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Senior Backend Engineer - REMOTE - London

We offer a mixture of remote and hybrid working. Our primary location and only hybrid office is in London and we have remote teams across locations globally which overlap well with the GMT time zone.

Applicant requirements

*  Able to overlap with the GMT UK time zone and hours of 10am - 5pm

*  Our common company language is English and applicants must be able to communicate in this language fluently

*  Must be able to travel to London for in person company events/workshops 2-5 times a year without a requirement of a visa or long haul travel

What we are looking for

We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer who will be reporting to our Technical Delivery Manager. You will build and maintain technology to support the studio and teams. You will work in close collaboration with our game teams and enjoy a creative, challenging and collaborative workplace where your ideas will be every bit as valued as your programming expertise.

You are passionate about new technologies, system development, large scale systems and ideally games! Naturally proactive, you will actively contribute with ideas and solutions and thrive working in a never-evolving environment as we grow, both as a product and company.

What you will do..

*  Design and implement new systems, services and features.

*  Write magnificent code and review your peers’ in a collaborative environment using proven design patterns and experiential wisdom.

*  Make quick, sound estimates and propose alternatives to save on implementation time.

*  Identify and drive codebase improvements with your peers.

*  Plan against and tackle new challenges that arise during development.

*  Optimize our stack for performance and scalability.

*  Identify and evaluate new technologies that help us grow the business

*  Work closely with your Technical Delivery Manager to deliver features for the teams across Drest.

*  Participate in knowledge sharing sessions to improve the team’s knowledge and experience through learning and sharing.

*  Collaborate and communicate with other teams to define and build features to meet expectations.

*  Contribute to a positive development culture and create a safe and inclusive environment for all.

*  Adapt and grow, a dynamic environment and regularly learn and share.

What you will bring..

*  Development experience supporting a live product in a fast-paced environment.

*  Proficient in architecting, designing and implementing server-side components, features and systems for a scalable live product.

*  Expertise in at least one server-side language (e.g. Node/Typescript, Python, C#, Java,PHP) with a desire to develop in Typescript.

*  Experience with relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL), NoSQL databases (e.g.DynamoDB, Couchbase) and caching technologies (e.g. Redis).

*  Experience in designing, implementing and working with APIs and microservices.

*  Excellent understanding of software engineering fundamentals (design patterns, architecture at scale, maintainability over time, data structures, robust APIdesign, etc.).

*  Strong understanding of CI/CD processes and proficient in the use of source control solutions such as GIT.

*  Good grasp of Agile principles and methodologies (Scrum, Kanban).

*  Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team

What else you could bring but is not essential..

*  Experience with AWS or other cloud service providers

*  Experience with Terraform

*  C# and Unity Knowledge.

*  Client development experience.

*  Familiarity with game architecture and technologies (gameplay, economy, graphics, etc.).

*  Good understanding of the challenges involved in maintaining, iterating and scaling a product.

*  Experience supporting the implementation of 3rd parties SDKs (e.g. Facebook, Firebase,etc.).

*  Experience with asynchronous, multi-threaded, parallel programming paradigms and other techniques to maximize responsiveness and do operations in the background.

*  Experience with industry-standard bug reporting software such as JIRA.

*  Apassion for games, including mobile.

*  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent.

What you will get in return

*  A competitive salary

*  Private Medical Insurance

*  Dental, Optical and Hearing cover

*  Cycle Scheme

*  Life Assurance

*  25 days annual leave + Local Bank Holidays

*  Birthday Leave

*  Cross-team learning opportunities

*  Hybrid/Remote working options



CVs to cvs@big-planet.biz to apply 

Graphics Programmer Games – Remote/London – REF 2671

Our client is a revolutionary VR studio based in London, building immersive simulations to enhance and accelerate the human experience. As part of the role, you will form part of their world class programming team, helping produce features and tools for an array of applications.

What you will be doing?

