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Programming Vacancies

C++ Software Engineer - Remote - Salary up to £112K or US$137K basic.

Our client is possibly the biggest, best, most high-profile games developer in the world, with multiple hit games development studios and a host of smash titles in their softography that are household names. You will be working for a AAA studio based out of the UK or Romania, though the role is also offered remote. Our client is looking for a C++ software engineer to take-up a 1 year engagement.  You will work in niche environments, have dedicated time for personal development as well as the potential to shape existing and create new technologies in this exciting role in games.

Responsibilities

  • Report to the Engineering Manager, within the procedural team
  • Deploy state of the art procedural tools e.g. DCC integration, mesh processing
  • Help create bigger & better games
  • Code and review code of colleagues, enhance existing and build new technologies

Requirements

  • 2+ years experience in software engineering
  • C++
  • Debugging/testing
  • Architecture/Syncing
  • Agile methodology
  • Python
  • DCC Tools/Houdini/Maya SDKs
  • Solid coding skills to industry & internal standards
  • Bachelor’s degree; computer science or similar

Benefits

  • Very Competitive salary
  • Remote working, with opportunities to travel
  • Health and other benefits package
  • Personal development - 1 week in 13 spent on personal projects on company time
  • Game accreditation
  • Great team environment
  • Good work/life balance

 
Application

Please forward your updated PDF or Word formatted CV to james@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2600.

Big Planet is an equal opportunities recruitment agency, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Data Engineer – Marketing, Estonia Ref 2595

We are working with a world leading entertainment provider with 10’s of millions of players. Based in Estonia this slots, bingo and casino publisher is looking for a hands-on Data Engineer –Marketing in Ad-Tech to join their small cross-functional agile team This role is offered onsite at their state of the art studio and is open to worldwide candidates.

What will you do?

  • Write well tested, maintainable code to meet and exceed user expectations
  • Stakeholder management & an iterative approach to developing solutions, testing and debugging on the fly. 
  • Ensure data integrity, analytics and how it might be deployed, thus ensuring users make decisions based on highly accurate data. 
  • Personal development as well as peer mentoring
  • Collaboration top and down
  • Effective communication with stakeholders and partners
  • High attention to detail within a team environment
  • Extremely organised, employing Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Be a team player
  • Produce clear and concise documentation


What skills do you need?

  • 2+ years of relevant experience 
  • Bachelors degree, Computer Science or similar
  • SQL 
  • Knowledge of BigQuery 
  • Python 
  • CI/CD & Automated testing practices. 
  • Process Orchestration e.g. Airflow
  • Docker 
  • Teamwork within Agile methodology
  • Demonstrable self-starter

Benefits

  • Pension
  • Relocation package
  • Good work life balance
  • Personal development opportunities and ability to work in a global environment
  • Work in a creative team

To apply pls forward your CV to james@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2595.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.

C# Senior Unity Mobile Games Developer Ref: 2593

We are working with an expanding mobile games studio based in Dubai looking for a C# Senior Unity Mobile Games Developer to work on their latest mobile shooter game. This role is offered fully remote and is open to worldwide candidates.

What will you do?

  • Lead the Unity Development team
  • Follow best practices in Agile methodologies to industry and internal standards
  • Respond to customer feedback on latest iterations
  • Work closely with artists, game designers, developers, producers to deliver amazing player experiences
  • Write stable code to industry standards, testing & debugging
  • Strong comms with stakeholders, mentoring juniors
  • Architectural guidance, code review, document processes ensuring best practice

What skills do you need?

  • 8+ years experience with Unity 3D
  • Effective team management; coach, train, lead
  • C#, OO
  • JIRA
  • Debugging
  • Agile/Scrum
  • Unity, iOS and Android
  • Unity scene management, prefabs and script execution
  • Shipped 2+ games titles
  • Game profiling and optimisation experience
  • Bachelors degree in computer science, software development or similar

Benefits

  • Pension
  • Relocation package
  • Good work/life balance
  • Personal development opportunities and ability to work in a global environment

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to ash@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2593.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.

