Associate Lead Tools Programmer - AAA - North England

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Job Reference: BBBH3349
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Games Programming
Location: North West England
Salary: Competitive Rate


We are one of the UK’s most successful free-to-play mobile games developers and publishers.
Working together with Art, Animation and Design teams, you will help make cutting-edge editors and craft a great user experience for our Creative departments. The tools you forge will be used for building content for AAA games on all current platforms.


Main Responsibilities

  • Maintain and develop software for other departments.
  • Maintain and develop automatic test suites for checking the quality of released tool chains.
  • Develop release and distribution mechanisms allowing Art and Design Leads the control they want for handling the distribution of new tools technology.
  • Assist with general game system code and server tool support.
  • Minimise platform specific or special case code.
  • Maximise re-use of code.
  • Ensure that code is designed and written to be robust and stable with minimal bugs
  • Ensure that code builds and any problems are resolved prior to committing.
  • Contributing to the ongoing development of tools-related technologies.
  • Identify poorly coded / implemented systems and restructure existing code to make it more efficient.
  • Debugging difficult problems.
  • Support Lead Programmer in supplying cover where required.
  • Assume responsibility for systems and be able to resolve problems when required.
  • Identify deficiencies across systems maintained by the team.
  • Assist Lead Programmer in designing architecture.
  • Undertake relevant on-the-job training where required and keep up to date with industry advancements and technologies.
  • Provide coaching to Senior Programmers, Programmers and Junior Programmers where appropriate and with direction from the Lead Programmer.


Core Skills & Experience

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Computer Science, Maths or related subject.
  • Fluent in C++ and object oriented programming.
  • Knowledge of C#/WPF.
  • Sound knowledge of 3D maths.
  • Demonstrates dependability and commitment to projects / tasks.
  • Ability to think creatively to solve coding problems.
  • Flexible approach with the ability to adapt with change.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.


We aim to support work-life balance:
flexitime and other family-friendly benefits; discretionary bonus scheme; company pension scheme and life assurance. We also offer perks such as regular health and wellbeing activities (including on-site exercise classes), discounts on a wide range of company and partner products, free online training courses, complimentary fruit and a wide selection of drinks, social events and much more!
We expect high levels of ambition and innovation from our colleagues and an ability to flourish within the dynamic entertainment industry in which the company operates.

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