  • Be responsible for graphics tools and pipeline
  • Design and implement shaders and CPU graphics features
  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams to establish code
  • Devise innovative solutions to overcome platform constraints
  • Documenting your work in a clear and presentable fashion
  • Identify and fix bugs across projects
  • Helping mentor junior members of the programming team

Who you are?

  • 2+ years in a graphics or rendering programmer role or similar role  
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or relevant field
  • Experience with technical art optimisation
  • Solid understanding of coding process, standards, and methodologies
  • Detailed working knowledge of one or more modern rendering APIs such as DirectX 12, Vulkan or GNM
  • Experience with version control systems e.g., GIT
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working within a team and a good team worker
  • A passion for programming and games in general
  • Proactive and helpful with ad-hoc problem solving

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and a great work life balance
  • flexible working hours with no crunch
  • Remote working options available
  • Central city-based studio
  • Supportive and friendly work environment

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2671.

Big Planet is a equal opps recruitment agency and are GDPR compliant.


Remote Senior Tools Programmer Mobile Games UK– REF 2669

Our client is a bringing a new mobile game combining cutting-edge technology with a focus on fashion. This studio is now looking for a Mid-level to Senior Tools Programmer to join their talented team. This role is offered remote or in their offices in London.

What you will be doing?

  • Create, extend, and maintain tools and follow workflow pipelines
  • Collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams to help define and build tools
  • Write, optimize, maintain bug-free high-performance code for our large, existing, code base
  • Work with Lead management to deliver, speed up pipelines and unblock peers
  • Mentor and share your knowledge with junior members of team supporting the team’s growth
  • Review PRs in a consistent manner

Who you are?

  • 3+ years of experience in a Tools Engineer role or similar
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or relevant field
  • Proven experience of successful planning and delivery of a title
  • Excellent knowledge of Unity and C#
  • Strong proficiency of C++ and relevant game programming languages
  • Great English written and verbal skills
  • Good understanding of Agile Principles and methodologies (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Experience working within a team and a great team worker
  • Strong understanding of CI/CD processes and proficient in the use of source control (e.g., GIT)

Benefits

  • Competitive salary with flexible working hours
  • Remote working opportunity
  • Great benefits package including private, dental, and hearing cover
  • Cross-team learning opportunities
  • Passion for games and mobile games

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2669.

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


Senior C++ Graphics Programmer - Remote Games - UK - REF 2402

Our client is a fully remote AAA studio based in the UK. We are looking for a Senior C++ Graphics Programmer to join the very successful team and help to continue making outstanding games. 

As a senior graphics programmer, you will work with artists to interpret their creative direction and build rendering code to achieve it, you will also work closely with the Engine Code Director to plan and implement new rendering features.  

What we need from you:

  • Strong professional graphics background with rendering techniques
  • Expert knowledge of graphics hardware, APIs and shader programming
  • Great 3D maths skills.
  • 2+ yrs professional knowledge of C++
  • 2+ yrs professional exp in graphics for games
  • Experience working with major consoles a bonus
  • Previously worked on AAA published titles a bonus

 About you:

  • A real passion for playing and developing games
  • A great team player
  • To be proactive and helpful with ad-hoc problem solving
  • Detail orientated
  • Work independently and manage your time well
  • Great interpersonal skills 
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science  or similar

Application

Pls apply forwarding your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2402.

Big Planet an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate.

We are a GDPR compliant company.


Remote C++ Graphics Programmer Games Europe Ref 2659

Our client is a sandbox game studio based in Austria. We seek a proven senior C/C++ graphics programmer to join this dynamic team. You will create and update graphics tech e.g. vfx, rendering, lighting, shadows, shaders, culling, scene management... to enhance state of the art visuals.  This role is offered onsite at our studio in Vienna or fully remote.

Who are you?

