Programming Vacancies

Lead Programmer AAA Games Studio - REF 2279

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

You will oversee:

· A group of programmers incl. coaching, mentoringand 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 beltwith 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 teamleads

· Other programming expertise incl. renderingtechniques, gameplay, tech programming, profilers…


This is an exceptional opportunity to work on leading IPswith a  great benefits, relocation, bonusand competitive salary to match.


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

We are an equal opps recruitment agency, don’t discriminateand are GDPR compliant.

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

ARemote/German based games developer currently looking for an experienced andpassionate Chief Technology Officer to help build a games platform and creategames for a whole new audience.

Our clientis a revolutionary game developer changing the user experience of financialservices through the power of video games. You will help by joining theirC-Suite executive team in leading and steering their technological vision andstrategy.

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

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


· Beresponsible for the organizational design, recruitment and scaling of alltechnology and engineering teams, processes and working methodology at a globalscale

· Developand refine technical aspects of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment withits business goals

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

· Representthe company in presentations to existing and prospective investors and businesscustomers including their board members

· Ensuringall technology practices adhere to regulatory standards

· Makingexecutive decisions on behalf of the company’s technological requirements andstrategy

· Bea role model and mentor to team members

· Beresponsible for budgets and delivery timelines


· Bachelor’sdegree or above in computer science, software engineering or another comparabledisciple

· Atleast 10 years working experience in technological roles and at least 3 yearsof working experience as a CTO, or other similar positions leading crossfunctional teams in an entrepreneurial environment

· Strongunderstanding of startup lifecycle, startup financing and startuporganizational behavior

· ExcellentEnglish written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills

· Strongleadership and organizational abilities

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

· Advancedtechnological skillset and demonstrated history with technology

· Understandingof budgets and business-planning

· Abilityto conduct technological analyses and research

ExtraSkills that would be beneficial

· Experiencewith game development engines such as Unity, Unreal… etc

· Experiencein building game platforms and development SDKs

· Previousexperience in the FinTech Industry

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


· Compensation Package consisting of a high base salary, annualincentives, and stock options, rewarding heavily on entrepreneurship andresults

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

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

· Generous holiday allowance 

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


This is a fantasticopportunity to join a growing company building something completely new andunique. 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 opportunitycompany, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant

Server Lead Programmer London, UK Ref 2288

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

The Ideal candidate has experiencewith functional requirements of online services from perspective of real time/gameapplications, working with/architecting scalable compute clusters. The positioninvolves working across disciplinary groups, including interacting with game designand programming teams.


Your responsibilitieswill include:

·  Developing reliable and high-performance onlineservices for our games Making key decisions on server side architecture

·   Providingadvice to the rest of the team on server-side issues Building and managing a smallserver side team of programmers

·  Planning and organizing tasks, to deliverfeatures to a schedule

·   Workingwith the other Leads to coordinate tasks and technical implementation, based onthe current roadmap. This will include working with other disciplines such asDesign and QA

·  As a senior team member you’ll help mentorjunior team members and plan their skills development Creating and maintainingtechnical documentation as required

Required Experienceand Skills

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

·  Proven ability to organize and coordinate asmall team of programmers

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

·  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 Schemeenables employees to save money and spread the cost of a new bike.

·  To support our team’s wellbeing we offer anEyecare scheme, Employee Assistance Programme (which includes mental healthsupport) and trained Mental Health First Aiders. We offer a generous familypolicy including 8 weeks fully paid paternity leave and 6 months fully paidmaternity leave.

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


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

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

C# Unity Programmer SE England Mobile Games 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 like UI, tools, graphics, gameplay, multiplayer…
  • Excellent English


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


To apply pls 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 toppingsports 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 withProduct 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 thetechnical design, programming and testing of complex features and potentialimpacts

· Proficiency in other programming areas includingCloud, backend and tools

· Mentor and train junior members of theprogramming team

· Passionate about making great games

· Fluent English

· A Degree in Computer Science, Games Developmentor related field

· Unity experience is desirable


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

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference2278.

