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Programming Vacancies

Senior UI Software Programmer Mobile Studio China Ref 1435

We are working with a fantastic online multiplayer studio based in Shanghai who is looking for a Senior UI Software Programmer to join their team and work on their MMO RPG, which is looking to be a hit within the Western market.

What will you be doing?



  • Client programming

  • Working on the game's battle, scene, system, interface...

  • Analysing and solving image quality, performance and tools issues


  • Who you are



    • 1+ years in commercial OL game development

    • Degree in a relevant field

    • C/C++

    • Algorithms and data structures

    • Unity project

    • 3D game client development a bonus

    • Python a bonus

    • iOS/Andriod/Multi-platform development a bonus

    • Operation and Maintenance a bonus

    • Interpersonal and communication skills


    • Benefits

      This studio offers great opportunities to advance your career, brilliant relocation package, very competitive salaries, and the chance to work in a high-tech state of the art studio.

      Application

      Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1435.

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

Senior Unity Server Programmer Mobile Games China Ref 1434

We are working with a fantastic online multiplayer studio based in Shanghai who is looking for a Senior Unity Server Programmer to join their team and work on their MMO RPG, which is looking to be a hit within the Western market.

What will you be doing?



  • Working on the game's battle, scene, system, database...

  • Analyzing and solving performance tools, operation and maintenance issues


  • Who you are



    • 1+ years in multiplayer game server development

    • Degree in a relevant field

    • C#/C/C++

    • Algorithms and data structures

    • Linux

    • Python a bonus

    • Operation and Maintenance experience a bonus

    • Interpersonal and communication skills


    • Benefits

      This studio offers great opportunities to advance your career, brilliant relocation package, very competitive salaries, and the chance to work in a high-tech state of the art studio.

      Application

      Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1434.

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

Network Programmer Cross Platform Studio Yorkshire Ref 1433

We are working with a cross platform game studio based in Yorkshire, UK who is looking for a Network Programmer to join their team. 

What will you be doing?


  • Writing synchronization and prediction code

  • Implementing back end solutions

  • Ensuring networking implementation is aligned with platform holder's needs

  • Assessing task timings and complexity

  • Assessing project bug databases and solutions

  • Planning and debugging computer code

  • Reporting to Lead Programmer regarding progress and issues



  • Who you are



    • 2+ years in the games industry with experience in networked games

    • Networked gameplay synchronization technique

    • Online matchmaking techniques

    • Asynchronous system writing and debugging

    • Programming languages e.g. C/C++

    • Interpersonal and communication skills

    • Network middleware a bonus

    • Unity/Photon/AWS/GameSparks/PlayFab a bonus

    • TCP/UDP sockets a bonus



    • Benefits

      This studio offers a competitive salary, a great work environment, brilliant work outings and fantastic opportunities to progress your career. 

      Application

      Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1433. 

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

Lead Data Analyst AAA Games South UK Ref 1421

We are working with a leading AAA game studio based in the South of England who is looking for a Lead Data Analyst to join their team and work on their pillar titles.

What will you be doing?



  • Planning data collection requirements

  • Building models and clear visualisations using raw data to ensure high game quality

  • Informing the development team on data analytics



  • Who you are



    • AAA console game experience

    • SQL and database technology

    • Data exploration and analysis

    • Data modelling and visualisation

    • Interpersonal and communication skills



    • Benefits

      This is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of the UK's leading game studios. This studio offers medical and dental care, an excellent pension and annual bonus scheme, 25 days of paid holiday and great relocation support.

      Application

      Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1421.

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

Principle Tools Engineer – UK Midlands Ref 495

Principal Tools Engineer - Next Gen Studio - UK Midlands

Our Client is looking for a principal tools engineer, think you've got what it takes?Managing a team of highly skilled Engineers in a great office space located in the Midlands, you will be responsible for the delivery of their work to time and quality expectations. 

You will set direction for the team, and work with other disciplines to ensure delivery and maintenance of a powerful and efficient toolset for others.

If you are driven by a passion for software engineering, as well as motivating and developing your team to deliver high quality, innovative solutions.You’ll work closely with internal and external partners, so your ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively is vital. You are highly motivated and approachable, with a strong desire to push the boundaries of technology.

Requirements:



  • At least 3 years relevant engineer experience in current-gen console games

  • Strong C# and software architecture skills

  • Avid gamer

  • Good, customer-focused communicator in English



  • Benefits:



    • Competitive salary

    • Private health care

    • Flexi Hours

    • childcare vouchers scheme

    • Unforgettable company outings



    • If this sounds like the role for you Please forward your CV to mark@big-planet.biz quoting reference 495.

