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Programming Vacancies

Graphics Programmer – North East UK


Our client is a 3D technology development studio producing realtime rendering tech for virtual showrooms used by a wide range of clients and products. We seek a proven graphics programmer to join this award winning team.

The role:

• Create new graphics elements and enhance our cutting edge real-time rendering engine

• Implement & design software that bring the real & virtual world closer.

• Collaborate with programmers & artists to create advanced techniques for producing cutting edge fx

• Develop technology on state of the art high specification PC hardware

• Work with the latest hardware including top end graphics cards, UHD displays and VR headsets such as Oculus Rift 

KEY SKILLS 

• Must have strong software engineering and debugging skills

• Knowledge and experience with the Unity game and rendering engine • Algorithm, code optimisation, and 3D principles experience

• Extensive knowledge and up to date experience of graphics rendering and visual effects technology is essential

• Strong mathematics, 3D Maths, C++, C#, HLSL/cg, OpenGL and DirectX 9/10/11 skills

• Ability to design complex reusable systems

• Ability to debug both high and low level problems

• Experience with high-end PC development

• Ability to understand and optimise previously developed code

• Multiprocessor and/or multithreaded programming experience would be beneficial 

USEFUL EXTRAS 

• Bachelors Computer Science degree or equivalent 

• Professional programming experience

• Knowledge of real-time surface rendering algorithms including physically based rendering techniques

• Experience using profiling tools for both CPU and GPU(Tuner, GPAD, PIX, GPA, VTune, etc.)

• Ability to research, implement and modify existing techniques   


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Tech Director Wanted VR Studio NE England

This is a great opportunity for a Technical Director to join this automotive visualisation specialist studio. We are looking for an experienced Lead Engineer or Programmer looking to take the next step in their career to lead development on new graphics features and enhance our cutting edge real-time virtual environment rendering engine. You will also be responsible for recruiting and developing our Tech Team. You will be working at the forefront of 3D technology developing tech projects with hardware providers such as HTC Vive, Oculus, Meta2AR and StarVR for tradeshows like CES and delivering projects for some of the biggest automotive brands in the business. This role is based at our award winning studio in the North East of England.

  • Run and develop our technology team
  • Recruit and train both expert and junior developers to expand the team further
  • Design and put into effect our software that will bring virtual renderings closer to real world imagery
  • Craft real-time experiences that work across our digital channel from VR to the Cloud, and implement software that pushes the limits of what’s possible in order to build world leading visualisation products
  • Work closely with multidisciplinary teams including artists and programmers to develop advanced techniques for producing visual effects
  • Develop technology on high spec PC hardware
  • Work as part of an award-winning development team across a range of products for our high end automotive partners.

Please forward your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 853.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency 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.


Senior/Lead C/C++ Games Programmer Wanted Console Studio SE England

This console games studio based in the Southeast of England is looking for a senior/lead C/C++ programmer with 5+ years experience, four in games.  

What will you do?


  • Work with the code team and production to achieve the highest possible quality product

  • Assist with planning and direction of the work

  • Write high quality source code

  • Work with designers to implement gameplay and user interface elements to the designers' specifications

  • Liaise with QA to fix bugs

  • Maintain stability of development environment for the entire development team

    What skills do you need?


    • Experience in PC and/or console programming

    • Excellent interpersonal skills

    • Excellent debugging and optimisation skills

    • Practical experience with 3D math

    • Worked on at least 2 shipped games

    • Experience with asset pipelines taking care of large scale data sets

    • Experience working on at least one large scale game project

    • What we expect from you

      • Think critically, and apply analytical skills in resolving complex issues

      • Find and fix complex bugs in any area of the project

      • Build and own complex systems from start to finish

      • Author technical designs and standard methodologies

      • Plan work and meet deadlines designated for team projects

      • Mentor less experienced programmers

      • Please email me your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 840.

        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.

Senior Graphics Programmer – Midlands UK - AAA Games Studio (Mid. Senior and Lead roles available)

AAA studio, based in central UK, is currently looking for a highly motivated Senior Graphics Programmer to work as part of its core technology team   We have mid level roles and a lead role at this studio too in Render Programming.

Skills and experience required:

5+ years GI experience
2+ years experience in senior graphics programming role for PC
DirectX11, Xbox 1 and/or PS4
First class or 2:1 degree in CS preferred but not essential
Experience of working on large-scale projects with a cross-platform engine would be preferred
Strong C/C++
Strong maths skills
Writing shaders
Using shader debugging tools
Ability to write clear and maintainable code

Responsibilities:

Implementing new graphics techniques
Adding support for next generation platforms
Profiling and optimising existing graphics code
Working with other team members to add new rendering features to all current platforms
Assisting with planning and scheduling of rendering tasks
Mentoring junior team members

We offer

Competitive salary and opportunity to work for one of Europes leading and largest independent studios in a fabulous city

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

Dev-Ops Engineer – North UK


Our client is an award winning 3D simulations studios based in the North of England. We seek 2 DevOps Engineers, one at Mid level and one at Senior level, to join their expanding and successful cloud team.

