Lead AI Programmer - Barcelona, ES

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Posted 12 August 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NamePaul Walker

Job description

Lead AI Programmer

Smilegate - Barcelona, ES


Aardvark swift is supporting Smilegate Barcelona in their search for an experienced Senior or Lead AI Programmer, to build and lead a team of highly skilled AI programmers and foster a culture that balances productivity, innovation learning, and healthy communication.


As the Lead AI Programmer your responsibilities will include…

  • Collaborate with Programming and Design Leads to build a structure supporting rapid prototyping and long-term code stability
  • Coordinate with QA and Gameplay Leads to define a coding environment to balance rapid iteration with stability
  • Be the representative and champion for the AI coding team to all other parties
  • Coordinate AI coders establishing code guidelines, quality goals and performance budgets
  • Work with the Combat, World, and mission design teams to make sure they have efficient tools
  • Analyse, validate and incorporate feedback from the team and external user testing
  • Help build a world-class AI Programming team with involvement in the hiring process
  • Mentor, guide, and lead of your team
  • Provide meaningful 360 feedback through team meetings and 1 to 1 sessions


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

  • Two or more shipped AAA games as Senior or Lead AI Programmer
  • Comfortable with hands-on work as well as leading and mentoring a team
  • Strong understanding of transforming design requests into NPC Behaviour
  • Sufficient design knowledge to work with Design Leads to help bring their specs in to a workable system
  • Strong working knowledge of gameplay and AI systems
  • Experience working with Unreal Engine on current gen consoles
  • Innovative thinker and a creative problem-solver
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, iterative environment.
  • Strong understanding of development processes, workflows, and tools
  • Set personal development goals for the team and foster a healthy learning environment


Smilegate offer a comprehensive range of perks and benefits including relocation support and assistance with visas.

To apply, or find out more information about the role, the studio, and their international working culture contact Paul Walker paul.w@aswift.com or call +44 (0)1709 834 777.