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

      We are a GDPR compliant company.

Senior Analytics QA Developer – Cheshire Ref 1069

Senior Analytics QA Developer – Cheshire

This is a great opportunity to join a multi award winning AAA studio, we are currently seeking a Senior QA Engineer to join the team located in Cheshire to work on world famous games that are played by millions. 

What will you do?


  • Build tools

  • Lead efforts around functional, integration and load testing.

  • Contribute to automated deployment.

  • Monitor and report incidents using PagerDuty and DataDog

  • Provide Jenkins job development and administration.

  • Track quality level metrics


  • What we need from you: 

    • Demonstrable experience with a focus on test automation.

    • Experience building test automation frameworks.

    • Scripting and SQL experience

    • Jenkins or other CI/CD experience

    • Experience with Python, Java, Scala.

    • Education to a degree level


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

      Sound like the role for you? Please forward your CV over to Mark@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 1069.  

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

      We are a GDPR compliant company.

Systems Developer - AAA STUDIO - Midlands UK Ref 946

Systems Engineer - AAA Studio - Midlands 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 a Midlands 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.

What you need:



  • Strong C++ and software architecture skills

  • 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

    • Private health care

    • Bonus Scheme

    • Free Breakfast

    • Duvet days

    • Recreation area including a classic pinball table



    • How do you apply? Please forward your CV to Bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 946.

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

      We are a GDPR compliant company.

C/C++ Senior Network Developer - London Ref 554

Our client based in London is looking for a talented senior network developer who is ready for the challenge of producing a AAA title on the next generation platforms. This role will involve working with our network team to developer all network and online components on a game project.

What we need from you: 


  • Experience of responsibility for the network development on at least one AAA game.

  • Advanced understanding in C/C++.

  • An advanced understanding of the main gaming platforms and the requirements needed to develop software on them.

  • A deep understanding of game technology principles.

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

  • Unreal engine experience an advantage.

  • To be dedicated and effective with ad-hoc problem solving.

  • Good verbal and written social and communications skills.

  • Experience working in dynamic development environments


  • Our client does also offer excellent benefits including:


    • Access to multiple online training websites.

    • Long-service holiday reward

    • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, films, TV.

    • Annual performance bonus scheme.


    • If this the job for you please forward your CV to Bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 554.

      We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity.

      We do not discriminate.

      We are a GDPR compliant company.

AI PROGRAMMER - AAA Studio - Netherlands Ref 940

AI PROGRAMMER - AAA Studio - Netherlands

Our client is a multi-award winning studio for their console and handheld titles. With brand new IP’s on the cusp of release that will see them branching out into VR, they are looking for a Senior AI developer who is ready to work for the best.

As the senior AI, you will design and implement the systems that make our NPCs come to life. 

What you will do:



  • You will create the decision logic which drives fun, systemic gameplay in collaboration with systems designers;

  • 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.



  • Who you are:



    • You have at least 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 challenge Please forward your CV to Bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 940.

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

      We are a GDPR compliant company.

Experienced Gameplay Programmers - Warwick Ref 930

Our Warwick based client needs an experienced gameplay programmers to work on an unannounced title based on a popular and growing series game across all major consoles. 

Become part of the team!
You will be supported by an industry-leading bespoke multi-platform game engine Asura, custom tools suite and dedicated engine coders. There is also scope to transition into engine development in the future.This role is full-time based in-house at our Warwick studio. We can consider permanent or contract employment but not freelance or agencies. You must be able to legally work in the UK.

Qualifications & Experience:

For Experienced Programmers we look for at least 2 years’ professional C++ games experience. Any experience with consoles, particularly PS4 or Xbox One will be an advantage. A strong academic background is also preferred with a 1st class or 2:1 degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics or other science-related subject.

What you will do: 


  • Develop and implement new gameplay code, including features such as strategy, mechanics, logic, combat systems, AI, UI, audio code, etc

  • Meet game design and technical requirements as well as internal coding standards

  • Maintain and debug your own and existing code

  • Write and maintain user documentation

  • Optimise code and data for memory usage and performance per console

  • Identify and solve development obstacles or risks that arise

  • Collaborate productively, communicating ideas and issues clearly across disciplines

  • Be responsive to deadlines and work well under pressure, meeting multiple production objectives and deadlines

  • What we need from you: 

    • Excellent C/C++ skills

    • Ability to prototype as well as producing final code

    • Strong debugging, profiling and optimising, system design and 3D math skills

    • Good spoken and written communication skills, as well as team working with game developers from all disciplines across the project

    • Excellent initiative, organisational and problem solving skills.

