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Current Programming Vacancies

GRAPHICS ENGINEER - VR - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral part of this award-winning VR team, working at the
forefront of 3D technology and partnering with some of the biggest brands in the business world. We’re
looking for dynamic individuals seeking to push tech boundaries in this forward thinking studio.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• To develop new graphics features and enhance our cutting edge real-time Virtual Environment
rendering engine
• Design and implement software that will bring the virtual and real world together
• Work closely with artists and programmers to develop advanced techniques for producing cutting
edge visual effects
• 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

Senior Engine Programmer - Warsaw - AAA Studio

As a Senior Engine Programmer you will be responsible for designing, implementing, optimizing and maintaining parts of our in-house engine both for the PC and the new generation of consoles (PS4, Xbox One). Person on this position will be cooperating with other engine programmers and Director Game Programming in order to create technical solutions meeting desired requirements.


DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES IN A NUTSHELL

  • Maintaining and optimizing existing engine subsystems for all platforms.
  • Designing and implementing new engine subsystems for all platforms

  • Debugging and bug fixing.
  • Meeting deadlines and producing high quality code.
  • Mentoring other team members.
  • Reporting to Lead Engine Programmer.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Wide knowledge in every game system and specialization in at least one specific engine related area.
  • Excellent knowledge of C++.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in game industry (with at least 3 years on a similar position).
  • Experience in working on various platforms (including at least 2 of following: PC, X360 and PS3).
  • Excellent system architecture skills.
  • Ability to debug and optimize code.
  • Experience with multithreaded programming.
  • Ability to communicate in English.
  • At least one AAA title shipped on different platforms.

WE OFFER YOU

  • A modern and relaxed studio atmosphere with cutting-edge technologies.
  • A chance to work in an international environment in a booming industry.
  • A competitive salary and project based bonuses.
  • Private health care & and MultiSport card.
  • From 20 to 26 days of paid vacation per year.
  • Exciting opportunity  to create a video game set in one of the most acclaimed RPG universes.
  • A step by step assistance and ‘Relocation Package’ for foreigners willing to establish in Warsaw.
  • Polish lessons for foreign employees.
CV to ash@big-planet.biz


Lead Engine Engineer - AAA - Studio - Midlands UK

Our client is looking to grow our world-class engineering team with a skilled and experienced Lead systems specialist possessing in-depth knowledge of the systems that provide the foundation for games, including the engine,tools and pipeline which support them. 


Your expert software architecture skills and experience of delivering robust, re-usable code will see you empower a team of Engineers to drive the technology forwards.

Leading a team of highly skilled engineers, 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 the tools, pipeline and engine runtime provide a powerful and efficient workflow for others. 

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 stakeholders, 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.

SKILLS SUMMARY:

  • Leadership experience
  • A proven track record of successful planning and delivery
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of working on current-gen consoles
  • Strong C++ and software architecture skills
  • Excellent knowledge of console technical requirements
  • Proven ability to design and implement re-usable systems
  • A passion for games

This is an exceptional opportunity to join an established, highly experienced and collaborative team, within one of the world’s most exciting games studios. It provides exciting new challenges for experienced developers looking to further their career and create world class games.

CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Senior Engine Coder (rendering) - London

Our cient 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 developing our rendering engine to implement cutting edge rendering techniques and working with various art teams to help them achieve their artistic vision.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent 3D maths skills.
  • Strong graphics background with knowledge of cutting edge rendering techniques.
  • Advanced understanding of current graphics hardware, APIs and shader programming languages.
  • Strong understanding in C/C++.
  • Experience working with games consoles (Xbox360/PS3/XBone/PS4).
  • Unreal Engine 3 or 4 experience a big advantage.
  • 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 detail oriented with an extremely high bar for the quality of delivery.
  • 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.

CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply

SENIOR ENGINE CODER (OPTIMISATION) - London

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

SENIOR ENGINE CODER X2 (CORE ENGINE) - London

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 working with our core engine team to support our tools, engine features and low-level systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Communicate the productive use of our engines and its best practices across the studio.
  • Work closely with the Lead Engine Programmer to plan improvements to our engine and tools.
  • Implement engine features to a high quality.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Advanced understanding in C/C++.
  • Unreal Engine 3 or 4 experience a big advantage.
  • Experience in developing one or more of the following: level editor, particle editor, art tool plugins, build tools.
  • An advanced understanding of the main gaming platforms and the requirements needed to develop software on them.
  • Worked on at least 1 published title.
  • A good understanding of computer graphics and game technology principles.
  • Experience with network code an advantage.
  • A demonstrable willingness to develop software engineering process and game production skills.

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.
  • Must be detail oriented with an extremely high bar for the quality of delivery.
  • 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.
  • Exceptional 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.
CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply

Build Engineer - UK

The tech team are looking for a Build Engineer. 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. Working closely with multiple departments and game teams, supporting and further developing our internal build and test automation services, this is an opportunity to play a key role in our ongoing success.


