Senior AI Programmer

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    United Kingdom

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    Trevor Jackson

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Salary:  Up to 63k 

We are looking for a talented and experienced Senior Game/AI Programmer to drive AI/Game Code development with the code and production groups across multiple studios. You can be based in Frankfurt, Germany or Wilmslow near Manchester UK.

We are a new kind of independent game studio dedicated to delivering AAA experiences outside the established publisher system. We want to pave new ground in game development by sharing the process with the players, come and be part of the community.

Responsibilities: Senior AI Programmer

• Work with existing engine code base to develop and enhance game play. This includes player / world interaction, AI strategies and rules, game play, etc.
• Develop game code and extend AI code for a high profile game
• Design and implement well-engineered, reliable, maintainable, and bug-free code
• Collaborate with team members to develop various gameplay systems
• Develop and test code, fix bugs, and profile and optimize code as directed
• Follow best practices, development processes, and coding standards
• Document and peer review technical designs with other software engineers
• Work with QA, providing information needed to fully test developed code
• Keep up to date on state-of-the-art software engineering methods, practices, and technologies
• Actively participate in team working on project by making recommendations on how to improve product quality as well as group productivity
• Provide input to department project status meetings
• Work well together with other team members in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary team environment


Requirements: Senior AI Programmer

• 5+ years professional game production experience
• Shipped (from pre-production to release) 2-3+, large scale, 3D titles (PC, current/next-gen consoles)
• Excellent understanding of C++
• Strong software engineering and debugging skills
• Experience with current console and PC development processes
• Experience with state-of-the-art game development tools and methods
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Experience programming game features and systems, especially player-visible game features
• Knowledge of 3D math
• Strong multi-threaded programming skills
• Continue to enhance programming and communications skills
• Expert in time management, verbal and written communication skills
• Be proactive and self-motivated, work without direct supervision
• Ability to complete tasks to a consistent high quality standard within given time constraints
• Excellent English communication and written skills


Pluses: Senior AI Programmer

• Knowledge about CryENGINE and/or Lumberyard.
• Lua and/or Python development skills
• Online game and/or MMO development experience, including client/server development of game features
• Strong interest in science fiction based themes
• Space combat sim development experience
• Bachelor degree in Computer Science, a similar degree or comparable experience
• Previous experience in a combat, melee or shooter based game