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Principle Gameplay Programmer - Contract - Guildford

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OPM Response
Employer OPM Response
Category Programmers
Salary DOE
Location Other

Location – Guildford

Job Type – Permanent

Platform – Console/PC

Salary – Great rates available DOE


Principal Multiplayer Gameplay Programmer

Are you a highly talented individual who enjoys a challenge and is brimming with drive and enthusiasm? Do you feel your skills and talents are waiting to find the right creative environment in which to thrive?

My client strive to create successful, landmark games and to be one of the world’s most respected developers. To that end they are continually looking for bright, talented individuals to join our team. They are well aware that new employees and fresh ideas keep them the dynamic and creative Studio that we are known for.



  • Drive, guide and implement required gameplay features within an agile team.
  • Work with other programmers to ensure requirements for AI, Networking, Animation and Audio are taken into consideration.
  • Work with the QA department to ensure all features are testable and automatable.
  • Writing automated tests for game features.
  • Work with designers to advise on and clarify feature requirements and implement them to a high quality.
  • Work with tools and pipeline teams to ensure that all data required for a feature is accessible and modifiable by design.
  • Ensure that required telemetry and analytics data is collected for feedback to design teams.


Key Success Criteria:

  • Features are signed off by all stakeholders at the end of each development sprint.
  • Features are delivered on time and within performance and memory budgets.
  • Features work seamlessly in a multiplayer environment.
  • Features have test criteria and suitable unit/automated tests.
  • Analytics data is available for design to react to.


Essential Experience:

  • Previous experience working on multiple AAA projects in a senior gameplay role
  • Demonstrated ability to work with existing codebases and middleware solutions
  • Previous experience of multiplayer network game programming.
  • Unit testing and automated systems testing.
  • Ability to work in agile environments and teams


Desirable Experience:

  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine 3 or 4 highly desirable.
  • Management of small programming teams (2-4 people)


Technical Skills:

  • Advanced understanding in C/C++ (8+ years proven industry experience).
  • Strong 3D Maths
  • Deep understanding of Game Networking , Animation, AI and Audio.
  • Deep understanding of gameplay performance issues
  • Advanced debugging knowledge.
  • Deep understanding and experience of producing data-driven systems.
  • Deep understanding of multiplayer gameplay features
  • Broad understanding of game systems analytics.


Personal Attributes:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in multi-discipline teams
  • Proven ability to work effectively with designers to match their vision.
  • Technical leadership skills as a mentor or manager of other programmers



To apply please forward over your CV to officemanager@opmjobs.com

Max Hurd - Programming Consultant

OPM Response Ltd

Direct Line: + 44 (0) 1206 214420

Email: Max@opmjobs.com

Skype: max.hurd.opm

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/maxhurdopm

Twitter: OPM_Programming