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Programming Vacancies

C++ Programmers Wanted for Aeronautics Game Europe Ref 2149

We are working with a well established independent game studio in France working on a aeronautics based title who are looking for multiple C++ Programmers who have a strong interest and knowledge in aviation and flight.  Games experience is not necessary for this role but would be beneficial. 

What you need for the role


  • Solid C++ and maths

  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary team

  • Work independently

  • Aviation knowledge

  • Understanding of performance and memory management

  • Excellent English

  • Perforce and Git a bonus

  • Game engine experience like Unreal or Unity is preferred

  •   You will help develop key systems incl. AI, navigation, flight planning, missions, camera features, content…  

    Application

    Please email me your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting ref 2149.  

    Benefits include great work life balance, excellent pay and chance to work on a top title.

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

Senior C/C++ Graphics Programmer – Scotland – AAA Studio 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++ Gameplay Programmer Flight Sim France Ref 2147

We are a game studio based in France working on a flight simulator and are looking for a C++ gameplay programmer. 

What skills do you need?



  • Proficient in C ++

  • Technical mastery of aircraft flight systems (Autopilot, Navigation, PID Controller, Turbines, ...) so previous experience is req'd for this role

  • Good maths

  • Awareness of performance and memory issues in video games

  • Work within a multidisciplinary team of (Designers, Producers, ..)

  • Independent, responsible and creative

  • English

  • 1+ released title in a games studio in a similar role

  • Versioning tools (Perforce, Git)



  • What will you do?



    • Improve the Autopilot system ingame

    • Modify the PID control system ingame

    • Adjust and optimize the behavior of existing and future aircraft



    • Benefits
      Working in a well established studio.  Great work life balance, bonus, meal vouchers, competitive pay...

      To apply pls send me your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting ref 2147.

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

Tools Developer Indie Game Studio France Ref 1921

We are working with a fantastic indie game studio based in France who is looking for a talented Tools Developer to join their team and work on their exciting simulator game. This is a great opportunity to work on a unique project and help develop the tools required for the development team to be as effective as possible at making the game.

What will you be doing?



  • Providing and maintaining creation tools

  • Developing the existing codebase

  • Working on content production tools

  • Offering technical solutions to feedback

  • Collaborating with the QA team

  • Participating in public tool documentation



  • Who you are



    • 3+ years in a similar role

    • Educated to degree level in Computer Science or similar OR similar training

    • Excellent C++

    • GUI development, including GUI libraries e.g. ImGui, Qt, Wpf...

    • Version management tools e.g. Git, SVN, Perforce...

    • 1+ scripting language e.g. PowerShell, Python...a bonus



    • Benefits Include:



      • Brand new office

      • Lunch vouchers

      • Public transportation subsidy

      • Free fruits, cakes and beverages

      • Christmas vouchers



      • Application

        Please e-mail your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1921.

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

REMOTE 2 MONTH CONTRACT - Senior Unity Developer Ref 2141

Our client is a well established independent immersive technology studio making cutting egde applications, games and simulations using the latest VR and AR technology and hardware. We are recruiting for a Senior Unity Developer for a remote 2 month contract with a broad skillset in VR and AR to join and complement this highly skilled team.  You will need to have Oculus Quest experience for this contract and be able to work independently.

Skills, profile and experience required:

  • Experienced Unity VR development
  • Oculus Quest experience
  • Oculus touch controller and interaction experience
  • Photon networking
  • Multiplayer experience 

  • 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. Oculus Quest
  • 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 a creative and highly stimulating environment
  • Competitive salary


This role is offered remote to worldwide applicants.

CVs to bonnie@big-planet.biz to apply / for more information quoting reference 2141.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and is GDPR compliant.

Tools Engineer - Midlands - Games - Ref 805

Our client is a leading games industry developer based in the Midlands UK. They make world leading hit AAA games that every gamer rates highly. We seek a mid level or senior tools programmer to join their international team.