The ideal candidate would have:


2+ year’s relevant experience.
Good knowledge of scripting and programming languages (Python / C# / Batch files).
A basic working knowledge of C++.
Knowledge of source control management software and build automation frameworks.
Knowledge of Windows and/or Mac OSX.
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.


In return we offer a very secure games developer to work for, competitive pay, 20% annual salary bonus scheme, corporate benefits, a creative international environment and the opportunity to work on a world famous series of games titles.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Contract Games Programmers - Mid to Lead Level - Paris

Our client is a major International Games Developer with a studio in Paris. They are seeking mid level to lead level experienced games programmers to start work as soon as possible. 4 month contract, good rates of pay.


Skills and experience required...


· Strong C++ coding skills 

· PC or Console game development experience preferred.

· An affinity for game engine technology, Unreal, CryEngine etc

· English or French speakers

· Able to start work in May preferred.

· EU authorised work permit



We offer relocation expenses, immediate start, competitive pay and a great new console / PC project to work on.


Apply now with your CV to ash@big-planet.biz


3D Generalist Programmer – South East UK

Our client is an independent games studio working on an Oculus Rift VR title due for release on PlayStation this November. We seek a proven 3D Generalist Programmer to join their expanding development team.


Skills and Experience required


Essential:

· Strong professional C# coding skills

· Unity 3D experience

· 4 years + games industry experience in a coding role

· Shaders and Particle system knowledge

· Optimisation techniques, preferably to optimise for PC or consoles for 60 Hz

· Team player essential

· Fluent English Language

· EU authorised work permit

· Able to start work in Brighton or Berkshire in May


Desirable:

· Platform integrations (Steam, PS Network etc.)

· Multiplayer coding experience

· Web application development – front end and/or back end development

· Knowledge of Maya a bonus

· Oculus DK2 or Crescent Bay experience helpful but not essential


This is a chance to get involved with the ground breaking VRtech industry from launch, working with a dedicated team of developers seeking to push the boundaries of games technology. 


To apply / for more information send CV to ash@big-planet.biz and we will call you to discuss your requirements.


SENIOR UI PROGRAMMER – AAA GAMES STUDIO - MIDLANDS UK

Our client is a well-established cross platform games development studio working on console versions of a hit series of titles. We require an experienced UI Programmer to help create stunning user experiences for their world famous, critically acclaimed AAA games.


The role:


  • Developing UI animation and control systems
  • Liaise with Designers and UI Artists
  • Report to the team lead to ensure the artistic, creative and functional vision of the project is met.


Required Skills:


  • C++ Ninja
  • User Interface creation experience
  • Computer science degree or similar
  • Experience using version control software, Perforce or similar
  • Clean, clear, portable code writing skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Passion for computer games
  • Strong 3D Math Skills helpful
  • AAA Console and PC game experience desirable


Highly competitive salary offered, plus relocation expenses, world famous titles to work on and a great work environment with an international team of dedicated games professionals.


To apply / for more information, send your CV to ash@big-planet.biz quoting job ref # 536.


Senior Network Programmer – Midlands UK

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++ ninja
  • 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 ash@big-planet.biz


Senior Render Tech Programmer – North UK – AAA Studio

Our client is a major publisher backed AAA development studio based in the North West UK. We seek a proven graphics programmer to join this dynamic, multiple BAFTA award winning team.


Requirements:


- C/C++ and HLSL, GLSL or Cg.

- Excellent debugging skills.

- Console, DirectX 11 or OpenGL development experience

- Mobile dev experience a bonus

- Credited on at least 1 AAA game

- Performance analysis, profiling tools, and optimisation techniques including CPU, GPU and shaders.

- Multithreaded programming & CPU architectures

- Rendering Ninja


CVs to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Core Tech Programmer - London

Our client is an independent AAA studio in London. We need a Core Tech programmer to drive our engine into the fast lane.


Required Skills and Experience:


· Multi-processor architecture experience(PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)

· 3 years experience in tech programming with 1 shipped title

· C++ Guru

· Low level code (Intrinsic or ASM)

· Strong Maths

· Clean, clear, portable code writing skills


Desirable:


· Related Bachelors Degree

· Unreal Engine experience

· C# and Objective-C

· Data-Oriented Design

· Build automation system experience

·  Technical documentation and testing experience


CVs to ash@big-planet.biz to apply 


Senior Tech Programmer – AAA Studio - Netherlands

Our client is a AAA games developer making a world famous series of hit action games for consoles. We seek a proven tech programmer to join our already successful team.


Requirements:


· Credited on at least 2 AAA console titles

· Passionate about programming

· Great with fastand scalable technology that is customer-focused

· C++. Guru


Plusses:


· Can do attitude

· 3D Math Whizz

· GPU architecture Ninja

· Good at designing parallel/distributed systems

· OpenGL, DirectX,GNM, etc.


