Senior UI
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 remotely during this time and we’re maintaining our relaxed and welcoming culture with digital social events, daily company communications and much more. With the relaxing of travel and quarantine restrictions in the UK, we are now relocating new team members from outside the UK to London prior to starting their employment with us. This gives new Splashers the opportunity to establish a home in the local area, before joining their teams in working remotely until such time as we return to the studio. We will continue to monitor the situation in line with government advice, and look forward to having all of our amazing staff back into the studio as soon as it is 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.


Senior UI Programmer

Job Overview

Splash Damage's Senior UI Programmers bring the user experience vision for our projects to life by applying their extensive development experience and technical expertise.

Senior UI programmers can analyse a UI design and identify the individual components required to build a user interface. Working closely with UI Design, UI Code and other development disciplines, they design and implement robust and performant UI systems and core components. They are proactive at planning and estimating their own and other's work to align with specifications and project milestones.

Our Senior UI programmers are afforded a high degree of autonomy, we trust that they know best how to complete their work. They can effectively communicate solutions to complex problems, and are able to represent the UI code team both internally as well as to external partners. They enjoy working as part of a team in a friendly and collaborative atmosphere where they have the freedom to build their technical knowledge and savour a technical challenge. They always look for ways to push themselves and their projects further, and are encouraged to pass their experience on to other members of the team.

We believe that levelling up our skills is an essential part of the job and offer regular training opportunities and mentorship to all our programmers.

 

You have:

A strong background in UI programming for video games; you’ve worked on at least 1 commercial project from inception to delivery.

Advanced knowledge of C++, with relevant professional experience.

Practical UI implementation knowledge; you have worked within UI teams to overcome technical limitations.

A can-do attitude and strong interpersonal skills; you love collaborating with others to architect and implement systems.

Strong time management and organisational skills; you can assist others in getting the job done without supervision.

Good communication and presentation skills; you’re able to present ideas clearly and confidently to audiences of all experience levels.

A real passion for UI and clear enthusiasm for playing games.

 

Bonus Points for:

Experience with Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) and Unreal Motion Graphics (UMG).

Multi-platform and console development experience.

Experience with localisation pipelines.

Demonstrable appreciation of usability conventions in relation to UI.

Experience with accommodating a variety of player accessibility needs.

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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