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Based in Wilmslow, my clients main UK studio is a vibrant team of over 250 people working in a relaxed and collegiate atmosphere side-by-side with their sister studios in the UK and USA. Benefits of joining them include flexible working hours, pool table and arcade games in the kitchens and a casual dress-code. There are various sports and social groups, unsurprisingly including gaming both table-top and interactive.
My client is looking for a skilled and talented Gameplay Programmer to work on their exciting PC space combat sim. The Gameplay Programmer will work in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary team environment to implement game features and systems within the Lumberyard Engine.
- Work well in a cooperative, multi-disciplinary team environment to develop and maintain new gameplay features
- Design and implement well-engineered, reliable, maintainable, and bug-free code
- Develop and test code, fix bugs, and profile and optimize code as directed
- Follow best practices, development processes, documentation, and coding standards
- Work with QA, providing the information needed to fully test developed code
- Provide support to internal customers for developed software
- Keep up to date on state-of-the-art software engineering methods, practices, and technologies
- Possess and develop areas of engineering expertise
- Understand requirements from design and work with Senior/Lead programmers to develop solid solutions, systems and features
- Identify technical and developmental risks/obstacles and generate solutions to overcome identified risk
- Communicate with other team members, internal customers, and when required external customers to determine requirements
- Document technical designs with other software engineers
- Reviewing other programmer’s code as required
- Strong C++ programming skills
- Strong mathematics skills, including proficiency with matrices, trigonometry and linear algebra
- Strong multi-threaded programming skills
- Multiplayer networking experience
- Great attention to detail
- A passion for making and playing games
- Work well in a cooperative environment
- Good communication skills, both verbal and written
- 5+ years’ experience programming game features and systems, especially player- visible game features
- Potential for occasional overseas travel to visit our other studios
- One or more shipped products, especially PC products
- Lumberyard development experience
- Online game and/or MMO development experience, including client/server development of game features
- Space combat sim development experience
- Passion for science fiction and space exploration
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