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C++ Programmer

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Sports Interactive
Employer Sports Interactive
Category Programmers
Salary Competitive plus benefits
Type Permanent
Location UK - London

Sports Interactive (SI) is the world’s leading developer of football management simulations through its Football Manager series of games. Founded in 1994 and now based in East London's booming technology hub of Old Street, SI, as a continually successful and profitable company, is now looking to expand its full-time staff as it pushes out across both existing and emerging gaming platforms.

SI’s games have enjoyed an unparalleled history of commercial and critical success, with 12 of its creations among the UK's Top 20 fastest-selling PC games of all time and five in the UK’s top 20 best-selling PC games of all time. Sports Interactive became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006.

The studio is a vibrant environment, full of talented and dedicated people with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy working within a close-knit team as part of a lively, self-motivated and forward thinking company. Sports Interactive looks after its staff’s well-being with free gym membership, in-house massage therapy, a leading benefits package and a flexible working schedule that make the studio a relaxed and friendly place to work. The company also arranges regular team social events and is very proud of having one of the lowest turnovers of staff in the industry.

Further information on Sports Interactive and its games is available from the SI website, www.sigames.com.


Position Overview

In an expansion of our Match Engine team, we are looking for talented individuals to help us take our Match Engine to the next level. In true football style, we’re looking for candidates with not only the ability to do the job well – but with great potential still to fulfill.

This will be someone who will be able to improve, maintain, optimise and add to our Match Engine, but also have flair in a specific area of interest, such as animation, physics, graphics or AI. Are you the next Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Come and apply.


Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implement new functionality across the Match Engine
  • Refactor and improve existing code
  • Analyse, debug and fix software errors


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 2 years professional experience developing in C++
  • Good C++ programming skills 
  • Good software engineering skills
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, self-motivated and able to work in a team and independently
  • Interest in football and previous games development experience desirable


This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder.  It does not form part of the contract of employment.