Senior Game AI Engineer (Hybrid)

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Posted 15 January 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameChristopher Redgrave

Job description

Sharkmob London are working with us to find a Senior Game AI Engineer to play a vital role in shaping the AI systems that will define the gaming experiences from their next generation of AAA titles.

As a Senior Games AI Engineer, you’ll drive innovation in the game AI of Sharkmob's next AAA title, an entirely new IP, collaborating with colleagues in the AI Engineering team to advance cutting-edge AI technology.

Sharkmob is a thriving game developer with studios in London and Malmö, Sweden, known for its dedication to creativity, craft, and innovation. With three years of impactful growth since its inception, the London studio is currently immersed in the development of an ambitious AAA title, boasting a team of over 110 developers and expanding rapidly.

Your responsibilities…
  • Design, plan, implement, and take ownership of efficient and optimized AI systems
  • Innovate by exploring new AI architectures and technologies
  • Work closely across dev teams to breathe life into AI characters and behaviours
  • Collaborate on procedural content generation tools with other engineering functions within the studio
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Professional experience in games, simulation, or real-time AI
  • Involvement in one or more shipped products as an AI or Gameplay Engineer
  • Strong design sensibility
  • Proficient in debugging and performance analysis
  • Robust knowledge of C++ programming
  • Experience working with Unreal Engine
  • Proficiency with modern game AI systems, including decision-making, perception, navigation, and planning
Desirable but not essential…
  • Experience working on large-scale open-world games
  • Experience with procedural content generation (PCG)
Perks and benefits include...
  • Visa sponsorship for you and your family
  • Relocation support if moving to the UK or from within the UK
  • 30 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Discretionary annual performance-based bonus
  • Private pension (10% total, up to 5% individual contribution matched by Sharkmob)
  • BUPA private Healthcare, Cigna dental cover, life insurance scheme and income protection policy
  • £425 yearly preventative healthcare allowance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Weekly 'wellness hour' to be used each week during office hours
Sharkmob know the most important element of their studio is their team, they strive for a healthy and productive atmosphere in their office, they do this by providing feedback to each other, promoting a healthy work life balance, distributing ownership, and making time for social activities and having fun!