-  5+ years in the games industry in a similar role
-  Ideally open world experience
-  Excellent debugging skills
-  PC and/or console, DirectX 11 or OpenGL, HLSL, Cg  development experience
-  Credited on at least 1 game preferably PC or console
-  Performance analysis, profiling tools, and optimisation techniques including CPU, GPU and shaders 
-  Multithreaded programming & CPU architectures
-  Knowledge of rendering pipeline
-  Unreal Engine 4 preferred

Benefits
No crunch, excellent pay, good work life balance, remote option and central city location.

Applications

CVs and code sample to bonnie@big-planet.biz to apply quoting reference 2659.

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


Senior UI Engineer AAA Games – South UK – REF 2665

Our client is a well-established AAA games studio based in the Southeast of England looking for a Senior C++ UI Engineer to join their team. As part of your role, you will bring the user experience to life and work across multi-disciplinary teams to design and implement robust UI systems.

What you will be doing?

  • Represent the UI code team both internally and externally
  • Develop and maintain high quality functional graphical user interfaces
  • Identify and debug technical problems, quickly and efficiently
  • Prioritize, plan, and manage the time of assigned tasks with minimal oversight
  • Write clear, maintainable, and portable code
  • Mentor and help junior team members
  • Use appropriate data structures and algorithms to maximize efficiency

Who you are?

  • 3+ years of professional experience as a UI programmer or similar role
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or relevant field
  • Advanced C++ knowledge and proficiency
  • Able to implement complex UIs and widgets based on high level design input with minimal assistance
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • Great English written and verbal communication skills
  • A passion for UI and enthusiasm to play games

Benefits

  • Flexible working hours with minimal crunch
  • Amazing benefits package with private family medical care
  • Great work life balance
  • Located near London

Application

To apply please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2655.

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

AI Programmer Video Games – South of France – 2663

Our client is a hack and slash RPG games studio based in the South of France. We are looking for creative C++ AI Programmer to join the studio and work on new content for their ongoing and future titles.

What you will be doing?

  • Design and implement well-engineered, reliable, maintainable, and bug-free code
  • Creating new AI systems for upcoming or ongoing projects
  • Document and peer review technical designs
  • Develop new prototypes for testing
  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams in the development and implementation of code
  • Enhance the overall gameplay experience for users
  • Accurately estimate schedules and deliver high quality work products on schedule
  • Collaborate with game testers to identify bugs and effect changes based on feedback

Who you are:

  • 4+ years of programming experience or in a similar role
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or relevant field
  • Experience working on a full game production cycle from start to finish
  • Excellent knowledge and proficiency of C++ and multithread programming techniques
  • Experience programming AI decision-making, navigation, and movement
  • Unreal engine knowledge and other AI frameworks
  • Strong team player who thrives in a collaborative environment
  • Great English written and verbal skills

Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours with no crunch
  • Great benefits package and bonus scheme
  • Studio location in a beautiful area in the south of France
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment

Application

To apply please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2663.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and 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

Benefits

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. 

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


Lead Golang Backend Developer AAA Games South UK - REF 2655

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 microservices
  • Golang
  • Cloud-hosted infrastructure automation, Docker, AWS
  • Design patterns
  • 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 bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2655.

Big Planet is an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity.
We do not discriminate. We are a GDPR compliant company.


Remote Gameplay Programmer Video Games South-West France REF 2650

We are working with a revolutionary  French speaking game studio changing the whole process of how games are made. Your role in the company will be beyond that of a simple technical role you will be involved in all aspects of the game’s development.

This exciting game’s studio is now looking for a C# Unity Gameplay Programmer to help develop their new action game.  This role is offered fully remote from anywhere in France or French territories.

What you will be doing?

  • Design, develop, write, test, and add game code
  • Implement gameplay features e.g., game-feel, player progression, player skills
  • Test and refine features and support the automation of feature testing
  • Maintain existing code in gameplay and UI areas
  • Follow best practises, development processes, documentation, and coding standards
  • Break down and plan tasks according to the board, collectively set objectives
  • Communicate ideas, intent, and constraints to both technical and non-technical team members
  • Work within set time frames and objectives
  • Take an active interest and position on subjects beyond the current project (business strategy, organisation, future projects etc)

Who you are?

