Senior Systems Engineer (4 day week)

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Posted 03 April 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameVicky Kilby

Job description

Splash Damage are working with us to find a Senior Systems Engineer to join their Core Tech team.

As a Senior System Programmer at Splash Damage, you will design and implement core systems, pipelines, and architecture for their multiplayer titles.

Your expertise will drive the technical design and implementation of large-scale features, focusing on scalability, performance, and memory usage. Additionally, you will mentor junior team members, champion best practices, and collaborate cross-functionally to propel projects forward.

Are you passionate about crafting multiplayer combat experiences that celebrate teamwork and forge lasting connections? For over two decades, Splash Damage has been at the forefront of creating team-based multiplayer games that captivate millions of players worldwide.

Your main responsibilities…
  • Designing and implementing core systems, pipelines, and architecture for multiplayer games
  • Mentoring junior team members and providing constructive feedback
  • Championing best practices within your specialist domain
  • Collaborating with technical and non-technical colleagues across development disciplines
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Professional game engine code experience, including I/O, rendering, physics, low-level networking, and memory management
  • Experience in Systems development for Xbox Series S/X and/or PS5
  • Strong practical knowledge of C++ and 3D maths
  • Proficiency with source control systems like Perforce and writing automation tasks
  • Familiarity with profiling and optimising code for optimal CPU, GPU, memory, and bandwidth usage
Desirable but not essential…
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 5 development and streaming/open-world games
  • Knowledge of real-time low-level networked multiplayer games and audio programming
  • Familiarity with physics engines and the Entity Component System (ECS) pattern
  • Practical knowledge of C#
Perks and benefits include…
  • Bespoke visa and relocation packages for you and your family
  • Industry-leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave and 10 weeks paternity leave
  • Substantial performance-related pay on top of your wage
  • Enhanced pension contributions
  • Private Medical and Dental cover for you and your family, along with a 24/7 digital GP service
  • Extensive Mental Health support, with Line Manager Mental Health training, a group of Mental Health First Aiders, and on-site or remote counselling
  • Bespoke Learning and Development course framework to help you grow
Splash Damage’s studio culture is rooted in an open, friendly, and collaborative environment. Their games are made by people from all over the world, from entry-level fresh talent hires to industry veterans, and they believe that fostering that diverse culture is the best way to build both their games and studio. They have won numerous awards, including a ‘World-Class’ accreditation by Best Companies and being named one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to work for.