    • Any knowledge of console, general games and/or multiplayer development, and/or development tools such as Visual Studio and Perforce/other version control systems would be great.

    • Is this the job for you? Please forward your CV to Bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 930.

      We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. 

      We do not discriminate.

      We are a GDPR compliant company. 

Gameplay Programmer – China - Exciting New MMORPG Ref 1408

Gameplay Programmer – Exciting New MMO RPG – China

This fantastic online multiplayer client is looking for experienced Gameplay programmers to join them in there Shanghai studio to work on their MMO RPG which is looking to be a hit within the Western market.      

What we need from you:


  • 4 - 6 years Gameplay experience within a professional environment

  • Strong C# and Unity3D skills

  • Shipped at least 1 iOS and/or Android title

  • Debugging and problem-solving skills

  • Knowledge of common algorithms, design patterns and structures

  • Excellent English (written and oral)

  • A real passion for games



  • Benefits include:
     Great opportunities to advance your career, Brilliant relocation package, Very competitive salaries, Work in a high-tech state of the art studio!  

    Sound like the role for you? Please send a copy of your CV to Mark@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 1408 today! 

    We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency who value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Big Planet is a GDPR compliant agency.

UI Systems Programmer Ref 929

Our exciting client based in Oxford is looking for a UI Systems programmer to work as part of the Tools & Core Technology team, supporting multiple AAA titles currently in development for the PS4, Xbox One and PC platforms. 

EXPERIENCE:

This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced UI programmer to develop a leading-edge UI creation and scripting tool for front-end menus, in-game menus and in-game HUD aspects of AAA games.

Ideally you will have at least 3 years’ experience working on large-scale codebases in C++. If you have created user interfaces and have an understanding of content creation workflow for game development would be an advantage.

QUALIFICATIONS:


A strong academic background is preferred (1st class or 2:1 degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics, or other computing-related subject).However if you posses any other degrees or without higher academic qualifications you are still encouraged to apply if you have the experience.

What you will do:



  • Design, develop and maintain the UI tool

  • Working with other team members to add new UI System features

  • Assisting with planning and scheduling of UI tasks



  • What we need from you: 



    • Strong C/C++ skills

    • GUI creation

    • Ability to write clear and maintainable code

    • Happy to be working with a large existing code base

    • Good communication with developers from all disciplines



    • Is this the job for you? Please forward your CV to Bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 929.

      We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity.

      We do not discriminate.

      We are a GDPR compliant company.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - GAMING - Barcelona Ref 953

Technical director - Gaming - Barcelona

Do you want to be part of a worldwide mobile games leader?Our international client has a fantastic team, based in the sunny and striking Barcelona this client is looking for a Technical director to help continue build amazing games, which have been positioned in the top rankings of both iOS and Android, that are played and loved by over 50 million fans all over the world.

What you will do day to day:


  • Have responsibility main technology for a single live game

  • Be the owner of the architecture and technical roadmap: identify, align with partners, plan and execute. A sort of mini-CTO within your own start-up.

  • You are a 360 degrees Tech Leader – you have the potential and ability to go from being a very hands-on individual contributor to run a growing tech team negotiating deadlines, managing expectations, coaching and influencing results. It’s all about disruptive mindset and agility!

  • Coach and mentor the developers, identifying and improving weaknesses, being effective at leading conflicts.

  • Be a Technical member of the game management team, reporting directly to the VP Product of the game and to the VP Technology of the company.

  • Beyond your own game, you will have to collaborate with other Tech Directors to share standard methodologies and technology approaches/solutions.

  • What we need from you:

    • Passion for technology, controlling all technical aspects of a f2play mobile game (client, server, live operations, devops): you have done this already for multiple years.

    • Excellent people management skills: you have managed at least a medium size team for a while now.

    • You show ownership, learning agility and ability to go from being operational to strategic daily.

    • Experience shipping and maintaining an online game (ideally mobile).

    • Teamwork: team goals are the priority, but collaboration with other teams is key for the company.

    • Proactivity: continuously challenge and improve.

    • Clear vision: have a clear vision of where to bring the product and technology of the game.

    • Great organisation and planning skills.

