Senior AI Programmer (Remote Options)

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Posted 29 November 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NamePaul Walker

Job description

We are supporting Sumo Digital's Nottingham studio in their search for a Senior AI Programmer to join their amazing team.

You will be responsible for the output and development of the AI programming team as the studio work on an exciting new multiplayer title. In this collaborative role, you will develop AI features and systems from the ground up, contributing to the programming team’s collective knowledge and help to architect, plan, and troubleshoot development, in order to deliver on the high-level vision for the game.

Your responsibilities will include...
  • Work closely with Code Leadership to plan, estimate, and write high-quality performant AI code
  • Work closely with Game and Level Designers, reviewing gameplay feature specifications and provide AI-specific insights where possible
  • Prototype and implement impactful and intelligent NPC and Bot gameplay features and systems such as path finding, movement, team logic, goal planning, memory, knowledge, crowds, and targeting
  • Investigate bugs or issues in AI systems when encountered
  • Mentor less experienced coders in your area of expertise, sharing knowledge and best practices
The skills and experience you'll bring to the role...
  • Excellent code design skills 
  • Experience working on several titles, one of which was in an AI related role
  • Experience with Behaviour Trees, Knowledge Representation, Pathing & Traversal Algorithms, and Animation Blend Trees
  • Excellent C/C++ programming skills
  • Excellent 3d math and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of profiling tools such as PIX and VTune
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in PC and/or console programming
  • Be self-motivated with high personal standards as demonstrated in quality and pride of work
  • Ability to create and own complex systems from start to finish
  • Experience using Unreal Engine 4 is a bonus
Perks and benefits at Sumo include…
  • Relocation Support and Visa Sponsorship
  • Dental insurance, Life Assurance, and Income Protection
  • Defined Annual Bonus Scheme
  • Flexible working
  • ULEV car scheme
  • Monthly allowance to spend on enhancing benefits
  • Learning and volunteering days
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses
Sumo Digital want to enable everyone to be their full, authentic selves every single day and provide everyone at Sumo with a safe, accepting and affirming working environment.

Sumo Nottingham are a studio with a friendly, fun vibe, committed to maintaining the family feel culture with strong team relationships both inside and outside of the inclusive working environment. As winners of the TIGA Star Employment Award for 2021, recipients of the GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work Award and listed as one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work for in 2021, Sumo Digital has enjoyed 18 years of stability and growth since its formation in 2003 and continues to strive for excellence across every single project.