Required:  

•  Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
•  3+ years industry experience
•  C++ and Object Oriented Programming
•  3d math/linear algebra highly desirable
•  Scripting languages desirable (e.g. Python, Perl, Lua)  

Non-EU international candidates considered.

Benefits
Healthy bonus scheme, no crunch, good pension and great work environment.

CVs to bonnie@big-planet.biz  to apply / for more information quoting reference number 805.

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

We are a GDPR compliant company.

C++ Systems Developer AAA Games NW, UK - Ref 2140

We are working with a top-tier AAA  game studio based in the NW of the 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

    • Assembly programming experience SSE



    • 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 2140.

Senior Tools Developer - AAA Studio - West Midlands, UK - Ref 1799

We are working with a highly successful AAA game studio based in the West Midlands, UK who is looking for a talented Tools Developer to join their team and work on their pillar titles. Mid, Senior or Principle level. This is a great opportunity for an experienced tools developer to help the studio to drive the future of tools and technology and work in a collaborative and creative environment.

What will you be doing?



  • Creating high quality content creation tools and pipelines

  • Keeping up-to-date with new technology and techniques

  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team to provide support to content creators and coders



  • Who you are



    • Educated to degree level in a related field e.g. Computer Science, Maths, Engineering, Games...

    • Strong C# experience in a tools development setting

    • Version control software e.g. P4, Plastic Git Hub...

    • Asset pipeline design and implementation

    • Able to write tools necessary for data conversion or batch processing

    • Interpersonal and communication skills

    • 5+ years experience in a similar role in the games industry



    • A bonus...



      • C++

      • Console and/or PC development experience

      • Knowledge of scripting languages

      • 3D maths

      • 1+ published product under your belt



      • Benefits

        This company offers a competitive salary, a state of the art office, generous holiday allowance, a collaborative working environment and great social events.

        Application

        Please e-mail your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1799.

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

Senior C++ Systems Developer AAA Racing Games NW UK Ref 1843

We are working with a top-tier, AAA racing game studio based in the North-West of England who is looking for a talented Senior C++ Systems Developer to join their dynamic team.

The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to work on a fantastically exciting new next-gen AAA title in their recently renovated studio, and to apply their skills and passion to the development of the game's system and engine functionality.

What will you be doing?



  • Maintaining the game engine

  • Low-level memory management

  • Delivering top-quality features and solutions

  • Optimisation of code



  • Who you are



    • Strong C++ 

    • Previous experience with code optimisation

    • Knowledge of GPU architectures

    • Experienced with assembly programming e.g. SSE

    • Low-level memory management

    • Parallel/multi-threaded programming

    • Garbage collection a bonus

    • Experience with PC/console internals a bonus

    • Asynchronous I/O a bonus



    • Benefits

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

      We are a 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 1843.

Senior C++ Systems Developer AAA Racing Games NW UK Ref 1843

We are working with a top-tier, AAA racing game studio based in the North-West of England who is looking for a talented Senior C++ Systems Developer to join their dynamic team.

The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to work on a fantastically exciting new next-gen AAA title in their recently renovated studio, and to apply their skills and passion to the development of the game's system and engine functionality.

What will you be doing?

  • Maintaining the game engine
  • Low-level memory management
  • Delivering top-quality features and solutions
  • Optimisation of code


Who you are

  • Strong C++ 
  • Previous experience with code optimisation
  • Knowledge of GPU architectures
  • Experienced with assembly programming e.g. SSE
  • Low-level memory management
  • Parallel/multi-threaded programming
  • Garbage collection a bonus
  • Experience with PC/console internals a bonus
  • Asynchronous I/O a bonus


Benefits

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

We are a 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 1843.

C++ Audio Programmer - Senior/Lead - UK Midlands - AAA Studio Ref 2136

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 toolsets


Requirements:

  • 4+ years in audio development or similar role
  • Knowledge of low and high level language programming (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 bonnie@big-planet.biz  quoting ref 2136.We are an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.

