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Console Engineer

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Aardvark Swift
Employer Aardvark Swift
Category Development
Salary £35000-60000
Location Other

Our client is looking for an experienced Console Engineer to maintain ownership of the PlayStation 4 platform and its interactions with our client's engine in all aspects. As an experienced Engine Programmer, you're a senior-level generalist, comfortable with being the "go-to" person for a platform or feature.

In this role, you'll sit within our client's engine team, working closely with the Rendering team to drive and constantly improve PS4 specific features, runtime performance, toolchain performance and ease of use, plus licensee/user support. You'll also work directly with our client's game teams targeting PS4 to ensure they're shipping on time. 

The person in this role will be responsible for the following:

  • Driving performance of our client's engine on Sony platforms, primarily PS4
  • Working closely with the Paragon game team on any issues impacting performance on PS4
  • Bug fixing and maintaining the existing engine code base
  • Analysing and fixing common problems in a game engine such as load times, memory usage, and performance problems
  • Supporting external customers by answering their requests and questions

The ideal candidate will have a mix of the qualifications below:

  • Strong C++ skills and the ability to code and architect various core engine systems
  • Experience optimizing game engines for various platforms
  • A keen analytical mind with strong problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated interest in games
  • Experience with multiple core system tasks such as graphics, tools, audio/video, networking, memory handling, script compilers, I/O, etc.
  • 3+ years of professional programming experience
  • Experience working with consoles and/or mobile gaming
  • Experience working with multithreaded systems
  • Performance optimization skills

For more information about this excellent role contact Greg Brotherton on +44 (0)1709 834777 or email greg@aswift.com.