C# Mid-Level Unity Mobile Games Developer Ref: 2590

We are working with a fast growing mobile games studio based in Dubai looking for a C# Mid-Level Unity Mobile Games Developer to work on their latest mobile shooter game. This role is offered fully remote and is open to worldwide candidates.

What will you do?

  • Lead game development, targeting mobile platforms, with Unity
  • Software testing, project management, architecture and delivery
  • Follow best practices in Agile methodologies to industry standards
  • Working closely with artists, game designers, developers, producers to create amazing player experiences
  • Write stable code to industry standards, testing & debugging
  • Strong comms / stakeholder management
  • Document processes ensuring best practice

What skills do you need?

  • 5+ years experience with Unity and Scripts
  • Unity components; UI, animations; assets management, audio – prefabs
  • Solid coding using C#, OO
  • Debugging
  • Agile/Scrum
  • Unity, iOS and Android
  • Shipped 2+ games titles
  • 2D and 3D games world knowledge
  • Solid comms
  • Bachelors degree in computer science, software development or similar

Benefits

  • Pension
  • Relocation package
  • Zero crunch
  • Personal development opportunities and ability to work in a global environment
  • Work in a creative team

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to ash@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2590.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.

C# Senior Mobile Backend Developer Ref: 2589

We are working with a fast growing mobile games studio based in Dubai looking for a C# Senior Mobile Backend Developer to work on their latest mobile shooter game. This role is offered onsite at their state of the art studio or remote and is open to worldwide candidates.

What will you do?

  • Take the Lead on tech and planning, managing end to end
  • Software testing, project management, architecture and delivery
  • Follow best practices in Agile methodologies to industry standards
  • Close work with Design team; create the environment to turn features into services
  • Coding for storage and retrieval, easily accessed for developers and gameplayers alike
  • Strong comms and stakeholder relations, a motivated team player
  • Document processes ensuring best practice

What skills do you need?

  • 8+ years experience in application development
  • Cloud, microservices experience, distributed systems etc.
  • C#
  • Debugging
  • Akka and Orleans
  • PostreSql, Azure, Cassandra, MongoDB
  • Agile/Scrum
  • Strong analytics, authoring & critical thinking
  • Virtual actor programming e.g. Nomad
  • Bachelors degree in computer science or similar

Benefits

  • Pension
  • Relocation package
  • Good work life balance
  • Personal development opportunities and ability to work in a global environment
  • Work in a creative team

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to ash@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2589.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


C++ Online Programmer Games Paris Ref: 2588

We are working with a well-respected outsourcing games studio based in Paris looking for a C++ Online Programmer to work on their latest AAA console project using Unreal engine. This role is offered onsite at the studio and open to worldwide candidates.

What will you do?

  • Designing and implementing systems and tools that support the networking needs of the game
  • Creating architecture and applications for multiplayer online features
  • Testing existing systems and propose new systems and features implementations whenever is cost-effective
  • Testing, debugging, profiling, and optimizing implementations
  • Creating design documentation according to quality standards
  • Participate in code review

What skills do you need?

  • 3+ years of experience in the production of games for consoles and PC
  • Released title under your belt for PC or console
  • C/C++
  • Experience in developing advanced server architecture and applications for online console or PC video games
  • Good understanding of client-server methodology, scalability, and security considerations
  • Good understanding of Internet and network architectures with bandwidth considerations
  • Ability to write solid, reliable, efficient code
  • Work to tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of any project management and bug tracking software
  • Strong verbal and written English
  • Open-minded team player attitude
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivated
  • Passionate about playing and making video games
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Physics, Math, Game Development or similar
  • Project methodologies e.g. JIRA, Agile, Scrum
  • Version control software e.g. Git

Bonus

  • Experience working on consoles
  • Unreal Engine 4 knowledge

Benefits

  • Pension
  • Relocation package
  • Good work life balance
  • Personal development opportunities and ability to work in a global environment
  • Work in a creative team

Application

Please email your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2588.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


C++ Senior Graphics Programmer Games Frankfurt, Germany: REF 2586

A graphics programmer writes software used for rendering, lighting, shading, and shadowing graphical elements in-game. As such you are pivotal. We are working with an exciting and expanding global studio looking for a C++ Senior Graphics Programmer to join their team.  Based out of Frankfurt, Germany, this role is offered on-site at their studio and is open to worldwide candidates.

