Senior Gameplay Programmer

Senior Gameplay/Generalist Programmer
Leamington Spa
Full-time

Summary:

Pixel Toys are looking for a Senior 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 will have worked across a wide variety of game systems on at least 2 shipped titles in an Experienced or Senior position. 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 and/or mentoring 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.

Responsibilities

  • Prototyping gameplay mechanics for review and iteration.
  • Create gameplay systems suitable for automated testing.
  • Contribute to design and implementation of AI systems.
  • Implement animation, audio and visual effect systems.
  • Implement systems for cinematics and epic gameplay moments.
  • Creating usable tooling and pipelines to empower art and design teams.
  • Ensuring good clean project practices are maintained.
  • Profiling and optimizing critical code.
  • Promote usage of new Unity technologies where applicable.
  • Perform code reviews and give feedback.
  • Have ownership of a platform.

Requirements:

  • Expert knowledge of Unity.
  • Professional C# programming experience.
  • Solid understanding of coding processes, standards and methodologies.
  • Experience of Gameplay programming with a focus on Animation and AI systems.
  • Experience of prototyping and rapid iteration of features.
  • Agile development experience.
  • A positive personality.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A passion for making games and solving technical problems.
  • Strong maths skills.

Desirable:

  • Experience of developing on iOS and knowledge of the Apple development ecosystem.
  • Experience of developing touch control game mechanics.
  • Experience of Unity DOTS
  • Experience of Unity Playables.
  • Experience of Unity Cinemachine.
  • Experience of Git and associated clients.
  • Experience of creating shaders and general graphics knowledge.
  • Experience of 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

Pixel Toys is a diverse, equal opportunities employer and believes strongly in maintaining an inclusive workplace that values diversity. We strive to provide an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and join in driving our joint success. Recruitment selection is based on skills, experience and a good Pixel Toys mission and values fit.

 

Job Category: Programming
Job Type: Full Time

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