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

Thiswell established AAA games studio with a history of working on world classprojects.  We are currently looking foran accomplished and self-motivated Senior C++ Engine Programmer to join ourteam on an unannounced AAA game. The Senior Engine Programmer is responsiblefor designing, developing, testing and implementing systems with a focus onEngine and Platform specific code, and is happy to turn their hand to any taskrequired. This position is offered fully remote or onsite in our head office inthe South of the UK.

Whatwill you do?

• Designs, develops, writes, tests and implements systemswith a focus on Engine and Platform specific code

• Works with designers, artists and other personnel involvedin the development process as required to create the highest possible qualityproduct.

• Helps to develop technical design specifications and isable to implement them. • Estimates own tasks and delivers high quality code tothat schedule.

• Mentors code team, passing on experience and expertise, andleads 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 engineprogrammer on real time graphics

·  Experience in console,PC or mobile programming

·  Worked on at least 1shipped game

·  GPU architecture

·  Excellent verbal andwritten communication skills, including with team members outside of the codeteam

·  Ability to manage timeand workload effectively including planning, organising and prioritising inconjunction with the code team.

·  Writes clear, debuggable,maintainable and performance targeted code

·  Able to design andcreate complex systems from start to finish, formulating and realising creativesolutions to novel problems

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

·  Mentoring and coachingless experienced programmers

·  Excellent bug diagnosisand debugging skills

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

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

·  Worked in an Agiledevelopment environment

·  Experience with artpackages and pipeline development nice to have

·  Experience with lowlevel optimisation, shader programming, physics or mathematics

·  Understanding of cloudserver 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.

C/C++ Generalist Programmer NW UK – Ref 2213

This game studio based in the NW of England is looking for C++ Generalist Programmer to work on their AAA projects. This is a position where design, game code implementation and tools are all parts of the daily job. The position involves working within cross disciplinary groups role is onsite and open to candidates with full working rights in the UK.

Job Role

  • Working closely with the Design and Art teams to bring ideas and new features into the game
  • Supporting and extending engine and game systems
  • Debugging and bug fixing
  • Meeting deadlines and producing high-quality code
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

Skills Required

  • Proficient in C/C++
  • 2+ year of professional experience as programmer in the video games industry
  • Experience in PC, console or mobile programming
  • Worked on at least one shipped game is a bonus
  • Experience working with scripting languages and /or node based scripting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including with team members outside of the code team
  • Knowledge of game engine architecture and algorithms
  • Strong drive towards professional growth
  • Ability to work within a specified set of guidelines
  • Strong 3D math background


  • A modern and relaxed studio atmosphere with cutting-edge technologies.
  • A chance to work in a booming industry.
  • A competitive salary and project-based bonuses.
  • No crunch


Please forward your CV as a Word or pdf to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2213.

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

C++ Principal Graphics Programmer Games London or Fully Remote – REF 2270

Graphics programmers are dedicated to ensuring the gamelooks as good as it possibly can. They want fire to look like fire, water tolook like water and skin to look like skin. This means making the graphics asdetailed as possible without impacting on the speed and playability of thegame.  The job is all about maths,rendering and optimisation.  This gamestudio based in the South is looking for a Principal Graphics Programmer to work onsite or fully remote to UKworking hours.  This role is open toworldwide candidates.

What will you do?

· Graphics: implement techniques and processesthat meet the artistic, design and technical requirements of the game

· Maths: understand the logic and maths thatunderpins most graphics processes

· Programming: write strong code that is easilyunderstood by fellow coders

· Innovation: imagine and develop ways ofimproving the graphics

· Knowledge of games engines and platforms:understand the different constraints of games consoles, PCs, handhelds, andmobiles

· Communication: work with other programmers andartists

· Responsible for the implementation of variedgraphics systems

· Devise innovative solutions to overcome platformconstraints

· Be a point of contact for designers, artists,and other coders for the systems you create and maintain

What skills do you need?

· A broad knowledge of GPU architecture

· A broad knowledge of contemporary graphicstechniques

· Strong working knowledge of shaders

· Strong API design / software engineering skillsincl. rendering APIs like Direct X12, Vulkan or GNM

· Optimising and debugging code skills

· Strong 3D vector maths

· CPU and GPU profiling as well as multithreadingand low level programming experience

· An eye for the creative and aesthetic aspects ofdevelopment

· Previous experience as a Graphics Programmer inthe Games Industry

· Excellent C++

· 7+ years graphics programmer experience

· Worked on at least one shipped PC or Consoletitle  as well as multiplatform experience


· Salary - offer a very competitive packagedependent on experience

· Top Benefits Package, including private healthinsurance

· Remote option


Toapply to this position please send your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting job referencenumber 2270.

