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C++ Senior Tech Programmer AAA East Midlands, England REF 1512

Our client is a leading games studio making best selling titles. We are looking for an Senior Tech Programmer to implement and refine the core engine systems of their cross platform games.  

Required Skills and Experience 

  • Multi-processor architecture experience for consoles and PCs.
  • 5+ years of experience in tech/engine dev on consoles
  • C++ expertise
  • Maths ability
  • Clean code writing skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong maths and physics
  • Systems development
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar

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

To apply send CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting ref 1512. 

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Lead C/C++ Programmer AAA East Midlands, UK - REF 750

This well established game studio in the East Midlands, England is looking for a Lead C++ Programmer that is ultimately in charge of all programming for the game. It is their job to make sure the various submodules of the game are being implemented properly and to keep track of development from a programming standpoint.  This role is onsite and open to international candidates.

You will oversee

  • A group of programmers incl. coaching, mentoring and recruitment
  • Responsible for all documentation, tasks, tools, researching and implementing best practice etc
  • Be an exceptional C++ coder incl. optimisation
  • Have 1+ released titles under your belt with full development lifecycle experience
  • 5+ years C/C++ experience, 4 in games
  • Be both hands on and managerial
  • Unreal experience a bonus
  • Maths, physics, algorithms
  • English speaker
  • Report to the TD and be in charge of the daily team mgmt
  • Other programming expertise incl. rendering techniques, gameplay, tech programming, profilers…

Benefits

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

Application

Please email me your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 750.

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


Senior Golang Platform Programmer Games SE England Ref 2421

This well-known mobile studio based in London is lookingfor a Senior Golang Platform Programmer to develop, deploy, and operate theirbackend microservices at scale - globally. You will be heavily involved with large scale migrations of monolithapplications to microservices, and work extensively with Docker containers,container orchestration layers such as Kubernetes, and everything involved incoordinating deployments of fleets of services worldwide.  Thisrole will be in charge of millions of daily players for our pillar titles.

What skills do you need?

· Upgrade security, reliability, scalability ofour platforms

· Create and run shared services

· Ability to research for best practice andtroubleshooting

· Linux

· Work in a multidisciplinary team

· Write code for high traffic services

· Bachelor's Degree or higher in ComputerScience or similar

· 5+ years’ experience in a similar role

· Go experience for large code bases

· C#

· Cloud incl. AWS

· Concurrency and distributed systems

· Bash, Python…

· SQL

· Ability to work independently

Benefits

Onsite chef, private medical, bonuses, relocation packageand competitive pay.

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference2421.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPRcompliant.


3Cs Programmer RPG Studio UK - REF 2002

This AAA RPG studio is looking for a C++ Systems Programmer to work on their pillar title. You will be a key part of the team for one of our games. This role is based at our studio in the Midlands, England.

What will you do?

  • Create and refactor game systems at a number of levels from production use to player-facing code
  • The 3Cs of Game Development: Character, Controls and Camera
  • Write, maintain, optimise, bug free code in C++
  • Maintain and improve our custom game flow logic systems
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team to achieve the highest quality player experience possible
  • Conduct research to ensure best practice

What skills do you need?

  • University degree in Computer Science or similar
  • 2+ years professional games experience in a similar role
  • Published title under your belt on any platform

Benefits

Signing bonus, good work-life balance, competitive salary…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting ref 2002.

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


C++ Lead Engine Tech Programmer AAA Games Studio - UK - REF 2236

Our client is a major publisher backed AAA development studio based in the Midlands, UK. Currently making a world famous hit games, they are expanding and looking for top calibre programmers to join their already successful team.

We have a requirement for a Lead Engine Tech Programmer, who will ideally have a AAA background, have great communication skills and be able to work onsite in a permanent role.

Required:

  • Current generation console experience and knowledge of technical requirements
  • Expert with C++
  • Able to design and implement re-usable systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A passion for videogames
  • Management experience
  • Senior experience on a published title
  • Extensive engine pipeline knowledge
  • Lead experience of a team

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a studio making great games that you know and love, wins awards and is at the top of the videogames tree.

Please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz  quoting reference 2236.

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

We are a GDPR compliant company.


C++ Graphics Developers AAA Game Studio Midlands, UK - REF 2081

We are working with a fantastic AAA game studio based in the Midlands, England who is seeking a talented Graphics Developer to join their team and work on their pillar titles for console and PC. Following the success of their previous release, this studio is looking to continue the creation of their racing experiences. 

