Associate Lead Tools Engineer – Leamington Spa, UK

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Associate Lead Tools Engineer

Playground Games – Leamington Spa, UK

Aardvark Swift are currently supporting the amazing Playground Games in their search for an Associate Lead Tools Engineer to join the team for their highly anticipated Fable installation!

You will get to work alongside the Tools Lead to design, plan and deliver the toolset for the next Fable title. You will collaborate with other disciplines to ensure delivery and maintenance of a powerful and efficient toolset that meets the needs of the development team.

If you're right for this role, you'll be driven by working with a skilled team of engineers working on AAA games. You’ll work closely with stakeholders, so your ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively is vital. You are approachable and enjoy mentoring junior members of the team so they can be successful in their work and development!

The skills and experience you'll need…

  • A proven track record of leading a small team of engineers
  • Expert C++ or C# and software architecture skillset
  • Detailed knowledge of game development tools and processes
  • A strong ability to balance quality with efficiency while working under tight deadlines
  • A history of successful planning and delivery
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skillset, with a customer-focused mindset
  • A genuine passion for games

This is an exceptional opportunity to join an established, highly experienced and collaborative team, within one of the world’s most exciting games studios. It provides exciting new challenges for experienced developers looking to further their career and create world class games.

Playground Games was established in 2010, bringing together some of the most experienced and talented developers from the UK games industry, with the vision to create genre-defining titles for a global audience. Since then, they have created four critically-acclaimed, award-winning hits; the Horizon games have garnered more than one hundred awards and have been played by many millions of fans.

Playground has two world-class studios in Leamington Spa. In their original HQ, they continue to support and grow the huge Horizon community. In their new studio, on the other side of town, they are excited to be developing Fable, a new beginning for the legendary franchise.

If this piques your interest and you would like to learn more, contact Paul Walker on +44 (0)1709 834 777 or drop me an email at

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