Mid to Lead AI Programmer (Remote Options)

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Posted 02 November 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameRowan Hix-Dunn

Job description

Aardvark Swift are supporting Climax Studios as they look to add an AI Programmer to their team.

They’re looking for a programmer that takes creativity seriously with a true passion for games. At Climax they emphasise and embrace those who see things in a different way and aren’t afraid to try-out new things and push themselves out of their comfort zones.

So, if you’re a creative thinking programmer, a coder who can bring their experience and considerable coding talents to the studio, that they can learn from as well as teach and grow with then this is the role for you.

Your responsibilities… 
  • Work with existing engine code base to develop and improve AI
  • Develop AI / game code as well as tools and extend it for high profile projects
  • Specify and contribute to testing procedures
  • Integrate creative and technical design processes while ensuring that high production values are not compromised

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • A degree in computer science, games development or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years commercial games programming experience
  • A high level of proficiency with C#/ C++
  • Experience with Unity3D
  • Excellent maths and problem-solving skills
  • Broad familiarity with AI in game development 
  • Experience of developing modern character AI systems
  • Experience of pathfinding, steering, and motion planning
  • State machines and behaviour trees
  • Implementing cooperation and group behaviours
  • A real passion for games programming

Perks and benefits include…
  • BUPA Private Medical Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Private Dental Insurance
  • Eye-Care Vouchers
  • Group Income Protection
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle To Work Scheme

Climax was established 30 years ago, and they’ve amassed a history of developing digital experiences across all formats, winning multiple awards along the way all while fostering a friendly, focused, ambitious and relaxed working environment where career progression is supported by ongoing training and development.

Their seafront location at Gunwharf Quays overlooks the harbour and is only a short walk from the train station, bars, restaurants, and coffee shops so you can make plenty of use of the studio discount card for the shops in the local shopping centre!

The studio is big on socialising together and has plenty of in-house clubs and socials, from board games, tennis, football to D&D nights, making lots of opportunities to socialise, including project wrap parties, team and studio events, Christmas and summer parties and some great charity fundraising events.