What will you be doing?

  • Rendering feature implementation and optimisation
  • Maintenance of the rendering engine
  • Participating in the maintenance of tools and pipelines
  • Writing and optimising shaders

Who you are

  • Previous experience in the modern games industry
  • 1+ released title under your belt
  • Strong C++
  • Skilled with shader languages
  • Shader assembly code debugging
  • Multi-processor architectures
  • Maths skills

A bonus...

  • Educated to degree level in Computer Science/Maths or similar
  • DirectX 12
  • Console proprietary API
  • Compute shaders
  • Multi-threaded rendering
  • Data-Oriented Design
  • C#

Benefits

  • Private family medical care
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Minimal crunch
  • Great work life balance
  • Relocation package

If this the job for you please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2081.

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

We are a GDPR compliant company.


C++ Game Programmer AAA UK - REF 1678

This well-known AAA studio based in the Midlands is looking for a C++ Game Programmer to work on their live racing team. As such you will work with a multidisciplinary group of artists and designers to enhance gameplay features.

What will you do?

  • Write, maintain, optimize bug free code in C++
  • Work independently and within a team
  • Research for best practice

What skills do you need?

  • 2+ years professional games experience
  • A shipped title under your belt on any platform (preferred PC or console)
  • A university degree in Computer Science, Game Development or similar

Benefits

Excellent renumeration and relocation package, bonus, healthcare, pension…

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

Application 

Please e-mail your CV as a Word document to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1678.

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


Remote Senior Java Backend Programmer Games UK - REF 2409

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will design systems to handle a large number of players for our studio based in the UK. You possess a strong technical background and have a high degree of appreciation for backend systems design. You will be joining a team that is building an online gaming platform. This role is offered fully remote.

What will you do?

    • Develop backend systems (Web client and Server-side logic) (design, architect, implement, document, test, and support)
    • Collaborate with game designers and other engineers to develop LiveOps tools and game features
    • Be responsible for ad-hoc projects and/or requirements as they arise
    • Ensure scalability and reliability of our online services incl. memory and performance issues
    • Work with a cloud infrastructure

What skills do you need?

    • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent 
    • Expert in software engineering with Java back-end/server-side or systems technologies
    • Database and web development experience
    • You have worked on a RESTful API system from concept to production
    • Experience in working in a multidiscipline environment
    • Good experience working with source control
    • Linux on a large scale
    • Able to effectively communicate and translate between general ideas and technical practices
    • Build experience for live online systems

Nice to have (but not required)

    • Experience dealing with scalability and cloud automation
    • Experience in security protection
    • Cassandra, GRPC, Docker, GRPB, Netty, ElasticSearch…

Benefits

Remote working, excellent pay and perks based on location.

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting ref 2409.

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


Remote or Onsite Build Engineer Games Midlands, England - REF 2407

Build Engineer 

Our client in a fantastic office based in the UK and is currently looking for a Build Engineer to join a successful existing team working on their titles for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.  This role is offered onsite at our Birmingham studio or part or fully remote.

You will be supported by industry-leading multi-platform game engine, custom tools suite and dedicated engine coders.

What you will do

  • Maintain and develop build machines and management systems
  • PowerShell
  • C#
  • Improve build pipelines

   What we need from you:  

  • Great use of continuous integration platforms
  • Strong debugging skills
  • Elasticsearch and Kibana nice to have
  • Knowledge of scripting languages incl. Python and Windows batch scripting
  • Great team-work and the ability to accept and follow direction
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, mathematics or related field.
  • 5+ years proven experience as a Build Engineer
  • Server Virtualization
  • Experience in current gen consoles or PC
  • C# and C++ nice to have
  • Complier toolchains and SDKs e.g. FastBuild a bonus
  • Perforce

Benefits

Competitive salary, great relocation package, contributory pension scheme...

Sound like the role for you?

Please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference number 2407 today!

We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency and value diversity. 

We are a GDPR compliant company.


Remote Senior Build Programmer Games UK - REF 2406

We are a diverse team of industry veterans, who enjoy making great games and are working on our pillar title in our services and platform team.  We are looking for a Senior Build Programmer who will be responsible to implement and support our build process and tools. You will identify opportunities to automate and improve our development processes by implementing script solutions or finding software that matches our needs.  This role is offered fully remote.  You will be responsible for planning, designing, maintaining and deploying infrastructure throughout the build pipeline.