CVs to ash@big-planet.biz to apply

Vacancy - Graphics Programmer – South East UK

Our client is a super successful developer of some of the best PC and console games made on the planet. We seek a truly world class graphics programmer to add value and expertise to this fantastic award winning team. This role would suit a creative team player who is passionate for the pixels!


Duties:

· Creating new features and implementing new technology

· Optimization of GPU/CPU


Knowledge, Skill and Experience:

· Bachelors degree

· Visual Studio experience

· C++ guru

· DirectX 11


Would be nice:

· Multi-core / multi-threaded development experience

· OpenGL, Mantle or other rendering APIs

· Creative thinker in Object-oriented programming


To apply, or for more information, please send CV to ash@big-planet.biz and we will call you to discuss the role and your requirements. Apply today. We have over 100 games programmer vacancies in over 30 studios Europe wide, so if this is not for you, send us your CV anyway and we will call you to discuss your options. 


Senior Game Programmer – AAA Studio - Netherlands


Our client is a major publisher backed AAA Console studio making a world famous series of action titles and shooters. We seek an experienced senior game programmer to join their already successful team. 

Requirements:

  • 4 years + game industry experience
  • One or more published titles
  • C++ guru 
  • Specialisation in at one of the common roles in a large games studio, e.g. tools, gameplay, graphics, UI, engine, animation, tech programming, multiplayer, optimisation etc.
  • Clean and clear reusable code writing skills
  • Happy working on a large code base and game dev pipeline
  • Agile experience  


Bonus:

  • Can do attitude
  • Strong Maths for 3D graphics
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Animation or physics programming skills
  • Experience mentoring junior programmers  



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


We are currently recruiting for 100 different games programmer positions with over 30 studios worldwide. If this is not for you, please get in touch and tell me what you are looking for, we probably have something for you.


New Vacancies – 2 x 3D Programmers – Virtual Reality Industry – Spain

Our client is a leading technology company in the fast changing and ground breaking Virtual Reality space, providing web based VR tech to clients across industrial, retail, sales, real estate and service sectors in Europe and beyond. They make photo realistic renders, virtual showrooms and presentations utilising the very latest VR hardware and their own web based rendering technology. We're looking for 2 x Senior 3D Graphics Programmers to develop core functionality of their 3D engine in their offices in Spain. You would be joining their rapidly expanding team, to cope with the demand for their cutting edge technology.


Tech required:

· 3D Maths and 3D rendering skills at expert level

· C++

· OpenGL

· Javascript

· Direct X

· HLSL

· Excellent communications and team working skills


Would be good:

  WebGL

  Ray tracing Engines

  Writing plugins and 3d pipeline tools


Experience:

These are mid-level roles, 3 or 4 years working experience in a similar function. Would suit graphics programmers, game engine programmers with knowledge of shaders, importing etc. VR headset SDK experience helpful but not essential.


We provide:

· Relocation package

· English speaking studio in one of the best cities in Europe

· Competitive salary relative to your experience

· Work in the forefront of new technology


To apply / for further information, please send your CV to ash@big-planet.biz


Tools Programmer – UK South

Our client is looking for a Tools Programmer to create and maintain both new and existing titles.


Responsibilities

Collaborate with software engineers and technical artists to assess and meet their requirements

Write well-designed, simple, useable and clean code

Possess, document and iterate the whole work cycle


Requirements

Demonstrable excellence in production standard engine and tools programming

Proficient utilising C, C++, WPF, UnrealEngine3 or 4 at source code level, Perforce, Python, 3DSMax, Maya, Photoshop

Excellent UX and GUI design skills

Strong problem-solving skills and maths background

Able to learn and adapt to new large codebases

Good communicator in English, particularly interpreting technical vernacular


We Offer

Permanent position in a vibrant studio close to the capital

Health and leisure benefits

Pension contributions

Flexible work schedule


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #497)


Tools Programmer – UK North

Our client is looking for a Tools Programmer with experience tools across platforms and disciplines.


Responsibilities

Significantly influence how art, animation and designs are produced

Maintain the tech, analyse and improve algorithms, update as industry developments occur

Bridge between technological and creative teams

Simplify and optimise day-to-day work operations


Requirements

Degree qualified or equivalent

Experience of Direct X, OpenGL, Win32 GDI, wxWindows, Qt,  Maya and Photoshop preferred

Fluent in C++

Good with the mathematics involved in CG rendering and animation

Experience developing on platforms other than PC

Good communicator in English, particularly to translate technical vernacular to creatives


We Offer

A permanent position in an established international content provider

Potential career advancement route

Modern, professional studio in a desirable location near to cultural hubs


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #496)


Tools Programmer – Warsaw

Our clientis looking for a Tools Programmer conversant in C++ and C#, who preferably hasdeveloped for QA teams previously.