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

C++ Senior Rendering Engineer PC and Console Games NW England Ref 2241

This co-development studio based in the NW of England islooking for C++ Senior Graphics and Rendering Engineers to work on their AAAprojects and own IP.  This role is onsiteand open to candidates with full working rights in the UK.

What skills do you need?

· Computer Science or Engineering degree or equivalent work experience

· 5+ years of programming experience on graphics programming in games

· Shipped one or more AAA game titles would be nice

· Excellent knowledge of Real Rime Rendering techniques in relation tolighting and visual effects

· Proficiency with modern Graphics API's and related Profiling Tools

· 3D Maths, Linear Algebra

· Solid C++, with multi-threaded programming techniques

· Ability to research, navigate and improve within a large codebase

· Independent, focused, outcome-oriented thinking, resourcefulproblem-solving skills


Great work-life balance

No crunch

Family run studio

Competitive pay

How to apply

Pls forward your CV as a Word or pdf to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference2241.

We are an equal opps recruitment agency and are GDPRcompliant.

Remote Senior Server Programmer Game Studio NR London – REF 2269

This well-established game studio is looking for a SeniorServer Engineer. This role is offered fully remote or onsite in the SE ofEngland.  If you are interested inworking remote pls note you need to work to UK working hours.

Skills and requirements:

· you will write code that will run on 100s ofservers thousands of times a second helping our games run smoothly, you willhave to work out how to deal with massive amounts of data efficiently, trainmachines to crunch data and generally play around with the latest and greatestin tech

· You love to write efficient code and tackle hardpuzzles, you like working with a committed team

· A proven track record of writing high qualitydatabase and program code for servers with Python. We are considering differentlevels of experience (from several months to years)

· The ability to write quick scripts to acceleratemanual tasks

· Knowledge of NoSQL databases (Couchbase, MongoDB,Cassandra, Memcache,etc.) could be useful but it’s not mandatory

· Knowledge of Unix, Linux or equivalentdevelopment environments

· Experience in AWS and Golang

· Scripting languages e.g. Python

· Knowledge of C++

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of build and pipeline systems within game development and building and maintaining online services to scale
  • To provide input into the design of the system and processes to enhance business performance
  • Participate in the technical specification and design process
  • To rectify software defects in a timely fashion as and when identified


· We want everyone involved in our games to share our success, that’s whywe have a bonus scheme in place

· In addition to a competitive salary we also contribute to your pension,offer private medical cover and dental

· 25 days of paid holidays plus bank holidays

· Great work-life balance with flexible working hours

· Free lunch


Toapply to this position please send your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting job referencenumber 2269.

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

Full Stack Tools Programmer Spain - REF 2268

We areworking with a well-established F2P mobile games studio looking for a FullStack Programmer based in Barcelona. You will work in a multidisciplinary teamincl. producers and live-ops. You will create tools that will help the designand programming team and make them better at their jobs. Your tools will helpoptimise and streamline services so UX experience and understanding is part andparcel of this role.

Whatis the role about?

  •  Angular, Typescript, AWS EC2…
  • Be able to maintain existing code, extend it & continuously refactor the toolset of our games
  • Integrating tools in game, writing documentation, knowledge sharing and training other team members for best practice
  • Problem solve and design solutions. You see the big picture and can prioritize, evaluate and maintain a roadmap

What skills doyou need?

· Front and backendexperience

  • 3+ years programming experience
  • Solid ES6 and/or Typescript
  • Server-side technology: Nodejs, PHP, Golang, Python, …
  • Javascript packaging system e.g. NPM or YARN
  • Automation systems like Gulp, Grunt, Makefile
  • Services e.g. REST, GraphQL
  • You have experience working with complex and high concurrent web development with multiple technologies
  • Tech savvy and passionate about sharing your knowledge


  • Relocation support and accountancy and tax support
  • Gym onsite
  • Meal vouchers
  • Competitive pay and perks


Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2268. 

