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Current Programming Vacancies

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!


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


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.


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 


4 Games Industry Server Programmer Vacancies

Weare currently recruiting for 4 different server programmer positions around theworld. If you are interested in any of these roles and want more information,send your CV to ash@big-planet.biz and we will call you to discuss theroles and your requirements.


1. Server/Backend Engineer – UK/Germany/USA

Ourclient is a PC MMO developer looking for a Server/Backend Programmer to work onour exciting hit MMO. We have studios in 3 different locations where the jobcan be done from.

· C++,multi-threaded programming skill; TCP and UDP networking; MMO developmentexperience, Java and/or LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP); Cassandra, Riak,MongoDB, or other NoSQL databases; zeromq, ActiveMQ, and/or RabbitMQ or othermessaging systems; Hadoop, Thrift, MapReduce, and/or RESTful APIs.


2. Senior Server Programmer- North UK

Ourclient is an independent Games Development studio working on some of thebiggest 3rd party IPs in the business.

· C++;(AWS), Open Stack, or Voxel; web API’s; NoSQL database technology


3. Server Software Engineer - Scotland

Ourclient is a social mobile developer based in Scotland.

· Linux,Apache, MySQL and PHP/Java; Git or Subversion; AWS or similar Cloud basedservices.


4. Server/Client Programmer - Poland 

Ourclient is a major AAA game developer making a huge hit AAA title and a newexciting IP.

· C#;MongoDB and SQL; Unity 2D/3D,C#, C++; iOS, Android and Windows Phone; Jenkins/Hudson;Visual Studio, Mercurial, Resharper, or UnityVS Debugger.


If interested in any of these roles, send your CV to ash@big-planet.biz

Senior Tools Engineer – Dublin - Up to £60K per annum

Our client currently provides a full range of Tools for game studios to create content.Now we are searching for Tools programmers with a strong desire to empower users further. We are in the process of building up a new team of highly focused, exceptional Tools engineers to work on a new project from the ground up. This is a great opportunity to come in at the ground level, and help shape tech that will be used by developers worldwide to build the next generation of games.

Our client has been at the cutting edge of innovation in game development for over a decade. We provide cross platform game engine technology, mainly on AAA titles,with top clients such as EA, Sony, Activision, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Bungie,Guerrilla, and DICE. We have a unique environment made up of talented, small,stable teams. We provide each of our engineers with an opportunity to make areal impact on our environment, our business and the direction of our industry standard products.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Developing high-quality, cross-platform, multi-threaded tools and infrastructure used by leading studios across the games industry

· Developing reusable and flexible tools framework

· Working on all aspects of software development including design, implementation,testing, documentation, and delivery

· Leading and participating in code reviews with other members of the engineering team

· Working directly with product management and customers to understand their requirements and implement software solutions

· Drafting tutorials, white papers and speaking at technical meetings / conferences

· Taking ownership of more general projects/responsibilities within the development team such as recruitment initiatives and technical relationships with partner companies

· Working directly with customers, to ensure they are getting the most from our products

REQUIREMENTS:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent

· 3+years industry in gaming, visual effects, or content creation

· Exceptional skills in C++ and Object Oriented Programming

· Experience developing interactive tools and maintaining content pipelines

· Passion for designing and implementing user interfaces with a strong emphasis onend-user experience

· Experience with Qt, .NET, or similar GUI frameworks

· Experience writing highly reusable components and libraries

· Strong communication and interpersonal skills

· Provenability to work in a team environment on a shared code base

· Knowledge of 3d math/linear algebra highly desirable

· Experience working with scripting languages desirable (e.g. Python, Perl, Lua)


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


Senior / Lead Programmer - Sweden

Our client is an independent studio based in Sweden, making AAA andmobile titles. As they expand you will be in charge of finding and hiring morecoders with the necessary skills, and to coach the new talents to grow in theirfield.


Responsibilities

Come up with new creative ideas for games and projects.