  • 2+ years of experience in a programming or similar role
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or relevant field
  • Experience with at least one full game development cycle
  • Strong knowledge of Unity 3D and C#
  • Excellent time management and self-organisation skills
  • Experience implementing game features and systems
  • Great team worker and desire to work in a team
  • Good French speaking skills
  • Passion and knowledge of action games

Benefits

  • Flexible working hours with no crunch
  • Great benefits package included
  • Career progression opportunities available incl. becoming a partner!
  • Remote from France
  • Meal tickets offered
  • Opportunity to attend events and conferences

Application

To apply please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2650.

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


Remote Lead C++ Gameplay Programmer Action Games Europe REF 2633

We are a well-established action games studio bringing together technology and games to create new experiences. We are looking for a Remote Lead C++ Gameplay Programmer to work on our latest titles. This role is offered fully remote if based in Europe or relocation is available to our HQ in Poland.

What will you do?

The impact to a project expected from a Lead Gameplay Programmer is focused on driving the gameplay team forward as a single unit

Areas of Impact

    • Have heavy involvement in the creation of Gameplay Programmer processes, systems, pipelines, and discipline
    • Communicate the status of software requirements and process to other departments
    • Collaborate with Design, and work in tandem when needed to prototype and build network systems
    • Give constructive critique on the quality of the gameplay features within the game
    • Display a high degree of discipline in ensuring the team is following industry standard software engineering processes
    • Drive the team to create consistent, high quality gameplay features in industry standard timelines
    • Own the overarching delivery plan for gameplay within the game
    • Mentor and train other gameplay programmers
    • Set up testing frameworks (incl. bug fixing) using Unreal for CPU & memory KPIs

We'd like to hear from you if you identify with the following:

    • Lead by example, through your work other engineers should understand best practices
    • 4+ years’ as senior of lead gameplay programmer in the games industry
    • Bachelor’s in Game Development, Computer Science or similar
    • Expert C++, Unreal Engine 4 and Blueprints experience for Console, PC or mobile
    • Calm and measured in their approach to the work
    • 3D game development experience
    • Action games experience a bonus
    • Shared owners of the morale and tone within the gameplay team
    • Driving the team forwards with exemplary leadership and people management
    • Communicative and insightful about the project and the challenges
    • Constructive and helpful to less experienced members of the team
    • Excellent communication in English

Benefits

Competitive pay, remote working or relocation, medical, pension…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2633.

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


Remote Lead C/C++ AI Programmer FPS Europe REF 2635

We are working with a FPS games studio based in Poland looking for a remote C++ Lead AI Programmer.  For this role to be remote you will need to work to European core working hours.  There is a possibility of relocating to Warsaw, Poland and working at their HQ.  This position is offered to worldwide candidates.

What will you do?

  • Act as mentor, manager, leader and trainer for the AI programming team
  • Work in a multidisciplined team, with other leads, to understand and establish the vision
  • Give direction and feedback on AI features, create cost effective AI pipeline
  • Code reviews
  • Work on behaviours of non-player characters, enemies, players, bosses, RPG systems…
  • Maintain and extend the existing AI framework and combat tools
  • Research the latest in game AI to enhance characters and environments
  • Test, optimize, profile, debug and document AI implementation
  • Set standards for AI team
  • Ensure all features are networked

What skills do you need?

  • C/C++
  • Unreal
  • OO programming
  • Solid math
  • Understanding of AI techniques, applications in AAA games
  • 2+ mobile, PC or console titles under your belt with strong AI
  • 7+ years software engineering experience w 4 years’ as senior/lead AI programmer
  • Write solid, efficient code
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar
  • Excellent English

Benefits

  • Good work-life balance
  • Remote working
  • Profit share

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2635.

