Gameplay Programmer

About the Employer

Experienced gameplay programmers are called to join the Rebellion Warwick studio, to work on a brand new exclusive title based on our own successful IP. This unannounced title based on a popular and growing series is already being developed on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC – we want you to become part of the team! Our gameplay programmers are supported by Rebellion’s industry-leading bespoke multi-platform game engine Asura, custom tools suite and dedicated engine coders. There is also scope to transition into engine development in the future.


Want to know more? You can watch our video here;

Inside the Rebellion coding team.


This role is full-time based in-house at our Warwick studio. We can consider permanent or contract employment but not freelance or agencies. You must be able to legally work in the UK.


For Experienced Programmers we look for at least 2 years’ professional C++ games experience. Any experience with consoles, particularly PS4 or Xbox One will be an advantage. A strong academic background is also preferred with a 1st class or 2:1 degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics or other science-related subject.


You will;

  • Develop and implement new gameplay code, including features such as strategy, mechanics, logic, combat systems, AI, UI, audio code, etc
  • Meet game design and technical requirements as well as internal coding standards
  • Maintain and debug your own and existing code
  • Write and maintain technical documentation
  • Optimise code and data for memory usage and performance per console
  • Identify and solve development obstacles or risks that arise
  • Collaborate productively, communicating ideas and issues clearly across disciplines
  • Be responsive to deadlines and work well under pressure, meeting multiple production objectives and deadlines

Requirements

  • Excellent C/C++ skills at a professional level
  • Ability to quickly familiarise yourself to work with a large existing codebase
  • Ability to prototype as well as producing final code
  • Strong debugging, profiling and optimising, system design and 3D math skills
  • Good spoken and written communication skills, as well as teamworking with game developers from all disciplines across the project
  • Excellent initiative, self-motivation, organisational and problem solving skills, with the ability to accept and follow direction
  • Any knowledge of console, general games and/or multiplayer development, and/or development tools such as Visual Studio and Perforce/other version control systems would be an advantage
  • A genuine interest in playing games

Benefits

  • Holiday: 26 holiday days annually, increasing with service to 31 days, plus national public holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance: Our PMI scheme offers comprehensive cover to access private medical treatment, taking the stress and strain out of waiting for treatments via the NHS
  • Pension Contribution: Tax efficient salary sacrifice contributory pension scheme where Rebellion matches 4% of salary, plus 10% of any contribution you make
  • Healthcare Cash Plan: Cash-back on treatment costs, from flu jabs to chiropractors
  • Dental & Vision: Cash-back on routine or emergency costs, free eye tests
  • Income Protection: Financial help if unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Critical Illness: Financial help if diagnosed with critical illness
  • Life Assurance: Financial security for your loved ones at a difficult time
  • EAP: Wellbeing hub, including confidential telephone support and counselling
  • Active Rewards: Earn discounts and other perks for physical activity, from trainers to cinema tickets
  • Gym Membership: Discounts to over 3,000 participating UK gyms, pools & fitness events
  • Loans: Interest free, tax-free loans
  • Relocation: Assistance with relocation planning and costs
  • Cycling Cycle Scheme: Save around 30% of the cost of a new bike and equipment though salary sacrifice tax & NI savings, spread repayments over 12 months
  • Discounts: 50% off most 2000 AD merchandise, plus Active Rewards and more through health schemes, from high street retail to holidays
  • Referral Bonus: Up to £2k bonus for internal staff referrals that lead to hires
  • Flexible Hours: Flexible start and finish times
  • Great Friendly Culture: Friendly, creative and relaxed working atmosphere, with sensibly managed projects and recognition of the importance of work-life balance (anti-crunch)
  • Social & Charity Events: Annual Summer BBQ & Christmas Party, social groups such as photography and board games, charity events including football, go-karting and supporting Special Effect
  • Digital Freebies: GDC Vault access, all Rebellion Steam titles, digital copies of 2000 AD and Rebellion Publishing comics, graphic novels and ebooks, physical game and film libraries