Gameplay AI Engineer (Hybrid)

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Posted 18 May 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NamePaul Walker

Job description

Sharkmob, a growing game developer with studios in London and Malmö, are searching for a Gameplay AI Engineer to help drive and develop AI features through all stages of production on their new AAA project.

Creativity, passion for craft, and innovation are hallmarks of this young company and since its founding, their London studio has grown fast. Reporting to the Technical Director and working closely alongside the engineering team, you’ll be working cross-functionally to develop solutions to AI problems and provide insights on performance, scalability, security, and robustness.

Your responsibilities…
  • Take ownership of choosing real-time multiplayer network technologies and techniques
  • Research and implement innovative and optimal improvements to the current Unreal Engine network stack to help drive a large-scale multiplayer environment
  • Contribute to the Sharkmob technology stack to empower our game teams to develop the next generation of online games
  • Help improve the development process across the engineering group
  • Continue to develop your engineering skills

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…

  • 2 or more years of professional experience of C/C++ programming
  • Good understanding of game AI and related technologies such as perception, decision-making, and behaviour execution techniques
  • Understanding and appreciation for user experience
  • Passion for writing lean and performant code
  • Good understanding of modern game engines, their architecture, and capabilities
  • Good understanding of computer science fundamentals and mathematics
  • Effective communicator who enjoys collaborating with your own and other disciplines

Perks and benefits include...

  • VISA sponsorship (for you and your dependents)
  • Relocation support if moving to the UK, 1 month accommodation, flights/travel paid for, logistics/removal costs reimbursed)
  • Assistance for people relocating within the UK (reimbursement for expenses on travel into London for flat viewings and moving vans/couriers)
  • 30 days annual leave, in addition to all UK Bank Holidays
  • Discretionary annual performance-based bonus
  • Private pension (10% total, up to 5% individual contribution matched by Sharkmob)
  • BUPA private Healthcare, Cigna dental cover, life insurance scheme and income protection policy
  • £425 yearly preventative healthcare allowance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Weekly 'wellness hour' to be used each week during office hours
Sharkmob know the most important element of their studio is their team, they strive for a healthy and productive atmosphere in their office, they do this by providing feedback to each other, promoting a healthy work life balance, distributing ownership and making time for social activities and having fun!