    • Is this the role for you? 
      Please forward your CV to Ash@big-planet.biz quoting reference 953.

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

      We are a GDPR compliant company.

Build Engineer - AAA Studio - NOTTINGHAM Ref 955

Build Engineer - NOTTINGHAM

This state of the art studio based client in Nottingham is looking for a talented build engineer to join a fun and very successful team in the AAA games scene. 

The role -

You will have the responsibility for maintaining the stability of the project builds across all platforms. 

You will be responsible for the design and implementation of systems to automate building and testing a title, and for delivering regular builds to QA teams and customers. 

You will capable of identifying the cause of any build problems, and for either resolving those problems yourself or communicating with other staff members to help resolve them,You will be helped in this and work with the lead programmer on the team who will be your line manager. 


What we need from you: 


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with Jenkins, TeamCity or similar build systems

  • Experience with Maven, Gradle, or similar build management tools

  • A strong understanding of SCCM tools such as Perforce, git or Subversion.

  • A proven understanding of Linux, OSX and Windows Operating Systems

  • A minimum of one scripting language (Python, Bash, Perl or Ruby)

  • It would be useful if you have:

    • Experience in a range of programming languages (Java, C#, C++)

    • A good time management and self-motivation skills.

    • The ability to take direction and criticism.

    • Knowledge of large-scale asset pipelines.

    • Experience deploying to cloud compute and storage environments

    • Game industry experience, and experience of console build tool chains

    • Benefits:

      • Generous holidays

      • Flexi-time

      • Money on your birthday

      • On site Gym

      • Do you think this role is for you?
        Please forward your CV to Bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 955. We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate. 

        We are a GDPR compliant company.

Network Programmer - Oxford Ref 926

Our client in an outstanding office in Oxford is currently looking for an expert Network Programmer to work on multiple AAA titles currently in development for all platforms.This role includes designing and maintaining in-game networking, dedicated game servers and cloud-based backend services such as matchmaking, analytics and telemetry.

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of 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. Experience of TCP and UDP socket programming and/or RESTful services in production code is helpful. Experience with cloud facilities such as AWS or Azure would be an advantage but is not essential.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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 CV to Bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 926.

      We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. 

      We do not discriminate.

      We are a GDPR compliant company.


Senior C++ Graphics Programmer- AAA Studio - London Ref 925

Our client based in a fun London office is looking for a talented Senior Rendering Programmer who is ready for the challenge of producing an AAA title on the next generation platforms.This role will involve developing our rendering engine to implement cutting-edge rendering techniques and working with various art teams to help them achieve their artistic vision.

What we need from you:



  • Work with artists to interpret their creative direction and build rendering code to achieve it.

  • Work closely with the Engine Code Director to plan and implement new rendering features.

  • Implement rendering features to a high quality.

  • Excellent 3D maths skills.

  • Advanced understanding of current graphics hardware, APIs and shader programming languages.

  • Deep understanding in C/C++.

  • Experience working with all games consoles.

  • Unreal Engine experience.

  • Be detail oriented with a high bar for the quality of delivery.

  • Able to work independently, prioritize and handle pressure.

  • Excellent time management skills to perform in a dynamic, high volume, high-pressure environment.



  • What we can offer:



    • Private family medical care

    • Annual bonus scheme

    • Long-service holiday reward

    • Monthly team meals/outings

    • Quarterly salary adjustment reviews

    • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour

    • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks

    • Childcare Vouchers Scheme

    • Overseas Relocation Support

    • Cycle to Work Scheme

    • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses



    • If this the job for you please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz 
      quoting reference 925.

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

      We are a GDPR compliant company.

Senior Game Developer - Mobile Games - Barcelona Ref 862

Senior game developer - Barcelona

This fantastic mobile studio client is looking for a senior game developer  based in the breathtaking Barcelona.Our client has several launched games and a bunch of other games in development, hence the variety of styles of the games leads to a pleasant work environment, full of new experiences and challenges. Think and build with to grow together and succeed at all levels.

You will build our amazing games and contribute to improving them daily. You will work in a multi-functional, close-knit team pushing forward both technical and product aspects of our games.

What you will do:



  • Define, design and develop various software requirements, game features and pipelines

  • Determine the feasibility of the sprint features, with respect to time and cost

  • Support your team members in their work and share your knowledge and experience to make better productive decisions

  • Work closely with art, game design and UI experts on achieving shared goals

  • Prioritize, multi-task and perform in a pressured environment

  • Help improve the user documentation of the project



  • What we need from you:



    • 5+ years of professional game development experience

    • Good understanding of collaboration within a team of senior developers

    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

    • Profound and disciplined programming skills, awareness of best practices and techniques used in games

    • Solid skills in C#, 2D/3D graphics and computer math.

