Junior Software Engineer Intern

Feb 01, 2023
London, United Kingdom
... Not specified
... Internship
Full time
... Office work


Position at Sports Interactive

Position Overview 

Get ready to kick-off your games development career at Sports Interactive. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Software Engineer Intern to join our development team and work on the code behind the next release of Football Manager.  

As a Software Engineer Intern at Sports Interactive, you will work closely with our award-winning development team where you will gain knowledge and experience of games development practices and software engineering to create experiences played by millions.  

This role will commence in May / June 2023. This duration of the internship is available as a full-year sandwich placement or for a period of at least six months. 

Applications with no covering letter will not be accepted. It will be beneficial to provide examples of your own demos with source code. 


  • Iterate on existing features and mechanics 
  • Work with Senior developers and gain in-depth knowledge of software and games development best practices. 
  • Help analyse/profile existing projects and improve upon them. 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

  • Currently pursuing a bachelors or masters level degree in computer sciences or games development at UK university 
  • Strong C++ programming and debugging skills  
  • Good maths and problem-solving skills 
  • An understanding of game engine architecture 
  • Experience with using version control software 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Excellent team working skills  


  • Passion for and knowledge of world football. 
  • Passion for computer games highly advantageous. 
  • Knowledge of Sports Interactive products and tools (FM Editor) highly advantageous. 

Studio Overview

Sports Interactive (SI) is an ambitious development studio creating immersive sports management simulations. Since 1994, we’ve captivated a global pool of players with our iconic, BAFTA award-winning game, Football Manager. We’re a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA having caught their attention in 2006 with our continuous critical and commercial success.

We’re a tenacious community, coming together at the Here East technology hub in Stratford, East London. Always expanding, the SI team takes on the gaming genre through a diverse array of disciplines. But no matter how big we dream, we keep our approach (and your schedule) flexible, creating a relaxed atmosphere where collaboration can thrive.

Working Here

We approach everything with passion, whether that’s making our mark on the gaming and football industries or doing our bit for the world around us. We want to share that outlook with everyone who shows up to work here each day. 

We like our talent tenacious, so you can expect to surround yourself with other ambitious individuals bringing their A-game to many different disciplines. We know collaboration is the key to constantly topping our best, and encourage our people to fiercely realise their own personal potential.

We believe everyone matters, no matter which part of the business you’re in. Above all else, we’re a team. A team with a down-to-earth dynamic, that works and plays together. We have fun doing what we do; one of the many reasons we’re one of the best places to work in the UK games business (Gameindustry.biz 2021 Large studio category).

And if you want a work/life balance, we’re behind you. Because while we live to create extraordinary games, we know that’s not all you’ve got going on. You can trust that we always keep things in perspective, fostering an environment where work can be more than just a job.

Our flexible working culture gives team members the responsibility to optimise their workloads, with in-office, hybrid and remote working options. Even in countries where we don’t directly employ*, we’ll even explore what’s possible via third parties and do our best to accommodate location preferences.

And when you’re not here making the world’s best management games, there’s a top-class benefits package for permanent team members based in the UK, including gym membership, private health, and dental care, plus many more perks. For those permanent team members outside of the UK, we strive to offer equivalent and localised benefits.  We’re also a London Living Wage employer and proudly boast one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry.

*We’re able to directly employ in the UK, Ireland, France, Sweden and Finland.

Inclusivity Matters

We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from any relevant candidate irrespective of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion, or belief. Our studio has disabled access and facilities.

This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder.  It does not form part of the contract of employment.


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