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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.

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


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.


Remote Senior Data Programmer Games SE England – REF 2610

Our client is a mobile games studio looking for a Senior Data Programmer to join their talented team. As part of your role, you will create tools and develop the infrastructure for the game, you will work closely alongside the engineering teams and Data Science teams.
This role is offered fully remote or hybrid with their office located in the South-East of England.

What will you do?

  • Oversee activities and mentor junior engineers, ensuring execution of their duties and alignment with business vision and objectives
  • Develop queries for ad hoc business projects as well as accurate ongoing reporting
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL, NoSQL, and AWS big data technologies
  • Independently create and run automation scripts for operational data processing
  • Work closely with the Engineering teams and Data Science teams to extract data and deliver quality deliverables
  • Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in our data systems

Who you are?

  • 4+ years of data engineering experience in a relevant field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Engineering
  • Experience with event streaming platforms e.g., Kinesis, Kafka or similar
  • ETL pipeline cycles
  • Knowledge and experience using Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, Clickhouse and Redshift databases
  • Databases e.g., SQL, NoSQL, Spark, and MySQL
  • Scripting languages e.g., Java, Python…
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • High proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

 Benefits

  • Hybrid/Remote working opportunities alongside an office in one of the most vibrate cities in the world
  • A competitive salary
  • No crunch
  • Long holidays
  • Private Medical insurance
  • Cross-team learning opportunities
  • Friendly and supportive team working environment

Application

To apply please forward your CV to bonnie@bigplanet.biz quoting the reference 2610.

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and 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.

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

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

What will you do?

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

What skills do you need?

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

Benefits

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

Application

To apply pls forward your CV to bonnie@big-planet.bizquoting reference number 2590.

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

C# Senior Mobile Backend Developer Ref: 2589

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

What will you do?

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

What skills do you need?

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

Benefits

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

Application

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

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


C++ Online Programmer Games Paris Ref: 2588

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

What will you do?

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

What skills do you need?

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

Bonus

  • Experience working on consoles
  • Unreal Engine 4 knowledge

Benefits

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

Application

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

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


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

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

What will you do?

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

What skills do you need?

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

Benefits

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

Application

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

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

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

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

What will you do?

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

What skills do you need?

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

Benefits

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

Application

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

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


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

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

What will you do?

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

What skills do you need?

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

Benefits

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

Application

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

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


Golang Backend Programmer Games South of England: REF 2582

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

What will you do?

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

What skills do you need?

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

Benefits

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

Application

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

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant


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

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

What will you do?

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

What skills do you need?

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

Benefits

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

Application

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

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant


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

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

What will you do?

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

What skills do you need?

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

Benefits

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

Application

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

Big Planet is an equal opps recruitment agency and GDPR compliant



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