SENIOR UI PROGRAMMER (12 MONTH FTC)

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of staff. We are looking for an exceptionally talented Senior UI Programmer who is ready for the challenge of producing an AAA title on the next generation platforms.

Reporting to the Lead UI Programmer, this contributor will take on advanced architectural and implementation challenges relating to frontend and in-game user interfaces of an ‘AAA’ game.

Working closely with a small team of artists and programmers, the Senior UI Programmer will help bring about the vision as provided by the company’s Directors and Designers, and push the boundaries of UI coding for video games.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work very closely with the Lead UI Programmer to understand and realize the vision of the
    game.
  • Work closely with the UI artists work to produce a high quality user experience.
  • Work with gameplay coding teams to advance and maintain the interface with game logic.
  • Help the production team to develop the UI code schedule and manage bugs to minimise
    risk and ensure smooth running of the department.
  • Implement UI features to a high quality.
  • Contribute toward the relevant UI documentation of the project.

Technical Requirements

  • Proven track record as a Senior UI Programmer on at least two successfully-published titles, participating in the development from concept to publishing stage.
  • Expertise with various established UI frameworks and development tools will be a significant advantage.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 3 or 4 will be a significant advantage.
  • Advanced understanding in C/C++.
  • An advanced understanding of the main gaming platforms and the requirements needed to develop software on them.
  • A good understanding of computer graphics and game technology principles.

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong passion for gaming is a must.
  • Experience working in fast-moving development environments; the ability to alter course during the journey.
  • Experience defining, designing, implementing, and supporting production process for creative software teams.

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.
  • Studio closes between Xmas and New Year (Discretionary)
  • Comprehensive Relocation Support.
  • Tons of studio clubs to help you get to know people:
    • Comic book, War gaming, Board games, Home brewing, 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 entire DC back catalogue on Comixology.
  • Monthly team meals
  • 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 based 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 190+ 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 encourage 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.