Lead the development of large franchises and internal development of newIPs and concepts.

Be a partner in the expansion of the company


Requirements

We are looking for a highly experienced senior programmer, with severalAAA games on their resume that can take on the role as Lead Programmer and CTO

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 youwill be a part of a small core team.

This is not a position for anyone sitting around waiting to be told whatto do.

You will need to be self sufficient and anticipate the needs of peoplearound you.


We Offer

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

A permanent position in agrowing studio partnered to a major media content creator

Offices in a games industryand cultural hub


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


Java Server Programmer - Barcelona


Our client is a leading independent games studio in Spain. Come and join our expanding team in sunny Barcelona! 

We are building our server programming team and we are looking for an experienced Java Server Programmer. 

For this role you will need:

  • Good knowledge of Java.
  • Server side development experience, although is not in the games industry.
  • Experience building server services that include database interaction.
  • Good knowledge of networking principles.
  • Good skills writing well organized and clean code.
  • Good skills understanding code written by others.
  • Good knowledge of software engineering.

Plus:

  • Experience building RESTful web APIs.
  • Experience with Java Spring Framework.
  • Experience working with NoSQL databases, as Couchbase and Redis.
  • Experience working with jetty server.
  • Experience building backend services for games, such as: leaderboards, online challenges, friends lists, user data storage, game data storage, etc. 
  • Experience with any other programming languages, frameworks, server tools or databases for building servers, not specified before.
CVs to ash@big-planet.biz

Lead Programmer - Scandinavia

Our client is a cross platform developer based in Scandinavia. We seek a proven lead programmer to push our business forward into AAA development.

Responsibilities

- Take the role as Lead Programmer / CTO (Senior)
- Finding and hiring more programmers while we expand
- Coach new talents to grow as programmers
- Come up with creative ideas for games and project

Essentials

- 10+ years of experience in the business
- Several AAA games on their resume
- Have a strong leadership character
- Have a strong opinion and do not be afraid to speak your mind, as they willbe in charge of developing large franchises and internal development of new IPsand concepts
- We are looking for a partner in the studio expansion, so you need to beself-powered
- Need to be able to anticipate the needs of people around them

Desirable

- Project management or production knowledge/experience.

Salary and relocation package is opento negotiation depending on your skills and experience

CVs toash@big-planet.biz


Network Programmer - London

Our client is a leading independent AAA games developerbased in London, seeking a proven Network Programmer to join their vibrant andalready successful team.


Required Skills &Experience


  • Demonstrable experience with Network programming in a moderngame engine
  • Low level network programming (UDP, TCP protocols, NAT,Sockets programming, ...)
  • Experience with Xbox LIVE and PSN, including theircertification process
  • Experience with RESTful APIs
  • Proficiency with C++ and object-oriented programming
  • Ability to write clear, maintainable and optimized code
  • Good verbal and written communication skills


Desirable Skills& Experience


  • Experience with Unreal Engine 3 at source code level
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Maths relatedfield.
  • Familiar with Data-Oriented Design
  • Experience working in small focused teams
  • Knowledge of build automation systems
  • Knowledge of technical documentation and testing
  • FPS/Shooter games experience
  • Understanding of Engine, Gameplay and UI programming


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


Senior Games Programmer – Yorkshire UK

Our client is a cross platform games developer based inYorkshire. We are seeking a senior games programmer to work on original IP aswell as third party external projects.

Working on Steam, Console, PC and Mobile titles, this roleis a great challenge for a generalist programmer looking for addedresponsibility as well as a hands on coding role. You will be mentoring juniorprogrammers, solving problems in many different projects and being thego-to-guy/girl.


Skills and requirement:


· Over 6 years working in the games industry in aprogramming role.

· C++ expertise

· Gameplay programming guru

· Strong written and verbal communication skills

· Teamwork, good in a group and a good man manager

· Console & Mobile programming experience

· EU work permit

· Fluent English


Relocation package offered, competitive salary and bonus& benefits.