Responsibilities

Liaise withQA and development teams assessing their tools needs

Design,develop and support scripts and tools to automate their tasks

Debug,update and maintain current and future tools

Write andmaintain plugins for 3rd party software, Axosoft, Perforce, Jira, etc.


Requirements

At least 2years relevant experience in programming, preferably in AAA games

Conversantin C++, C#, GUI programming, build systems and script languages

Degreequalified or comparable

Good communicator in English

Avid gamer, especially RPG’s


We Offer

Competitive salary, paid holiday and result-driven bonuses

Permanent role in a modern, much-admired studio

Opportunity to palpably contribute to the studio

Health and leisure benefits

Relocation assistance


Please forward CV’sin .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant -adan@big-planet.biz (ref #494)


Lead Tools Engineer – UK Midlands

Our client is looking for an experienced Tools Engineer tolead their team.


Responsibilities

Grow the tools team to meet the needs of the growing developmentteams

Work closely and collaboratively with internal and externalstakeholders

Program, prioritise and deliver to schedule features andtools, and maintain them


Requirements

At least 3 years relevant engineer experience in consolegames

Strong C# and software architecture skills

Avid gamer

Good, customer-focused communicator in English


We Offer

Permanentposition in an internationally renowned studio

Opportunitiesto palpably contribute to a highly successful title

Competitivesalary and career advancement path


Pleaseforward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant -adan@big-planet.biz (ref #495)


Senior Front End Developer - SE UK

If you fancy working with a vibrant team on an exciting PC title built in Unreal from the heart of Guildford this role is for you. The team is growing as the game becomes increasingly popular and we need experienced talent to help us keep improving our product.

REQUIREMENTS

Must Have

·         4+ Years of Desktop-oriented Front End development
·         Excellent working knowledge of Vanilla JS with emphasis on OOP and performance
·         Excellent knowledge of CSS, including: transitions, transformations, hardware acceleration
·         Experience working on large scale applications (multiple pages, shared code)
·         Ability to manage own tasks and schedule, as well prioritise bugs
·         Ability to take charge and own an entire project
·         Passion for games

Bonus

·         Working with source control
·         Experience working with Unreal Engine
·         Experience in C++

CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply

Unity Developer – Berkshire UK

Our client is a VR agency developing 3D experiences for corporate clients, based west of London in Berkshire. We are looking for an experienced Unity Developer to be the go to guy for all the coding for their client's varied requirements. They are working with news agencies, nightclubs, multinational food brands, magazines, all kinds of clients. The job would be challenging, diverse and have a great deal of creative freedom, working in a small team to create unique experiences. Good communication skills are required, as some of the role will be client facing, helping external clients achieve their goals and end products.


Skill set:


  • Unity 3D expert.
  • Professional level C# coding guru.
  • Some knowledge of Maya helpful but not essential.
  • GearVR or Cardboard experience a bonus. Both would be great.
  • Fluent English language and EU authorised work permit essential.
  • Able to start work in April in the UK. This is not a remote working opportunity.


Competitive rates of pay, depending on experience.


To apply / for more information, send your CV to  ash@big-planet.biz


Web Developer – Austria

Our client is looking for a programmer with experience in cloud computing platforms.


Responsibilities

Creation of backend administrator interfaces

Implementation of systems to monitor game server and deploy cloud services

Collaborate inter-departmentally


Requirements

At least 2 years relevant experince

Exceptional programming knowledge in HTML, JavaScript, PHP, Python and SQL

Good knowledge of monitoring (design & implementation)

Experience in: databases, MySQL and Cloud SQL; Linux and Windows servers; Cloud computing platforms, Azure and AWS; PHP Zend framework; stateless, load balanced server environments; and Networking

Good communicator in English;

Currently eligible to work in the EU


We Offer

Long-term employment in an independent game development studio

Creative and ever-changing working environment

Office in historic cultural hub

Flexible working schedule.


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format and portfolio/showreel links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #483)


Senior Front End HTML5 Developer – Berlin

Our client is looking for an experienced Front End Developer fluent in HTML5 to program for web and mobile browsers.


Responsibilities

Creation of responsive websites for games utilizing HTML5 from conception, prototyping and application

Continuously technically update the website, optimizing its performance

Review code and evaluate the team’s results


Requirements

At least 5 years Front End Development experience

Degree qualified or comparable

Highly skilled in JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, CSS preprocessors (lessCSS or Sass) and JavaScript Testing

A good eye for design and a working understanding of high usability

Familiar with responsive web design

Comfortable in Scrum methodology

Good communicator in English, German a plus


We Offer

A permanent position in a leading company with enjoyable working environment in Europe’s cultural capital

Interesting, challenging work

Career development and advancement

Friendly, forward-thinking, international team


Please reply with CV in English in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #484)


Front End Engineer – UK South

Our client is looking for an engineer to develop the UI for their backend programming services.


