Senior Core Tech Programmer

Free Radical Design logo
Posted 20 September 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJoe Sutcliffe

Job description

Aardvark Swift are supporting Free Radical Design in their search for a Senior Core Tech Programmer to join their passionate team.

Free Radical Design's debut title was the much-loved TimeSplitters for the PlayStation 2. TimeSplitters 2 followed and as the studio's success grew, as did its size, with multiple teams working on Second Sight, TimeSplitters: Future Perfect, and the PlayStation 3 exclusive, Haze.

Your responsibilities

  • Collaborate with your team to solve problems together and independently throughout any department.
  • Write and follow technical specs to write effectively for documentation, being concise and organised, and making use of imagery and reference where appropriate to convey information
  • Estimate work timelines and communicate with production
  • Promote and develop best practices across the team
  • Develop and maintain a healthy creative team culture throughout the business
  • Liaise with production on task assignments, and scheduling for the team
  • Have ownership and responsibility for deliverables
  • Identify the training needs of your team, whilst mentoring less experienced members of the team

The skills and experience you'll bring to the role...

  • Proficiency in using Unreal Engine and C++
  • Excellent understanding of software design and how to structure re-usable blocks of code
  • Area of specialism within Unreal Engine such as AI, animation, networking, gameplay, tools, graphics, backend, and engine
  • Ability to plan and estimate work across the team for large scale tasks
  • Competent Unreal Engine Blueprint ability, which includes an understanding of bug-finding tools and methods
  • Ability to work cross-discipline to help build a holistic view of the project and its requirements

Perks and benefits include…

  • Relocation support
  • Enhanced parental pay and leave
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions
  • Candidate referral bonus
  • Company outings and free refreshments in the office 

For overseas developers, sponsorship support may be offered if the candidate can satisfy the eligibility criteria of the UK Visa and Immigration service.