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


Remote Lead C/C++ Online Engineer FPS Europe REF 2634

We are working with one of the leading independent remote FPS console games development studios with an international team of talented individuals looking for a C/C++ Lead Online Engineer to work on their pillar titles. You will have the option of working remotely to European time zones or relocating to our HQ based in Poland.

Our creative teams are currently working on exciting AAA action projects using Unreal Engine. You'll have a chance to perfect your craft and expand your knowledge, working alongside leaders in the industry bringing new experiences to players worldwide.

What will you do?

  • Design, develop and maintain the real-time online multiplayer for Shooter games
  • Implement systems and tools that support the network and server
  • Create architecture and applications for multiplayer online features for scalability
  • Network gameplay systems resilient to packet loss, band-with and security issues, duplication, reordering, latency spikes...
  • Test existing systems and come up with new options and features and implement them
  •  Test, debug, profile and optimise implementations
  • Write clean code in C++
  • Attend code reviews
  • Mentor junior programmers

What skills do you need?

  • 4+ yrs' exp. in a senior/lead online programming position for consoles/PC games using Unreal 
  • Published title under your belt
  • Leadership exp
  • Solid C/C++
  • Exp in developing advanced server architecture  and application for online console or PC video games
  • Work to deadlines
  • Excellent English
  • Project management and bug tracking software knowledge
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or similar

Benefits

  • Profit share
  • Remote working
  • Excellent pay
  • Medical

Applications

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2634.

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


Remote Mid Level & Senior C++ AI Programmers Unreal Studio REF 2631

This independent Unreal studio based in Austria is looking for a  C++ AI Programmer. You will work alongside gameplay programmers.  This role is offered onsite or fully remote.  We will consider mid level and senior AI programmers as there are multiple roles to fill. 

What will you do?

  • Understand our systems
  • Write and optimise AI code which will become part of the gameplay
  • Debugging
  • Strong C++
  • Be responsible for elements of the AI in our games
  • Work on console games
  • Understand of the video game industry, competitive landscape and digital trends
  • Be resourceful, resilient, highly organised, work independently, with a keen eye for detail.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Game Development or other related subject
  • 2+ years’ professional experience preferably in games for the mid level position
  • 5+ years' professional experience in games for the senior position
  • A published title under your belt
  • Conduct research utilising the latest technology

Benefits

Competitive pay, remote or onsite working…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2631.

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


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

Benefits

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

Application

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

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


C++ Technical Director Games Studio SE England - REF 2050

We are working with a leading game studio based in the South East England who is looking for a C++ Technical Director to join their team and work on a diverse range of projects.

What will you be doing?

  • Maintaining and developing new as well as existing projects
  • Code reviews
  • Taking responsibility for systems and features
  • Managing project proposals
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team to ensure quality and deadlines are met
  • Mentoring junior members of the team
  • Leading client communications

Who you are

  • 8+ years as a Lead Programmer/Technical Director - so you will have experience in a management role
  • Strong C/C++
  • Object-oriented development
  • Unreal
  • Code and data repositories e.g. Perforce...
  • Rendering technology experience e.g. DirectX, OpenGL...a bonus
  • Rendering technology development experience e.g. shadowing, reflections, depth of field...a bonus

This role is open to UK residents and people able to work in the UK without sponsorship. 

Benefits

This studio offers a competitive salary, good work-life balance, a great holiday allowance and much more.

Application

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2050.

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


Remote or Onsite Senior C++ Programmer Games SE England - REF 2379

We are working with a leading hobby games studio looking for a senior C++ programmer to work on their pillar title. For this role you need to have 5 years’ experience as a programmer with 2+ years in games in a similar position. This role is offered remote based in the UK or onsite in our studio in the South of England. You will be developing features and systems alongside designers and artists that fundamentally shape the games we release. Our developers have a high level of ownership over their work and it’s important that you can plan and manage your work efficiently. As a Senior Developer we expect you to solve problems and provide guidance using your expert-level knowledge and help raise the level of other programmers that you work with.

