Programming Vacancies

Remote Senior Backend Programmer F2P Games UK - REP 2338

You love to be the expert and idea generator of your domain. You enjoy diving in and investigating code libraries, scripting languages, and game engine technologies. Your game development experience combined with your innately curious nature will help to evolve the way these games are developed and enjoyed. You will want to maintain what is working well while thinking ahead to enhance and improve its backend services.  This role is fully remote and open to people working in the UK, Europe and India.

If you’re a senior level backend server programmer with a deep understanding of programming principles – and happy to work for a F2P mobile start up – we would love to hear from you. If you’re already have 2+ years working in Python, you’ll be ahead of the game.

What will you do?

    • Developing a deep and nuanced understanding of the existing game server/engine and its unique interplay with other departments.
    • Back end programming defining new tasks as well as completing scheduled
    • Work closely with the TD to plan and develop and be responsible for highly scalable backend solutions
    • Implement, deploy and maintain highly-scalable backends for purchases in multiplayer games
    • Implement CI/CD solutions
    • Researching, innovating and developing new game related technology.
    • Applying the best of your experience working with custom game engines and/or modifying industry standard game engines (Unity) for multiplayers to proactively make our game technology faster, leaner and easier to maintain.
    • Leading collaborative technical discussions with team members to identify the best solutions to defined challenges.
    • Contributing to overall project strategy by putting forward ideas and providing honest and helpful perspectives on the ideas of others.

What skills do you need?

    • 4+ years back end programming experience in games
    • Fluent in communicating and innovating solutions to complex problems in a legacy technology stack you enjoy optimizing for performance.
    • 2+ years Python
    • Knowledgeable and appreciative of old-school and modern development practices, with
    • 2+ years AWS, Azure or GCP
    • Experience evaluating and recommending custom versus off-the-shelf solutions.
    • Building APIs
    • Ops e.g. Jenkins, Git, Microservices architecture, CI/CD, Container Management
    • Degree-level fluency in programming principles, such that you are not at all concerned about learning and adapting to potentially new programming and scripting languages
    • Able to develop backend systems for multiple platforms, including PC, Mac OS, Linux, iOS and Android.
    • Experience with high traffic and distributed systems architectures
    • Databased e.g. SQL (PostgreSQL) and NoSQL (DynamoDB)
    • An understanding and appreciation of test-driven development and data oriented

Personal Characteristics:

    • Happy to work at a start up and help build the programming team
    • You will want to explore and understand how existing technologies may serve the game and be passionate about creating new features and enhancing/shaping the current backend systems.
    • Big picture thinker – the existing technologies you will be working with are deeply tied into the workflow of other departments on the game. You will want to understand and collaborate with other teams as well as your own to balance needs.
    • Strong influencing skills – you will bring a wealth of knowledge and new perspectives to this role and so you will need to be able to help others understand the benefits and possible challenges that come with implementing the solutions you present.
    • Mentoring and supporting other team members to achieve their best work.
    • Building strong working relationships with team members across disciplines and the company.

Company Benefits:

  • Remote working
  • Excellent renumeration
  • Great holiday allowance


Feel like you fit this role, but don’t meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application!

Pls forward a cover letter along with your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2338.

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C++ Physics Programmer Racing Games UK - REF 2328

We are working with a racing studio based in Birmingham, England looking for a C++ Physics Programmer.  Physics programmers create software that forms the basis of crashes, collisions and other things that move. ... Physics programmers write the code, based on the laws of physics, to make this happen. It requires high-level knowledge of both physics and programming. For this role you should:

  • Have a First Class or 2.1 in Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Game Development or related Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • Excellent C++
  • Completed a game project
  • Understanding of computer architecture
  • Write, optimize & maintain bug free code
  • Use of profiling tools
  • Cross platform experience incl. console
  • Understanding of kinematics, body dynamics and collision detection
  • Project methodologies e.g. SCRUM or Agile
  • An interest in vehicle dynamics, friction modelling, dynamics solvers
  • 1+ years’ experience in a similar role in the games industry


Great bonus, relocation, competitive pay, good work-life balance, central city location with state of the art office…


To apply pls send your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2328.