C++ Network Programmer – Console Games – Midlands UK Ref 2134

Our client is a well-established cross platform games development studio working on both the mobile versions and console versions of a hit series of titles. We require an experienced Network Programmer to connect this hit franchise to the gaming world.

Skills

  • C++ 
  • Games industry experience
  • Experience with low level network programming and gameplay network programming
  • Client/server application development experience
  • C#, WCF and SQL knowledge helpful
  • Unity knowledge helpful
  • Console experience a plus
  • iOS  & Android experience a plus
  • Perforce


Competitive salary offered, plus relocation expenses, world famous titles to work on and a great work environment.  



To apply / for more information, send your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2134. 

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

We are a GDPR compliant company.

Senior C++ Programmer - Paris - State Of The Art Studio! Ref 1033

Our client is based in the heart of Paris in a state-of-the-art studio. We seek a senior programmer to join their team on an exciting new AAA game project. The job is secure, with a great work life balance in a studio where the owners understand that the games industry doesn't have to crunch its workers to get results.  

Responsibilities:


  • Work with programmers, producers, designers, and artists

  • Organise tasks and schedule estimates for programming team and track development

  • Still willing to code with balance staying on top of the code base;

  • Identify risks and provide relevant solutions

  • Coordinate, mentor and build a cohesive programming team



  • What we need from you:



    • 5+ year experience in the game development

    • Expert with C++ 

    • Good knowledge of: C, Java, scripting

    • Expert in console game programming

    • Originate, implement and iterate on software features for inclusion in our games in conjunction with other engineers, designers, artists and testers

    • Identify and surface risks in the areas that are being worked on.

    • Solve problems through the application of sound engineering practice

    • Continuously work to minimise technical debt and maintenance hazards

    • Devote time to personal improvement to further your own game development and programming knowledge



    • About you:



      • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken

      • Problem-solving and open-minded

      • Working well in a team environment and willing to work in a small team studio (around 20+ people)

      • Sense of initiative, attention to details

      • Passion for games



      • Benefits include; Competitive rates of pay, great projects to work on, a collaborative company culture and full relocation expenses.


        Sound like the role for you? Please forward your CV to bonnie@big-plaet.biz quoting reference 1033.

        We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity.

        We do not discriminate.

        We are a GDPR compliant company

C/C++ Systems Engineer - AAA - UK Ref 2084

Systems Engineer - AAA Studio - SE UK

We are extremely happy to have an opportunity with an award-winning veteran client in the AAA world is seeking a Systems Engineer to join a fun, friendly environment based in Scotland in a state of the art office.

Your passion for writing quality software using strong engineering practices will enable you to work on the low-level systems which provide the backbone to deliver a AAA title. You understand the need to produce robust, re-usable code upon which gameplay systems can be built.  You will be part of the core team team.

What you need:



  • Strong C/C++ and software architecture skills

  • One published title on current gen in a similar role

  • Excellent knowledge of console technical requirements

  • Ability to design and implement re-usable systems

  • Excellent social skills

  • A real passion for games



  • Depth knowledge of the systems that provide a foundation for games are ideal for this role.

    Benefits:



    • Competitive salary

    • Rewards system

    • Excellent holiday package

    • Pension

    • No crunch

    • Cycle to work scheme



    • How do you apply?Please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2084.

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

      We are a GDPR compliant company.

Technical Director – Austria or Remote – Console studio Ref 2127

Our client is a growing independent studio based in Austria, working on their second console title. They have a great original IP, serious financial backing, and a creative collaborative culture.

They an experienced code professional to join their team as Technical Director. They are more interested in technical know how than management experience at this stage, so good senior & principle coders with 10 years experience plus will be considered, as well as established lead programmers / TDs.


Duties:

  • Motivate and excite the team with your great communication skills and love of the craft.
  • Plan the strategy, prepare it and help execute on time and on budget.
  • Define the tech required for the project.
  • Mentor the coders on the team with best practice methods ensuring quality and reusability.
  • Work alongside the Technical Architect designing the software architecture for the framework and games.
  • Work with external partners if required.
  • Spot problems and risks, and solve them.
  • Make the games fabulous.