What will you do?

  • Work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Create technical solutions to complex problems
  • Prototyping
  • Optimize, maintain, write bug free code in C++
  • Mentor junior programmers

What skills do you need?

  • Understanding of relevant pipeline in game development
  • Engine experience
  • AAA experience on a PC and console title in a similar role with full development lifecycle experience is needed for this role

Benefits

Remote working, great work-life balance, competitive pay and perks.

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2379.

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


Remote UK Senior Programmer C/C++ Console Games REF 1030

We are working with a C/C++ game studio looking for a forward-thinking Senior programmer to join a phenomenal team and continue to take the gaming industry by storm at their studio in the NW of England.  This role is offered to candidates able to work remote in the UK and Ireland or onsite at our studio.

As a Senior Programmer you will be responsible for the day to day development of game features across one or many platforms. You will also be responsible for the design and implementation of game systems within a title, potentially mentoring and managing one or two junior programmers to help achieve your goals.

In a typical day:

You will be required to design, implement and debug features within the game you are working on, potentially working across multiple platforms simultaneously. You know how to use the tools required, including dev kits to refine and polish the game systems to meet the highest standards. You will have super interpersonal skills enabling you to accurately report progress and issues as the feature progresses, allowing you and your team to manage the progress of the project. Finally, you will be able to share your knowledge and experience with the rest of the team, improving their abilities on a daily basis.

What you need:

  • 4+ years of commercial C/C++ experience, coding and debugging using OpenGL and DirectX
  • At least one area of specialism within game developments (graphics engine, physics, networking...)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Great if you have these skills:

  • Good time management and self-motivation skills
  • Ability to take direction and constructive feedback
  • Experience with small team management, and mentoring
  • Knowledge of large scale asset pipelines
  • Knowledge of source control and asset management tools

Benefits:

  • Pension, Medical. Dental...
  • Bonus
  • Flexi Time
  • No crunch

Do you think this role is for you?

Please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1030.

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. We do not discriminate.

We are a GDPR compliant company.


C++ Lead Programmer Console Games Studio UK – REF 2625

Our client is a co-development studio working with some of the biggest AAA games studios in the world based in the NW of England. They are now looking for a C++ Lead Programmer to join their talented team and help work on their latest exciting projects.
As part of your role you will be responsible for developing, motivating, and managing a team and be pivotal in terms of shaping the studios upcoming projects.

What you will be doing?

  • Leading designing, writing, testing, development and implementing systems and game code
  • Mentor and provide feedback to team members, improving the volume and quality of work implemented
  • Protype, Architect, Refractor game systems during different phrases of development
  • Improve existing game production workflow
  • Improve CIS and ensure broken builds can be solved within timely constraints
  • Communicate effectively across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Implement and take ownership of estimating tasks and deliver high-quality code to that schedule

Who you are?

  • 5+ years of experience in programming or a similar role
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or relevant field
  • Excellent C++ skills and ability to code and architect game systems/tools
  • Experience leading a team of gameplay engineers
  • Knowledge and experience with Unreal Engine
  • Experience with multi-threading, optimisation techniques and profiling
  • Solid understanding of debugging, performance, and algorithms
  • Knowledge of 3D asset creation
  • Experience with a wide range of gameplay systems including networking, AI, gameplay, and UI
  • Experience programming for console games
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

Benefits

  • Competitive salary with flexible working hours
  • Great benefits schemes including medical and dental insurance
  • No crunch
  • Opportunity to work with a friendly and supportive team
  • Personal development opportunities

Application

If you are interested, please forward your CVs to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting the reference number 2625.

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Engine Programmer AAA Studio London, UK - REF 2604

Our client is a world leading AAA console games studio based in the South East of the UK. This team are looking for an experienced Engine Programmer to join them as they start their next world leading hit title. This is a chance to work at the very top level in videogames.

