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UI Programmer

Ubisoft
Employer Ubisoft
Category Programmers
Salary Competitive
Type Permanent
Location UK - Midlands

Job Description

Ubisoft is 10,000 creative minds spanning 6 continents. With around 85% of its staff devoted to game development, Ubisoft has the 2nd largest in-house creative team in the world.

The company’s 27 different creative studios work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams. This cross-studio collaboration model means every team member has the opportunity to participate in challenging projects based on brands including Assassin's Creed®, For Honor® Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell®, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Tom Clancy's The Division, Rabbids®, Rayman®, Watch Dogs®, Far Cry®, The Crew®, Just Dance® and more.

Job Purpose

Work within a collaborative multidiscipline environment implementing features related to in-game menus, HUD and user interface according to the requirements of the UI Lead, Design Lead and Lead Programmer.

Responsibilities

  • Implement practical and timely solutions that meet the game design and technical requirements;
  • Implement code that is modular, self-contained, and defensive and observes the technical constraints on the system;
  • Work as a key part of an agile development team, taking responsibility for organising and planning their own work;
  • Ensure coding standards are followed, and help to enforce good programming practices within the engineering team;
  • Maintain technical documentation for the engineering team as well as other disciplines;
  • Optimise code and data for memory usage and performance as required;
  • Write debugging tools for programmers, level designers and artists;
  • Read the game design documents to understand the intended player experience;
  • In collaboration with engine programmers, provide development interface tools (debug) for gameplay programmers;
  • In collaboration with design and programming teams, quickly prototype interaction concepts for the game;
  • Oversee the programming of the modules that underlie the user interface (e.g. ActionScript Flash modules);
  • Optimise user interface module code so that it can be implemented on game consoles; 
  • Interact and collaborate with different departments (design, art, programming, etc.); 
  • In collaboration with the graphic designer, integrate designs and animation (timeline or code);
  • Carry out all other relevant tasks;
  • Support the Lead Programmer with any ad hoc tasks and duties.

Qualifications

Skills and Knowledge

  • Passionate about playing and making games, and has a good knowledge of the games industry in general and online gaming in particular;
  • Excellent C/C++ programming skills, with excellent knowledge of object oriented development;
  • Able to plan and estimate their own tasks and ensure timely delivery of work, and assist with the planning of work for more junior members of the team;
  • Self-motivated and pro-active with a strong work ethic;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of common algorithms, data structures and patterns, and the ability to apply them to problems while keeping constraints and performance in mind;
  • Able to analyse unfamiliar code of a reasonable complexity to understand and extend the functionality of an existing module;
  • Knowledge of different software development methods such as Test Driven Development, Unit Testing, Agile etc.;
  • Able to debug defects of a reasonable complexity, including memory related issues, multi-threading, and assembly level debugging;
  • Knowledge of platform-holders’ requirements as applicable.

 

Relevant Experience

  • Experience with commonly used development tools such as Visual Studio and Perforce;
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject or equivalent industry experience;
  • Relevant commercial software development experience with significant involvement in 1 published game in a UI programming capacity.

Additional Information

Salary: Competitive + Relocation
Location: Leamington Spa, U.K

Opening date: 22nd September 2017
Closing date for applications: 21st October 2017

Reflections reserves the right to close this advert earlier than the closing date indicated should we feel we have received sufficient applications.