Senior Tools Programmer

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Posted 09 March 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameAsh Petch

Job description

We are working with Free Radical Design, the studio currently working on the highly anticipated new Timesplitters game, to support their search for a Senior Tools Programmer.

Headed up by industry veterans, Free Radical Design's debut title was the much-loved TimeSplitters for the PlayStation 2. Following its second installment, 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.

Free Radical Design offers a dynamic and creative work environment, where you will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects with a talented team. The studio has a reputation for technological innovation and bring an extremely high standard of professionalism to game development in a fun and inclusive environment.

Your responsibilities…
  • Collaborate with your team to solve problems together 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 and mentor less experienced members
  • Work cross-discipline to help build a holistic view of the project and its requirements
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Proficient in using Unreal Engine and C++
  • Competent Unreal Engine Blueprint ability which includes an understanding of bug-finding tools and methods
  • 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, engine
  • Ability to plan and estimate work across the team for large scale tasks
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 
Free Radical Design requires the successful candidate to be based in the United Kingdom, for overseas candidates, sponsorship support may be offered considering the role and that the candidate can satisfy the eligibility criteria of the UK Visa and Immigration service.