Required:

  • One shipped title from start to finish
  • C++ skills
  • Game engine development experience at professional level
  • Strong 3D maths and problem solving skills
  • UE4 experience
  • 18 months + experience in a games studio
  • Experience profiling and optimising code taking into account performance and bandwidth

We offer

  • Flexitime
  • Good bonus scheme
  • Free gym
  • Full corporate benefits
  • Free parking
  • Canteen and bar onsite
  • World famous IP to work on
  • Genuinely competitive salaries

CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz to apply quoting to reference 2604.

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


C++ Unreal Graphics Programmer Games Remote/Paris – REF 2623

This well-known game studio based in Paris is looking for an Unreal Graphics Programmer to work on their PC, console online co-op multiplayer game, with a focus on action, destruction, and physics-rich sandbox - like gameplay.  This role is offered onsite at their studio in Paris or remote working to French core work hours.

What you will be doing?

  • Work together with game logic engineers, artists, and designers to drive visual quality
  • Core gameplay prototyping and development
  • Optimization and analysis of performance
  • Dedicating and methodically improving the quality and efficiency of relevant tools, processes, and runtime functionality
  • Experience with multi-thread programming and experience optimising code for varied architectures
  • Develop and research new technologies

Who you are?

  • 2+ years’ experience in rendering or graphics in the games industry in a similar role
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Games Development or similar
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant technological developments
  • Detailed working knowledge of one or more modern rendering APIs such as DirectX 12, Vulkan or GNM
  • Solid technical implementation skills
  • Excellent English written and verbal skills
  • Solid understanding of coding process, standards, and methodologies
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • C++
  • Unreal experience

Benefits

  • Great competitive salary
  • Central city location with a state-of-the-art studio
  • No crunch
  • Great work life balance
  • Amazing and supportive work environment
  • Fantastic benefit schemes

Application

If interested, please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting the reference 2623.

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


Hybrid/Remote Technical Director Games NW England REF: 2607

This Co-development games studio, with a reputation for excellence and based in the in North West England, is looking for a Technical Director to lead a team developing their upcoming open world metaverse title.  The game is in phase one inception.

You will be working closely with the senior team, converting top level business needs and creative thinking, towards an evolving technology roadmap for game project for their new developed game title.  You will be authoring a new C++ inhouse engine…This role is offered to candidates from the UK, Portugal and Ireland, hybrid / remote. There will be onsites as and when needed for milestones, etc.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Lead programmer/technical leadership position experience
  • One or more multiplayer, AAA title releases a bonus
  • Multi-Project track record of programming
  • Strong leadership, nurturing, and accountability managing the programmers team
  • C++ languages and system architecture
  • General and platform specific optimisations
  • Cross-platform development experience
  • Can do / proactive front runner
  • Person management of a team of programmers in games

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Determine the programming vision for the project, in alignment with the Game Director’s vision; including the technology vision, aligned to the studio’s overarching vision, through excellent coordination with the CTO and Technical Directors for other projects
  • Revisions and adjustments to the roadmap aligned to progress and changes, keeping on track and to deadline(s)
  • Implement technology roadmap effectively
  • Deliver and update high-level estimations for all areas of the game
  • Coordinate with Technical Team Leads
  • Ensure coding best practices with lead and senior programmers studio and industry standard
  • Create solutions, provide clear direction and feedback to the employees working on the programming areas of the project through collaboration
  • Mentor the programming team, build and nurture through new hires/retention, particularly at review, always delivering effective team communication
  • Work with CTO to manage other codevelopment teams
  • Support principle and lead programmers and engine processes

BENEFITS

  • Great work life balance
  • Studio with remote and hybrid working practices
  • New project
  • Working with latest tech
  • Competitive salary and benefits

APPLICATION

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2607.

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


Remote C++ Software Engineer Salary up to £112K or $137K USD REF 2600

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 bonnie@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 Gaming 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 bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2595.

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

Remote 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.  This role is offered fully remote or onsite at their studio in Dubai.

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 bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2593.

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


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