What will you do?

  • Define the look of their next games
  • Ensure features and techniques work equally well on supported platforms
  • Improve low level systems
  • Design and implement new rendering features and systems from scratch for multiple projects, PC & consoles
  • Share tech wisdom effectively &responsibly with other members of the tech team
  • Integral to our core tech team
  • Work with the art team & bring the game’s visual design to life
  • Mentoring junior colleagues

What skills do you need?

  • 5+ years professional programming experience in games with multiple titles under your belt
  • 3 years in graphics/rendering
  • 3D Maths, C++, HLSL/GLSL, Git, SVN, Vulkan
  • Rendering
  • Debugging
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar

Benefits

  • Central office location
  • Relocation package
  • Pension
  • Good work/life balance

Application

Please email your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2586.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.

Senior C++ Audio Programmer AAA South of England: REF 2585

We are working with a AAA studio based based in South of England, looking for a Senior C++ Audio Programmer to join their team. This role is offered on-site at their studio or remote based in England. This role is open to worldwide candidates.

What will you do?

  • Work closely with Audio designers to realise creative objectives
  • Be responsible for delivery of audio solutions
  • FMOD, Wwise or similar
  • 5+ years programming experience in a similar role in the games industry with a title under your belt
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or similar

What skills do you need?

  • Strong on comms
  • Low-level C++ programming
  • Debugging
  • Game audio systems and techniques & audio processing and DSP experience
  • Solid experience of software performance characteristics, systems implementation optimised for performance

Benefits

  • Central office location
  • Relocation package
  • Pension
  • Good work/life balance

Application

Please email your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2585.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


C++ Gameplay Programmer Console Games Montreal, Canada: REF 2583

We are working with an exciting and expanding global studio looking for a C++ Gameplay Programmer to join their team.  Based out of Montreal, Canada, this role is offered on-site at their studio and is open to worldwide candidates.

What will you do?

  • Work with members of multiple disciplines to develop features that address and achieve the top-level goals of the game
  • Working effectively in open and collaborative environments
  • Project methodologies; agile, scrum and JIRA …
  • Breaking down your work into measurable and achievable tasks
  • Writing clear, maintainable and portable code
  • Solid communications both technical and non-technical

What skills do you need?

  • 2 years of professional programming experience
  • 3D Maths, C++, Qt, Git, SVN
  • Debugging
  • 2+ years’ experience in a similar position preferably in games, having shipped one title minimum
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar

Benefits

  • Central office location
  • Relocation package
  • Pension
  • Zero crunch

Application

Please email your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2583.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Golang Backend Programmer Games South of England: REF 2582

We are working with a AAA studio based based in South of England, looking for a Golang Backend Programmer to join their team. This role is offered on-site at their studio or remote based in England. This role is open to worldwide candidates.

What will you do?

  • Build web-based tooling to facilitate effective game development across the studio
  • Work closely with QA and Live teams to provide tooling capabilities
  • Own and implement technical delivery of aspects of the online tooling solutions

What skills do you need?

  • Professional experience as a Tools or Server Programmer in a game studio
  • Go-lang and C++
  • Debugging
  • Mathematics, algorithms and data structures
  • Experience with scripting languages e.g. Python
  • Server experience
  • 2+ years’ experience in a similar position preferably in games
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar

Benefits

  • Central office location
  • Relocation package
  • Pension
  • Good work/life balance

Application

Please email your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2582.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant


C/C++ Lead Tools Programmer Games South of England: REF 2581

We are working with a AAA studio based based in South of England, looking for a C/C++ Lead Tools Programmer to join their team. This role is offered on-site at their studio or remote based in England. This role is open to worldwide candidates.

What will you do?