    • Solid understanding of all aspects related to mobile development (UI, 3rd party API/services integrations, platform and hardware limits, etc)

    • Experience using Unity3D.

    • Performance analysis and optimisation skills

    • Strong debugging skills

    • Knowledge of C++ and cocos2d-x are also valued.



    • Benefits:



      • Breakfast + delicious daily lunch

      • Brand new onsite gym

      • Monthly events

      • Daily fresh fruit



      • Do you think this role is for you? Please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 862.

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

        We are a GDPR compliant company.

Gameplay Developer – AAA Studio - London Ref 1062

Gameplay Developer – AAA Studio - London

We seek a Gameplay Developer to join a great team based in Bromley working on a popular AAA multi-million seller First-Person Shooter IP. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a world-famous games franchise. 

You will work within cross-functional teams to deliver features on-time and to a high level of quality. Through regular communication and interaction with other team members, you will gather the requirements for, and own the implementation of, key tasks and features related to a wide range of development areas. You enjoy exploring new challenges and are comfortable solving difficult problems autonomously where required. 

You are great at: 



  • Working with members of multiple disciplines to iteratively develop features that address and achieve the high-level goals of the game.

  • Working effectively in open and collaborative environments.

  • Employing a can-do attitude to solve difficult problems as part of an agile, fast-moving and highly-focused team.

  • Breaking down your work into measurable and achievable tasks.

  • Writing clear, maintainable and portable code.

  • Communicating ideas, intent and constraints to both technical and non-technical team members.



  • What we need from you: 



    • C++ experience

    • Strong 3d maths

    • The ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical team members.

    • Good time management

    • Good team player

    • Experience implementing gameplay features



    • Even better if you have:



      • Experience with real-time networked multiplayer games

      • Professional UE4 experience

      • multi-threaded development

      • Experience developing with consoles.

      • Experience profiling and optimising code for optimal CPU, memory and bandwidth usage.

      • Experience developing procedurally generated environments.

      • Experience in animation programming.



      • Benefits include: Private medical insurance, Pension scheme, Complimentary gym membership and more!  

        Sound like the role for you? 

        Please forward your CV to Mark@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 1062 now!!



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

        We are a GDPR compliant company.

Senior C++ Gameplay Programmer Critically Acclaimed AAA Sweden Ref 786

Our client is a major PC games studio based in Sweden making world famous RTS fantasy titles and is looking for a senior C++ gameplay programmer to work on their pillar titles.

What skills will you need for the role?



  • 3+ years’ experience in gameplay programming

  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English

  • Strong mathematical skills

  • Passion for playing and developing strategy games

  • Able to take on one or more game systems and drive them to final quality



  •  A plus:



    • Experience working on/shipped RTS games.

    • Prior experience working with client/server game systems

    • Experience with Steam API, PSN and/or XBL

    • Strong C++ skills



    • What’s on offer?



      • Salary DOE + Release Bonus

      • Relocation

      • Results oriented work environment

      • Flexible work hours



      • Please apply by sending your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 786.

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

Software Development Programmer – AAA Studio - Oxford Ref 995

Software Development Programmer – AAA Studio - Oxford

Our client based in Oxford is currently looking for a Software Programmer Engineer to be part of a fantastic and friendly AAA studio whose games are played by millions.


If you are you a programmer who is interested in test automation, improving processes and software quality, who is most importantly also passionate about games, then read on!      

What you will do: 



  • Develop automation solutions

  • Game engine testing

  • Develop Tools 

  • Create maintainable code

  • Research new techniques, tools and processes


  • Requirements:


    • C ++ expert

    • Experience with integration platforms

    • Strong debugging skills

    • Knowledge of scripting languages

    • C# would be an advantage but not essential

    • Game development experience

    • Self-motivated as well as a great team player


    • Benefits Include: 


      • Flexi Hours

      • Contributory pension scheme

      • Cycle To Work Scheme

      • Childcare Vouchers

      • Eye Test Vouchers

      • Great office environment



      • Sound like the role for you? Please forward your CV to Mark@big-planet.biz quoting reference 995.

        We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. 

        We are a GDPR compliant company.