Your profile:

  • 10 years + experience in PC / Console gaming.
  • AAA experience.
  • Great communications skills and a people person who enjoys leadership.
  • Great all round coder in multiple languages.
  • C++ expertise essential.
  • Accomplished with UE4.
  • Broad shoulders regarding pressure and responsibility, with an even temperament.
  • Creative thinker.
  • Happy to relocate to Austria or be able to work remotely and be available in Central European Time office hours 5 days a week.
  • Fluent English speaker


In return:

  • Salary €58K to €90K DOE basic. 14 salaries a year.
  • 25 days holiday plus 12 days bank holiday.
  • Bonus scheme.
  • Full relocation package.
  • Creative environment where you can make a difference.
  • Great IP to work on.
  • Life in one of Europe’s finest cities, Vienna.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Full Stack Programmer - Gaming - Baltic Region Ref 2124

Our exciting game studio client based in Estonia is seeking a well experienced Full Stack Programmer to join a new adventure.

A leading company producing innovative free-to-play games. Our games are played and highly-rated by millions of people worldwide, placing our company in the ranks of globally-respected gaming studios.

What you will do:



  • Develop server systems for cross-platform online games

  • Write re-usable server code and libraries using Java programming language

  • Design and integrate systems

  • Implementing features

  • Optimize technologies with respect to cost and performance

  • Close cooperation with development teams

  • Relational Databases, NoSQL

  • Frontend Development incl. JavaScript/HTML/CSS




  • What we need from you:



    • You have already gained notable experience in development - 3+ years

    • You are familiar with multiple programming languages

    • Ambitious, dedicated and focused on results

    • Great teammate able and willing to exchange ideas

    • Good command of English



    • What would be a bonus:



      • Experienced with stateless protocol game servers

      • Familiar with Unity3D



      • Benefits:



        • Work alongside top people from the gaming industry in Estonia

        • Office situated close to the city center

        • Friendly team and attractive workplace

        • Competitive salary

        • Relocation Package



        • Do you think this role is for you? Please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2124. We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate.

          We are a GDPR compliant company.

Senior C++ Online Programmer Multiplayer Games UK Ref 2122

We are working with a multi award-winning game studio based in UK who is looking for a Senior C++  Programmer to join their team and work on their pillar titles.

What will you be doing?



  • Working with the Core Design Team to implement the user interface 

  • Improving and maintaining the existing user interface features

  • Implementing and optimising the widgets



  • Who you are



    • C++

    • Relevant professional experience

    • Interpersonal and communication skills

    • Multi-platform and console development a bonus

    • Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator a bonus

    • console online server experience



    • Benefits

      You will be given the opportunity to work in a friendly and comfortable environment. This studio offers social events, an excellent pension scheme and medical insurance.

      Application

      Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2122.

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

Lead Build Programmer Combat Games UK Ref 2121

Our client is a leading AAA games studio based in the South East of the 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. 

What you will do?

  • 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 and professional experience using automation and testing frameworks
  • 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

What skills do you need?
  • 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
  • English
  • Experience leading a team of programmers in a games studios
  • 7+ years experience as a programmer in games
  • Deployment and development on multiple platforms

Nice to have
  • AWS/Azure/GCP a bonus
  • SQL, C++, C#, Cake, PowerShell, Python, Linux tooling 
  • CDN
  • multiplayer games experience
  • UE4


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

CVs to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2121.

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

C++ Animation Programmer AAA Games Studio SE UK Ref 2109

Our client is a hugely successful AAA studio based in London. We are experiencing a period a growth and seek a proven console game Programmer to join our already successful team.   

Who you are



  • Experience of working on at least on published title

  • 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, tuning and polishing gameplay features using animation integration, playback and fidelity

  • A passion for games

  • 1+ year's professional games industry experience in a similar role

  • Mid level and Seniors considered

  • Strong maths incl. vectors, matrices, linear algebra

  • Unreal

  • Maintaining and extending animation components, tools, pipelines and workflows

  • Writing, maintaining, optimising, extending, profiling clear bug free portable code

  • Understanding how the inner animation engine works, researching how to make it better and implementing changes

  • Low level animation systems experience



  • 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 2109.

