Senior Gameplay
Programmer

About Splash Damage
 

Come join us!  


We founded Splash Damage with a mission to create lifelong friendships for our players and our employees by building the world’s most engaging multiplayer experiences with world-leading partners. Our teams have just celebrated the launch of Gears Tactics and we’re currently working on several exciting unannounced titles.

 

Our people always come first, and we acted swiftly to ensure that we moved all our employees to a work from home model during the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, and this will continue for the foreseeable future. With our first-class virtual onboarding programme, we’re able to get you up and running from your home during this time and we’re maintaining our relaxed and welcoming culture with digital social events, daily company communications and much more. We will continue to monitor the situation in line with government advice, but we will expect you to come and work with us in our friendly studio in Bromley as and when it’s safe to do so.

 

We're advocates for work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements to suit individual needs and a comprehensive benefits package which focuses on family and mental well-being. Together with this we’ve been running a formal Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme for nearly two years and are committed to increasing diversity across our studio.



The role:

At Splash Damage, we create multiplayer combat games that champion team play and promote lifelong friendships. Members of the Gameplay programming team at Splash Damage are responsible for implementing new and exciting gameplay features within a multiplayer environment. We work closely with other disciplines to help them realise their ideas through rapid prototyping and iterative agile development. 

As a Senior Gameplay Programmer, you will use your advanced knowledge and experience to own the technical design and implementation of large-scale game features. Through mentoring and championing of best practices, you will provide day-to-day support for more junior members of the team whilst effectively managing your own time and workload through delegation. You will help drive the project forward by working with your discipline lead to plan and maintain roadmaps. 

We believe that constantly improving our skills is an essential part of the job and offer regular leadership, management and mentoring training opportunities. 

You excel at:

  • Working with members of multiple disciplines to effectively elicit requirements and translate them into technical designs. 
  • Identifying and championing best practices within your specialist domain. 
  • Working effectively in open and collaborative environments. 
  • Employing a can-do attitude to solve difficult problems as part of an agile, fast-moving and highly-focused team. 
  • Writing clear, maintainable and portable code. 
  • Communicating ideas, intent and constraints to both technical and non-technical team members.  
You have:
  • Strong practical knowledge of C++, with relevant professional experience. 
  • Strong understanding of game-development related 3D maths principles. 
  • The ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical team members. 
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to self-organise. 
  • The people skills to work collaboratively within a team. 
  • Professional experience iteratively implementing gameplay features from inception to delivery. 
  • Experience mentoring junior team members and providing clear and considered feedback. 
  • Experience working in all phases of game development, from feature design and implementation to bug-fixing.

Even better if you have:
  • Professional development experience with real-time networked multiplayer games. 
  • Professional Unreal Engine 4 development experience. 
  • Experience developing for Xbox One and/or PS4. 
  • Experience profiling and optimising code for optimal CPU, memory and bandwidth usage. 
  • Experience developing procedurally generated environments. 
  • Experience in animation programming. 
  • Experience delivering systems or content for a live-service release schedule would be a plus


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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