Lead UI Engineer – Leamington Spa, UK

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Lead UI Engineer

Playground Games – Leamington Spa, UK

Does the prospect of being the Lead UI Engineer on Fable, the legendary open world action RPG, excite you? If so, you REALLY need to read on…

As a Principal Gameplay Engineer, your expert grasp of the challenges involved with developing the user interface for a AAA game, along with your ability to get the best from a team of developers, will see you setting the direction for the UI and related technologies. Your eye for detail and your passion for working collaboratively with artists and designers will allow you to deliver a best in class immersive user experience on an exciting new title.

You should be driven by a deep understanding of software engineering, and will be responsible with motivating and mentoring others to deliver high quality, innovative solutions. You’ll work closely with internal and external stakeholders, so your ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively is vital. You should be highly motivated and approachable, with a strong desire to push the boundaries of technology.

The skills and XP you'll need to succeed:

  • A proven track record of leading a team of engineers
  • At least one published title in a lead or senior UI engineering role
  • Exceptional C++ and software architecture skills
  • Knowledge of console technical requirements
  • An eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A passion for games

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the world's most exciting games studios, using cutting edge technology to create world class games within a successful, highly talented, and collaborative team.

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

Playground Games 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.

Interested in learning more?

Email paul.w@aswift.com or call +44 (0)1709 834777

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