Lead Gameplay Programmer- Malmo, SE

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Job Description

Lead Gameplay Programmer

Avalanche Studios – Malmo, SE

What happens when a AAA studio decides they want to smash the perceptions of what’s possible? INNOVATION! Avalanche are embarking on their most ambitious project to date. This is now your chance to join this exciting project as it gets off of the ground!  

Are you a Lead Gameplay Programmer with a love of games, able to push the limits of what is possible? Do you live for technological innovation? Fancy joining a world leader in the industry? Of course you do!

Avalanche Studios Group and its creative division, Expansive Worlds, are looking for an enthusiastic and exceptionally skilled Lead Gameplay Programmer for their successful title theHunter: Call of the Wild.

Initially released in 2017, Call of the Wild has been supported with many successful DLC and content releases. Now they want to shift gears a little and focus on improving the overall experience of the game (stability, performance, UX), while continuing to provide fresh and new content to their loyal players.

As Lead Gameplay Programmer, it will be your job to collaborate closely with the project leaders and game designers to turn designs, features, improvements, and other cool new ideas into manageable tasks that can be worked on by your gameplay programming team.

To do this successfully, part of the job will be a managerial one: assigning work, giving input/feedback, performing reviews, making calls on direction, and working with production on estimates and planning.

You will also work in the engine yourself as part of your programming team, developing and maintaining the systems necessary for designers to create missions, build complex gameplay mechanics, and balance the game.

The team is moderately sized, which will give you a great opportunity to influence the end product, while at the same time requiring you to push the boundaries of your discipline when needed.

The skills and XP you'll need to succeed:

  • Excellent knowledge of C++
  • Experience leading a team of programmers
  • A keen sense of fun gameplay
  • Knowledge of gameplay code and systems
  • Working knowledge of AI, physics, and animation systems
  • Strong communication skills across disciplines

The following will provide you with BONUS POINTS:

  • A history of working with Havok Physics, animation, and AI
  • Experience with game design processes
  • Skills in Python
  • A proven track record of working on current or next-gen console titles
  • Experience in games as a service

To thrive in a programming position at Avalanche Studios, you need to be willing and have the ability to learn new tools and workflows. You will need a positive attitude and will actively contribute to a healthy team dynamic by seeing opportunities and highlighting limitations in a constructive way.

You should be able to communicate clearly, establishing common goals and aligning expectations.

This is an excitement position on the cutting edge of game development, so if you've liked what you've read, get in touch with us!

Email dave.m@aswift.com or call +44 (0)1709 834777

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