We are an equal opps company, valuediversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Remote C++ Dev Ops Engineer Europe Ref 2265

We are a growing game studio based in the South of Francelooking for a DevOps programmer to join the programming team. The role includeshelping create content for an already existing game.

As DevOps you will be responsible for automation andstreamlining, making game building more efficient and reliable. You will makesure the tools and servers used by the team for game development are in goodworking order. You will keep build machines and versioning software running, aswell as automating ways to test the game and other tools needed to keepeverything working smoothly.

You’ll need an enthusiasm for technology, systems design,and teamwork to be successful in this profession. Programming and managinginfrastructure will also be key items in your skill set.

What will you do?

· Strong knowledge of versioning tools like Git,SVN, Perforce in video game use cases

· Experience with Gitlab, Gitlab CI, Virtualmachines, SSH, RDP, Docker, Visual Studio 2019, CMake

·  C/C++programming skills

· Good problem-solving ability

·  Strongteam communication skills

· Excellent English

·  Passionfor playing and creating engaging video game experiences

· Bachelor's degree in Engineering, IT, ComputerScience, Maths, Physics or equivalent

· 2+ years’ experience on DevOps, build systemsand continuous integration, preferably in the video games industry


Lovely office and stunning location.  No crunch. Excellent pay and relocation package.


To applyto this position please send your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting job reference number2265.

We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and donot discriminate. We are GDPR complaint.

Remote or Onsite Full Stack Developer France Ref 2266

This action game studio is looking for a Full StackDeveloper to help work on an existing game creating new web tools for anestablished title.  As full stackdeveloper you will help keep every part of the system running smoothly and aideveryone in the team, greatly reducing the time and technical costs of teamcommunication.  This role is offeredon-site and/or fully remote.

What skills do you need

· Strong Javascript, Typescript

· Experience with REST/GraphQL APIs

· Good problem-solving ability

· Strong team communication skills

· Bachelor's degree in Engineering, ComputerScience, Maths or equivalent

· 3+ years’ experience as a Fullstack Developer

For this role we will consider candidates from outside ofgames.


25 days holiday, health insurance, profit share scheme, mealvouchers, excellent pension, relocation allowance…


To applyto this position please send your CV to bonnie@bigplanet.biz  quoting job reference 2266.

We are an equal opps recruitment agency, value diversity and donot discriminate. We are GDPR complaint.

Lead UI Programmer – AAA Studio – London REF 1365

Our award-winning AAA client based in London is looking for a Lead UIProgrammer to join an incredible team of programmers to help them make sometruly outstanding games. 

What we need from you:

  • Strong professional UI programming experience 
  • C++ experience 
  • Practical UI implementation knowledge
  • Great interpersonal skills 
  • Fantastic organisational skills 
  • Able to present ideas clearly and confidently to audiences of all experience levels. 
  • A real passion for games

Even better if you have:

  • Experience with UE4 and Unreal Motion Graphics (UMG)
  • Multi-platform development experience. 
  • Experience with localisation pipelines. 
  • Demonstrable appreciation of usability conventions in relation to UI. 
  • Familiar with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.


This is a fantastic opportunity to workwith a leading game studio. This studio offers a comprehensive benefitspackage, with a focus on the staff and their families and advocates for awork-life balance


Please email your CV as a Word documentto cvs@big-planet.biz,quoting reference 1365.  

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

C++ Lead Programmer Unreal Games Studio Germany Ref 2263

We are working with a well-established Unreal game studio based inBerlin looking for a Lead C++ Programmer. This opportunity would suit a Principle Programmer looking to make the moveto lead.  This role requires relocationto Berlin and is onsite.


· 8+ years'experience in the games industry in a similar role with at least one PC orconsole title under your belt as lead programmer

· UnrealEngine experience

· Work withexisting engine code base to develop and enhance gameplay. This can includerplayer/world interaction, AI strategies and rules, gameplay etc.