  • Daily management of Development Tools Team
  • Work with both programmers and game designers to assess the needs for tools
  • Translate these into ergonomic, intelligible tool designs, which are consistent with the game’s vision
  • Gather feedback from the team and continuously maintain, improve and debugg tools
  • Manage and mentor the team of tools programmers

What skills do you need?

  • 7+ years professional experience working in a similar role with at least one game title as lead
  • Strong C and C++ skills with the ability to write readable/maintainable code
  • Debugging
  • Effective in assessment of where to invest and produce value across the studio
  • Professional programming experience working as a Tools programmer within games (or related)
  • Ability to research latest advances in technology in best practice
  • Scripting languages e.g. Python
  • Effective team working, strong comms and working to deadlines
  • People management experience nice to have
  • Experience leading teams working in a remote capacity a bonus

Benefits

  • Central office location
  • Excellent renumeration package plus bonus
  • Pension
  • No crunch

Application

Please email your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2581.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant


C++ Senior Tools Engineer Animation Studio, Scotland Ref: 2578

We are working with a leading animation studio based in Scotland. Looking for a senior level tools engineer to join their team. This role is offered on-site at their studio and open to people able to work in the UK.  This role can be remote based in the UK.

What will you do?

  • Create, extend and maintain tools and follow workflow pipelines
  • Work with live services team to come up with solutions to any issues
  • Write, optimize, maintain bug-free high-performance code for our large, existing, code base
  • You will take responsibility for the full development life-cycle from testing through to implementation
  • Mentoring junior members of the tools programming team

What skills do you need?

  • Strong C++ including UI
  • Bachelor’s or post-graduate degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar
  • Version control software e.g. Git
  • 3D maths
  • Ability to research latest advances in technology in best practice
  • 5+ years professional experience working in games or research and development in C++
  • Accelerating algorithms particularly using NVIDIA, CUDA … or other GPGPU method
  • Familiarity with animation packages including Maya, Max, Houdini, Blender...
  • Knowledge of Engines inc. Unreal, Unity, Vulcan...
  • Visual Studio a bonus
  • Knowledge of of the following libraries/tools: Eigen, FFMPEG, ImGui or OpenCV
  • Graphics packages e.g. DirectX, OpenGL, HLSL, GLSL a bonus
  • Scripting languages e.g. Python nice to have
  • Effective team working, strong comms and working to deadlines

Benefits

  • Central office location
  • Excellent renumeration package with bonus
  • Pension
  • Working with cutting edge tech

Application

Please email your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2578.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant


C++ Tools Programmer Animation Studio, Scotland Ref: 2579

We are working with a leading animation studio based in Scotland. Looking for a mid-level tools programmer to join their team. This role is offered on-site at their studio and open to people able to work in the UK.

What will you do?

  • Create, extend and maintain tools and follow workflow pipelines
  • Work with live services team to come up with solutions to any issues
  • Write, optimize, maintain bug-free high-performance code for our large, existing, code base

What skills do you need?

  • C++
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Game Development or similar
  • Version control software e.g. Git
  • 3D mathematics 
  • Ability to research latest advances in technology in best practice
  • 1+ years professional experience working in games or research and development in C++
  • Familiarity with animation packages including Maya, Max, Houdini, Blender...
  • Knowledge of Engines inc. Unreal, Unity, Vulcan...
  • Graphics packages e.g. DirectX, OpenGL, HLSL, GLSL a bonus
  •  Scripting languages e.g. Python nice to have

Benefits

  • Central office location
  • Excellent renumeration package
  • Pension
  • Working with cutting edge tech

Application

Please email your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2579.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant


Lead C++ Unreal Programmer Combat Games Central Europe REF 2575

We are working with a growing independent game studio based in Slovenia looking for a Lead C++ Unreal Programmer to work on their latest combat game for console.  This role is offered onsite to candidates worldwide.

What will you do?

  • Be responsible for guiding, mentoring programming team members to develop their next title for console 
  • Lead a programming team at a technical and management level incl. generating pipelines, establish code guidelines/structure and budgets
  • Determine the tech needs for the team
  • Balance staying on top of the tech
  • Establish clear coding best practices and lead regular code reviews
  • Coordinate, train and build a cohesive programming unit
  • Ensure strong technical documentation according to quality standards
  • Work with the production, programming, design and art leads to create task and schedule estimates for programming team and track development efforts
  • Constant review of game and development processes and identify areas that need improvement

What skills do you need?