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

Remote Senior C++ Online Engineer Games Europe Ref 2106

Our client is an independently owned remote racing studio With #1 titles, and a host of awards for their console game, as well for the studio itself.  At the beginning of an exciting new arc to their creativity, they are looking for a Senior C++ Online Programmer.

The Role

  • They exist to improve the online experiences of players worldwide. You'll achieve this by building their platform and online services for major titles. You'll then consult on, and license, their proven platform and features to the world's best publishers and platforms.
  • While working as an online services engineer you’ll be exposed to various engine/game technologies as well as backend APIs, both first and third party.
  • You should be comfortable diving into a foreign codebase and apply your skills where it matters most for our customers. 
  • 5+ years games industry experience in a similar role with at least one title for PC/console 


Responsibilities

  • You will work with their clients to solve problems they might have with online services or other networking related code, potentially working directly in their codebase
  • You will be responsible for architecting and building their SDKs in various languages 


Requirements

  • Strong C++ and software architecture skills
  • Detailed knowledge of online APIs and network architecture on current-gen consoles
  • Self-managing and collaborate with your team to own every project from beginning to production 


We Offer

  • Friendly and rewarding work environment
  • Competitive salary, including holiday allowance and contributory pension
  • Health and leisure benefits package
  • Flexible work scheduling 



Please forward CV’s to bonnie@big-planet.biz to apply quoting reference number 2106.

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

Remote C# Unity Lead Programmer F2P Mobile Games Europe Ref 2102

We are looking for an C# Unity Lead programmer for our start-up studio and mobile free-to-play projects.  This is a diverse role and includes leading the coding on multiple games and also being the key stakeholder for all technology related decisions at the company.

What will you do?


  • Lead coding on key internal games.

  • Lead all decisions related to tech, including architecture, implementation, external partners, tools, framework, code management.

  • Able to come up with simple and clear direction for complex technical problems, while providing detail to CEO and other team leads.

  • Act as the champion for technical quality through the life of multiple projects, ensuring scalable solutions, best practices, and strong standards.

  • Create and maintain internal tech tools for the company, providing support for external partners to integrate where needed.

  • Experience overseeing both client and server tech solutions and communication between both systems.

  • Previous experience setting up and managing development environments, build automation, and server stack.

  • Passion for games across different platforms and genres but particularly interested in mobile.

  • Your coding skills are legendary, you are lightning fast at developing quality code for the client and back-end and everything around and in between.


  • What skills do you need?



    • Proven experience working on and leading a minimum of two successful mobile/F2P projects (in last 5 years).

    • Ability to develop client and back end code in Unity/C#/Python, PHP, Java and other appropriate languages.

    • Deep understanding of developing for the mobile platform and the tools and technologies used to support development and marketing of mobile games.

    • Organizational skills to cope with overseeing multiple projects simultaneously.

    • Portfolio of past free-to-play title experience.

    • Ability to show examples of coding best practice to solve problems.

    • Able to develop and direct for quality first time execution, limiting the need for iteration.

    • Excellent communication skills.

    • Experience working with and successfully managing external stakeholders.

    • Proven responsibility in reviewing and feeding back on the work of both coding and other disciplines where relevant.

    • A key understanding of wider business and product needs, and able to turn these into actions.

    • Understands how to translate design ideas into software application development.

    • You are an avid consumer of all types of mobile games and know the market intimately.  You are also aware of other macro trends in entertainment, social media and pop culture.



    • Benefits:  We not only offer you the chance to work with great people to create great games but we also offer competitive salary, generous employee options, flexible working hours, bi-annual workations in exotic places and private health care. 

      Applications
      If you are interested in joining a funded start-up on the ground floor and creating a World-class studio that aims to deliver pioneering game experiences that can be played by 10s of millions of players  then please forward your cover letter and CV please quote reference 2102. 

