Senior Gameplay Programmer – London, UK

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Job Description

Senior Gameplay Engineer

NaturalMotion – London, UK

Are you a Gameplay and UX Engineer, at an experienced or senior level, who excels at bringing other people's ideas to life, and who proactively contributes ideas and solutions of your own?

NaturalMotion’s Action Strategy Group is a BAFTA-nominated team developing an exciting new Star Wars™ game, running live operations on Dawn of Titans, and developing a third unannounced game, all from their London studio.

They are a tight-knit team, with a sociable culture and a strong team identity, benefitting from being part of both NaturalMotion and Zynga. The team crafts world-leading, mid-core games on a foundation of trust and camaraderie.

In 2018, 2019, and 2020 NaturalMotion Studios were named one of the Best Places to Work in the UK games industry by could soon be joining them!

The day-to-day tasks you'll undertake include:

  • You will create and iterate on gameplay and UI systems to improve the player experience
  • Collaborating with multiple disciplines, you will find technical solutions and approaches catering to each project’s particular needs
  • The software you write will be well-designed, adaptable, and testable, for long-term use
  • Working within a team, you will conceive and implement new features from the ground up
  • You will help to improve the code team’s knowledge and experience through learning and sharing

The skills and XP you'll need to succeed include:

  • You have developed and released one or more games in Unreal and C++
  • You are comfortable working in C++
  • Having taken titles from pre-production to release, you have experience of every step involved in getting a game shipped
  • Comfortable understanding and debugging unfamiliar code in a large project
  • Have created data driven systems
  • A history of working with other disciplines to architect and implement gameplay features or systems
  • A strong and comprehensive understanding of coding UI and UX features
  • Familiar with design patterns, memory/performance optimisation, and knowledge sharing

The following will earn you BONUS POINTS:

  • Experience working on strategy and action games
  • Confident working with tools development
  • Have shipped titles across multiple-platforms
  • Familiar with the particular challenges of developing and running a live game

Interested in learning more?

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