What will you do?

  • Create and maintain build-related tools
  • Maintain and update infrastructure
  • Create and maintain automated build processes
  • Branch management and integration in Perforce
  • Maintain and troubleshoot core infrastructure
  • Support product releases across multiple platforms
  • Scale systems and improve workflow
  • Research to determine best practice

What skills do you need?

  • 5+ years of industry experience working on PC, console games or mobile games
  • Knowledge of at least one scripting language: Python, C#, etc.
  • Experience with Perforce or similar
  • Familiarity with build systems and pipeline tools incl. VCS and CI/CD systems
  • Excellent English
  • Looking to join a top-level, creative and independent team
  • Able to work independently
  • Experience with automated builds incl. rollouts and testing
  • Experience maintaining Linux servers incl. storage, firewall, cloud and network protocols
  • Database mgmt

Nice to have

  • TeamCity
  • C++
  • Java
  • AWS, GCP, Azure
  • Kubernetes
  • Nomad

Benefits

Remote working, excellent pay and location based perks.

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2406.

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


Remote C++ Graphics Programmer Games UK - REF 2402

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

Benefits

Fully remote studio, bonus, pension, healthcare…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2402.

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


Engineering Manager AAA Surrey – REF 2381

Our client is a console games studio based in Surrey, looking for an Engineering Manager to help them build and develop amazing game experiences.

What you will be doing?

  • Oversee the agile development process and practice
  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams to create solid sprint, backlog, and milestone plans
  • Be responsible for ensuring all workflows are clearly defined
  • Manage a multi-disciplined development team
  • Ensure the right tools, equipment and support are provided for team members
  • Provide regular status reporting and capacity plan updates
  • Mentor individuals within the project team

Who you are?

  • 4+ years of experiences as a Development Manager or similar, with at least 1 project shipped in a production leadership position
  • Great knowledge of production management tools and methodologies e.g., MS Project, Jira, Scrum/Agile)
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills
  • Relevant experience in the game industry
  • Strong confidence and leadership skills
  • Great critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Benefits

Flexible working hours with a competitive salary and great benefits. Alongside the chance to use cutting edge technology and attend regular team incentives and social events

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2381.

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


Part Remote Senior C++ Gameplay Programmer AAA UK - REF 2401

We are working with an established AAA games studio. Our team has worked on multiple world class projects. We are currently looking for an accomplished and self-motivated Senior C++ Gameplay Programmer to join our team on an unannounced AAA game. The role is available for multiple studio locations based in the UK including the Midlands and the North East of England. A Senior Gameplay Programmer is responsible for designing, developing, testing and implementing systems and game code, and is happy to turn their hand to any task required.

What will you do?

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

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

• Estimates tasks and delivers high quality code to that schedule

• Designs, develops, writes, tests and implements systems and game code

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

• Tests and refines gameplay features throughout the development cycle of the project

• 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
  • 5+ years’ experience in the games industry as a programmer
  • Writes clear, debuggable, maintainable and performance targeted C++ code
  • Mentoring and coaching less experienced programmers. Excellent bug diagnosis and debugging skills
  • University degree in Computer Science or similar
  • Excellent communication skills, including with team members outside of the code team
  • Experience in console or mobile programming
  • Worked on at least one shipped game
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively including planning, organising and prioritising in conjunction with the code team
  • Able to design and create complex systems from start to finish, formulating and realising creative solutions to novel problems
  • Able to break down and structure tasks to meet deadlines efficiently. A professional can do attitude and a strong team player

Benefits

Excellent holiday, competitive pay, hybrid work scheme incl. 4 days remote and one onsite per week, mental health awareness, relocation support, innovative AAA project…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2401.

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


Remote or Onsite Audio Lead Games SE England – REF 2392

Our client is a multi-platform game studio crafting some truly breath-taking games, and they are now looking for an Audio lead to help lead a growing talented audio team.

What you will be doing?

  • Be responsible for growing and mentoring the audio team
  • Communicate efficiently across multi-disciplinary team to ensure projects are done within time
  • Lead the audio direction and vision for the studio
  • Create and maintain audio roadmaps and schedule

Who you are?

