Senior Gameplay Programmer (Hybrid)

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Posted 03 November 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameMatty Kidsley

Job description

We are supporting Black Forest Games in their search for a Senior Gameplay Programmer. In this role you will collaborate closely with designers, artists, leads, and other team members to transform abstract ideas into tangible and immersive experiences through your coding expertise.

You will be instrumental in bringing characters to life by implementing sophisticated artificial intelligence, crafting weapons and special abilities for exhilarating combat, and integrating diverse gameplay logic, systems, and tools.

Black Forest are looking for programmers who excel in their specialized areas or have a broad skill set, embracing the challenges of diverse responsibilities. Senior team members play a vital role in the success of the entire team, leading by example, mentoring junior members, and prioritizing the creation of exceptional software, balancing speed and quality and making thoughtful decisions when necessary.

Black Forest are part of the fastest-growing publisher in Europe, Embracer Group, and the biggest studio of THQ Nordic Vienna. Their last release was the highly successful remake of ‘Destroy All Humans!’. They look to combine the creative freedom and culture of an independent studio with the financial security of a big publisher.

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Solid working knowledge of C++ with creative problem-solving
  • A relevant university degree (not necessarily in computer science)
  • 5+ years’ experience at a game studio and completion of at least one game
  • Passion for video games
  • Strong English language skills
Bonus points if you have…
  • General experience with Unreal Engine 4 or 5
  • Strong linear algebra skills
  • Experience with recent AA or AAA character-based games
Perks and benefits…
  • Flexible working hours and a 38 hour working week
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Additional free health insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Mental health support
  • Free accident insurance
  • Fitness area in the studio
  • Free English and German language classes
Black Forest Games is located in one of the most beautiful in Southern Germany, located close to Strasbourg, Karlsruhe, and Basel. You can also base yourself in Strasbourg, France, and get to the studio easily by making the short cross border commute by train or car.