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C++ AI Programmer AAA Games SE England - REF 2336

We are looking for a talented C++ AI Programmer to join our team on our pillar combat games franchise at our studio based in the South East of England. Reporting to the Technical Director, you will be work collaboratively with a diverse group of programmers, designers, and QA technicians to create efficient and effective AI solutions. This will involve tackling the complex challenges presented in simulation, and so to help deliver a challenging, immerse and fun gameplay experience to our players.

Key Responsibilities

As an AI Programmer you will help develop code for behavioural elements of the AI systems.

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Collaborate with the design team to help define project requirements
  • Help support existing AI systems through incremental improvement, feature updates and debugging
  • Create new AI systems in response to project requirements
  • Familiarise yourself with the sizeable codebase as well as contributing to a roadmap of future AI systems evolution
  • Participate in code reviews and create and maintain relevant documentation
  • Engage in ongoing learning and skill sharing.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Essential Good C++ programming skills and knowledge of more recent language features
  • Previous development experience Interest in AI and games
  • Strong academic background in a numeric discipline or relevant prior development experience
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative, diverse and multi-disciplinary environment
  • An ability to focus on working independently when needed
  • Creative problem solving


  • Experience developing AI or related systems in games, research or other settings
  • Experience in game development
  • Broad gaming experience and a sense for good game design
  • Unreal engine experience
  •  Console games experience


  • Good holiday allowance, no crunch, relocation allowance, pension, bonus and medical


  To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2336.

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C# or C++ Tools Programmer AAA UK - REF 385

A tools programmer is someone whose sole purpose is to help others make better games. As a tools programmer, you almost never work directly on a game. Instead, you work on internal tools that help artists and designers get their art and ideas into the game as quickly and effortlessly as possible. 

This is a unique opportunity to work on pillar AAA titles including different genres of games on consoles and PC.

We’re looking for a Tools Programmer passionate about developing a world-class, AAA game engine and development tools. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and be able to design and implement new engine features and pipeline tools with little to no direction. You will make a direct impact on the productivity of others by developing user-facing tools for our in house game engine.

What will you do?

  • Working closely with the Tools team members to create and implement new engine features
  • Working with the artists and designers on building content creation tools
  • Improving existing features in the engine editor
  • Investigating and fixing bugs to improve the overall editor experience
  • Write scripts and plug-ins

What skills do you need?

  • 2+ years of C# or C++ programming for a game studio
  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science or 3+ years of relevant training
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to create, refactor and maintain code
  • 2+ years experience working in the games industry is desirable
  • A shipped AAA game title or multiple shipped small-scale games a bonus
  • Experience writing shaders
  • Experience using middleware SDK


World class studio, great perks incl. pension, medical, dental, bonus, excellent holiday allowance…


To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 385.

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C++ Senior UI Programmer Games UK - REF 1930

We are a team of experienced, quality driven video game lovers and creators of the finest large scale RPG game. We are a team of over developers based in Leamington Spa with an international team hailing from all over the world. 

What is your role?

  • We are looking for a Senior UI Programmer for a permanent position, to contribute to our upcoming titles, under the supervision of the Lead UI Programmer. Your tasks will be to: 
  • Collaborate with our game and interface designers and artists to assess the UI solution for a feature 
  • Develop and maintain high-quality and functional graphical user interfaces 

What skills do you need?

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent game development experience 
  • 5+ years of experience in video game industry including 2+ years in a similar or relevant position in UI 
  • Excellent C++ ability and software architecture skills
  • Experience with UI or a similar framework 
  • Passion for accessibility and polished interfaces 
  • Assess the aesthetic and ergonomic implications of proposed UI designs and form a critical judgement if necessary 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Excellent ability to work effectively within a team and interact with a large variety of profiles (game designers, producers…) 
  • Strong communication skills to be able to interact and work effectively with various technical and artistic teammates 
  • Fluent English


World class studio, great perks incl. pension, medical, dental, bonus…


To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1930.