  • Experience leading an audio team, with full production lifecycle experience having 1+ published title under your belt as Audio Lead
  • Unreal Engine 4 experience
  • Good knowledge and use of established audio tools
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills
  • A genuine passion for games and audio

Benefits

A great work life balance with a healthy working environment, alongside a competitive salary and amazing benefits. You will also have the chance to use the latest cutting-edge technology and could have the opportunity to attend regular social and sporting events.

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2392.

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


Senior Backend Programmer Mobile Games England - REF 2387

This well-known mobile game studio is looking for a Senior Backend Programmer to work on their games.  The role is based in their London studio and is onsite. You will participate in high-load backend services for the game and core backend features development. You will have experience with server programming and working on large scale live game environment.

What skills do you need?

  • Live games experience
  • Creating new features and tools
  • Writing  bug free, maintainable code
  • Multiplayer backend experience
  • SQL
  • Docker
  • Linux
  • Concurrency
  • Games development experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Performance optimization
  • Functional and load testing
  • Nakama server experience is a bonus
  • Troubleshooting and research for best practice
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, game development or similar

Benefits

Great work life balance, city centre location, competitive pay and bonus, healthcare…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2387.

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


Cloud Engineer Games SE England - REF 2384

This mobile game studio in the South East of England is looking for a Dev Ops/Cloud Programmer. You will join an established team that develops and operates the stack used by the studio. Your passion is creating amazing development environments and game operation experiences. The day to day will see you focus on the automation of integrations, deployments and operations in a cloud environment.

What will you do?

  • Develop, improve and operate the cloud infrastructures and platform services
  • Ensure that our solutions are effective, reliable and attractive to work on
  • Work closely with the game teams to integrate games optimally into the tech stack and support re features, bugs and troubleshooting
  • Maintain delivery tools and pipelines incl. CI/CD and build
  • Research for best practice
  • Monitor systems
  • Enforce security re network and data
  • Improve performance and minimise downtime
  • Maintain Git

What skills do you need?

  • University degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar
  • 5+ years of relevant experience as Software Engineer, DevOps, System administrator or Fullstack Engineer or similar role
  • Good troubleshooting skills on Linux, MacOS or server OS systems
  • Good knowledge about continuous integration and continuous deployment processes and tools
  • AWS systems incl. EC2, RDS, EKS, Redshift, CloudWatch, CloudFormation…
  • Very good knowledge about all parts within the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) is a plus
  • AWS, Docker, GCP or similar
  • Coding skills in PHP, Python, Ruby, Java or Go are a plus
  • Scripting in bash, Python…
  • English speaking

Benefits

Great work life balance, relocation, medical, life insurance, competitive pay…

Application

To apply please forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2384. Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant.


Systems Admin Games Germany - REF 2380

This well-established games studio has a vacancy for an experienced Systems Administrator to join their team in Southern Germany.

You will be responsible for the set-up, configuration, and maintenance of the their cloud platform, coupled with management of the scalability, performance, availability, and health of the system. This role requires in depth knowledge of Linux and Windows as well as open source software.

Your role

  • Support of all Linux servers, storage, and related operating systems software
  • Support of the network infrastructure
  • Provide a structured, hands-on approach to issue resolution, infrastructure projects and environment management
  • Ensure the security of data, systems, network access and backup systems
  • Participate in an on-call rota for production incidents (incentivised)
  • Adhere to clearly defined change management procedures
  • Install, configure and maintain the development, testing, staging and production environments
  • Cloud deployment

Benefits

Competitive pay, relocation assistance, bonus, medical and other perks.

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to cvs@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2380.

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


Remote or Onsite Senior C++ Programmer Games 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.


C++ Senior Engine Programmer Console Games Germany - REF 632

This well-established console games studio has worked on multiple world class projects.  We are currently looking for a C++ Senior Engine Programmer to join our team on an unannounced game. The Senior Engine Programmer is responsible for designing, developing, testing and implementing systems with a focus on Engine and low level specific code, and is happy to turn their hand to any task as and when needed.

What will you do?

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

• Works in a multidisciplinary team with designers, artists and other personnel involved in the development process to create the highest possible quality product

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

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

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

• Performs code reviews with the team to ensure excellence

•Use research to identify best practice

• Debug code

What skills do you need?