  • 5+ yrs. experience in the game industry or similar
  • Expert in Unreal and C++ 
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Game Development or similar
  • Strong understanding of multithreaded/parallel programming.
  • 1 - 3 years’ experience with cross platform development as a Senior Programmer or Lead Programmer with 2+ published title for PC or console under your belt
  • Experience in 2+ aspects of game technology development e.g. audio, 3D, animation, gameplay, UI, network, tools…
  • Work independently and excellent English written and verbal communication
  • Ability to collaborate and work well other disciplines
  • Experience using one or more commercial game engines
  • Knowledgeable in refactoring and optimization when they are appropriate
  • Excellent code review skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English both written and spoken

Benefits

Profit share, relocation package, excellent renumeration, city centre location, hybrid remote/onsite work option…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2575.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Unreal C++ Programmer Console Games Central Europe REF 2574

This independent game studio based in Ljubljana, the cultural heart of Slovenia, is looking for a Unreal Programmer to work on their upcoming combat console title.  This roleis offer onsite to EU candidates.

What will you do?

· Work with a team of highly skilled programmersin an interesting and challenging PC/console project using Unreal Engine

· Implementing gameplay features, UI, and platform specific features

· Liaising with other team members to schedule and complete tasks to a high quality

· Write, optimise, maintain, implement, test, bug free code

What skills do you need?

· Unreal Engine

· C++

· Excellent English

· Use of most up to date technology for best practice

· Able to work independently

· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Game Development or similar

· 2+ years games industry experience in a similar role with a published title under your belt

Benefits

· Flexitime, profit share, relocation package, central city centre office location…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference2574.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Senior C++ Programmer Mobile Games Spain REF 2024

This well-known mobile game studio based in Barcelona, Spain is looking for a Senior C++ Programmer to join their team working on a hit title.  This role is offered onsite and open to candidates from the EU.

What will you do?

  • Work in a multidisciplinary team of Product, Designers, QA and Programmers in C++
  • Be responsible for feature development and gameplay
  • Work on full production lifecycle of the game incl. concepting, testing, prototyping, design, release…
  • Use Agile project methodology
  • Work with existing code base, bug fix and implement new code
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Game Development or similar
  • 3+ years’ experience in the games industry in a similar role

What skills do you need?

  • English speaking
  • Solid C++
  • Cross platform or mobile games experience is nice to have
  • Understanding of backend and DevOps

Benefits

State of the art studio, great work-life balance, relocation assistance, pension…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2024.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.



DevOps Programmer Games Remote UK Ref 2554

A DevOps engineer introduces processes, tools, and methodologies to balance needs throughout the software development life cycle, from coding and deployment to maintenance and updates. You will be working on the server and backend infrastructure programming teams of a well-known game studio based in the South of England.  This role can be offered remote in the UK.

What will you do?

·  CI/CD processes

·  Design, maintain and deploy the server

·  Act as a DevOps problem solver

·  2+ years professional experience in a similar role

·  AWS, K8, Docker, Linux, Windows…

·  Systems admin incl. logging, alerting and monitoring

·  Python or Golang

·  Debugging skills

·  Version Control Software Experience a bonus

Benefits

Remote working, bonus, private pension and medical, no crunch…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2554.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Remote Unity Programmer VR Games England REF 2551

We are working with a VR studio based in the North West of England looking for Unity programmers to work on our different game platforms.  This role is offered remote for UK and EU nationals. We're looking for a candidate with proven experience releasing commercial video game products on Steam, console or VR headset platforms, where play is the primary factor. We're recruiting for our videogames department.

What skills do you need?