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Senior C++ Audio Programmer Games UK - REF 2335

This AAA studio based in the UK is looking for a C++ Senior Audio Programmer, someone with a strong interest in audio processing and a passion for creating an awesome audio experience. You should be comfortable working with both programmers and audio content creators, as you will be working closely with both teams.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following:

What skills do you need?

  • Own the audio technology pipeline and custom audio tool set for our game.
  • Develop implementation plans and time estimates for tasks.
  • Work with the content team to meet project requirements within performance and memory budgets.
  • Collaborate tightly with audio designers to gather requirements, architect, and deliver high-quality features and tools.
  • Adhere to team coding standards and best practices.
  • Audio programming education or experience.
  • 5+ years of professional programming experience.
  • Strong game programming background (C++, 3D math, optimization, multithreading).
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently and efficiently under deadlines.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Good ear for professional grade audio: you know how to spot flaws, shortcomings and opportunities for improvement.


  • Familiarity with C#.
  • DSP and 3D audio programming experience.
  • Experience with middleware solutions such as Wwise.
  • Experience programming on game consoles.


Excellent job security, fantastic bonuses, competitive pay…


Pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2335.

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C++ Senior Animation Programmer RPG Studio UK - REF 2334

As a Senior Animation Programmer, you will be responsible for making our open world RPG title  look visually dynamic and immersive, ensuring we stay on the cutting edge, and remain market leaders in our genre. In this role you will be instrumental in defining how the animation systems are developed moving forward in our internally developed engine. You will have the opportunity to research and develop new animation techniques that will allow creative assembly to be at the forefront of the industry.  This role is for our main studio based in the Midlands, England.

What does our role entail?

You will be developing our existing animation technology and researching and implementing new technologies to push the boundaries of what can be achieve with large scale animation. You will work closely with the designers and animators to implement compelling gameplay interactions, such as combat. You will take ownership of our animation system and work with our technical animation team to drive longer-term technology and improve the workflows of our animators.

  • Experience architecting and developing animation systems in a released AAA title or similar on console
  • Excellent C++ programming skillset
  • Very strong mathematical and analytical ability
  • Good communication skills to enable effective collaboration with programmers, designers, artists, animators and production staff.
  • An interest in recent developments in the area of animation
  • Strong academic background with a 2:1 degree or higher (or equivalent) in a relevant technical field such as computer science, software engineering, mathematics or physics.
  • Keen player of games, ideally RPG.


  • Bespoke and funded relocation package for you and your dependents, with support throughout the process from our dedicated onboarding specialists
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity, private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Annual bonus


To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2334.

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C++ Lead Programmer Live Games UK - REF 1679

This AAA games studio is looking for a C++ Lead Programmer to work on their live racing games including features and gameplay.  This role is based in our studio in Leamington Spa

  • Around 7+ years of experience in game programming
  • Experience managing a team of game programmers
  • Proficiency in C++ and other programming languages commonly used in game production
  • A degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering (or related training)
  • Impeccable strategic leadership and communication skills
  • The ability to remain calm when facing challenging situations (you know that there is always a solution)
  • A deep understanding of video game production with an ease to see the perspectives of other game production disciplines
  • Make recommendations on behalf of the live project, keep functionality and gameplay to a maximum
  • Live Ops experience


Great tech and studio, excellent compensation, AAA, no crunch


To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1679.

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Remote or Onsite Senior C++ Network Gameplay Programmer AAA UK - REF 2

This racing studio, one of the most respected in the games industry is looking for a Senior C++ Network Gameplay Engineer.  This role can be onsite in the Midlands or remote.

