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Lead AI Programmer

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Splash Damage

Negotiable

London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Programming and Development

ASAP

26/06/2020

Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time

No

Description About Splash Damage


Come join us!

We founded Splash Damage with a mission to create lifelong friendships for our players and our employees by building the world's most engaging multiplayer experiences with world-leading partners. Our teams have just celebrated the launch of Gears Tactics and we're currently working on several exciting unannounced titles.

Our people always come first, and we acted swiftly to ensure that we moved all our employees to a work from home model during the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, and this will continue for the foreseeable future. With our first-class virtual onboarding programme, we're able to get you up and running remotely during this time and we're maintaining our relaxed and welcoming culture with digital social events, daily company communications and much more. With the relaxing of travel and quarantine restrictions in the UK, we are now relocating new team members from outside the UK to London prior to starting their employment with us. This gives new Splashers the opportunity to establish a home in the local area, before joining their teams in working remotely until such time as we return to the studio. We will continue to monitor the situation in line with government advice, and look forward to having all of our amazing staff back into the studio as soon as it is safe to do so.

We're advocates for work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements to suit individual needs and a comprehensive benefits package which focuses on family and mental well-being. Together with this we've been running a formal Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme for nearly two years and are committed to increasing diversity across our studio.


You excel at:

  • Setting clear technical direction, intent, and best practices within your team.
  • Identifying risks and blockers early and proactively removing them.
  • Working effectively in open and collaborative environments.
  • Working closely with project leadership to plan long term road maps and improve development processes.
  • Seeing the big picture impact of decisions and critically evaluating them.
  • Nurturing professional growth within your team with an enthusiastic attitude and a team-first mentality.
  • Communicating ideas, intent, and constraints to both technical and non-technical team members.
You have:
  • Expert knowledge of C++, with relevant professional experience.
  • Strong understanding of game-development related 3D maths principles.
  • The leadership skills to lead a n AI development team.
  • Professional experience iteratively implementing AI features from inception to delivery.
  • Experience working in all phases of game development, from feature design to planning and establishing roadmaps , implementation, and bug-fixing.
  • A strong understanding of AI behavioural & navigational techniques used in modern games.
  • A strong interest in researching and implementing new AI related technologies.
  • Experience working closely with design teams and leadership to elicit requirements and help shape great AI-driven game experiences.
Even better if you have:
  • Professional development experience with real-time networked multiplayer games.
  • Professional Unreal Engine 4 development experience on PC and/or consoles .
  • E xperience with multi-threaded development >
  • Experience developing for Scarlett, PS5, Xbox One and/or PS4.
  • Experience profiling and optimising code for optimal CPU, memory, and bandwidth usage.
  • Experience in animation programming.
  • Experience developing procedurally generated environments.


Splash Damage is an equal opportunity employer. We believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives to draw from, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment that celebrates diversity.



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