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


Engine Tech Programmer – London – Award Winning Studio

Our client is a leading independent AAA games studio makingbest selling action titles, voted the best employer/workplace in their field.We are looking for an Engine Tech Programmer to implement and refine the coreengine systems of their cross platform games.


Required Skills and Experience


  • Multi-processor architecture experience for next gen consoles and PCs.
  • 3+ years of experience in tech dev on consoles
  • C++ expertise
  • Low level code experience (ASM / Intrinsic)
  • Maths ability
  • Clean code writing skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills


Desirable Skills & Experience


  • Unreal 3 engine experience
  • C# and Objective-C helpful
  • Data-Oriented Design knowledge
  • Knowledge of build automation systems
  • Knowledge of technical documentation and testing

In return we offer full corporate benefits, bonus,relocation package and great games to work on in a fun, creative environment withpassionate games industry professionals.


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


Graphics Programmer - North West UK

Our client is a multinational games publisher and developer based in the North West UK. We seek a proven Graphics programmer to work on their hit MMO. 

Skills required… 



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

  • Direct X

  • Open GL

  • HLSL

  • C++

  • Excellent communications and team working skills


  • Would be good… 



    • Cry  Engine experience

    • Online or MMO experience

    • At least one shipped PC game


    • In return we offer a competitive salary, bonus scheme, full corporate benefits and a creative, fun environment working alongside passionate games professionals on hit games.  


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

Mobile Programmer - London

:Our client is a cross platform games developer based in London. We seek a proven mobile games programmer to maintain their Live games, improve the titles and help out with future development. 


Skills and Experience 



  • 3 years plus games experience in a pro studio

  • One published title

  • C++ and C#

  • Unity3d experience

  • Mobile/social experience

  • Clear, clean code writing skills

  • Written and verbal communication skills

  • Good maths

  •  
    Preferred: 



    • Objective C & iOS experience

    • Shaders OpenGL experience

    • Online / MMO experience

    • User Interface Programming skills

    • AS3 skills


    • The company provide full corporate benefits, pension, health care, bonus etc.    


      Apply now by sending word document CV to ash@big-planet.biz 

Gameplay Programmer Required – London

Our client is a console developer based in London making hitmulti-million selling AAA action titles for PS4 and Xbox1. We seek a provenGameplay Programmer to join our already successful team.


Essential:


  • 3 years plus experience in a gameplay role
  • One published AAA title
  • C++ programming expertise
  • MMO experience
  • Clean, usable, portable code
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Great Maths skills


Desired:


  • Unreal Engine
  • Cross platform development experience
  • Multi-threading


We offer full corporate benefits, competitive salary andgreat projects to work on.


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


Unreal 4 Environment Artist – Immediate Start – SEUK – Contract

Our client is a virtual reality developer based in the SE UKon the M25. We are seeking an Environment Artist with experience in UnrealEngine 4 for immediate start. Initial one month contract, to be extended as theproject develops.


Required:


· Extensive professional experience in Unreal 4 ineither videogames, CG or VR industries.

· 3DSMax and/or Nuke experience

· Impressive portfolio of realistic 3D modelscompleted with textures. Not cartoony thanks.

· Environment Art required in the portfolio. Buildings,Landscapes etc.

· EU authorised

· Able to start immediately without relocationissues

· Able to travel outside of London

· Can do attitude


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


Gameplay Programmer (Unity3D) - LONDON

Dynamic Gameplay Programmer required for a fast growing leading independent studio based in London on its existing and new mobile titles.

