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Senior Programmer


Dovetail Games


Chatham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Programming and Development




Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time



Come build games with us!

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, craft breath-taking games and do the best work of their career to deliver our vision: “By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts”.

We are looking for an experienced UE4/C++ developer to help us build great new features, and take our successful fishing franchise in new directions. You'll have the opportunity to work on:

  • Large online multiplayer games in cutting-edge open world environments
  • Exciting gameplay features, built around skill, physics, exploration, and competition
  • Simulation and rendering of water and other complex environmental effects
  • Integration of the latest UE4 engine features
  • Engine modifications to wring the last drops of performance for our titles
  • Support for a range of existing and next-gen platforms
  • If these topics sound exciting, we'd love to hear from you! We also pride ourselves on providing great opportunities for career and leadership development. We minimise crunch, and we're now based at a brand-new fantastic river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK.

  • Responsibilities

  • Drive gameplay and systems development through all stages of production
  • Implement game, engine, and tool features within schedule and to an exceptional quality
  • Work hard within a closely-knit team to deliver to tight schedules
  • Contribute toward a continual company-wide improvement in code quality and standards
  • Mentor junior programmers
  • Cross discipline support and training

  • Person Specifications


  • Professional experience with UE4 (or similar)
  • 5+ years of professional, industry, programming experience, with C style languages (C++/C/C#/Java)
  • Strong software engineering skills, with an ability to program clearly, efficiently, and evolve your style and practices where required
  • A good understanding of relevant areas of mathematics (discrete, linear algebra, etc)
  • A good knowledge of graphics, physics, animation, audio, and online systems
  • Experience with profiling, analysis and optimisation

  • Preferred

  • Degree in Game Development, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, or similar
  • Familiarity with the architecture and constraints of current-gen hardware, and an appreciation of the opportunities and constraints of the next
  • Experience in animation programming or support
  • Able to work with AI decision models such as behaviour trees
  • A working knowledge of version control systems

  • About Dovetail Games

    We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence and talent regardless of any protected characteristics.

  • You will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our games
  • You'll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supported
  • We have an industry leading work-life balance
  • We are developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • Eye-care vouchers
  • Free parking
  • Free fruit, tea & coffee and a stocked pantry
  • Access to funded fitness events and health checks.
  • Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.

  • Keep Calm and waka waka...