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Gameplay Programmer [Splinter Cell VR] (398)

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Gameplay Programmer [Splinter Cell VR] (398) in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

  • Ubisoft
  • Full time
  • Intermediate
  • Email
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • 05/03/2021
  • Report

Responsibilities

  • Implement gameplay systems, and player interactions in close collaboration with designers to ensure player comfort;
  • Use prototyping techniques to demonstrate the validity of a gameplay idea;
  • Work as a key part of an agile development team, organising and planning the implementation of features with direction from their lead, and assist less experienced programmers;
  • Use practical solutions to implement feature requests, taking into account performance, maintainability and resource usage;
  • Ensure coding standards are followed in their own and others code;
  • Collect, interpret and analyse the technical feasibility of system/feature specifications;
  • Write clear and well-structured code using the appropriate data structure and algorithms while bearing in mind performance, maintenance and architectural requirements;
  • Include comments in the code and document implemented features;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of load testing and game feature testing and write test code;
  • Stay up-to-date with technology advances within the field;
  • Perform code reviews for peers;
  • Extract and interpret relevant runtime system resource information (disk IO, network, CPU, memory, etc).

Skills and Knowledge

  • Good understanding of gameplay technology, and can use technical knowledge in various areas such as mathematics, physics, animation, online, artificial intelligence to implement gameplay features, and believable behaviours;
  • Ability to work in an iterative environment with game designers to quickly prototype gameplay features;
  • Knowledge of gameplay scripting languages;
  • Very good C/C++ programming skills, with very good knowledge of object oriented development including design patterns and UML;
  • Experience working with a large game codebase, and it's modules, middleware and associated pipeline;
  • Understanding of speed and memory considerations, and able to implement basic optimisations;
  • Knowledge of common algorithms, data structures and patterns, and their application;
  • Ability to analyse unfamiliar code of a reasonable complexity to understand, extend and refactor an existing module;
  • Ability to debug defects of a reasonable complexity, including memory related issues, and multi-threading;
  • Knowledge of different software development methods such as Test Driven Development, Unit Testing, Agile etc.;
  • Understanding the constraints and technical requirements for console platform development within their area is a plus;
  • Ability to adapt to change;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Relevant Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or computer engineering or equivalent experience;
  • 3 years commercial software development experience with significant involvement in 1 published game in a relevant programming capacity is a plus;
  • Experience working with at least one modern console platform is an advantage;
  • Experience with profiling tools is desirable;
  • Experience working in a multi-site collaboration environment is a plus.

 

Benefits & Relocation

Flexible working, 22 days annual leave + Christmas shutdown, private healthcare (with option to add immediate family), life insurance & income protection, workplace pension scheme, paid volunteering days, annual fitness & well-being allowance, games, technology & merchandise, subsidised travel and many more... 

Relocation assistance is available to anyone currently living 50 miles or more from the studio location. Please contact a member of the talent acquisition team to find out what we have to offer and how we can support with your move here... relocation really doesn't have to be a daunting prospect. 

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