[CONTRACTOR/PAID] Senior Programmer Role open to join veteran team

**SENIOR PROGRAMMER **

*Hey all,

We started out in UE dev 10+ years ago as an indie/mod-team and now help build blockbuster UE4 games such as Sea of Thieves, we are looking for a crew/individual senior programmers to help on an a series of multiplayer projects and wanted to post here first, as the Epic forums are where we built the original team. *

For more information visit the studio website www.flixinteractive.com

  • **Permanent studio roles now open **
  • **3 - 12 month contract positions open ****(Please Note: Contract-pay is considered but munis the permanent role benefits listed below) **
  • **Network experience essential **
  • **Current and next-gen project roles **
  • **Work with a smaller, indie team mentality on the components at the forefront of the games people play **

**PLEASE NOTE: Current projects include FPS and TPS games in large, open worlds - we absolutely want to tell you specifics, so please get in touch!

TLDR; **Drop your C.V. and portfolio links over to info@flixinteractive.com

Overview

We are looking for talented and motivated individuals (or indie teams!) to help develop and deliver high-quality code for AAA Unreal 4 projects, both for Flix’s own games and high profile co-development projects.

What we need you to do

  • Collaborate with the programming team to develop fully realised and working game systems
  • Communicate and collaborate with the Programming & Design Team to assist in delivering polished and immersive gaming experiences that meet design and technical requirements.
  • Create and maintain game logic for gameplay mechanics and other supporting game play systems, including written automated tests.
  • Work within the specification guidelines of the project and technology, keeping performance in mind as well as working with others to debug potential issues.
  • Profiling and optimising code for memory and performance considerations on a per platform basis.
  • Be responsible for scoping tasks, working to deadlines and communicating with production and if problems arise.
  • Collaborate with design and production to establish achievable goals.
  • Communicate with QA to help track down and fix priority bugs.
  • You will be expected to solve problems independently
  • You will be responsible for testing own logic by authoring automated tests as well as some manual validation testing
  • Participate in code reviews as a reviewer, observer or author and assist in sharing knowledge making sure standards and efficiency are upheld
  • Create technical designs and host discussions when creating new systems or expanding existing ones.
  • Assist in maintaining existing documentation
  • Provide support to other programmers when required
  • Be able to effectively cherry pick and integrate change lists from other streams where necessary
  • Work with leads from relevant areas to scope up new projects
  • Assist in mentoring other engineers
  • Take part in staff interviews when required

Requirements

  • 3 years of professional C++ experience in the games industry producing production quality code.
  • Demonstrate excellent understanding of Unreal Engines tools and actor based pipeline.
  • Strong understanding of content structure and management of C++ code bases with the ability to quickly learn existing code bases.
  • Good level of debugging skills, with the ability to perform profiling and optimisation.
  • In-depth knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 blueprint logic and gameplay logic assemblies.
  • Can quickly create prototypes to match design criteria.
  • Is able to put together high quality production code for both single and multiplayer games.
  • Understanding of sound programming practices.
  • Practical problem solving applicable to 3D game development.
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one of the following areas: Engine, AI, UI, Audio, Gameplay, Physics, Rendering, Multiplayer.
  • Experienced with giving and receiving code reviews

What we would really like…

  • Ideally 5 years of professional C++ experience in the games industry producing production quality code.
  • Multiplayer development experience
  • Experience using Unreal Engines replication systems
  • Broad knowledge of multiple areas of programming (Engine, AI, UI, Audio, Gameplay, Physics, Rendering, Multiplayer)
  • Experience developing for and deploying to a console (Xbox one, PS4 or other)
  • Experience working on and maintaining live games
  • Knowledge and experience writing code for telemetry capture systems in live games in order to determine a features success and help drive future content.

Can you demonstrate the ability to…

  • Think critically about the requirements of a game mechanic or features
  • Self motivate and have pride in your work
  • Work and communicate well within a team and studio environment.
  • Create high quality UML for planning the correct structure for your code.
  • Be adaptive and master new tools in the process if required.
  • Take critique and guidance from others well.
  • Manage your time effectively to achieve the highest quality results.

**Where to send your portfolio **

Please send through your portfolio and cover letter. If your examples are from previous works with another studio, please make sure samples are cleared for release by copyright owners. Links to an online portfolio are preferable, otherwise we accept showreels via Dropbox or other secure sharing platforms.

Send your application to – info@flixinteractive.com

What We Offer for in-house/permanent roles

Based just outside Birmingham UK, Flix offers a friendly, nurturing work environment with the opportunity to build games as part of an extremely talented, ambitious studio. The team is made up of welcoming, passionate, active gamers that support one another in all aspects of development.

We also offer the following;

  • Private healthcare
  • Additional time off over Christmas on top of standard holidays
  • Bonus scheme/profit share
  • Team outings and events
  • Summer BBQ + Christmas Party

If you have the drive and skills for making games and think you have what it takes to work within our team then we’d love to hear from you.

For more information visit our site – www.flixinteractive.com