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Current Programming Vacancies

SENIOR ENGINE CODER (OPTIMISATION) - London

07-05-2016

Our client is looking to add to its family of permanent staff. We are looking for an exceptionally talented senior programmer who is ready for the challenge of producing a AAA title on the next generation platforms. This role will involve profiling and optimising low-level engine code as well as developing tools to help our art and code teams effectively profile their work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Lead Engine Programmer to identify and build new profiling tools.
  • Work with Gameplay Programmers to help them profile their code and identify optimisations.
  • Implement optimisation changes to a high quality.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Advanced understanding in C/C++.
  • Advanced understanding of computer graphics and game technology principles.
  • An advanced understanding of the main gaming platforms and the requirements needed to develop software on them.
  • Experience using profiling tools to identify CPU & GPU performance issues.
  • Experience working across disciplines to implement optimisations to achieve performance goals.
  • Unreal Engine 3 or 4 experience a big advantage.
  • Experience working with games consoles (Xbox360/PS3/XBone/PS4).
  • Worked on at least 1 published title.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • A passion for playing and developing exceptional games.
  • Be a positive, active, and contributing team member.
  • To be proactive and helpful with ad-hoc problem solving.
  • Must be a team player and know the importance of listening to others.
  • Able to work independently, prioritize and handle pressure.
  • Must have excellent time management skills to perform in a fast paced, high volume, high-pressure environment.
  • Good verbal and written interpersonal and communications skills.

BENEFITS

  • Private medical & dental care.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Annual performance bonus scheme.
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site.
  • Access to multiple online training websites.
  • Long-service holiday reward.
  • eLibrary of internally recorded training.
  • Monthly team meals/outings.
  • On-site Masseuse, Yoga, Life Drawing, Parking & Haircuts.
  • Film nights in our Mocap theatre.
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex.
  • Staff only merchandise store.
  • State of the art office with the entire 150+ team in 1 open-plan room.
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