SENIOR PLAYER PROGRAMMER

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of permanent staff. We are looking for an exceptionally talented Senior Player Programmer who is ready for the challenge of producing an AAA title on the next generation platforms. This role will involve identifying and applying relevant player’s character development and traversal techniques and approaches to drive the player behaviour. The candidate will be responsible mainly for Player’s 3Cs (i.e. Character, Camera and Control)

Key Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for driving Player features through all stages of production: design, scheduling, implementation and polish. Player features include traversal, cameras, character setup, interaction with gameplay objects etc.
  • To work with the code and design leads to prioritise feature development.
  • To work closely with other departments and give direction and feedback on requirements for the Player features being implemented.
  • To provide support for the design team on the use of all Player specific features.
  • Be a positive, active, and contributing team member.
  • Offer advice and suggestions for improving the development process.
  • To be proactive and help with problem solving.

Technical Requirements

  • Advanced understanding in C/C++.
  • Experience working on and shipping at least one AAA video game title.
  • Experience in working on core player mechanics including player traversal and cameras.
  • Experience in modern animation techniques.
  • An advanced understanding of the main gaming platforms and the requirements needed to develop software on them.
  • A good understanding of modern gameplay techniques as used in AAA games.
  • Unreal Engine experience an advantage.
  • Physics experience is also an advantage.

Skill Requirements

  • Strong, demonstrable video game design skills.
  • A good understanding of game technology principles.
  • Experience defining, designing, implementing, and supporting production process for creative software teams.
  • Must be a team player and know the importance of listening to others.
  • An avid enthusiast for games on all platforms.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Benefits

  • Private family medical care
  • Private dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Long-service holiday reward
  • Brand new custom designed studio
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse, Yoga & Life Drawing.
  • Quarterly salary adjustment reviews
  • Monthly 1on1s with your Line Manager
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process
  • Film nights in our Mocap theatre
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour
  • Staff only merchandise store
  • State of the art office with the entire 130+ team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Overseas Relocation Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Finder’s Fee
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses
  • Free Seasonal Flu Jab