· Developand extend game systems for a high profile game

· Developwell designed software within project to schedule to team standards

· Documentsource code

· Coordinatetasks and technical implementation with the Technical Director and otherprogramming Leads based on current roadmap

· Createimmersive and compelling gameplay experiences

· Show astrong passion for making the highest quality state of the art games

· Continueto enhance programming and communication skills

· Proactivelydrive your team and improve product quality as well as group productivity

· Excellentcommunication and writing skills and create documentation where required

· ExcellentC++

· Mentoringand training junior programmers


  • Central City Location, plus relocation support 
  • New IP
  • Working with great, up to date technology
  • Competitive Salary 
  • Pension and Health Insurance 


Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.bizquoting the reference 2263. 

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do notdiscriminate. We are GDPR compliant,

C++ Technical Director Cross Platform Games Berlin - Ref 2259

We are working with a cross platform game studio in the heart of Berlinlooking for a Technical Director to help in the development of an unannouncedgame to be released on multiple platforms. This role would suit someone lookingto make the transition from lead to TD.

Who are you?

  • Experienced in a technical leadership position, growing teams that report into you
  • Solid experience in a senior technical role, responsible for entire applications or large components of a complex application.
  • Expert in C++ with a strong understanding of scripting languages like Python.
  • Excellent leader and communicator; able to motivate, influence, and inspire at all levels.
  • Able to articulate a strong vision of technology as a means to customer value.
  • Needs University Degree Bachelor's, Master's or PHD in Computer Science, maths or related field.
  • 10+ years experience in the games industry with several titles as lead programmer


  • Central City Location, plus relocation support 
  • New IP
  • Working with great, up to date technology
  • Competitive Salary 
  • Pension and Health Insurance 


Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.bizquoting the reference 2259. 

We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do notdiscriminate. We are GDPR compliant,

C++ Gameplay Programmer Games NW England Ref 2238

We are working with a PC and console games studio in the NW of England looking for a C++ programmer to work on their gameplay. You will have the opportunity to work on AAA titles and our own IP. For this role you need to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Games, Computer Science, Maths, Physics or related field and 2+ years games industry experience in a programming position.

What will do?

·  Write, maintain, optimise, design, implement bug free code in C++

·  Document all work

·  Works directly with game designers, prototypes, and researchers to make sure that various features are completely and realistically designed

·  Is in charge of assessing the technical feasibility of new features and the impact they bring on other modules and systems

·  Implements features focusing on the quality of interaction between the player and the game

·  Interacts with the multiple job families responsible to create assets for the game (game design, level design, art, FX, sound)

·  Touches multiple programming fields – UI, audio, AI, network synchronization, engine - to obtain fully implemented features


Competitive salary, family run studio, no crunch


To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2238.

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

Senior Network Programmer NW of England - Ref 2242

We are working with a PC and console studio based in the NW of England crafting their own IPs as well as working on AAA titles.  We’re looking to grow our world-class team and nurture our own titles. This role is offered onsite with some remote working if you are UK based.

What will you do?

  • Assist in choosing real-time multiplayer network technologies and matchmaking
  • Research and implement multiplayer game mechanics and infrastructure
  • Project features in this area from start to finish including prototyping, architecture, profiling and maintenance
  • Collaborating with server team on integration approaches
  • Support and mentor junior members of the team, building up their skills and upholding best practice in this area
  • Ensure techniques and implementations achieve optimal results for PC and console and optimise performance
  • Identify technical and developmental risks and find solutions

What skills do you need?

  • Authentication systems
  • Sockets. Web Sockets
  • Compression
  • Online presence
  • Integrating UI and network TRCs
  • Security strategies
  • Anticheat and encryption knowledge
  • Unreal, CloudScript a bonus


No crunch, advancement, training, great work-life balance


Please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2242.

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

Remote Senior Unity Programmer Games SE England Ref 2251

We are working with a family friendly game studio based inthe SE of England looking for a Senior C# Unity Programmer to work on their ARsocial media platform.  Your main rolewill be to implement game functionality into an engaging social media and gamingexperience.  You will use modern gamingfeatures to ensure solid performance and excellent user experience.  This role is offered onsite or remote workingto core UK hours.

What will you do?

· Implement gameplay systems and social networkfeatures working independently

· Translate design spec into a functional game/app

· Work in a multidisciplinary team incl.designers, programmers, artists…

· Build a codebase that can be iterated duringdevelopment and is maintainable after release

· Identify bottlenecks and bugs, devise solutionsand mitigate problems

· Use the best working practices

· Ensure the work is correctly scoped, riskassessed and share technical knowhow

Who are you?