Responsibilities:

  • · Deployment, configuration and maintenance of multiple Web servers containing numerous game infrastructure services.
  • · Service availability and performance monitoring.
  • · Performance improvement.
  • · Fast and effective diagnostics and resolution of problems arising out of daily web services usage.
  • · Solving issues effectively with minimal possible downtime.
  • · Automation of processes and daily routines.
  • · Interaction with game team on various tasks that lie between game servers and Web.

Skills required:

  • Managing virtualised cloud infrastructure and platform at experienced level.
  • Understanding of web technologies such as ServerOS (Linux, Windows Server 2012), Web security
  • (WAF/Layer7, SSL), Server Coding (PHP, NodeJS,CherryPy), Proxies( Nginx, HAProxy), Cloud Services (AWS, Azure), SQL, NoSQL (MongoDB, DynamoDB),Client coding (HTML5, Java script, CSS).
  • Excellent general programming skills built through solid commercial experience.
  • Strong web and cloud development skills.

Full corporate benefits, competitive salary, & flexi-time provided in return.

Apply today.

CV to ash@big-planet.biz


Lead User Interface Programmer - Midlands UK – AAA Games Studio

Our client is looking for a Lead UI Engineer to join a new dev team to work on an open world RPG. You will be on the project early in the development lifecycle and will have an opportunity to put your creative input into the look and feel of the UI from the beginning. We are looking for an expert in the field of games UI, a great communicator and proven leader. You will have the eye for design and know howto bring the best out of your art and design team, as well as mentoring and delegating junior programmers. 



Skills & experience required:


  • Proven leadership skills
  • Minimum one AAA title as a Senior or Lead UI programmer
  • C++ Guru
  • Current gen console SDK knowledge
  • Eye for design and detail
  • High level written and verbal communications skills
  • Loves a videogame

This studio is world class, making 90%+ Metacritic hits, and we are looking for a top professional capable of adding to this high standard. 



Full corporate benefits and high competitive salary for the successful candidate. 


Please email your CV to ash@big-planet.biz 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.



Vacancy - Graphics Programmer – Midlands UK – AAA Studio (Mid and Principle level Roles)


Description:Our client is a 3D games development studio producing hit racing games. We seek a proven graphics programmers to join this award winning team, at Mid, Senior or Principle level.


The role:


•Create new graphics elements and enhance our cutting edge real-time rendering engine

•Implement & design software that bring the real & virtual world closer.

•Collaborate with programmers & artists to create advanced techniques for producing cutting edge fx

•Develop technology on state of the art high specification PC hardware


KEY SKILLS


•Must have strong software engineering and debugging skills

•Algorithm, code optimisation, and 3D principles experience

•Extensive knowledge and up to date experience of graphics rendering and visual effects technology is essential

•Strong mathematics, 3D Maths, C++, C#, HLSL/cg, OpenGL and DirectX 9/10/11 skills

•Ability to design complex reusable systems

•Ability to debug both high and low level problems

•Experience with high-end PC development

•Ability to understand and optimise previously developed code

•Multiprocessor and/or multithreaded programming experience would be beneficial


Salary from £30K to £60K depending on experience.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Lead Games Programmer - Midlands UK - Cross Platform Studio


Our client is an independent developer of console, PC &mobile games based in the east Midlands UK. We have a great opportunity for a proven lead developer to head up the games programming team.


Requirements:

· iOS and Android games development experience.

· Lead Programmer experience.

· C++ expert

· Console games experience

· One other OOP language (Java or C etc).

· EU / UK work permit

· Fluent English language


In return we offer:

· Competitive salary

· 40 hour week with no crunch

· Flexible working hours

· Relocation expenses

· Bonus Scheme

· Great games to work on

· Original world famous IP


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


Audio Programmer - Senior/Lead - UK Midlands - AAA Studio

Top UK AAA Games Development Studio with a portfolio of hit AAA titles is looking for an experienced and talented Senior / Lead Audio Programmer to code, assess and develop the current and future requirements of the sound engine and tools.