Responsible for optimising of SDK, web-accessed developer tools and improving the visual clarity of interfaces and webpages


Requirements

Demonstrable excellence in creating clear, up to date UI designs

Comfortable utilising HTML, CSS, SASS/Less, Python and Javascript

Good setting personal milestones within the team’s structure


We Offer

Permanent position in new studio in London’s green belt

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 in .doc or .docx format and portfolio/showreel links to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz (ref #482)


New Vacancy - Unity Developer – VR Games Studio – Brighton, UK

Our client is a boutique independent games studio working on an Oculus Rift VR title due for release this year. We seek a proven C# / Unity3D Developer to join their expanding development team.


Skills and Experience required


· Strong professional C# skills essential

· Unity 3D expert

· 4 years + games industry experience in a coding role

· Knowledge of Maya a bonus

· Oculus DK2 or Crescent Bay experience helpful but not essential

· Team player essential

· Fluent English Language

· EU authorised work permit

· Able to start work in Brighton in March


This is a chance to get involved with the ground breaking VR tech industry from launch, working with a dedicated team of developers seeking to push the boundaries of games technology. The contract is for an initial 6 month placement with a view to going permanent upon completion of the initial term. Salary dependent on experience, let us know your rate.


To apply / for more information send CV to ash@big-planet.biz and we will call you to discuss your requirements.


Multiplayer / Server Programmer – Warsaw

Our clientis looking for a programmer to provide multiplayer solutions working in C# codeand PHP scripting.


Responsibilities

Contributeto multiplayer subsystems and database models design

ImplementREST services in PHP

Integratenetwork services into games

OptimizeCPU use for server logic scripts


Requirements

At least 4years of games industry experience, with 2 in AAA

Worked atleast 2 shipped titles

Degreequalified in Computer/Software Engineering or equivalent

Skilled inC#, PHP, MySQL, NoSQL and Unity

Proficientin multiplayer game architecture and cross-platform compatability a plus

Competentin TCP/IP, UDP, NAT and network specifics


We Offer

Competitivesalary, paid holiday and result-driven bonuses

Permanentrole in a modern, much-admired studio

Opportunityto palpably contribute to the studio’s ouplut

Health andleisure benefits

Relocationassistance


Please forward CV’sin .doc or .docx format and code samples to Adan Hill, Recruitment Consultant -adan@big-planet.biz (ref 475)


3D Console Games Programmer - Paris

Our client is an independent studio based in the heart of Paris. We week a proven games programmer to join their team on an exciting major sports game project.


Skills required…


· Mid to Senior level, has proven experience on developing video games on consoles.

· Unreal Engine4

· Strong C++,

· Has ideally worked on a sport game with lots of animation, motion capture.

· Good background in mathematics,

· Team player

· Good communication skills,

· English speaker essential, French is a good plus.


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


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


We have over 200 programming roles if this one is not quite for you, please get in touch with your CV for a consultation and we’ll call you to discuss your options.


AUDIO PROGRAMMERS – MIDLANDS UK (Mid-level and Senior roles)

Our client is a world famous AAA developer based in the midlands UK. They are looking for Audio Developers to join their team to work on their super successful franchises.  We are looking for Experienced and Senior Audio Programmers with experience maintaining, implementing & designing complex systems for videogames.


Required Skills:


· C++ expertise essential

· Pro level Audio Engineering skills

· Relevant degree in Audio Engineering, Computer Science or Maths etc

· Perforce or similar


Desirable Skills:


· Wwise, DSP programming and/or Granular Synthesis helpful

· Console and/or PC games platform experience

· Previous experience as an Audio Programmer in videogames


We are looking for a self-motivated team player with good communication skills and a can-do attitude. In return we offer competitive pay and involvement in the development 3 world famous AAA videogames franchises. These are full-time,permanent, in-house studio roles.


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


Lead Engine Programmer - AAA Games Studio - Midlands UK

Our client is a major publisher backed AAA development studio based in the midlands UK. Currently making a world famous series of hit games with an award winning IP, they are expanding and looking for top calibre programmers to join their already successful team.


We have a requirement for a Lead Engine Programmer, who will ideally have a AAA background, have great communication skills and be able to work onsite in a permanent role.

Required:

  • Current generation console experience and knowledge of technical requirements
  • Expert with C++
  • Able to design and implement re-usable systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A passion for videogames
  • Management experience


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a studio making great games that you know and love, wins awards and is at the top of the videogames tree.

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


Graphics Programmer – AAA Games Studio - London

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


Skills and Experience required…


We are looking for a Console games experienced graphics programmer to maintain the rendering engine & contribute to the pipeline and tools.You will have knowledge of cutting edge modern rendering techniques, know shader tech inside out and be an all round graphics ninja.