· 3+ years’ games development experience with atleast one full production lifecycle

· Extensive experience writing games in C# andUnity

· Experience with UI, client server architecture abonus

· Understanding of design guidelines for differentplatforms

· 3D games experience a benefit


· Competitive Salary

· Central City location

· Excellent pension

· Remote or onsite


To apply please send your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference2251.

Equal opportunities policy

We are an equal opps recruitment agency and are GDPRcompliant.

Unity Gameplay Programmer F2P Mobile Games Turkey Ref 2234

We are working with a mobile studio based in Turkey who is looking for a passionate gameplay C# Unity Programmer to join their team.

What will you be doing?
•Developing top quality mobile social games
•Working alongside designers and server side developers to develop the game client
•Estimating timescales to ensure milestones are delivered on time
•3D real time games experience
•Rapid prototyping
•Live game development

Who you are
•Professional C# experience in the games industry
•Technical design
•C# game engine Unity...
•Client/Server development
•Interpersonal and communication skills
•F2P Mobile game development experience
•Degree in Software Engineering/Computer Science/Mathematics a bonus
•Java, Python, Objective C, Swift is a distinctive advantage

This company offers a great work/life balance, competitive salary in a friendly and comfortable working environment, as well as a fantastic relocation package and pension scheme. 
To apply
Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2234.
We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

C/C++ Graphics Programmer Action Games French Riviera Ref 2221

We are working with a highly renowned action game studio based in the French Riviera is seeking a talented Senior C++ Graphics Developer to join their team and work on their exciting title.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a collaborative work environment and apply your skills to pushing forward the development and maintenance of cutting edge graphics functionality and advancing the boundaries of visual quality.

What will you be doing?
  • Designing, documenting and implementing the necessary code as per required standards
  • Evaluating timescales 
  • Code reviews
  • Taking part in Agile planning sessions
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team, including the design team with whom you will be planning code and developing technical designs

Who you are
  • Experience with Shader, Assembler and GPU programming
  • 7+ years graphics programming experience with at least 2 titles under your belt in a similar role
  • Advanced C/C++ knowledge including professional experience in the games industry
  • AAA experience in the agile game development environment incl. current and next gen platforms
  • Strong 3D API
  • 3D geometry, algorithms and maths
  • Parallel programming experience
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of performance analysis
  • Familiarity with computer architecture
  • HLSL/Cg
  • Direct X and OpenGL
  • Memory management
  • Optimisation of code
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
We offer a great working environment and believe in promotion from within. We help with international candidates through a phenomenal visa sponsorship and relocation package.
We are a equal opportunities recruitment agency, value diversity and don't discriminate.  We are GDPR compliant.
To apply to this position please send your CV ideally in Word format to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting job reference number 2221.

Analytics Director F2P Mobile Games London Ref 2224

We are looking for an experienced leader at director-level for our analytics, Insights and Business Intelligence department, who focuses onbringing actionable data insights to the strategic level. We have ambitious plans for this F2P mobile games studio based in London and this is a unique opportunity for a candidate who is passionate about driving business growth by bringing data to life and communicating insights in a clear and impactful way. You will have exhibited concrete actionable successes in partnering with other disciplines like Product Management, Production, Design and externally working with analytics and product teams globally.

What will you do?

  • Evaluate game’s health and feature releases via KPI reports, meetings, event readouts and analysis
  • Provide insights and guidance with game directors, influence via analytics product roadmap
  • Mentor, train and manage analytics team to improve acquisition, engagement, retention, monetization, and player experience for our current and potential players
  • Partner with leads from Product Management, Design, Marketing, Advertising and Production organizations to understand the analytical needs of the business.
  • Analytics product owner
  • KPI dashboards/reports to highlight deviations from expected outcomes, to help manage business performance
  • Lead analytics to build data science models to predict behavior and segment players to allow for customization of player experience
  • Provide guidance in experimental design and analysis
  • Defining telemetry events, architecting data models, and defining data quality governance
  • Work alongside infrastructure teams, software architects, database engineers, analysts, data scientists and game teams to drive key strategic initiatives
  • Work with the global senior analytics leadership to contribute to the wider analytical organization's continued success

What does the role entail?