Responsibilities:·

· Development of new and existing Audio Playback code and Tools across all platforms

· Writing and updating Audio Editing Tools within our game editor, for sound placement, scripting and real time control

· Maintaining and extending our Audio Engine (PC,PS4 and Xbox1)

· Integrating new digital processing techniques into real time audio processing

· Advancing current environmental audio effects and tool sets


Requirements:

· 4+ years in audio development or similar role

· Knowledge of low and high level language programming (C# or C++ & Audio/DSP effects programming essential)

· Self driven with the ability to work to deadlines

· Good communicator essential

· Passionate about games, a plus

· Mentoring junior programmers


We offer:

· Opportunity to work for award winning respected company

· Working on world famous titles played by millions

· Competitive salary

· Full relocation package

· Bonus scheme

· Full corporate benefits


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


Vacancy – Build / Tools Developer – South East UK

Our client is a leading games studio developing hit titles for PC and Console platforms, with a unique niche and dedicated fan base. They are seeking a skilled tools / build developer to implement, design and support build systems for various platforms, profiling tools, patching systems and packaging systems across various branched environments.


The role:

· Define and Design Dev infrastructure

· Maintain, develop deployment and build systems

· Automated testing and reporting

· Planning, estimation of workflow, trouble shooting and problem solving


 Skills and experience needed:

· Cross platform build experience in Windows and Linux

· Experience with multiple branched environments

· Unreal Engine 4 build knowledge

· Scripting in either Bash, java, Lua or Python

· Great problem solver and communication skills

· Team player with a can-do attitude

· Quality first ethos


What we offer:

· Competitive pay & bonus scheme

· Relocation assistance

· 31 days holiday & pension scheme

· Bleeding edge tech focused role

· Childcare and eye-care vouchers

· Parking space and cycle to work scheme


Apply now! CV and cover letter to ash@big-planet.biz


Network Programmer – AAA Studio – Home Counties, England

Our client is a super-successful developer of AAA cross-platform shooters for PC, console & VR. We are seeking an experienced Network programmer to run the in-game networking, servers and cloud backend.


The role:


· Writing network code

· Integrate APIs like PSN, Steam and Xbox Live

· Cloud services maintenance

· Maintain legacy code and functionality

· Multiplayer code writing and testing

· Engine coding


Skills and experience:


· C++ guru

· Experience with PSN, Xbox live and Steamworks

· UDP / TCP sockets

· RESTful APIs

· Routing tables and firewall network configuration

· Azure, AWS and / or ELK stack

· Related Degree

· EU work permit

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Can-do attitude

· Team player


In return we offer full corporate benefits, competitive bonus scheme, relocation assistance, world famous IP to work on, modern office and great social scene at this dynamic studio.


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


Snr C#.NET Web Programmer – Midlands UK – AAA Games

Our client is a leading AAA games studio based in the Midlands UK. We seek an experience web programmer to take their online games forward. You will work on online features such as the APIs, leagues, leader boards, in-game and on-line stats, community events, services, and tools.


Skills required:


· C# & .NET expertise

· WCF

· Trabsact-SQL

· 2 years experience on message driven service orientated architecture

· Degree in Computer Science or equivalent

· Team player

· Able to deliver on time and on spec 


Desirable:


· C++

· Javascript

· MVC

· HTML

· Bootstrap

· Neget

· Teamcity

· Perforce

· RabbitMQ

· MongoDB

· Redis


In return we offer world famous IP to work on, full corporate benefits, bonus scheme, relocation assistance and highly competitive pay scheme.


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


Senior Physics Programmer – AAA Studio – North UK

Our client is a major independent AAA games studio based in the North of England. We are looking for talented Physics Programmers to join the team.


Responsibilities

  • · Writes clean, clear, functional and portable C++code
  • · Creates, improves and maintains the physics system
  • · Maintains and enhances the stability, quality and variety of game physics elements
  • · Can do attitude
  • · Work on time and on spec
  • · Provide technical expertise
  • · Review codes from junior members


Requirements

  • · 4+ years game industry C++ development experience as Physics programmer
  • · Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent experience
  • · Expert C++
  • · Experience in building multithreaded, real-time systems
  • · Great maths skills
  • · Profiling and optimizing CPU utilization experience
  • · Consoles Development experience
  • · Strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills


In return we offer generous pay, bonus and benefits scheme.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Server Programmer – North West UK - Games Studio

Description: Our client is a well respected and world leading mobile games studio based in the North of England. We seek an experienced Server Programmer to join our rapidly expanding and already successful team.


Required skills and experience…

  • C#
  • ASP.net
  • NoSQL databases
  • AWS or Azure
  • Technical design
  • MVC (visial Studio & ReShaper)


Desired:

  • MS SQL
  • Entity/NHiberate
  • Javascript, JQuery, HTML, CSS
  • Games experience


In return we offer a generous bonus scheme, relocation assistance, competitive salary and great projects to work on.


