Lead UI
Programmer

About Splash Damage 


Come join us!  

At Splash Damage, we’re dedicated to crafting team-based multiplayer games that ignite friendships as much as they do healthy competition and teamwork.


Our teams celebrated the launch of Gears Tactics earlier this year, and we’re currently developing Outcasters for Stadia along with several unannounced titles.


As an UnrealEngine focused studio, we're excited to be transitioning our teams to the latest in UE5 technology and we're looking for skilled and passionate developers to help us drive this. We're advocates for work-life balance and offer a comprehensive benefits package focused on the well-being of our staff and their families.


We believe that teams create the best work when they have a range of perspectives and experiences to draw from.


Therefore we're committed to increasing diversity across our studio, fostering an inclusive environment to ensure everyone's voices are heard. Due to the on-going COVID-19 outbreak, we're all currently working from home. We’re still looking to welcome new team members, who'll join us remotely until we return to the studio.

 

Job Overview

Lead UI Programmers establish, drive and own the technical design and implementation of the user interface.

They create project roadmaps for UI code and plan sprints for their team, effectively prioritising work to make ideal use of each team member’s skills. Drawing upon their experience in UI development they will share knowledge with their team to create performant and robust data-driven interfaces that respect the core technical pillars of a project.  They work closely with other disciplines to realise their ideas through iterative agile UI development and are not afraid to dive into hands-on work when necessary.

 

We trust our Lead UI Programmers with a large degree of autonomy throughout the development cycle, and they put the needs of their team over their own. They are capable leaders who can keep their team of programmers motivated, providing effective coaching, feedback, and opportunities for growth along the way. They regularly work with the title’s leadership team to solve project-level issues and represent their discipline effectively both internally as well as to external partners.

 

You have:

  • Strong leadership skills, an enthusiastic attitude and team-first mentality; you give effective direction and feedback to your team, and nurture professional growth in your team.
  • Proven technical UI leadership experience; you’ve set a clear technical direction, intent and best practices for at least one commercial project and led a UI team from concept through to ship and support.
  • Experience setting up pipelines and project documentation; you can see the big picture and you know what’s needed to align your team to be able to deliver to the standard required.
  • Expert knowledge of C++, with relevant professional experience.
  • Practical UI implementation knowledge; you have worked with UI Design teams to overcome technical limitations, you can break down UI designs into core components with reusability and engineering patterns in mind.
  • Proven time management and organisational skills; you can plan your project at both roadmap and sprint-level and know how to prioritise your team’s work for maximum impact.
  • Comfortable working autonomously; you can get the job done without close supervision and make smart decisions with the information at hand.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; you’re able to present ideas clearly and confidently to audiences of all experience levels.
  • A real passion for games UI and clear enthusiasm for playing games

 

Bonus Points for:

  • Previous experience as a Lead role in game development.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 and Unreal Motion Graphics (UMG)
  • Experience with accommodating a variety of player accessibility needs.
  • Multi-platform and console development experience.
  • Experience with localisation pipelines.
  • Demonstrable appreciation of usability conventions in relation to UI.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.




Splash Damage is an equal opportunity employer. We believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives to draw from, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment that celebrates diversity.


BENEFITS & PERKS

  • HEALTH
    Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family along with the Babylon 24/7 digital GP service. We also offer onsite counselling and an employee assistant program, along with covering eye tests, gym memberships and more.
  • HOLIDAYS & SOCIAL EVENTS
    With 8 public holidays and an additional 3 day studio Christmas closure our staff have a total of 36 days off. We also offer flexible working hours and regular company social events.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY
    Industry leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave, along with flexitime and life assurance, helps new parents manage their time and put their family first.
  • PENSION
    All of our staff have enhanced company pension contributions, meaning that we invest in your future together.
  • PROFIT SHARE & REWARDS
    We offer generous referral bonuses and 1% of the studio's revenue share after 1 years’ continuous service.
  • ADDITIONAL PERKS
    We have cycle to work and car leasing schemes, a free car park, game and book libraries, complimentary weekly onsite haircuts and discounts at many local businesses.

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