Senior AI Programmer

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Areas of Expertise:
Business Operations, Programming and Development, VR and AI
South East UK
Splash Damage
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About Splash Damage
Located in the London borough of Bromley, Splash Damage is all about crafting the world's most engaging multiplayer experiences. Our recent projects include our multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb as well as Gears of War 4. We're growing our studio for exciting new projects on PC and console, and are looking for talented and passionate developers to help create them.

We look after our staff with a  comprehensive package of perks and benefits , and have been awarded The Sunday Times's Best Companies accreditation three years running.

We believe our teams create better experiences when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that.

The Role
At Splash Damage, we create multiplayer combat games that champion team play and promote lifelong friendships. Members of the Gameplay programming team are responsible for implementing new and exciting gameplay features within a multiplayer environment. We work closely with other disciplines to help them realise their ideas through rapid prototyping and iterative agile development.

As a Senior AI Programmer you will use your knowledge and experience to own the technical design and implementation of large scale game features. Through mentoring and championing of best practises and company values you will provide day-to-day support for more junior members of the team whilst effectively managing your own time and workload through delegation. You will help drive the project forward by working with your discipline lead to plan and maintain roadmaps and improve processes.

We believe that constantly improving your skills is an essential part of the job and we offer regular leadership, management and mentoring training programmes.

You excel at:

- Working collaboratively with members of multiple disciplines to iteratively develop features that address and achieve the high-level goals of the game.

- Identifying and championing best practises and processes within your domain

- Employing a can-do attitude to solve difficult problems as part of an agile, fast-moving and highly-focused team.

- Writing clear, maintainable and portable code.

- Communicating ideas, intent and constraints to both technical and non-technical team members.

You have:

- Strong practical knowledge of C++, with relevant professional experience.

- Strong understanding of game-development related 3D maths principles.

- Excellent time management skills and the ability to self-organise.

- Professional experience iteratively implementing AI features from inception to delivery.

- Experience working in all phases of game development, from feature design and implementation to 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.

Even better if you have:

- Professional development experience with real-time networked multiplayer games.

- Professional Unreal Engine 4 development experience.

- Experience developing for Xbox One and/or PS4.

- Experience profiling and optimising code for optimal CPU, memory and bandwidth usage.

- Experience in animation programming.

Perks and Benefits
Alongside our brand-new headquarters, stocked up drinks fridge and a never-ending supply of coffee, all of our roles come complete with the following perks and benefits:

- Private medical insurance that will covers you, your partner, and children
- Private dental insurance that significantly reduces cost of dentistry for you, your partner, and children
- Pension scheme where the company matches your contribution
- Complimentary gym membership
- Free eye tests + discounted glasses
- Quarterly revenue share after 1 year of service 
- Brand new state of the art office
- Life drawing classes, and massage allowance
- Free fruit juices and soft drinks + Beer and pastries on a Friday.
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Employee assistance program
- Referral fee

Find out more on our  Perks & Benefits  page.
Studio Culture
Splash Damage offers a fun, friendly and relaxed working environment. Everyone here shares a passion for video games / shooting people in the face and that shows in daily office life. We also regularly get together for social events like pub quizzes, cinema nights, football, and company parties.

Find out more on our  Culture  page.

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