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Senior/Lead Gameplay Engineer

Aardvark Swift
Employer Aardvark Swift
Category Development
Salary £58000-73000
Location UK - London

Our client are well known for their critically acclaimed, genre defining space-simulation MMO. To continue their growth, they are now looking for an experienced Senior Gameplay Engineer to work on a new ambitious project.

The perfect candidate will have solid experience of Unreal 4 development and rapid prototyping, and maintain exceptionally high standards in code quality, polish and ”gameplay feel” for both themselves and the wider engineering team.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of gameplay programming experience.
  • Expert knowledge of C/C++ and Unreal 4, with experience of the UE4 Blueprints system.
  • Experience with rapid prototyping of game concepts and new features.
  • Comfortable with rapid iteration, and working within loose guidelines.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of various game systems, including game object management, AI, pathing, scripting, combat, and online networking.
  • Experience implementing fast-based combat mechanics highly desired.
  • Experience with heavily online or massively-multiplayer game development also preferred.
  • Speaks ”designer” fluently.
  • An artistic eye for visual flair.
  • At least one shipped AAA game project where you took a lead role.
  • Passion for video games, particularly MOBAs, RPGs or MMOs.

Responsibilities:

  • Join a small team working on new game concepts and prototypes.
  • Work closely with creative disciplines to develop and iterate on high quality gameplay prototypes.
  • Support hiring of new gameplay engineers as the team moves into full production.
  • Mentor and provide guidance to more junior members of the engineering team.

For more information about this excellent role contact Alia Malik on +44 (0)1709 834777 or email alia@aswift.com