The Story

We’ve harnessed our in house C++ engine and built a suite of powerful, world-class systems on top of it. Now we need you to help us take this further.

You’ll be engineering brand new features, from basic prototypes through to robust, reusable systems that underpin all of our upcoming games. You’ll also be crafting realistic and expressive characters, innovative game mechanics and smooth, responsive control systems for our stable of AAA projects.

In other words you’ll be playing a key role in developing our future games.

What skills do you need?

  • Expert in C++ - you’ve worked with C++, and have contributed to shipped games on PC, console or mobile.
  • Understanding of network coding for multiplayer games. Managing the state of each game object and providing a smooth, glitch-free experience to all clients.
  • Great Communicator - you can talk about your work. You’ll be as comfortable specifying a task with designers and collaborating on a shared codebase with engineers as you are taking feedback from directors and producers.
  • Practical - sometimes a rapid prototype is needed to quickly test an idea. Other times a mission-critical system needs detailed planning and consultation. You have an instinct for what level of engineering is needed, and you can work efficiently at any level.
  • Passion for Games - you’ve probably been playing games forever. You understand an engaging player experience and are confident reproducing it in code.
  • Experience shipping games on console or PC. Detailed knowledge of SDK and technical requirements of Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One or high-end Windows PC.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Game Development or similar
  • C# and/or web programming experience is beneficial to this role but not mandatory
  • Version control software
  • Client server experience

You also need to be:

  • Flexible and open-minded
  • Determined and self-motivated
  • Prepared to rise to a challenge
  • Always striving for quality
  • Creative and innovative


Bonus, career progression, no crunch, great work life balance


To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2327.

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Senior C++ Programmer Games UK - REF 2329

This well-established racing studio is looking for a Senior C++ Programmer to work on one of their pillar titles.  You need to be both manager and doer for this role.

What will you do?

  • Lead a programming team
  • Mentor and train junior programmer
  • Write, maintain, optimise, bug free code in C++
  • Establish all relevant coding procedures
  • Provide feedback to members of your team incl. evaluations,
  • Scheduling of sprints and milestones, time management of project
  • Identifying risks and solutions to bottlenecks

What skills do you need?

  • 5+ years games industry experience in a similar role
  • 1+ published title with full production lifecycle experience
  • Excellent C++ coding skills
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Maths, Physics, Computer Science, Game Development or related field


  • Bonus scheme, great pension, state of the art office, no crunch, good work life balance


To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2329.

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C# or C++ Assistant Lead Tools Programmer Games UK - REF 2321

We are working with a AAA games studio based in the Midlands looking for a C# or C++ Assistant Lead Tools Programmer for their pillar RPG title.  This role would suit a Senior Tools Programmer looking to make it to the next level, someone who enjoy managing people and leading by example.  This role is offered to international candidates and is based on site.

What skills do you need for this role?

  • Solid managements skills incl. planning, milestones, deliverable, sprints, deadlines, deliverables
  • Good communicator
  • 7+ years tools experience
  • 2+ released titles credited as senior with end to end development lifecycle experience
  • Knowledge of latest tools and technology and where applicable applying it in house to increase efficiency
  • AAA experience preferred but not required
  • Excellent C# and/or C++


Competitive salary, bonus scheme, excellent relocation and healthcare package, AAA game…


To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2321.

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Remote or Onsite Senior DevOps Programmer England - REF 2322

We are working with one of the largest game studios in Europe.  Their leading racing studio based in the Midlands, England is looking for a Senior DevOps Programmer to work on their live ops and dedicated racing platform as such you will be handling large amounts of data and player statistics. Your role is to ensure the studio utilizes the best approach to maintaining and optimising functions in live games.

What skills do you need?