      People are our greatest asset and so “fit” for us is extremely important. We therefore need to understand a bit about who you are and what drives you. Impress us with a cover letter that tells us about you and your passions will help spark our interest in taking things further. Please read the job description carefully and make sure you have the required experience to take on the role and then tell us why you are the right person for the job. We look forward to hearing from you.  

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

Lead User Interface Programmer - AAA Studio Ref 684

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 how to 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 to apply quoting reference 684.

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

Remote Senior C++ AI Programmer Unreal Studio - UK Ref 2101

Our client based is a AAA console game studis based in the SW of England. We are looking for a Senior AI Programmer who is ready for the challenge of working in our AI team to identify, apply and create AI techniques and approaches to drive NPC and player behaviour in a richly detailed, reactive, and atmospheric world.  This role is offered both onsite or fully remote.

What is involved:



  • Work very closely with the Lead Game Programmer regarding the vision and helping translate this to the team

  • Some mentoring and  training of coders in the team. Be well aware of the ‘state of the art’ and assess new trends and emerging techniques

  • Help drive the whole AI team to ensure quality results and efficient working practices

  • Implement AI gameplay features to a high quality, bug fix, optimise...

  • To work closely with other departments re direction and feedback on requirements for the AI features being implemented



  • What we need from you:



    • Strong, demonstrable video game design skills

    • C++

    • 5+ years game industry experience in a similar role

    • Unreal

    • 1+ PC/console published title under your belt using Unreal

    • A good understanding of game technology principles

    • Experience designing, implementing, and supporting production process for creative software teams

    • Be a great teammate and know the importance of listening to others

    • An avid enthusiast for games on all platforms

    • Excellent communication skills

    • Low level experience i.e. engine or graphics



    • What we can offer:



      • Private family medical care

      • Annual bonus scheme

      • Minimal crunch

      • Great work life balance

      • Lovely location



      • If this the job for you please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2101.

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

        We are a GDPR compliant company.

Lead online programmer – AAA Studio - Midlands, UK Ref 1131

We have a new vacancy for a world-class AAA studio in England. Our client is well-known for delivering high standards of quality and is now looking to employ a Lead Online Programmer to join their team in England. 

What will you be doing?


  • Working on a wide range of projects in a multi-disciplinary team

  • Mentoring junior members of the team

  • Participating in work planning and scheduling



  • Who you are?


    • Previously shipped at least 1 project title

    • Strong C++ skills

    • Experience with a variety of development areas

    • Network development experience

    • Rendering, e.g. DX12/Vulkan

    • Continuous Integration

    • Automated testing

    • Unity and/or Unreal

    • Integrating external APIs such as: PSN / XBL / Steam

    • Multi-platform console experience


    • Benefits:
      This studio offers a competitive salary, bonus scheme and good company benefits. 

      Application:
      Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1131. We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Build Programmer AAA Games Midlands UK Ref 721

We are working with a leading AAA game studio based in the Midlands, UK who is looking for a Build Programmer to join their team and work on their exciting new AAA project.

What will you be doing?



  • Ensuring builds are stable across platforms

  • System design and implementation for automation of building and testing

  • Identifying the causes of any potential build issues

  • System maintenance

  • Improving on existing and future build and test processes

  • Refining tests



  • Who you are



    • Build systems e.g. Jenkins, TeamCity...

    • Build management tools e.g. Maven, Gradle...

    • SCCM tools e.g. Perforce, Git, Subversion...

    • Linux, OSX and Windows Operating Systems

    • 1+ scirpting language e.g. Python, Bash, Perl, Ruby...

    • Interpersonal and communication skills




      • Programming language C#, ...

      • Large-scale asset pipelines

      • Cloud compute and storage environment deploying

      • Experience in the games industry



      • Benefits

        This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a leading game studio. This studio offers holiday and flexi-time benefits, a relaxed a positive team environment, social staff events and an excellent remuneration package.

        Application

        Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 721.

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


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