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Technical Designer (3 Month Fixed Term)


Dovetail Games


Chatham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Art and Animation





Permanent | Full Time



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 recently moved into a brand-new river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

We are looking for a Technical Designer to help develop and support content for our Train Simulator Development Team. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years' experience working in the games industry with strong programming skills.


  • Experienced in using scripting languages for the creation of gameplay and features
  • Research, specify and implement rolling stock physics and functionality
  • Understand, research, specify and implement signaling systems
  • Assist with testing and bug-fixing where necessary

  • Person Specifications

  • Ideally experienced with Lua scripting
  • Must be self-motivated, a good communicator, and a great team player
  • Must be a creative but practical problem solver
  • A good eye for detail
  • Involved in at least one shipped game
  • Ideally a passion for trains, engineering and gaming

  • 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...