GAMEPLAY PROGRAMMER (AI)

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to it’s family of permanent staff. We are looking for a Gameplay Programmer who is ready for the challenge of producing our latest AAA title – Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

In this role you will get the opportunity to identify and apply relevant AI techniques and approaches to drive NPC and player bot behavior.

You’ll be working as part of a team of Game AI experts, so will get the chance to work on ambitious designs and focus your skills towards developing bleeding-edge game AI tech. Our AI team are given a lot of encouragement to drive development forwards themselves, so you’ll get to the freedom to tackle technical challenges in creative ways, and work as part of a team to deliver the best possible implementations. You’ll also be responsible for being the bridge between the AI team and the other coding teams at Rocksteady, so you’ll get lots of exposure to the work our other teams do.

Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for driving AI features through all stages of production: design, scheduling, implementation, and polish
  • 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 AI features being implemented
  • To provide support for the design team on the use of all AI features.
  • Offer advice and suggestions for improving the development process
  • To be proactive and help with problem-solving

If you don’t fit all the requirements, we encourage you to still apply.

Technical Requirements

  • Advanced understanding in C/C++.
  • Experience working on and shipping at least one AAA video game title.
  • An advanced understanding of the main gaming platforms and the requirements needed to develop software on them.
  • A good understanding or a keen interest in modern AI techniques as used in AAA games.
  • Unreal Engine experience 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.

If you don’t fit all the requirements, we encourage you to still apply.

Benefits

  • Private family medical care.
  • Private family dental care.
  • Excellent pension scheme.
  • Excellent annual bonus scheme.
  • £1,000 to £5,000 Finder’s fee for helping recruitment.
  • 25 days of paid holiday + 8 public holidays per year.
  • 2 days off per year to support a charity of your choice.
  • The studio closes between Xmas and New Year (Discretionary)
  • Comprehensive Relocation Support.
  • Tons of studio clubs to help you get to know people:
    • Comic book, Wargaming, Board games, Homebrewing, Chess, New Parents, Photography, Film nights.
  • Yoga 5x per week at lunchtimes in our mocap room.
  • Football 2x per week at lunchtimes.
  • Life Drawing 1x per week in the evening.
  • World-class training speakers hosted on-site.
  • Access to multiple online training websites.
  • Access to the entire DC back catalogue on Comixology.
  • Monthly team meals/outings.
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse.
  • Quarterly salary & promotion reviews.
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process.
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex.
  • Invites to WB films in their London private cinema before their release date.
  • 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 200+ dev team in 1 open-plan room.
  • Free vending machine snacks, fruit, juices and soft drinks.
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan.
  • Discounted bicycle equipment to encouraging biking to work.
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support).
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses.
  • Gym Pass – 70% discount with access to 1495 gyms.
  • Back up care benefit – reduced cost of nurseries, in-home nannies, holiday clubs or adult personal care workers.
  • Game and Book library.