Required…

  • One shipped title as a graphics programmer on current generation consoles.
  • C++ and shader language expertise
  • Shader assembly code experience
  • Multi-processor architecture experience
  • Great Math skills
  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code


Desirable…

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Math or Computer Science
  • Engine side experience of Unreal 3 or 4
  • DirectX 11 and console proprietary API experience
  • Multi-threaded rendering experience
  • Data-Oriented Design
  • C# knowledge


In return we offer competitive pay, full corporate benefits, and an opportunity to contribute where you can make a difference on top class world famous games.


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


AI Programmer – AAA Games Studio - London

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


Skills and Experience required…


· Professional AI programming experience for video games

· Up to date with AI related technologies and methodology

· C++ expertise

· Clean clear portable code writing ability

· Fluent English

· Strong with mathematics


Preferred Skills and Experience


· Unreal scripting experience

· Professional experience with Multiplayer programming and Gameplay programming

· Multi-threading experience

· Console development experience and experience of other platforms such as PC, handheld and mobile


We offer full corporate benefits, good salaries depending on experience and great AAA projects to work on.


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


UI Programmer – South East UK – Games Industry

Our client is a leading AAA studio working on their own range of world class PC and Console titles. They seek a proven UI programmer to work on their cutting edge console titles.


Responsibilities…


Developing Front End & Heads-Up-Display systems

Programming data driven processes for fast iteration of game content

Close cooperation with UX designers and UI artists.


Skills required…


Relevant degree in Computer Science, Maths, etc.

Great Maths ability

C++ Fluency

Scaleform middleware experience

AS3 Flash experience

Experience of writing advanced UI features, skins & custom controls

STL knowledge


Desirable…


Xbox and PC platform development experience

Multi-core & Multithreading techniques.

Xbox Live experience



Our client offers great rates of pay depending on experience, top titles to work on and a rewarding collaborative environment where you can fulfil your potential.


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


Fixed term Contract C++ Programmers – London

Our client is a cross platform games developer based in London. We seek proven programmers to join our team working on a well known IP, which will be released 2017 with major publisher backing. Starting ASAP, with the contract running until June 2016, with a good chance that the contract will be extended. We have 3 vacancies, one for a Senior Programmer, one mid-level and one junior. The junior programmer position does not require published titles in their softography.


Required Skills and Experience:


· Atleast 2 published games titles

· Strong C++ programming skills

· Team player with a can-do attitude

· UK authorised work permit essential

· Able to work from London based studio


We offer competitive rates of pay and world famous IP to work on. Contracts for a minimum of 6 months, up to 15 months. 

CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply.


Senior Rendering Programmer – AAA Games Studio – Midlands UK

We are looking to grow our world-class engineering team with a skilled and experienced rendering specialist possessing detailed knowledge of rendering methods, performance considerations and memory restrictions on console platforms. Your first-rate C++ and software architecture skills and experience of coding, debugging and optimising complex systems on published titles will make you a key part of the development process. Working at senior level in a team of highly skilled engineers, you will be responsible for the implementation of cutting edge rendering techniques. Engineers with in-depth knowledge of consoles are ideal for this role, as you will innovate on this technology to produce visually stunning game experiences. You’ll work closely with art teams to realise their vision, soyour ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively are vital. You are highly motivated and approachable, with a strong desire to push the boundaries of technology.


Skills summary: 


Experience of working on published console titles

Strong C++ and software architecture skills

Detailed knowledge of rendering techniques and performance on console

Excellent communication skills

A passion for games


This is an exceptional opportunity to join an established, highly experienced and collaborative team, within one of the world’s most exciting games studios. It provides exciting new challenges for experienced developers looking to further their career and create world class games.



CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


GRADUATE PROGRAMMERS – Midlands UK – AAA Console Studio

Our client have a long history of developing graduate programmers into programming  superstars. Most of our graduates have been part of award winning games and get the chance to work on the latest technology.

We are opening Graduate roles at both our Studios for talented Programmers who live and breathe code, graduates who demonstrate serious potential and have performed well at University.


Required:


· Portfolio of your own games you’ve developed is essential

· StrongC++ / C# skills

· First class bachelor’s degree minimum

· UK authorised work permit essential


CV to ash@big-planet.biz to apply


Contract AAA Gameplay Programmers – London

Our client is a AAA games developer based in London. We seek proven gameplay programmers to join our team working on a well known First Person Shooter IP, which will be released Christmas 2016 with major publisher backing. Starting ASAP, with the contract running until June 2016, with a good chance that the contract will be extended.


Required Skills and Experience:


· At least one published AAA console title on your softography

· Gameplay Development experience

· Strong C++ programming skills

· CryEngine experience a bonus

· FPS experience a bonus

· Team player with a can-do attitude

· UK authorised work permit essential


££ Remuneration: Day rates depend on experience. Competitive rates.