Required Skills and Experience:


- 3+ years Games programming experience

- Strong Unity3D skills

- Shipped at least 1 iOS and/or Android title

- Worked in an Agile environment

- Good knowledge of C#/Java/C++ and object oriented development

- Debugging and problem solving skills

- Knowledge of common algorithms, design patterns and structures

- Excellent English (written and oral)


Preferred:

Experience with NGUI and other Unity3D plugins

- Worked on multi-platform products

- Having developed F2P Mobile products 

- Understanding of LiveOps requirements


We offer:

- Cutting edge studio environment situated in central London

- Working with a world class team of people

- Competitive salary and benefits

To apply please send your CV to jane@big-planet.biz quoting job ref F2001


Lead Mobile Games Programmer - Germany

Our client is a major development studio and online publisher of mobile games for iOS and Android, based in the heart of vibrant Berlin. We seek a proven Lead Games Programmer lead our development teams into 2015 and beyond.


Duties


· Lead the cross-platform team (iOS, Android,Flash) alongside the TD

· Design & implementation of the games

· Ensure high quality coding across the team

· Training and mentoring junior staff

· Get involved with game design from concept to delivery

· Contribute to all phases of our development cycle (analysis, design, implementation, test)


What we expect


· Bachelors degree in Computer Science or similar

· Published video games under your belt

· Passion for video games

· C++, C, Java and other standard games programming languages used in mobile games development

· Team leading experience

· Agile, with scrum an advantage

· Ability to get the job done, on time and on spec.


Great pay and conditions for the successful candidate.


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


Tech Programmer - UK (North)

Dynamic Tech Programmer required for a forward thinking augmented reality studio, making real time visualizations for retail, commercial and exhibition environments. This is an exciting opportunity, working at the forefront of 3D technology and partnering with some of the biggest brands in the businessworld. 

Duties include:

· You will be part of the central Special Projects team working to push forward the agenda for innovation

· Reporting progress to line manager and presenting solutions to peers

· Ensuring any solutions crafted meet top quality standards

· Dealing with changing problem parameters and customer needs

Requirements:

· 3+ years professional experience

· Strong C++ and C# skills

· Unity a must

· Knowledge of Python, Shaders and Javascript preferable

· Experience with video codecs, web servers or HTML5 a bonus

We offer:

· An amazing opportunity to work at the cutting edge of 3D technology in a high energy, collaborative environment

· Attractive salary plus benefits

· Full relocation package

To apply please send your CV to jane@big-planet.biz quoting reference J001


Server Programmer – Spain


Our client is a well respected independent mobile gamesstudio based in Spain. We seek an experienced Server Programmer to join ourrapidly expanding and already successful team.


Required skills and experience…


· RESTful web APIs

· Java or C++

· NoSQL databases

· TCP and UDP networking

· Spring MVC

· PHP

· Games Industry experience essential


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


Associate Mobile Programmer – Germany

Highly credited German games studio requires an experienced, motivated and technically smart Programmer to take mobile games development to the next level.

Required:

  • 3+ years proven in application / game development with strong technical background
  • Passion for and understand of mobile, social and casual games
  • Experience developing applications / games across entire life cycle from design to release and support
  • Object oriented design and programming skills e.g. Objective-C, C++, C# and Java
  • Experience with OpenGL, Unity and other mobile game engines
  • Experience with iOS Android APIs and Frameworks
  • Fluent English
  • Good team worker and communicator
  • Experience with Action script and Adobe AIR preferred
  • Experience with CG and 3D a bonus


We offer:

  • A challenging and engaging software development environment making multiple proven and exciting games from start to end
  • A professional and international team of specialist in all areas supporting you with long-year industry expertise
  • Cross platform and multidisciplinary team
  • Good career development
  • Competitive salary and full relocation package plus bonuses and benefits

To apply please send your cv to jane@big-planet.biz quoting referencenumber #2027


Unity Programmer – South East UK

My client is an independent games studio in the South EastUK, making hit casual titles for Next Xbox1, PS4 and PC. We have a number ofopenings of Unity Developers to work on PC titles, in-studio contract positionsfor experienced games professionals.


