversal and camera mechanics are useful.
  • Experienced in C++ and Unreal
  • An advanced understanding of the main gaming platforms and the requirements needed to develop software on them.
  • A deep understanding of game technology principles.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge in mentoring, leading and running an experienced team of programmers.
  • Experience defining, designing, implementing, and supporting production process for creative software teams.
  • PC and/or console experience
  • Multithreading 


What we can offer:

  • Private family medical care
  • Annual profit share scheme
  • Long-service holiday reward
  • Overseas Relocation Support
  • Competitive Salary
  • No crunch


If this the job for you please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1980.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. 

We do not discriminate.

We are a GDPR compliant company.


Get in Touch

phone: +44 (0) 1273 233 534

email: info@big-planet.biz

cvs: cvs@big-planet.biz

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