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


Lua Scripter- SE UK - Contract



Our client is an independent Virtual Reality agency working on a broad range of projects in the VR space, from videogames, to augmented reality, advertising and TV. We seek an experienced Lua scripter to work on an initial 2 to 3 month contract. This contract could roll over for the right candidate and become a long term assignment.

Skills & Requirements

Lua Scripting expert
3DS Max (Preferred) or Maya
Unity experience would be a bonus
Able to work in-house in the studio which is located just North of London off the M25
EU authorised work permit
Fluent English speaker

CVs to ash@big-planet.biz to apply

2 x Unity Programmer Required - Sweden

We have 2 new Unity Vacancies. One for a Senior Programmer, and  one for an Mid-Level Programmer. Our client is an independent games development  studio based in Sweden, moving into the AAA space, working in Unity. If you  have experience of both, then this is a great opportunity to get into a growing  studio from the ground up. The project is fantastic, working on a AAA Sci-Fi Action title. They've had success in the mobile space and this is their first  venture into AAA, so they need programmers with proven console development  know-how.


Required:


  • C# Ninja
  • Extensive professional Unity experience essential
  • 2 published games titles
  • AAA console experience
  • EU Work Permit
  • Willing to relocate to Sweden for a minimum of 2 years


You need to have passion for games and still be an avid gamer. You  need to have a strong opinion and not afraid to speak your mind, as you will  be a part of a small core team in charge of developing large franchises and  internal development of new IPs and concepts. These are not positions for  any  one sitting around waiting to be told what to do. We are looking for  partners in the expansion of the company. You need to be self sufficient, self  motivated and a good professional.


Salary and relocation package is open for negotiation with an  additional cash signing bonus.


CV to ash@big-planet.biz  to apply.


3 x European PHP Developer Vacancies – Games Industry

Big Planet are recruiting for 3 PHP Developer roles at  present in the Games Industry. If any of these positions interest you, please send your CV to ash@big-planet.biz


PHP5 / TYPO3 Developer - Berlin


•  Experience  in PHP, OOP and MySQL

•  Experience  developing Content Management Systems (CMS) either TYPO3 or others like  Magento, Drupal, Joomla etc.

•  Strong  with TYPO3 development with Extbase or similar such as Zend

•  Frontend  skills - CSS, HTML and JavaScript is a plus


PHP/Backend Developer - Vienna


•  PHPand OOP

•  MySQL

•  Backend  skills


Lead Programmer (Flash, PHP) - Vienna


•  AS3 & PHP skills

•  Experienced  in server technology, e.g. Linux, Apache, PHP, load balancing, security etc.

•  Experience  managing development teams


Unity / UE4 Programmer

Our client is a successful VR studio searching for a Unityand/or UE4 developer for their studio North of London, UK. Full time permanent role, working on cutting edge tech for a range of uses and applications, from Oculus, Games, Simulation tech and more.


Skills required


Unity and/or UE4 experience on the engine development side

Perfectionist with high standards

Expert in Unity and/or UE/4


We offer competitive salaries, great projects to work on and a fast paced dynamic work environment.


CV to ash@big-planet.bizto apply


Network/Multiplayer Programmer – AAA Studio - South East England


Our client is a leading AAA studio making 90%+ Metacritic rated games, based in the South East of England. Working on PC titles, Console games, as well as tablet and handheld versions of their games, they work with World Famous third party IP as well as their own range of hit titles. After decades of success,they are expanding into new areas and need proven multi-player, network and online programmers to join their team of successful games professionals. This is a fantastic opportunity to work at the top level of the games industry, on games you have heard of, played and loved.


Responsibilities:


· Online platform implementation

· Server infrastructure and metric analysis;

· Security best practice implementation

· Being the go to guy/girl for online features


Essential:


· Computer Science Degree(Or similar)

· C++ expertise

· games networking technique expertise

· Low level BSD sockets/winsock programming knowledge


Desirable:


· Console experience

· Multi-threading / multi core techniques

· PSN, Xbox live, and Steam experience

· Experience of release mode debugging and x64 assembler


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


Senior Engine Programmer - AAA Studio - Midlands UK

Our client is a major publisher backed AAA development studio based in the Midlands UK. Currently making a world famous series of hit games with an award winning IP, they are expanding and looking for top calibre programmers to join their already successful team.


We have a requirement for a Senior Engine Programmer, who will ideally have a AAA background, have great communication skills and be able to work onsite in a permanent role.

Required:

  • Current generation console experience and knowledge of technical requirements
  • Expert with C++
  • Able to design and implement re-usable systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A passion for videogames


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a studio making great games that you know and love, wins awards and is at the top of the videogames tree.

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


New Vacancies - 6 x Flash Games Developer Roles – EU and UK.

At Big Planet we are currently recruiting for 6 separate vacancies for Flash Developers. If any of these interest you or you want more information, send your CV to ash@big-planet.bizand I will call you to discuss the studios and your requirements.


