Senior Programmer
Gaming
Birmingham

Senior Programmer

Ref: 157| Posted: 23rd Sep 2020

Senior Programmer – Computer / Video Games  - West Midlands

Fantastic opportunity for a Programmer to join a leading AAA Gaming Developer.

LOCATION: Birmingham / West Midlands

 

What makes it GREAT?

-Excellent opportunity for career progression, going through an exciting period of organic growth.

-Company has very low staff turnover, Excellent sign that they look after their staff.

-Exciting and diverse projects, working on Iconic projects on a variety of platforms.  

 

Role:

  •  Develop and deliver high-quality game code for AAA Unreal 4 projects

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the programming team to develop fully realised and working game systems
  • Communicate and collaborate with the Programming & Design Team to assist in delivering polished and immersive gaming experiences that meet design and technical requirements.
  • Create and maintain game logic for gameplay mechanics and other supporting game play systems, including written automated tests.
  • Work within the specification guidelines of the project and technology, keeping performance in mind as well as working with others to debug potential issues.
  • Profiling and optimising code for memory and performance considerations on a per platform basis.
  • Be responsible for scoping tasks, working to deadlines and communicating with production and if problems arise.
  • Collaborate with design and production to establish achievable goals.
  • Communicate with QA to help track down and fix priority bugs.
  • You will be expected to solve problems independently
  • You will be responsible for testing own logic by authoring automated tests as well as some manual validation testing
  • Participate in code reviews as a reviewer, observer or author and assist in sharing knowledge making sure standards and efficiency are upheld
  • Create technical designs and host discussions when creating new systems or expanding existing ones.
  • Assist in maintaining existing documentation
  • Provide support to other programmers when required
  • Be able to effectively cherry pick and integrate change lists from other streams where necessary
  • Work with leads from relevant areas to scope up new projects
  • Assist in mentoring other engineers

COMPANY:

Based in the midlands my client is a fast-growing gaming developer working on exciting projects with a long-term pipeline of work to fuel further growth of the business and your career.

REQUIREMENTS: 

To be considered for this Programmer role you must meet the following criteria:

  • Professional C++ experience in the games industry producing production quality code.
  • Demonstrate excellent understanding of Unreal Engines tools and actor based pipeline.
  • Strong understanding of content structure and management of C++ code bases with the ability to quickly learn existing code bases.
  • Good level of debugging skills, with the ability to perform profiling and optimisation.
  • In-depth knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 blueprint logic and gameplay logic assemblies.
  • Can quickly create prototypes to match design criteria.
  • Is able to put together high quality production code for both single and multiplayer games.
  • Understanding of sound programming practices.
  • Practical problem solving applicable to 3D game development.
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one of the following areas: Engine, AI, UI, Audio, Gameplay, Physics, Rendering, Multiplayer.
  • Experienced with giving and receiving code reviews

REMUNERATION:

The successful Programmer will receive:

-Competitive Salary + Benefits

-Company bonus scheme

-Company outings & events


To be considered for this vacancy or to find out more information please apply now.

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