  • MongoDB and SQL
  • Relevant software development and updates, testing, bug fixing and deployment
  • Ensure fast deployment of new features and minimal lag time to enact user feedback
  • Automation
  • Build and Release experience
  • Understanding of CyberSecurity and issues to maintain safety protocols
  • CI/CD tools and knowledge of pipeline
  • Live Ops and live data experience
  • Large scale system experience
  • Project methodologies e.g. Agile, SCRUM…
  • 5+ years minimum experience as Dev Ops Programmer
  • Mentoring and training experience nice to have
  • Games experience is beneficial but not required for this role
  • Open Source tech and Cloud Services knowledge
  • Passion for games

This position is open to candidates worldwide.  The studio will consider remote, part remote in the UK and full time onsite for this role.


Excellent renumeration, relocation package, flexible hours, bonus, private healthcare…


To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2322.

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Remote C# .NET Programmer Games Denmark - REF 1460

This well-established indie game studio based in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark is looking for a C# .NET Programmer with Unity skills to work on their pillar titles for PC and console.  This role is offered onsite or remote.

What will you do?

  • Write, maintain, optimized bug free code in C#
  • Act as software engineer and be responsible for generalist and game features, UI, networking…
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team

What skills do you need?

  • C# .NET Framework
  • Unity
  • Experience on multiple platforms preferred
  • Games experience
  • English


Excellent renumeration package, relocation, remote working, no crunch, central city location…


To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1460.

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C++ Game Systems Programmer Cheshire England - 2320

This relatively new game studio based in Cheshire is part of a well established group of studios based primarily in the UK.  We are looking for a C++ game systems programmer with tech expertise.

What will you do?

  • Create and refactor game systems at a number of levels from production use to player-facing code
  • Maintain and improving our custom game flow logic systems
  • Working closely with other disciplines to achieve the highest quality player experience possible
  • C++ programmer
  • 5+ years’ experience working in games in a similar role

What skills do you need?

  • Knowledge of game engines, platforms and relevant tech
  • Maths, algorithms, problem solving…
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Graphics, Maths, Physics, Game Development or similar


Competitive pay, bonus, relocation package, great pension and medical, latest tech and nice work environment.


To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2320.

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Remote or Onsite Server Programmer GaaS Midlands, England - REF 2319

This AAA racing studio based in the Midlands is looking for a Server Programmer with C++/C#/Java to work on their live games as a service. Games industry experience is nice to have but not essential.  This role is offered remote or part remote in the UK.

What skills do you need?

  • C++/C#/Java
  • SQL
  • REST APIs and SDK implementation
  • MongoDB and Cloud Services e.g. Azure, AWS and GCP
  • Large scale Data environment experience
  • Scale up segmentation as needed
  • Work alongside the analytics team to design and develop data models to optimize their games
  • Analyse and modify programming systems including encoding, testing, debugging and installing to support an organization's client/server software applications
  • Create server dev tools
  • Work with studios, IT and key stakeholders to ensure data flow is optimal and to design
  • Review new tech and implement if beneficial
  • Live ops experience


Competitive pay and relocation package, private healthcare and dental, bonus, gym…


Pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2319.

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UE4 Build Programmer AAA Games Germany - REF 2313

We are working with a AAA studio based in Berlin looking for a Build Programmer to join their growing DevOps team to work on multiple pillar titles.  For this position you will need to have experience with UE4.

What will you do?

  • Work on build and automation pipelines on multiple platforms
  • Ensure stability and performance
  • Maintain CI/CD pipeline
  • Create tools to aid in development

What skills do you need?

  • 3+ years programming experience on one or more of the following languages C#, C/C++, python, go and/or powershell
  • Ideally UE4 build and automation experience
  • Perforce or similar
  • Teamcity and DSL/Kotlin or similar
  • Knowledge of CI systems
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Game Development or related field
  • Games experience
  • English speaking


No crunch, great relocation package, competitive pay and pension as well as central city location.


Pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2313.

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C++ Programmer Games North of England Ref 2233

This well-known outsourcing studio based in Yorkshire is looking for a C++ Programmer to work on their AAA projects and own IPs.

What will you do?