  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, Data Science, Math, Statistics, Economics or similar
  • 7+ years in Analytics, Business Intelligence or Data Warehousing with 5+ years in team management including HR and hiring and building projects
  • Strong leadership skills with measurable, strong track record of positive results
  • Ability to leverage analytics for the greater good of the product
  • Excellent communicator
  • In depth knowledge of tools and methods fit for purpose
  • Data governance, data-driven automation, experimentation design and execution, and personalization initiatives.
  • Gaming, SaaS, mobile apps or other technical consumer product facing industries experience is a bonus.
  • Making recommendations to maximum engagement and effect
  • SQL/R/Python/Scala
  • Experience working with large datasets, preferably in a Snowflake, Redshift or Spark environment (MLlib/ML)
  • Identify opportunities and be able to come up with complex cross functional solutions


Excellent salary and pension, private health and life care, onsite chef, relocation package, London, central location and latest tech…

Pls email your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2224.

We are a equal opps recruitment agency and don’t discriminate.  We are GDPR compliant.

C/C++ Tools Programmer Games France Ref 2223

A well respected independent studio based in the South of France is looking for a C/C++ Tools Programmer. 

What skills do you need?
  • Professional proficiency English
  • 3+ years in professional development preferably in games
  • C/C++
  • Working knowledge of at least one 3D engine, CryEngine preferred
  • Writing and maintenance of scripts & plugins for 3D creation tools
  • Scripting in Python, LUA or similar
  • GUI Libraries
  • Data serialization
  • Experienced software engineer, capable of working autonomously on fresh tasks
  • Extending existing systems through the provision of relevant work experience
  • A team player who enjoys inter-departmental working on shared goals
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering or similar
  • Create new tools for QA, Artists and/or Designers
What will the role entail?
  • Collaborate with artists in order to improve existing and create new content pipeline tools
  • Working on high quality state of the art 3D graphics
  • Write, maintain and optimize code and relevant codebase
Apply now, send CV to:  bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2223.
We are an equal opps recruitment agency and are GDPR compliant.

Java Backend Programmer Baltic Region Games Ref 2219

Our client is an exciting game development studio working on fantastic casino games. They are looking for a Java Backend Coder to join their fun and vibrant office in the Baltic region.
What skills do you need?
  • Server-side core Java development
  • Write, maintain, test, verify code
  • Experience using Git and Github
  • Working on high-volume highly available websites
  • Distributed systems
  • Maths, Algorithms and data structures
  • OOP
  • TDD
  • Continuous integration
  • Agile and sprint project methodologies
  • Understanding of design and build principles
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineer or Mathematics
Benefits include great social events, forever full beer fridge, state of the art studio, central city location and more.
Sound like the role for you?
Send your CV over bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2219.
We are an equal opportunities recruitment agency and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

Senior Tools Developers - AAA Studio - Midlands, UK - Ref 1799

We are working with a highly successful AAA game studio based in the Midlands, UK who are looking for a talented Tools Developers to join their team and work on their pillar titles. Mid, Senior or Principle level. This is a great opportunity for an experienced tools developer to help the studio to drive the future of tools and technology and work in a collaborative and creative environment. Multiple locations in the UK.

What will you be doing?

  • Creating high quality content creation tools and pipelines

  • Keeping up-to-date with new technology and techniques

  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team to provide support to content creators and coders

  • Who you are

    • Educated to degree level in a related field e.g. Computer Science, Maths, Engineering, Games...

    • Strong C# experience in a tools development setting

    • Version control software e.g. P4, Plastic Git Hub...

    • Asset pipeline design and implementation

    • Able to write tools necessary for data conversion or batch processing

    • Interpersonal and communication skills

    • 5+ years experience in a similar role in the games industry

    • A bonus...

      • C++

      • Console and/or PC development experience

      • Knowledge of scripting languages

      • 3D maths

      • 1+ published product under your belt

      • Benefits
        This company offers a competitive salary, a state of the art office, generous holiday allowance, a collaborative working environment and great social events.

        Please e-mail your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1799. We are an equal opps company, value diversity and do not discriminate. We are GDPR compliant.

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