Required:


· At least one published title as on PC or Console(Handheld is good)

· C# Programming expertise

· 2 years minimum Unity programming experience forvideogames

· EU authorised work permit

· Good all round development skills, with C++,Java, and web based development skills a bonus.

· Able to relocate to UK to work in-studio

· Love of videogames

· Can do attitude

· Fluent English speaker


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


Tools Programmer - Germany

We are looking for a passionate Tools Developer for a world leading German studio working on an AAA Action MMO.


Requirements:


· You are fluent in C# and have good C++

· Experience in Python a plus

· 3D Engine experience (Nebula, Unreal orCryEngine)

· Plugins and scripts experience for 3Dcontent creation tools (e.g. Maya, Max, Blender)

· UI tools experience (C#/WPF preferred, additional experience with C++/Qt a plus)

· Relevant experience in Tools Programming

· Fluent English

· Good team worker


We offer:


· State of the art studio and technological environment

· A professional and international team of specialists supporting you with extensive industry expertise

· Career paths and options to develop further over time

· More than 350 Million Users waiting foryour game!

· Competitive salary, benefits and full relocation expenses if required


To apply please send your CV to jane@big-planet.biz quoting job number 2023


Senior Graphics Programmer – North UK

Simulations and Virtual Reality company based in the NorthEast seek a proven Graphics Programmer to join their award winning team. Workwith the latest hardware including top end graphics cards, UHD displays and VR headsetssuch as Oculus Rift

KEY SKILLS

· Software engineering and debugging skills

· Unity experience

· Algorithm, code optimisation, and 3D principlesexperience

· Extensive knowledge and up to date experience ofgraphics rendering and visual effects

· Strong mathematics, 3D Maths, C++, C#, HLSL/cg,OpenGL and DirectX skills

· 3 Years professional programming experience

· Experience using profiling tools for both CPUand GPU (Tuner, GPAD, PIX, GPA, VTune, etc.)

· Ability to research, implement and modify existingtechniques


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


Senior Tools Programmer – Middleware Development - Dublin

Cutting Edge, middleware Development Company, based in Dublin require a talented Tools Programmer to join a team to work on a project from the ground up.  Cross platform mainly AAA titles.


Requirements:

· Degree in CS or equivalent

· 3+ years experience in gaming, visual effects, or content creation

· Strong C++ skills and OO Programming

· Experiencein developing interactive tools and maintaining content pipelines

· Passionfor creating UI with a strong emphasis on end-user experience

· Experiencewith Qt, .NET, or similar GUI frameworks

· Experience writing highly reusable components and libraries

· Strong communication and interpersonal skills

· Good teamworker

· Knowledgeof 3d math/linear algebra preferable

· Scripting language experience desirable (e.g. Python, Perl, Lua)


Responsibilities:

·  Developing high-quality, cross-platform,multithreaded tools and infrastructure used by top studios in the games industry

·  Developing flexible and reusable tools framework

·  Design, implementation, testing, documentation and delivery of software development

·  Leading code reviews with team members

·  Overseeing tutorials, white papers and speaking at tech meetings and conferences

·  Liaising with partner companies with regards to recruitment initiative and technical relationships with partner companies

·  Customer liaison


Weoffer:

·  Top clients (EA, Sony, Activision, Nintendo etc.)

·  Unique working environment made up of small talented teams

·  A supportive environment where you will have career, travel and research opportunities

·  High spec relaxed offices

·  Competitive salary plus excellent benefit and relocation packages


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


R&D Tech Programmer - UK (North)

Dynamic R & D Tech Programmer required for a forward thinking augmented reality studio, making real time visualizations for retail, commercial and exhibition environments.  An exciting opportunity, working at the forefront of 3D technology and partnering with some of the biggest brands in the business world.