· Write, optimise, create bug free code on multiple platforms

· Work in C++

· Implement gameplay and UI features

· Be able to work in a dev team environment

What skills do you need?

· At least one released title on any platform using a game engine (Unity, inhouse, Unreal, CryEngine...)

· 3d math and algorithms knowledge

· Development lifecycle experience from end to end

· Source control (e.g. git)

· 2+ years games industry experience in a similar role

· Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Game Development or similar


· Great location and relocation package, no crunch, competitive pay...


To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2233.

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Remote or Onsite Technical Director Games UK Ref 2309

This AAA Racing studio based in Cheshire is looking for a Technical Director to steer their team on a pillar franchise.  This role would suit a lead programmer hoping to reach the next level or a seasoned TD wanting to work in this exciting genre.

What skills do I need?

· Leading skills of large teams

· Mentoring, training and evaluating programmers

· Able to identify best method and tech

· Multidiscipline team experience

· Multiple titles under your belt as lead programmer with full development lifecycle experience

· Solid C++

· Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Game Development, Physics, Maths or related field

· 7+  years’ in the games industry in a similar role

· A people manager with great coding skills


We offer flexitime, bonus, relocation allowance, no crunch, competitive pay and much more.


To apply pls forward your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2309.

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Lead Rendering Engineer AAA Games, SE England - Ref 2307

We are working with a AAA game studio in London looking for a Lead Rendering Engineer to work on their multiplayer titles.

What will you do?

· Mentor, train, and evaluate a team of rendering and graphics developers

· Communicate ideas across teams

· Be responsible for architecture design and adding large scale graphics features

What skills do you need?

· Excellent C++

· 3D maths and multithreading

· Full development lifecycle experience (from design of graphics to launch) and experience as a lead on 1+ title/s

· Modern engine experience (can be in-house, Unreal or similar)

· Console experience preferred

· Low-level engine systems

· Profiling and optimising code

· Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science,Maths or Physics or related field

· 5+ years working in the games industry in asimilar role


Great studio location, bonus scheme, relocation package, pension, private healthcare


Please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting job reference 2307.

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Lead Programmer AAA Games Studio Southern Germany - REF 2279

This well-established game studio in the South of Germany is looking for a lead C++ programmer is ultimately in charge of all programming for the game. It is their job to make sure the various submodules of the game are being implemented properly and to keep track of development from a programming standpoint. This role is onsite and open to international candidates.

You will oversee:

· A group of programmers incl. coaching, mentoring, and recruitment

· Responsible for all documentation, tasks, tools, researching and implementing best practice, etc

· Be an exceptional C++ coder incl. optimisation

· Have 2+ released console titles under your belt with full development lifecycle experience

· Be both hands-on and managerial

· Unreal experience a bonus

· Maths, physics, algorithms

· English speaker

· Report to the TD and be in charge of other team leads

· Other programming expertise incl. rendering techniques, gameplay, tech programming, profilers…


This is an exceptional opportunity to work on leading IPs with great benefits, relocation, bonus, and competitive salary to match.


Please email me your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference2279.

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Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Remote/Germany – REF 2290

A Remote/German-based games developer currently looking for an experienced and passionate Chief Technology Officer to help build a games platform and create games for a whole new audience.

Our client is a revolutionary game developer changing the user experience of financial services through the power of video games. You will help by joining their C-Suite executive team in leading and steering their technological vision and strategy.

As the CTO, you will report directly to the CEO and be a strategic partner to your peers in the C-Suite team. You will also be a key contributor to the company’s strategy and shall work with stakeholders to fulfill company goals. Furthermore, you will create and lead technology and engineering teams playing a vital role in the development and running of the organisation and its future.

It is important to know our client’s technology stack which is built to create scalable services that allow for growth in correlation with the business. This includes Java, Spring Boot, Angular, PostgreSQL, Rest, Swagger, Kubernetes, Terraform, Docker, Tableau, and many others.