  • Write, optimize, bug free code in C#
  • Unity
  • Mobile, VR or video games programming experience a bonus
  • 3+ years’ experience working in video games or professional experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Game Development or similar
  • Working to deadline and independently
  • CI/CD and tools pipeline knowledge
  • Version control software e.g. Git
  • One published title under your belt 
  • Prototyping and technical documentation
  • Understanding of design patterns 
  • Excellent English
  • Full development lifecycle experience
  • Project methodologies e.g. JIRA, Scrum…

Benefits

Remote working, state of the art tech, pension…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2551.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Data Engineer Mobile Games Sunny Spain REF 2547

As DataEngineer your primary job is to prepare data for analytics. You will be responsible for building data pipelines to bring together information from different source systems. We are working with a well known mobile game studio looking for multiple Data Engineers for their studio in Barcelona. Remote start possible with view to relocating and working onsite in Spain.

Whatwill you do?

· Makehigh performance scalable systems with live data in TBs

· Workin a multidisciplinary team of data scientists and developers using BI tools

· Create Data warehousing to be utilized by the studio

Whatskills do you need?

· Data modelling

· SQL

· 2+years using ETL

· Datawarehouse services e.g. BigQuery, Snowflake, Redshift, Vertica…

· 3+years scripting exp in Python, Scala, Java, PHP…

· Research new tech and implement for best practice

· English

Benefits

Private medical, pension, bonus, relocation package…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2547.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Java Backend Programmer Casino Games Northern Europe REF 2548

We areworking with a gaming studio based in Northern Europe looking for a Java Backend Programmer to work on their casino games.  This role is offered onsite in their office in Estonia.  You will work alongside QA and Programming. 

Whatskills do you need?

· Full development lifecycle experience from concept to testing

· Java

· Version control software e.g. Git and GitHub

· Tools experience

· Agile

· Use of best technology for best practice

· Algorithms,maths and data structures

· OOP and function programming

· TTD

· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar

· Work independently

· Devops understanding a bonus

· SpringBoot a bonus

· Games experience is nice to have but not required for this role

Benefits

Working with latest tech, all mod cons, excellent leadership, bonus…

Application

To applypls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2548.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Engineering Manager Games UK REF 1794

We are working with a world-famous AAA game studio based in the Midlands, UK who is seeking an Programming Manager to join their team and work on their exciting racing title live ops. The successful Programming Manager will be granted responsibility for guiding the code team to realise the ambitious vision of the project.

This is a man management role including scheduling and planning with no hands-on coding involved. You will be reported to by Lead Coders across multiple areas.

What will you be doing?

  • Leading a code team of 50+ on a huge project on a 4 year lifecycle
  • Mentoring and training 
  • Testing and refining gameplay features
  • Ensuring high quality code is delivered according to schedule
  • Code reviews

Who you are

  • A background in C++ console programming
  • Multiple released titles under your belt, including at least one from a Lead Programming position
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Knowledge of industry standard development best practices
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar

Benefits

We offer a great work-life balance, excellent bonus scheme and some of the best salaries in the industry. 

Application

Please e-mail your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1794.

Big Planet is an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate.  We are GDPR compliant.


Remote Engineering Manager AAA UK REF - 2541

Ourclient an exciting fast growing game studio working on their new titles.  They are now looking for an Engineering Manager to join their talented team based around globe. This role is fully remote.

What youwill be doing?

  • Be a focal part in the development and growth of the engineering department
  • Working on the technical aspects of product plans, roadmaps, software and time allocation, task management, scheduling…
  • Understanding systems and tools requirements
  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams to find effective solutions to personal problems
  • Manage the technical direction of the studio, working alongside other disciplines to ensure best practice
  • Reporting to the Technical Director
  • Leading by example a team of up to 10 direct reports and indirect reports from multiple projects

Who youare?