Responsibilities:

·  Designing/implementing solutions to tech problems in 3D interactive applications

·  Workingwith a variety of languages

·  Regularreporting to line manager and presentation to peers

·  Problem solving for customer needs



Requirements:

·  3+years experience

·  StrongC++ and C# essential

·  Unity experience

·  Knowledge of video codecs, web servers or HTML5 a plus

·  Knowledge of Python, Shaders and Javascript preferable


We offer:

·  Opportunity to push tech boundaries in virtualization and real-time 3D rendering

·  Anamazing opportunity to work with cutting edge, disruptive technology in a highenergy, collaborative environment.

·  Competitive salary and benefits


To apply please send your CV to jane@big-planet.biz quoting job number2105


Audio Programmer – UK (North)

Top UK racing game specialist is looking for an experienced and talented 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, PS3 and Xbox 360)

· Integrating new digital processing techniques into real time car engine audio processing to recreate realistic car sounds

· Advancing current environmental audio effects and toolsets


Requirements:

· 2+ 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 towork to deadlines

· Good communicator and teamworker

· Passionate about games, especially driving games, a plus


Weoffer:

· Opportunity to work for award winning respected company

· Working on titles played by millions of avid racing gamers

· Competitive salary

· Full relocation package


Toapply send your CV to jane@big-planet.biz quoting job ref: 2030


Tools Programmer – AAA Studio – North West

Topclass studio in North UK require a Tools Programmer to develop technology at the core of its AAA games and play a significant role in shaping art, animation and designs across new projects.

Experience Required:

· Degree in CS, similar or equivalent in work experience

· Strong C++ skills

· Experience in object oriented programming

· DirectX, OpenGL or similar graphics APIs experience

· UI using one or more common UI libraries (Win32 GDI/wxWindows/Qt/ etc)

· Able to liaise well with artists, designers and other non-tech disciplines

· Can do attitude


Preferred experience:

· Writing plugins for common 3D and 2D packages ideally Autodesk Maya and Adobe Photoshop

· Understanding of the mathematics used in CG rendering and animation

· The ability to analyse/optimise algorithms for efficiency

· Cross platform-programming experience other than PC


Weoffer:

· To work for one of the “World’s Most Successful Games Studios” based in a highly desirable area of Manchester

· Competitive salary

· Excellent bonus scheme


To apply send your CV to jane@planet.biz quoting job number 2099


PHP Web Developer - Oxford UK


Our client is a creative studio based in Oxford. Seek aproven PHP developer to join our team. We are ideally looking for 3 years’minimum experience of PHP programming. A strong academic background is alsopreferred, with a degree in computing, science, mathematics or similar, orequivalent industry experience.


Responsibilities:


 You will be joiningan existing development team to:


 - Participate in thedesign and implementation of PHP websites, applications and services

- Maintain and improve legacy code

 - Create and maintainnew reusable company code libraries

 - Work to deadlineswhilst maintaining a high quality of coding, adhering to company codingstandards and guidelines

 - Communicateeffectively with team members and other stakeholders


Skills:


 - Excellent PHP,MySQL and problem-solving skills

 - Knowledge andexperience of OOP and MVC frameworks (ideally Symfony 2)

 - Highself-motivation and initiative- taking

 - Good knowledge ofHTML, CSS, JavaScript (including jQuery)

 - Good communicationand team-working skills

 - Familiarity withuse of IDEs, debugging, logging, automated testing (PHPUnit, TDD), and versioncontrol systems (Git, Perforce, SVN)

 - Basic knowledge oflinux OS and command line tools


Non-essential, but desirable skills:


 - Good knowledge ofnetwork protocols

 - Linux serveradministration experience

 - Experience of Agiledevelopment methods (Scrum, Kanban, DSDM)

 - Experience workingwith and implementing 3rd party APIs (eg. Facebook)

 - Front-end designflair

 - Basic Ruby on Rails


CVs to ash@big-planet.biz


Generalist C++ Programmer – Central London

Generalist C++ Programmer (console) required by well-respected, independent game studio based in central London.  Become part of a creative team working onworld leading software titles.


