Assistant Gameplay

About Splash Damage 

We founded Splash Damage with a mission to create lifelong friendships amongst our players and our staff by building the world’s most engaging multiplayer experiences. We only team up with the world’s leading partners and have worked with many of gaming’s most beloved universes over the years. 

Our studio culture is built around autonomy, friendliness, and constant learning, and we look after our talent with a comprehensive benefits package. The Sunday Times named Splash Damage the UK’s 47th Best Company to Work For in 2018, and we’ve been awarded their Best Companies accreditation four years running. We also believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that. 

We are currently working on numerous exciting titles for PC and consoles, including Gears 5, Gears Tactics, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and a few that haven’t been announced yet. Come join us!

The Role

Assistant Gameplay Programmers at Splash Damage are embedded within our programming teams and help us implement, polish and bug-fix gameplay features for our upcoming titles.

Guided by our team of experienced programmers, Assistant Gameplay Programmers will experience a large portion aspects of our game development process.They'll partake in the technical review of gameplay features and designs, contribute technical designs and code to the implementation of major features and work closely with other departments to deliver features in a collaborative and iterative fashion.

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.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a professional game development team and gain hands-on experience in gameplay programming and game development.

You Have:

  • COMPLETION of a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, game programming or a similar field or partaking in active development within the mod or indie community
  • Demonstrable portfolio of programming experience (personal and/or professional)
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic, able to work independently
  • Experienced and proficient in C++
  • An understanding of game-development related 3D maths principles
  • Solid time management skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • A real passion for games and clear enthusiasm for playing games

Bonus Points for:

  • Unreal Engine 4 experience
  • Demonstrable experience implementing networked multiplayer gameplay features
  • Prior experience with game development

(Please prepare a cover letter to submit alongside your CV for this position)

Studio Culture 

Splash Damage offers a fun, friendly and relaxed working environment. Everyone here shares a passion for video games and that shows in daily office life. We get together regularly for a wide range of social events, enjoying pub quizzes, cinema trips and gaming nights, competing in our plethora of sports and game groups, and letting our hair down at our legendary company parties, karaoke, and our weekly Friday get-togethers for in-house drinks, games and more. 
Find out more on our Studio page. 


    We offer Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family. We also cover the cost of complementary therapies, eye tests, gym memberships and more.
    All of our staff have enhanced company pension contributions, meaning that we invest in your future together.
    With 8 public holidays, our staff have a total of 33 days off. We also offer flexible working hours and regular company social events.
    We offer generous referral bonuses and 1% of the studio's revenue share after 1 year with us.
    10 weeks parental leave, along with flexitime, helps new parents manage their time.
    We have a free car park on site, game and book libraries, complimentary weekly haircuts on site and discounts at many local businesses.