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Gameplay Programmer

  • Location: Derby
  • Salary/rate: £22,000 - £30,000 DOE
  • Date posted: 05/02/19
  • Job reference: 7014
  • Permanent
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Amiqus have partnered with a hugely successful, indie developer in Derby, who are constantly evolving and thriving due to the ambition of its team.


They are now seeking a highly motivated Gameplay Programmer, who will be working closely with the game development team. You will work with other programmers, designers, artists, animators and producers to build games. You will be responsible for implementing and finishing features and will be given responsibility for key game features. 

The team are a small, tightly knit group of developers who strive to build impressive multiplayer games. Their gameplay programmers tend to be multi-disciplinary developers who push the boundaries to deliver that goal. They create game systems, user interfaces, AI, networked gameplay, gameplay optimisations, audio systems, input systems and design tools.

The studio practice code review, continuous integration, automated testing and agile methodologies.


Responsibilities

  • Implement game features for our games. 
  • Solve problems.
  • Write extensible, stable, efficient code. 
  • Improve as an individual.
  • Help others. 

Required Skills

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or other relevant experience.
  • 2+ years of industry experience.
  • Have a strong grasp of C++, software design, programming and debugging.
  • Have a strong grasp of 3D maths for games. 
  • A desire to craft multiplayer games. 
  • A familiarity of multiplayer game programming. 
  • Ability to communicate with a multidisciplinary team.
  • A strong desire to overcome difficult hurdles.
  • A strong desire to learn new skills.
  • A methodical mind and the ability to think outside the box.
  • A strong work ethic with a willingness to learn and constantly improve
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong communicator with the ability to articulate systems and ideas effectively

Preferred Skills

  • Have developed a specialism: networking, physics, AI, systems, databases, animation, etc. 
  • Unreal Engine 4 experience in a professional environment. 
  • Experience programming multiplayer games in Unreal Engine 4.
  • Shipped a commercial multiplayer game.
  • Familiarity with massively multiplayer online games. 
  • Experience writing game code with tight performance constraints. 
  • Experience writing optimised code in Unreal Engine 4.
  • An understanding of game design. 
  • Have the ability to drive and contribute to all aspects of a game. 




This is a great opportunity, based in the heart of Derby, offering a competitive salary, generous company holiday, company events and social clubs.

If you feel like you fit the bill for this role and you’d like to join us in this adventure, don’t hesitate to apply.

Please click apply or contact Kim Hunt on 01925 839730 or kim.hunt@amiqus.com to find out more. 
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