Principal Software Engineer

improbable

Improbable

At Improbable, we’re bringing together technology and games to create new opportunities and experiences. In order to achieve this, we need unique perspectives from diverse people, empowered to revolutionise how online games are made, delivered and paid for.

We believe one of the biggest, most impactful changes to the way we live our lives is going to come from the medium of games. Realising new communities, societies and vocations through virtual worlds is what drives our people and gives them purpose.

Reports to
Lead Software Engineer/Technical Director (dependent on project)

Responsibilities

    • Design and implement functionality for AAA external clients
    • Responsible for implementation in a number of areas including but not limited to gameplay, AI, UI, Multiplayer, Core Tech
    • Identify and highlight any potential risks in the solutions that are being worked on, whilst alongside the Lead providing high profile support to the client 
    • Must be considered an expert in one or more key areas of development - a “go to” person for other members of the team which may involve some mentoring support
    • Solve problems through the application of sound software engineering principles
    • Continuously work to minimise technical and maintenance issues
    • Champion quality in The Multiplayer Guys and our clients development process
    • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

    • Extensive track record of commercial experience in game development, with at least four shipped games 
    • Prior experience at mentoring team members
    • Experience with consoles like PS4/PS5 and XboxOne/SeriesX is preferableExcellent C++ programming skills
    • Knowledge of Unreal  (UE4), Unity and other proprietary engines is preferable
    • Experience with smart or mobile devices would be a plusAttention to detail with a strong ability to analyse and comprehend direction
    • Awesome technical insight and a finisher of technical tasks on time
    • A good communicator with the ability to verbalise conceptual thoughts and the willingness to accept constructive critique
    • Ability to use initiative and take proactive action to provide solutions
    • Excellent problem solving, debugging and optimisation skills
Equal Opportunity
The best ideas are often the least expected and require new ways of thinking; that’s why our teams at Improbable are made up of an incredible range of talented people. Improbable is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.
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Location: Nottingham

Date posted: 2022-01-20