Gameplay Programmer

The Role:

Pixel Toys are looking for a gameplay programmer to help us create wonderful, entertaining games, with high-end graphics, built for mobile platforms. As one of the most important members of the team, you will be responsible for working with the creative leads and the art team to take the vision for our games from concept to completion. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work in a flexible environment, and to add your own ideas into the mix in order to create the most enjoyable game possible.

As a candidate for this role, you are expected to have proven experience within a similar role, with broad experience working across a wide variety of game systems. Importantly you must also be self-motivating, a strong team player who is proactive and with a personal desire to deliver at the highest standard. 

Subject to experience, the role may also involve being responsible for the day to day management of members of the programming team, and as such you will be expected to show leadership, contribute ideas, identify project-wide risks and be a keen problem solver. 

You will also need a genuine passion for games.

Responsibilities:

  • Prototyping core moment-to-moment gameplay code
  • Implementing and polishing the user input->gameplay code
  • Implementing in-game sound effects
  • Creating and triggering in-game special effects
  • Implementing scoring systems
  • Providing player feedback with HUD / UI elements
  • Implementing game progression systems
  • Ensuring a smooth user experience through all parts of the game

Experience:

Ideally, you will have most or all of the following:

  • Experience building prototypes and/or full games in Unity or Unreal
  • Professional C# programming experience
  • A positive and outgoing personality
  • Experience of gameplay programming
  • Experience of prototyping and rapid iteration of features
  • Solid understanding of coding processes, standards and methodologies
  • Good knowledge of modern game engines
  • Good technical implementation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A passion for playing and making games
  • Experience developing on iOS or Android
  • Experience developing games in VR
  • Experience and/or training in agile development
  • Experience with networking, multiplayer, and/or database systems
  • Experience with tools development
  • Experience mentoring and/or managing other programmers

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, reviewed annually
  • Staff training and development
  • Quarterly Wellness days (On-site massages, Yoga & nutritionally balanced
    snacks and health foods)
  • Flexi-time working hours
  • 25 days holiday + additional duvet/loyalty holiday days
  • Monthly socials and twice-yearly whole company events
  • Private Medical and Death In Service Insurance
  • Contributory Pension
  • A warm, modern office environment – tea, coffee, fruit and soft drinks all provided
  • Get the weekend started early with beverages and banter every Friday
  • And a chance to shape and grow and benefit from the future of Pixel Toys
Job Category: Programming
Job Type: Full Time

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