· 2 x Flash / Scaleform Developer - London. AAA GamesStudio. Flash developer to work with UI and Gameplay teams. C++ and OOP Skills also required. 2 x Vacancies – 1 Senior level role and 1 at Intermediate level.


· Flash Developer – Mobile and Browser Games –Austria. Great independent studio seek Flash developers with good all round programming skills. OOP, Server tech:- PHP, Apache, My SQL, with C++ experiencea definite plus. Gameplay experience a bonus.


· AS3 Engineer – Mobile Games Studio – Scotland.Rapidly expanding successful independent mobile studio seek passionate Flash Engineers. OO principles essential, C++ also welcome. Will sponsor non EU if a superstar candidate.


· 2 x Lead/Senior Game Programmer – Haxe / AS3 –Mobile Games Studio – Germany. Massive German mobile studio has two vacancies for Flash / Haxe developers, 1 role at Lead level, 1 role at Senior. iOS and Android Game development, Java or C, Fluent English essential.


All roles are permanent vacancies. CVs to ash@big-planet.biz to apply.


Generalist Games Programmer – Contract – London

My client is a AAA gamesdevelopment studio based in London. We seek a proven games programmer to startwork in mid July for a 4 month contract. In terms of key skills we're lookingfor…


 * Strong C++ (an essential must have)

 *  Agood generalist - it will be a small code team so the candidate will likely beasked to work in a variety of different areas

 *  Goodcommunicator and team player

 *  Haveworked on a published console game until platform holder approval

 *  EUwork permit


Desirable skills


 * Experience on Nintendo projects

 * Ability to liaise closely with art and design teams


To apply send CV to ash@big-planet.biz and I will call you todiscuss your requirements.


Lead Developer – Germany

Our clientis looking for a Lead Developer with enthusiasm for, and experience in the MOBAgenre.


Responsibilities

Determinedirection of development integrating the requirements of the art and designteams

Adapt tothe ever-changing evolution of a live game

Lead,schedule, mentor and encourage the development team

Archivetechnical data

Delivercode performance, scalability and game stability


Requirements

At least 3years in a Lead Developer role, preferably in real-time online, browser games

Demonstrableprowess in team leading, inter-team cooperating and communication

Skillful incommunicating and nurturing project vision towards the project goal

Knowledgeof C#, C++, game engines, AI, graphics and test driven development


We Offer

A permanentposition in an innovative, forward thinking studio

The scopeto immediately influence the development of the title

Career andprofessional progression and development


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill,Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz 


Senior Programmers – UK North

Our client is looking for experienced developers to jointheir expanding team.


Responsibilities

Developing new and maintaining and optimising existingtitles

Assist internal teams and provide support to externalpartners

Find technical solutions for both Programming Heads andProducers

Calculate achievable timescales and communicate therequirements to the team


Requirements

At least 6 years games industry experience

Technical prowess in gameplay systems, and ability to communicatethis 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 CV’s in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill,Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz 


Senior Lead Programmer - Austria

Our client is looking for an experienced developer to workalongside the Game Producer to drive projects successfully.


Responsibilities

Communicateassignments in partnership with Producers and departmental Leads

Rationalise the tasksand delegate to the team

Assess risks, then manage/ prioritise, work code architectureand set delivery timescales

Lead and mentor theteam and drive the quality


Requirements

At least 4 years relevantgame industry experience

Demonstrableprowess:

·  Leading the programming team

·  Communicating interdepartmentally

·  Supervising all facets on multiple projects

·  Gameplay programming

·  Database administration systems

·  Tools development and deployment

Skilled using C++,Linux, Apache, Java, Flash, JavaScript, ActionScript 3, HTML 5


We Offer

Permanent role in astudio with a diverse palette of game creation areas

Competitive salary

Adaptable workscheduling

Sociable studio witha strong social element within the workforce


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill,Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz 


Lead Programmer with Unreal 4 experience – UK North

Our client islooking for a Lead Developer to work in Unreal 4 for an undisclosed AAA title.


Responsibilities

Lead, mentor anddrive the quality of the programming team

Rationalise thechallenges and delegate to the team

Complex systemcreation, from conception to resolution

Communicateeffectively to the immediate team and across levels and disciplines


Requirements

At least 4 yearsgames industry experience

At least 3 years ofthat in console programming

At least 2 shippedtitles, of which 1 a large-scale game project

Demonstrableabilities: team leading/working, driving standards and delivering to timescale

Experienced with:de-bugging, 3D math, C#, C++

Experience with assetpipelines processing large-scale data sets


We Offer

Permanent positionin a leading studio in a cultural hub in the north of the UK

Competitive salary, paidholiday and benefits

Palpable personal contributionsto final gameplay


Please forward CV’s in .doc or .docx format to Adan Hill,Art & Design Consultant - adan@big-planet.biz 


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