Senior AI Programmer

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Posted 09 November 2022
Salary Negotiable
LocationBarcelona
Job type Permanent
DisciplineProgramming
Reference18240
Contact NameRowan Hix-Dunn

Job description

Aardvark Swift is working with Smilegate Barcelona as they search for a Senior AI Programmer to join their team of skilled coders.

As a Senior AI Programmer, you will collaborate with designers to build a structure to support rapid prototyping while keeping code stability in the long term, and Coordinate with engine coders to define the best programming environment for each development phase.

You will also help foster a culture that balances productivity, innovation, learning and healthy communication within the team and wider studio as well as support and mentor other coders.

Your responsibilities will also include…
  • Be the representative and champion for AI code in the studio
  • Coordinate and complement work from AI and system designers
  • Coordinate with the rest of AI and gameplay coders establishing code guidelines, quality goals, and performance budgets
  • Work hand in hand with the combat, world, and mission design teams to make sure they have the most efficient tools
  • Analyse, validate and incorporate feedback from the team and external user testing
  • Help build up a world-class AI and gameplay programming team by being involved in interviewing and hiring process
  • Provide meaningful feedback to your team through team meetings, 1 on 1 sessions, and 360 feedback

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 1 or more shipped AAA games as Senior or Lead AI programmer
  • Experience and deep working knowledge of AI systems
  • Unreal Engine working experience in a modern console environment is a plus
  • Innovative thinker with creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, and iterative environment
  • Strong understanding of development processes, workflows, and tools
  • The ability to code high-level systems to low-level performance tweaks in C/C++
  • A strong understanding of how to transform NPC design into meaningful and working feature sets
  • Good game design knowledge to complement and amplify design specs to create player-centric rewarding experiences
  • A desire to be part of a brand-new team and project


Perks and benefits on offer at Smilegate Barcelona include…
  • Relocation package and visa support
  • 16 weeks Maternity and Paternity leave plus full parental flexibility
  • Private Health insurance and dental cover
  • Flexible working hours and flexible Friday’s
  • Restaurant vouchers worth 180€ per month
  • Team social events

At Smilegate Barcelona you'll be able to develop your career working in an exciting and international working environment, at incredible premises, complete with a games room, shower, auditorium, canteen, gym and more, all only 15 minutes from the beach and 1 min from Glories Mall.