•4+ years games experience in a similar role

•Unreal engine a bonus

•1+ title released on console with full production lifecycle experience

•Project methodologies e.g. Agile, Scrum…

• Rendering and shading experience

•Performance optimisation, bandwidth and memory

Benefits

When you join our studio you can expect to enjoy a unique culture. Below you will find all the benefits and perks you can enjoy as a team member.

• Extensive holidays

• Bonus!

• Visa & Relocation Package

• Company Pension Scheme

•Great work-life balance

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 632.

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


Remote C# Unity Programmer F2P Games UK - REF 2374

We are looking for a Unity Programmer to join our start-up studio and mobile free-to-play projects.  This is a diverse role and includes coding on multiple games. This role is offered remote or with full relocation to Malta. What will you be doing?

  • Coding on key internal games.
  • Work related to tech, including architecture, implementation, external partners, tools, framework, code management.
  • Able to come up with simple and clear solutions for complex technical problems.
  • Maintain technical quality through the life of multiple projects, ensuring scalable solutions, best practice and standards.
  • Create and maintain internal tech tools for the company, providing support for external partners to integrate where needed.
  • Passion for games across different platforms and genres but particularly interested in mobile.

What is your role? 

  • Proven experience working on a successful mobile/F2P projects (in last 5 years).
  • 3+ years' experience in games working in C# and Unity.
  • Deep understanding of developing for the mobile platform and the tools and technologies used to support development and marketing of mobile games.
  • Organizational skills to cope with overseeing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Portfolio of past free-to-play title experience.
  • Strong coding skills, quick at developing quality code.
  • Ability to show examples of coding best practice to solve problems.
  • Able to develop and direct for quality first time execution, limiting the need for iteration.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven responsibility in reviewing and feeding back on the work of both coding and other disciplines where relevant.
  • A key understanding of wider business and product needs, and able to turn these into actions.
  • Understands how to translate design ideas into software application development.
  • You are an avid consumer of all types of mobile games and know the market intimately.  You are also aware of other macro trends in entertainment, social media and pop culture.

Why work for us?
Are you interested in joining a funded start-up on the ground floor and creating a World-class studio that aims to deliver pioneering game experiences that can be played by 10s of millions of players?  Do want to help create great games filled with unforgettable moments that players cherish, in games that are played for decades? Are you interested in being part of a dynamic, fun loving, World class, remote first team? We not only offer you the chance to work with great people to create great games but we also offer competitive salary, generous employee options, flexible working hours, bi-annual workations in exotic places and private health care. 

How to apply
People are our greatest asset and so “fit” for us is extremely important. We therefore need to understand a bit about who you are and what drives you. Impress us with a cover letter that tells us about you and your passions will help spark our interest in taking things further. Please read the job description carefully and make sure you have the required experience to take on the role and then tell us why you are the right person for the job in a cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you.  Please email me your CV and cover letter to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting ref 2374.

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


C++ Technical Director Games Germany - REF 2373

We are working with a leading game studio based in Southern Germany looking for a C++ Technical Director.  You will be working with a well-established team of programmers on their hit titles.  You will report to the Exec TD as well as oversee three programming teams. The Technical Director is responsible for the entire programming department of the studio and works alongside the studio manager and production setting the technical excellence bar for the studio. You'll direct and be part of a multi-disciplined team for a variety of projects on multiple platforms.  This role is based at their office onsite.

What will you do?

  • Have lead programmers report to you directly
  • Responsible for all technical architecture and processes choices
  • Supervise and participate-in all projects from staffing, technology/tools choices, risks evaluation, dependencies with other projects to ensure the best quality is achieved
  • Recommends solutions and approves plans and roadmaps
  • Expert in design, programming, debugging and optimization
  • Implement features across platforms, including prototypes and new technologies
  • Identify and solve technical problems as they arise, including cross-platform issues, debugging, profiling and optimising for reduced memory usage and increased real-time performance
  • Maintain and add to existing codebase, including low/mid-level systems to support pipelines and higher-level programmers
  • Mentor and train junior programmers
  • Research new tools, techniques and processes and how they can benefit the studio
  • Collaborate productively, communicating ideas and issues clearly across disciplines
  • Architect and participate in implementing all the different game modules and systems
  • Be responsible for the implementation and maintenance of potential non game specific systems used by content creators (extensions to build systems, tools, engines, pipeline improvements)
  • Work closely with department leads to identify and set technical parameters and ensure the team adheres to them

What skills do you need?