Senior Gameplay Programmer - Southern England Ref 928

Are you an outstanding coder?

Our client in a phenomenal office based in Southern England is currently looking for a senior gameplay programmers to join a successful existing team working on an unannounced title for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. 

There exclusive new title has been constructed purely on there own successful IP – You could be the one to help make the latest game the best one yet. 

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

What we need from you: 



  • For Senior Programmers you will require 4 or more years’ professional C++ games experience.

  • Any experience with consoles, particularly PS4 or Xbox One, will be an advantage, as will having worked in a larger AAA development team.

  • You will have the hunger to develop and implement new gameplay code.

  • Work to a very high standard in many different code areas, including features such as strategy, mechanics, logic, combat systems, AI, UI and audio code.

  • Get up to speed quickly on a large existing C++ code base.

  • Self-motivated with a high level of initiative and able to work unsupervised,

  • quickly adapting to and supporting in-house working practices and assisting in mentoring of junior programmers.

  • The usual responsibilities of an experienced gameplay coder.

  • You will also need to give to the engine as part of day-to-day development and there is also scope to transition into full-time engine development in the future.



  • Is this the job for you? Please forward your CV to Bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 928.

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    We do not discriminate.

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Mid to Principal C++ Engine Developers Games Midlands Ref 1045

Our client is a major publisher backed games studio in the North West of England making a hit series of games for consoles. We are seeking a Engine 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.

What will you do?

* Contribute to the development of our platform libraries, helping to keep our games running across a large number of current and future platforms including desktop and console.
* Help to build the features of our next-gen 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.
*Optimisation, system and engine/tech

Who you are

* A good degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics or a related subject.
* An awareness of the challenges of cross platform development.
* Experience of next gen consoles or mobile development a bonus.

We offer great work life balance, competitive salary and an unparalleled work environment.

Please email me your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz  along with a code sample (if possible) quoting reference 1045.

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Principle GAMEPLAY PROGRAMMER – AAA Studio – North West Ref 1041

Principle GAMEPLAY PROGRAMMER – AAA Studio – North West 

Our client is a leading AAA presence within racing games, well-known for pushing visual fidelity with each generation. With their next ambitious racing project in the works, they now seek an experienced Principle Gameplay Engineer to join their fantastic team. 


What you will do: 


  • · Write fantastic code

  • · Participate in code reviews

  • · Mentor Staff

  • · Work closely with the production team

  • · Keep the team informed of progress.

  • · Test all code against the design to ensure it performs as required

  • · Fix Bugs

  • · Keep track of any technical debt which arises

  • What we need from you: 

    • 5+ years game industry C++ development experience as Senior 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

    • Benefits include; Competitive salary, State of the art office, generous holiday allowance and great social events.  

      Sound like the role for you? 


      Please forward your CV to Mark@big-planet.biz to apply quoting reference 1041.

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      We are a GDPR compliant company.

Build Engineer - AAA Studio - Oxford Ref 1032

Build Engineer - AAA Studio - Oxford

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

There exclusive new title has been constructed purely on their own successful IP – You could be the one to help make the latest game the best one yet.

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

  • Improve continuous integration processes (e.g. updating/replacing/improving CruiseControl.net and Jenkins)

  • Build installers for PC/Mac games

  • Create scripts to automate package creation for console games

  • Test automation for QA

  • Test for engines

  • Improve processes for eBook generation for the publishing teams

  • Tools programming

  • Maintain Mantis bug tracker


  •    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.

    • Proven experience as a Build Engineer

    • Expereince with C++, Perforce, Cake, Python

    • Server Virtualization

    • Experience in Current gen consoles


    • Benefits include; Competitive salary, Flexi Hours, Contributory pension scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Childcare Vouchers  

      Sound like the role for you? Please forward your CV to Mark@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 1032 today!

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Senior Programmers – UK North Ref 271

Our client is looking for experienced developers to join their expanding team. 

Responsibilities
Developing new and maintaining and optimising existing titles 
Assist internal teams and provide support to external partners 
Find technical solutions for both Programming Heads and Producers 
Calculate achievable timescales and communicate the requirements to the team  

Requirements
At least 6 years games industry experience 
Technical prowess in gameplay systems, and ability to communicate this to the team 
Expert in C++, console and mobile programming languages 
Demonstrable team management and scheduling capabilities  

We Offer Permanent position in a leading UK independent studio 
Competitive salary 
Superb benefits package  

Please forward your cv to ash@big-planet.biz quoting reference 271.


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