Role Responsibilities 

· Be responsible for the organisational design, recruitment, and scaling of all technology and engineering teams, processes, and working methodology at a global scale

· Develop and refine technical aspects of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals

· Ensuring that technological resources meet the company’s short and long-term needs

· Represent the company in presentations to existing and prospective investors and business customers including their board members

· Ensuring all technology practices adhere to regulatory standards

· Making executive decisions on behalf of the company’s technological requirements and strategy

· Be a role model and mentor to team members

· Be responsible for budgets and delivery timelines

Job Requirements

· Bachelor’s degree or above in computer science, software engineering, or another comparable discipline.

· At least 10 years working experience in technological roles and at least 3 years of working experience as a CTO or other similar positions leading cross-functional teams in an entrepreneurial environment

· Strong understanding of start-up lifecycle, start-up financing, and start-up organizational behavior

· Excellent English written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills

· Strong leadership and organisational abilities

· Proven track record in designing and creating cloud-based SaaS solutions, platforms, REST APIs, web applications, and mobile applications

· Advanced technological skillset and demonstrated history with technology

· Understanding of budgets and business-planning

· Ability to conduct technological analyses and research

Extra Skills that would be beneficial

· Experience with game development engines such as Unity, Unreal… etc

· Experience in building game platforms and development SDKs

· Previous experience in the FinTech Industry

· Knowledge and experience with big data, machine learning, and AI technologies


· Compensation Package consisting of a high base salary, annual incentives, and stock options, rewarding heavily on entrepreneurship and results

· State of the art technical equipment consisting of a laptop and accessories such as external monitor, mouse, etc, if required

· A remote-first company headquartered in Munich, Germany that gives its employees the possibility to work from everywhere

· Generous holiday allowance 

· An amazing entrepreneurial team working environment celebrating good ideas, continuous improvement, and taking risks


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing company building something completely new and unique. If that sounds of interest to you, please e-mail your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2290

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

Server Lead Programmer AAA Games Studio London, UK - Ref 2288

Our client is an award-winning studio in central London looking for a Server Lead Programmer to join and be responsible for enhancing and developing online backend systems for their AAA games.

The ideal candidate has experience with functional requirements of online services from the perspective of real-time/game applications, working with/architecting scalable compute clusters. The position involves working across disciplinary groups, including interacting with game design and programming teams.


Your responsibilities will include:

·  Developing reliable and high-performance online services for our games 

·  Making key decisions on server side architecture

·  Providing advice to the rest of the team on server-side issues

·  Building and managing a small server-side team of programmers

·  Planning and organising tasks, to deliver features to a schedule

·   Working with the other Leads to coordinate tasks and technical implementation, based on the current roadmap. This will include working with other disciplines such as Design and QA

·  As a senior team member, you’ll help mentor junior team members and plan their skills development

·  Creating and maintaining technical documentation as required

Required Experience and Skills

·  Professional Game Programming Experience (at least 4 years) including 1 or more shipped games

·  Proven ability to organise and coordinate a small team of programmers

·  Working knowledge of C++, NodeJS, SQL/NoSQLDocker, and orchestration software such as Marathon or Kubernetes

·  Experience with designing around databases

·  Excellent Communication and Writing Skills

·  Conceptual grasp of user-generated content, persistent environments, large, simulated worlds


·  For cycling fans our Cycle to Work Scheme enables employees to save money and spread the cost of a new bike.

·  To support our team’s wellbeing we offer an Eyecare scheme, Employee Assistance Programme (which includes mental health support) and trained Mental Health First Aiders. We offer a generous family policy including 8 weeks fully paid paternity leave and 6 months fully paid maternity leave.

·  Great central London office location near several excellent food markets and lots of great pubs and restaurants. The office also comes equipped with free fruit and refreshments, an arcade machine, and football table


Please email me your CV as a Word document along with your updated URL portfolio to bonnie@big-planet.biz, quoting reference 2288

We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR complaint.