  • Extensive knowledge of Mathematics, Algorithms, Design Patterns…
  •  English
  • Problem solving
  • Excellent communication
  • Excellent C++
  • 2+ completed titles on console with full development lifecycle experience

Benefits

Bonus, relocation assistance, competitive salary, pension, medical and dental…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2373.

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Senior C++ Multiplayer Programmer Combat Games England - REF 2371

This well-known Unreal game studio based in London is looking for a Senior C++ Multiplayer Programmer to join their online services team.

What skills do you need?

  • Online services experience for current gen e.g. Xbox, Steam and Playstation
  • Project methodologies e.g. Agile
  • Write, maintain, optimize, portable bug free code
  • Work with lead re roadmaps
  • Mentor junior programmers
  • Research and implement best practice
  • Implement game features through out the entire development lifecycle
  • 5+ years games industry experience in a similar role
  • Current gen experience
  • A published title under your belt on any platform
  • Unreal is not a requirement but an advantage
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Game Development or similar
  • Problem solving skills

Benefits

  • Pension, medical and dental, bonus…

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2371.


C++ Gameplay Engineer Games Germany - REF 1839

Are you a C++ Gameplay Programmer working in video games looking for a new challenge? You could be joining a well-respected video games company in Southern Germany to create games loved by fans worldwide.  This role is onsite and studio based.

What will you do?

  • Liaising with other teams to identify and clarify requirements
  • Create rapid prototypes or work on projects in development
  •  C++ development and will gain experience with Unreal Engine to make visually stunning games

What skills do you need?

  • C++
  • Unreal
  • Full development lifecycle experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar
  • Excellent communicator
  • 3+ years working in game development with a published title under your belt preferably in PC or console
  • Problem solver

Benefits

  • State of the art tech in great studio setting
  • Career advancement
  • Training
  • Pension
  • Relocation assistance

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1839.

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


Lead C++ Rendering Coder Games UK - Ref 1951

Do you want to work in a game hub with some of the best coders in the industry?We are a world renowned racing studio located in the Midlands bringing console/PC game development together. We’re looking for a Lead C++ Rendering Programmer to work on one of our pillar titles. You will have the opportunity to work with our in-house C++ engine, as well as a superbly skilled team.

Have you ever dreamed of leading the graphics programming team in a full-scale AAA game project?

What will you do?

  • Work closely in a multidisciplinary collaborative group with other tech leads and directors, creative teams and artists to overcome technical obstacles and make the artistic vision of the game come to life
  • Own both the high-level rendering pipeline
  • Create objectives and quality standards for the graphics programming team
  • Train and mentor your team members to support their continuous learning and development

What skills do you need?

  • Extensive C++
  • Strong understanding of 3D rendering algorithms, geometry and related mathematics
  • Credited with a released title (preferably on PC/Console)
  • Solid debugging skills including the ability to debug at an assembly-level when necessary
  • Parallel programming
  • A problem solver – work closely with other disciplines to solve complex issues
  • Experience with performance tools
  • Independent work that can motivate others
  • Excellent communicator
  • Writing shaders in HLSL or GLSL
  • Demonstrated leadership skills or strong motivation and potential to grow into a leadership role
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or Game Development or similar
  • AAA experience is beneficial but not required

Benefits

  • Competitive pay
  • Bonus scheme
  • Career progression
  • Studio located in a games hub
  • Great work-life balance

Application

Does this sound like you? Then pls apply to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 1951.

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


Remote or Onsite C++ Senior or Lead Engine Programmer Games UK - REF 2370

This well-known current and next gen games studio in the South East of England is looking for a C++ Senior or Lead Engine Programmer to work in their tech team. This role is offered to UK residents with full working rights.  The role is onsite or remote based in the UK.

You will:

  • Develop new game feature
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team incl. production, technical art and programming
  • Improve engine tech and optimise it
  • Write and maintain bug free C++ code
  • Be responsible for all related engine tools
  • Research new technologies for best practice

What skills do you need?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Game Development, Math, Physics or similar
  • Professional Unreal experience
  • 5+ years working in the games industry in a similar role with full production lifecycle experience
  • Understanding of software architecture
  • A solid grasp of either audio, animation, networking, graphics…
  • PC, console or mobile games experience

Benefits

Competitive salary, no crunch, great work life balance

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 2370.

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



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