Gameplay Programmer

London

Company Overview

Sports Interactive (SI) is the world’s leading developer of football management simulations through its Football Manager series of games. Founded in 1994 and now based in East London's booming technology hub at Here East in Stratford, SI, as a continually successful and profitable company, is now looking to expand its full-time staff as it pushes out across both existing and emerging gaming platforms.

SI’s games have enjoyed an unparalleled history of commercial and critical success, with 12 of its creations among the UK's Top 20 fastest-selling PC games of all time and five in the UK’s top 20 best-selling PC games of all time. Sports Interactive became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006.The studio is a vibrant environment, full of talented and dedicated people with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy working within a close-knit team as part of a lively, self-motivated and forward thinking company.

Sports Interactive looks after its staff’s well-being with free gym membership, in-house massage therapy, a leading benefits package and a flexible working schedule that make the studio a relaxed and friendly place to work (there are five staff lunchtime football teams and a wide range of regular social events). We’re also very proud of having one of the lowest turnovers of staff in the industry. Further information on Sports Interactive and its games is available on the SI website, www.sigames.com.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking enthusiastic and committed C++ gameplay / logic coders to join a talented and focused core gameplay team working on a F2P project.

The candidates will preferably have online and mobile gaming experience, along with strong interpersonal skills and a passion for video games. In this role you will get the opportunity to turn great ideas into a great game.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work within an experienced, talented and creative gameplay team
  • Maintain and improve existing gameplay systems
  • Design and implement new gameplay systems with a focus on maintainability, performance and attention to detail

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • BSc or equivalent degree in a relevant field
  • Familiar with gameplay design and coding (mobile and network programming a plus)
  • Passion for development of gameplay systems, with an emphasis on problem solving

Desirable

  • Strong interest in mobile and online gaming
  • Knowledge of football and SI games
  • Examples of demo or personal projects

 

This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder.  It does not form part of the contract of employment.