C# Unity Programmer Mobile Games SE England - Ref 2282

This well-known mobile games studio in the SE of England is looking for a mid-level Unity programmer to work on their pillar titles. 

You will:

  • Implement features, gameplay
  • Write, maintain, optimise and debug code
  • C# and Unity proficient
  • Have 2+ years games industry experience in a similar role
  • 1 title under your belt on any platform
  • Able to work in multidisciplinary teams
  • Be trained by more senior members of the programming team
  • Create tools to make the games better
  • Have a good knowledge of design patterns
  • Have skills in another programming area such as UI, tools, graphics, gameplay, multiplayer…
  • Excellent English


Great pay scale, private medical, relocation package, life insurance, chef onsite…


To apply please send your CV to  bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2282. 

We are an equal opps recruitment agency and are GDPR compliant.

C# .NET Senior Programmer Mobile Games London - Ref 2278

This established mobile games studio creates chart-topping sports titles. We are looking for a C#.NET Senior Programmer for our London studio. As this is a senior position you will need a minimum of 5 years' experience.

What skills do you need?

· OOP knowledge and understanding

· Developing new games and interactive features

· Reporting on progress of deliverables with Product Owners and Head of Engineering

· Produce clean, modular, and maintainable code

· Working with the programming team to design, develop and deliver the agreed functionality using an agile framework

· Lead feature development, including the technical design, programming, and testing of complex features and potential impacts

· Proficiency in other programming areas including Cloud, backend, and tools

· Mentor and train junior members of the programming team

· Passionate about making great games

· Fluent English

· A Degree in Computer Science, Games Development or related field

· Unity experience is desirable


Flexible work hours, private medical and dental, life insurance, pension, bonus, central city location, and much more…

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2278.

Remote Senior C++ Engine Programmer AAA Games UK - Ref 2277

This well-established AAA games studio with a history of working on world-class projects is currently looking for an accomplished and self-motivated Senior C++ Engine Programmer to join their team on an unannounced AAA game. The Senior Engine Programmer is responsible for designing, developing, testing, and implementing systems with a focus on Engine and Platform-specific code, and is happy to turn their hand to any task required. This position is offered fully remote or onsite in our head office in the South of the UK.

What will you do?

• Designs, develops, writes, tests, and implements systems with a focus on Engine and Platform-specific code

• Works with designers, artists, and other personnel involved in the development process as required to create the highest possible quality product.

• Helps to develop technical design specifications and is able to implement them. 

• Estimates own tasks and delivers high-quality code to that schedule.

• Mentors code team passing on experience and expertise, and leads by example.

• Performs code reviews with the team to ensure code quality.

What skills do you need?

·  Proficient in C/C++Professional experience working in the video games industry as engine programmer on real-time graphics

·  Experience in console, PC or mobile programming

·  Worked on at least 1shipped game

·  GPU architecture

·  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including with team members outside of the code team

·  Ability to manage time and workload effectively including planning, organising and prioritising in conjunction with the code team.

·  Writes clear, debuggable, maintainable and performance targeted code

·  Able to design and create complex systems from start to finish, formulating and realising creative solutions to novel problems

·  Able to break down and structure tasks to meet deadlines efficiently. A professional ‘can do’ attitude and a strong team player

·  Mentoring and coaching less experienced programmers

·  Excellent bug diagnosis and debugging skills

·  Knowledge of industry-standard development practices source control, asset pipelines, issue tracking, external QA and localisation team.

·  Exposure to post-launch on-going product development and delivery a bonus

·  Worked in an Agile development environment

·  Experience with art packages and pipeline development nice to have

·  Experience with low level optimisation, shader programming, physics or mathematics

·  Understanding of cloud server and network backend systems


Please send your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference


· Private medical and dental, flexihours, freelunch and healthy snacks, relocation assistance or remote working

We are an equal opps recruitment agency and are GDPRcompliant.

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