Lead AI Programmer (Hybrid Options)

Splash Damage logo
Posted 12 October 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NamePaul Walker

Job description

Aardvark Swift is supporting Splash Damage in their search for a Lead AI Programmer to join the team behind more than 20 years of developing team-based multiplayer experiences that’ve entertained tens of millions of players.

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Setting clear technical direction, intent, and best practices within your team
  • Identifying risks and blockers early and proactively removing them
  • Working effectively in open and collaborative environments
  • Working closely with project leadership to plan long term road maps and improve development processes
  • Seeing the big picture impact of decisions and critically evaluating them
  • Nurturing professional growth within your team with an enthusiastic attitude and a team-first mentality
  • Communicating ideas, intent, and constraints to both technical and non-technical team members
  • Expert knowledge of C++, with relevant professional experience
  • Strong understanding of game-development related 3D maths principles
  • The leadership skills to lead an AI development team
  • Professional experience iteratively implementing AI features from inception to delivery
  • Experience working in all phases of game development, from feature design to planning and establishing roadmaps, implementation, and bug-fixing
  • A strong understanding of AI behavioural & navigational techniques used in modern games
  • A strong interest in researching and implementing new AI related technologies
  • Experience working closely with design teams and leadership to elicit requirements and help shape great AI-driven game experiences

Bonus points if you have experience of…
  • Real-time networked multiplayer games
  • Unreal Engine development experience on PC and/or consoles
  • Multi-threaded development
  • Developing for Xbox Series, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and/or PS4
  • Profiling and optimising code for optimal CPU, memory, and bandwidth usage
  • Animation programming
  • Developing procedurally generated environments

The Splash Damage studio culture is rooted in an open, friendly, and collaborative environment with their games being made by a team comprised of devs from all over the world. Splash Damage believe that fostering that diverse culture is the best way to build both their games and studio, supported by 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.

While their offices are based in Bromley, UK their people have access to progressive working patterns that give them the flexibility to decide how to do their best work.

Splash Damage offer a vast benefits package including…
  • Bespoke visa and relocation packages for you and your family
  • Progressive working patterns including hybrid and remote options
  • Substantial performance-related pay system on top of basic compensation
  • Enhanced pension contributions and a life assurance scheme
  • 25 days of holiday plus public holidays and festive close down
  • 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 as an employee, manager, and leader
  • Industry-leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave and 10 weeks paternity leave