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


Build Engineer – AAA Studio – London

Our client is a leading AAA games studio based in London UK.We are looking for a person who will be responsible for the maintenance and development of our in-house build system. Responsibilities cover day to day support of the game creation process and code compilation and integration,improving builds performance and supporting QA with automating testing and game publishing tasks.  You will be responsible for source code management and the entire build process.


DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES

· Create, Maintenance and improvement of the build system.

· Developing and managing continuous integration systems.

· Working closely with the development team to integrate new deployment processes.

· Coordinating offline automation processes.

· Maintaining source control branches and performing integrations with merge conflicts.

· Creating and maintaining documentation of the build/release process.

· Set up internal and external hosting environments.


REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

· Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, mathematics or related field.

· Proven experience as a Build Engineer

· C#, Perforce, Cake, Python

· Server Virtualization

· Experience in Current gen consoles

· Must have a business proficiency in English


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


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Software Engineer – Client Side – North UK – 3D Studio

Our client is a leading 3D studio based in the  North of England, seeking a Client Side Software Engineer to help create their bespoke solutions for a wide variety of commercial customers.


Function:


· Create, code, test, debug our visual software and tools

· Write clean, clear, portable code

· Problem solving difficult technical problems in the 3D app space

· Reporting to line manager and team working with your peers

· Working to a very high standard


Skills and experience required:


· Minimum 2 years industry experience

· Python, C# and C++ coding skills

· Javascript and Shaders experience very helpful

· Unity knowledge very useful

· Happy to work with legacy codebase

· Identifying problems and effective solving skills

· Team player in a commercial environment with a can-do attitude

· Excellent 3D maths skills


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Cloud Engineer – 3D Studio - North UK

Our client is a leading 3D and VR studio based in the North of England. We are seeking an experienced Software Engineer to work in their Cloud Team.


Function:

· Write, enact, debug code and tools throughout the platform

· Write clean, clear, portable code

· Code in a wide variety of code languages crossplatform

· Reporting to your line manager you will present solutions to problems individually and as part of the team at the quality as required

· Write bespoke solutions depending on client needs in a fast changing environment


Skills and experience required:

· Proven professional experience coding in JavaScript, Python and C# required

· Unity knowledge is essential

· AWS experience is desired

· Knowledge of MongoDB, Shaders and C++ would be very helpful

· HTML, backend and video codecs helpful

· Low level computing knowledge and excellent problem solving skills

· Great coding skills for both optimisation and maintainability

· Team player


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Principle Tools Engineer – UK Midlands - AAA Games Studio

Our client is looking for a Principle Tools Engineer to lead their team. 

Responsibilities 

  • Grow the tools team to meet the needs of the growing development teams
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Program, prioritise and deliver to schedule features and tools, and maintain them 

Requirements 

  • At least 3 years relevant engineer experience in console games
  • Strong C# / C++ and software architecture skills
  • Avid gamer helpful
  • Good, customer-focused communicator in English 

We Offer 

  • Permanent position in an internationally renowned studio
  • Opportunities to palpably contribute to a highly successful title
  • Competitive salary and career advancement path 

Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to ash@big-planet.biz

Senior Animation Programmer – Midlands UK – AAA Studio

We are looking for a Senior Animation Programmer to help develop next generation animation for a current title being developed by our Midlands studio.


Responsibilities:


• Development of cutting edge animation systems, improve engine architecture, optimization, and supporting animators through improvements to pipelines & tools.

• Create animation frameworks that interface with physics / AI behaviour.


Key Skills:


• 3D Maths guru

• C++ coding expert

• Up to date knowledge of current animation tools and middle ware.

• Excellent written and verbal communicationskills.


Preferred Skills &Experience:


• Current console experience

• 3 years industry experience minimum

• 1 or more published titles.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply.


Unreal Programmer – VR Studio – South East UK

  • Our client is an independent VR studio who are currently looking for a talented Unreal Engine Programmer to join their passionate team of developers, located in Berkshire.
  • Either contract and perm, the role is for an experienced developer who will be the go to person at this studio for all things Unreal.
  • As the Unreal programmer of the team you will be responsible for coding engine mechanics and features using UE4’s blue prints and C++. You will be collaborating with other programmers and the designers. You will also be optimizing existing code and debugging.
  • Our ideal candidate will have at least 3+ years programming experience with C++, be a guru in Unreal Engine and preferably have VR experience.

CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Senior Augmented Reality Developer – South East UK

Our client is an AR/VR Development studio based in the South East UK. We are seeking a proven AR expert, with strong experience of Augmented Reality with track record of delivering high quality applications for international brands and blue chip clients. The project is to develop and maintain an Augmented Reality Application for the entertainment industry, the application will be supported by a back-end Content Management System (CMS) with the app being updated by an API.


Skills and experience:

· 5 years experience of Unreal & Unity

· Knowledge of Vuforia, Wikitude, Kudan, ARKit & ARCore

· Native Android and iOS a bonus

· Programming languages: C++ and C#, with javascript and html a bonus


The role and package:

· Office based, relocation package considered for the right candidate.

· Salary depending on experience.

· Permanent role.

· EU authorised candidates only.

· January 2018 start ideally.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Build Engineer - AAA Studio - North West UK

Our client is a major development studio based in the North West UK, seeking a build engineer to join their expanding team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within a highly successful and creative team supporting the development of multiple AAA titles across a wide range of platforms from mobile to next-gen consoles. Working closely with multiple departments and game teams, supporting and further developing our internal build, test and automation services, this is an opportunity to play a key role in the ongoing success of this top development studio.

The ideal candidate would have:

    Good knowledge of one or more high level programming languages (e.g. Python, C#, C++, Java).
    Knowledge of source control management software or automation frameworks.
    Experience of one of more existing build technologies (e.g. MSBuild, CMake, JamPlus).
    Knowledge of Windows and/or Mac OSX.
    A basic working knowledge of C++.
    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent professional experience.
    Be highly motivated, with a passion for games.

Please note that prior games industry experience is not a requirement for this role.

Note for this role: For the Build Engineer we are looking for someone to take over our C++ build pipeline, though a mix of other skills would be useful. Experience with compiler toolchains (GCC, Clang, Visual C++) and with Build tools (MS Build, JamPlus, CMake, etc) would be most useful, but a mix of other skills such as programming language experience (C++, Python, Java, etc) and OS experience (Windows, Mac) would be useful too.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply

Senior Engine Programmer – SE UK

Our client is a leading software development studio making world class simulation games for PC and Consoles. We are looking for a proven senior engine programmer to improve performance and enact improvements to our existing game engine for one of our major projects.


Tasks:

· Take ownership of the project engine.

· Spot performance bottlenecks and solve the problems.

· Improve engine performance.

· Implement new features

· Raise standards.


Skills:

· C++ Guru

· 1 shipped title as an engine programmer

· Debugging skills

· Code optimisation

· Multi-threading

· Cross-core parallelised experience

· Teamwork and mentoring skills


Beneficial:

· DirectX, Vulcan and OpenGL

· Windows

· API Design

· HLSL

· X86


In return we offer competitive salary, bonus scheme, pension,no crunch, corporate benefits package and challenging cross platform projects to work on.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Animation Programmer – AAA Games Studio – Midland UK

Our client are a world leading games studio making 90%+Metacritic hits. Weare looking for an experienced animation specialist to joinour brand new open world action/shooter development team.  You will join the team and project at anearly stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to builda large-scale AAA title.

You will combine your detailed knowledge of animationtechnology, techniques and performance considerations on console platforms withfirst rate C++ and software architecture to become a key member of a newengineering team.

Working as part of this team, you will be responsible forthe implementation of animation systems and pipelines which empower animatorsto create world leading visuals for a cutting edge AAA title.

SKILLS SUMMARY:

Experience of working on published console titles

Strong C++ and software architecture skills

Detailed knowledge of animation systems, techniques andperformance on console

Excellent communication skills

A passion for games

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a team and projectat an early stage, giving you the rare chance to shape the future of anexciting, large-scale AAA title from the outset.  It will provide exciting new challenges forany experienced developer looking to further their career and create worldclass games.

CV to ash@big-planet.bizto apply


Senior Programmer – Core Tech/UE4 - SE UK – Salary £40K to £45K

Our client is a major games studio based in the South East of England, working on an established hit series of titles for Xbox1, PS4 and PC/Steam. They have a new vacancy for a Senior programmer to work on their core tech and engine side of their award winning games.


Skills and experience required.


· Core Tech programming experience

· Unreal Engine programming expertise

· Advanced C++  skills

· DirectX 11 experience

· Knowledge and experience programming on multi-player and online aspects of games for console and PC titles

· University degree in a relevant subject

· EU / UK work permit

· Fluent English

· Experience mentoring junior programmers helpful

· Can do attitude

· Happy to relocate to South East England


If this sounds like you, please get in touch with your CV and phone / Skype details at ash@big-planet.biz and we will call you to discuss the studio, role, project and your requirements.



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