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Gameplay Engineer

Aardvark Swift
Employer Aardvark Swift
Category Development
Salary Negotiable
Location Other

Our client aren't your typical developer. Over 30 years in the game-making business, every moment has been dedicated to kicking out one beloved title after another. They've tried all manner of new things when creating games in that time, but if there's one thing they've truly come to believe, it's the importance of having fun every single day and infusing it into everything they create.

Game teams are responsible for generating the concepts and designs for their titles, and for creating the software and art that bring these to life. As a Gameplay Programmer on a game team, you'll work with other Programmers, Designers, Artists, Testers and Production staff to create game features. In this multi-disciplinary environment, everyone has a part to play in providing inspiration and creativity and no one truly performs just a single role. It doesn't matter whether an idea has come from an intern or a senior member of the team - it's just as worthy of consideration and inclusion in their games.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Originate, implement and iterate on software features for inclusion in their games or to support the development of our clients products in conjunction with other Engineers, Designers, Artists and Testers.
  • Identify and surface risks in the areas that are being worked on.
  • Solve problems through the application of sound engineering practice.
  • Continuously work to minimise technical debt and maintenance hazards.

Skills and Experience:

  • You have a solid grounding in Computer Science theory and genuine enthusiasm for the subject. You'll have demonstrable experience of its practical application, but our client appreciates that at this stage in your career it might not all be from games or necessarily from outside of academia either.
  • Bring raw enthusiasm for at least one area of technical expertise. Games are big and complex but there will probably be one or two topics that you think are Really Interesting.

For more information about this excellent role contact Andy Jenkinson +44 (0)1709 834777 or email andy@aswift.com.