Lead AI Engineer (4 day week)

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Posted 09 November 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameMatty Kidsley

Job description

We're working with Splash Damage to locate a Lead AI Engineer to join their team. If you are an expert in C++, enjoy collaborating across departments to shape great AI-driven game experiences and thrive leading and mentoring a team, then this is the role for you.

As a Lead AI Engineer you will be responsible for leading and nurturing a team of Programmers to implement quality AI and gameplay features. You will also work with project leadership to plan long term roadmaps and improve development processes as well as working closely with design and engineering departments to help make their ideas come to life.

Splash Damage are an award-winning AAA studio who are well known for creating team based multiplayer experiences that have entertained tens of millions of people around the world for more than 20 years. 

Your responsibilities...
  • Implementing new AI and gameplay features within a multiplayer environment
  • Provide rapid prototyping and iterative agile development to help other disciplines realise their ideas
  • Identify risks, build roadmaps, and provide mentorship to your team
  • Engaging with architecture design to implementation with the aim of working towards creating the best player experiences
The skills and experience you'll bring to the role...
  • Expert level of knowledge in C++
  • Professional experience iteratively implementing AI features from inception to delivery
  • Experience in feature design, planning, establishing roadmaps, implementation and bug fixing
  • A deep understanding of AI behavioural and navigational techniques along with an interest in researching and implementing new AI related tech
  • A sound understanding of game-development related 3D maths principles
  • Leadership skills and the ability to manage and provide mentorship to a team of programmers to foster their development
  • Be proactive to identify risks and blockers
Perks and benefits include…
  • Bespoke visa and relocation packages for you and your family
  • Industry-leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave and 10 weeks paternity leave
  • Substantial performance-related pay on top of your wage
  • Enhanced pension contributions
  • Private Medical and Dental cover for you and your family, along with a 24/7 digital GP service
  • Extensive Mental Health support, with Line Manager Mental Health training, a group of Mental Health First Aiders, and on-site or remote counselling
  • Bespoke Learning and Development course framework to help you grow
Splash Damage’s studio culture is rooted in an open, friendly, and collaborative environment. Their games are made by people from all over the world, from entry-level fresh talent hires to industry veterans, and they believe that fostering that diverse culture is the best way to build both their games and studio. They have won numerous awards, including a ‘World-Class’ accreditation by Best Companies and being named one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to work for.