Tools
Programmer

ABOUT SPLASH DAMAGE

We believe that games play better with friends. For more than 20 years, we’ve been creating team-based multiplayer experiences that have entertained tens of millions of players all over the world and forged countless new friendships along the way.

Our studio culture is rooted in our open, friendly, and collaborative environment. Our games are made by people from all over the world, from our entry-level Fresh Talent hires to industry veterans, and we believe that fostering that diverse culture is the best way to build both our games and our studio. We have won numerous awards, including a ‘World-Class’ accreditation by Best Companies and being named one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to work for.

While our offices are based in Bromley, UK, our people have access to progressive working patterns that give them the flexibility to decide how to do their best work.

Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for you and your family, including:

  • Work your way with access to progressive working patterns including hybrid and fully remote
  • Substantial performance-related pay system on top of your basic compensation, along with enhanced pension contributions and our life assurance scheme
  • Bespoke VISA and relocation packages for you and your family, with support from our team throughout the whole process
  • 25 days of holiday and 8 Bank Holidays a year, plus our annual studio closure between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family, along with a 24/7 digital GP service
  • Extensive Mental Health support, with Line Manager Mental Health training, a group of Mental Health First-Aiders, and on-site or remote counselling
  • Our bespoke Learning and Development course framework to help you grow as an employee, manager, and leader
  • Industry-leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave

THE ROLE

At Splash Damage, we create multiplayer combat games that champion team play and promote lifelong friendships. Members of the tools engineering discipline are responsible for creating, maintaining, and extending tools that assist project development team and provide the solid framework for our studio wide development.

As a Tools Programmer, you will focus on creating, extending, and maintaining a collection of game production tools and pipelines built within the Unreal Engine. You will work closely with developers from all disciplines to gather requirements and design, develop and iterate on engineering solutions and architectures that are robust, powerful, intuitive and versatile. You excel at:

  • Interacting with developers from all disciplines
  • Gathering requirements in order to develop and maintain tools and pipelines
  • Breaking down your work into measurable and achievable tasks.
  • Writing clear, reliable, maintainable, performant and portable code
  • Communicating ideas, intent, and constraints to both technical and non-technical team members.
  • The functional design of effective tools, including usability and reliability
  • Taking ownership of specific tools over their entire life cycle, from early design stages to post-release support

You have:

  • Professional experience with game tools engineering to a production standard
  • Strong practical knowledge of C++, with relevant professional experience.
  • Strong data design skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and maths background

Even better if you have:

  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with creating tools within Unreal Engine Editor framework and Unreal plugin development
  • Experience with developing for industry standard content creation packages (Houdini, 3DStudio, Maya, Photoshop, FBX, …)
  • Experience with C# and WPF
  • Experience with working with databases
  • Experience with Perforce and TeamCity
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to large new codebases
  • Good UX and GUI design skills

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.
  • BONUSES & REWARDS
    We offer generous referral bonuses and staff are enrolled in our new bonus scheme.
  • 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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