Required:

· Strong C++

· Object-oriented design

· Good communicator

· Team player


Preferred:

· Flexibility (programming teams are generally small so the candidates will likely be asked to work on a variety of different areas during a typical project)

· Experience in AI / Game-play and UI a plus

· Networking experience a bonus

· University degree or similar qualification


Offered:

· Opportunity to work in a friendly international team in central London

· Competitive salary plus excellent benefits


To apply please sendyour CV to jane@big-planet.biz quoting job number 2083


Frontend Web Developer - Germany

Our client is a major developer of browser MMO games basedin Germany. We seek a proven frontend web developer to join our high achievingteam. This is a fantastic opportunity to get into the highly creative, fun and boominggames industry.


Duties:


· Create and maintain websites

· Support the game design team in creating games


Required:


· HTML, CSS and JavaScript

· Ajax

· JavaScript Frameworks such as jQuery, RequireJsand more

· Experience in the development of MV*applications

· PHP

· Photoshop

· HTML

· Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager

· Linux

· Good English skills

· EU work permit


CVs to ash@big-planet.biz


Online Technology Programmer – Senior - Germany

Our client is a multi-national publisher backed studiomaking world class MMO games. We seek a proven Online Technology Programmer tojoin our already successful team.


Your tasks:


· Develop, integrate and maintain the onlinetechnology for our next client-based strategy game, as a member of our onlinetechnology team

 

Requirements:


· 6+ years of professional experience

· Excellent programming skills in C++

· Good debugging and problem solving skills

· Good communication skills and ability &desire to work as a team player

· Self-direction and motivation

· Strong ability for analyzing and extendingexisting code

· Passion for making and playing games

· EU authorised work permit

· Fluent English


Pluses:


· Experience in network programming

· Prior development of Online-Middleware (C++)


CVs to ash@big-planet.biz


IOS Programmer – Manchester – F103

Top AAA studio based in a highly desirable area of Manchester (UK) require a talented IOS Programmer to join its creative IOS team developing world famous games.

Requirements:

· Passionate about games and programming

· Proven experience with published games

· Degree in Computer Science or similar (2.i or above) or equivalent experience

· Excellent C/Objective and C/C++ skills

· Experience developing across a range of platforms including iPhone/iPad

· A positive can do attitude


We offer:

· Competitive salary plus range of benefits

· Very good discretionary bonus scheme

To apply please send your CV to jane@big-planet.biz quoting job number F103


Senior Graphics Programmer – UK – H1003


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

Skill and experience required:

· 5+ years GI experience

· 2+ years experience in senior graphics programming role for PC

· DirectX11, Xbox 360 and/or PS3

· 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


Weoffer:

· Competitive salary plus benefits and the opportunity to work for oneof Europes leading and largest independent studios in a fabulous city

To apply send your CVto jane@big-planet.biz quoting job number H1003


(Senior) Gameplay Programmer – East Europe - K1002

Gameplay Programmer with a penchant for RPG’s requiredby respected eastern European studio. 


Responsibilities:

·  Prototyping and coding gameplay features

·  Taking part in the design process of the gameplay

·  Creating base gameplay system and tools for the gameplay designers to extend

·  Ensuring that game scripts are well designed, and are optimal in terms of CPU and memory consumption


Required skills & experience:

·  Strong C++

·  Familiarity with the Visual Studio environment

·  Knowledge of game engine architecture

·  Experience in creating gameplay mechanisms

·  Good English

· Experience with RPGs very welcome


Requirement for Senior Level:

·  5+ years GI experience

·  AAA games titles experience (at least one published title)

·  Vast experience in creating Gameplay features for AAA game titles


We offer:

·  Modern studio, cutting-edge technologies

·  Competitive salary plus bonuses and benefits

·  An exciting chance to work on one of the most acclaimed role-playing games.

·  Full relocation package offered


To apply please send your CV to jane@big-planet.biz quoting job numberK1002


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