  • At least one AAA console/PC title shipped from beginning to end in a project management
  • 5+ years hands on development experience in games
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar
  • 3+ years leadership experience in the games industry
  • Great knowledge of OO programming in C++, C#, Java, etc
  • Excellent English communication skills both written and verbal
  • Fluent in industry-standard management tools such as JIRA or similar
  • Strong leadership, management and problem-solving skills

Benefits

Flexible hours with a competitive salary and great benefits such as private medical insurance, remote working…

Application

To applypls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2541.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Remote Senior C++ Graphics Programmer Games UK - REF 1877

Remote Senior C++ Graphics Programmer Games UK - REF 1877

Graphics programmers are dedicated to ensuring the game looks as good as it possibly can. They want fire to look like fire, water to look like water and skin to look like skin. This means making the graphics as detailed as possible without impacting on the speed and playability of the game. The job is all about maths, rendering and optimisation.  We are looking for a C++ Graphics Programmer to work on our latest title. This role is offered fully remote with our studio based in the UK.

What will you do?

  • Driving for the highest image quality possible for each scene using a best in practice
  • Applying a deep understanding of rendering techniques and systems to meet the requirements of the game, extend the feature set and suggest new approaches
  • Working with other disciplines to achieve the highest quality visuals
  • Being involved at any stage of asset production from specification to platform-specific

What skills do you need?

  • Solid C++ - you’ve worked with C++ for 5+ years and have contributed to 1+ shipped games on PC, console or mobile
  • Excellent graphics – you are passionate about the latest rendering techniques and achieving the highest possible graphical quality in-game, and understand cutting-edge renderer and pipelines
  • Strong 3D Maths – you have a broad knowledge of the theory and practical application of 3D maths in games
  • Practical - you’re able to provide solutions that are efficient and easy to use for content creators, and take into account the needs of the game. You are able to prototype new ideas rapidly to help determine the best way to achieve the vision
  • Good communicator - you can talk about your work. You’ll be as comfortable specifying a task with artists and collaborating on a shared codebase with engineers as you are taking feedback from other disciplines
  • Low-level code knowledge incl. CPU & GPU. Proven ability to dig down into code systems and profile, write, optimise or debug them.
  • Shader knowledge. Vulcan, OpenGL/GLSL
  • University degree in Computer Science or related
  • 5+ years industry experience in a similar role

Benefits

Fully remote studio, bonus, pension, healthcare…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1877.

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Lead Backend Developer AAA Game Studio South UK - REF 1891

We are working with a fantastic AAA game studio based in the South of England who is looking for a talented Lead Backend Developer to join their team. This is a great opportunity to join a AAA studio and play an integral part of the development of an exciting unannounced title. Following the success from their previous release, this studio is looking to continue the creation of their engaging multiplayer experiences. 

What will you be doing?

  • Providing excellent technical leadership 
  • Managing and monitoring the backend team
  • Working in a collaborative multi-disciplinary team
  • Pushing forward essential game features e.g. inventories, progression, customer support...
  • Ensuring scalability, flexibility and efficiency of backend services

Who you are

  • Knowledge of and experience with scalable architecture fundamentals and distributed systems
  • Experience with deploying, building and operating services
  • Able to build online services and show deep appreciation of associated security aspects
  • Cloud-hosted infrastructure automation
  • REST services
  • Linux systems
  • Relational and non-relational databases
  • Leadership skills

Benefits

  • Private family medical care
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Minimal crunch
  • Great work life balance
  • Near London location

If this the job for you please forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1891.

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Associate Technical Director Games China - REF 1818


Our client is a major 3rd party studio making AAA PC and Console games.

What will you do?

  • Report to the Technical Director
  • Managing Lead Programmers and Team Leads
  • Communicate and liaise with art, design and production teams.
  • Ensure optimum performance of the software engineering team
  • Ensure the quality bar is met
  • Recruitment and training of code staff
  • Client facing role oi 3rd party projects

Who you are

  • C++,C#, Objective-C, LUA, Unreal Script or Python
  • Experience with game development, tools, engines, offline data compilation, integration, optimization.
  • Middleware skills e.g  UE4, Havok, FMOD, Scaleform, PSN, Lua
  • Full project management experience, the risks and pitfalls of completing a project in full project lifecycle.
  • Technical documentation skills
  • Training and mentoring experience
  • Good management skills
  • Degree in computer science or related
  • Near fluent English
  • 8 years + games industry experience

  CVs to bonnie@big-planet.biz to apply quoting reference 1818.

Benefits 
Great location, competitive pay, good work environment...

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