Engine Programmer - All Levels
Warwick, England, United Kingdom
3h ago


Rebellion is now looking for experienced Engine Programmers to join our core engine technology team, including specialist areas such as tools, network, graphics and AI.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on new technology, supporting multiple AAA titles currently in development for all current and next-generation platforms, including online multiplayer, PC and consoles.

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  • Inside the Rebellion coding team.

    You must be able to quickly familiarise yourself with our existing codebase in order to push the boundaries and drive our industry-leading internal engine and tools suite even further.

    This is a permanent full-time role based in-house at our Oxford headquarters. You must be able to legally work in the UK.

    The ideal applicant will have at least 3 years’ experience working in the console games industry using C / C++, preferably in technical programming within a cross-platform engine.

    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, but not essential if you have appropriate experience.

    Responsibilities :

  • Write and develop robust maintainable engine code
  • Implement features across all current and next-gen platforms, including prototypes and new technologies- Identify and solve technical problems as they arise, including cross-platform issues, debugging, profiling and optimising for reduced memory usage and increased real-time performance
  • Maintain and add to existing codebase, including low / mid-level systems to support pipelines and higher-level programmers- Respond to feature requests and bug reports from game development staff
  • Research new tools, techniques and processes and how they can benefit Rebellion- 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 with the ability to write clear maintainable code
  • Strong debugging, profiling and optimising
  • Ability to work with a large existing codebase, learn new systems / concepts and implement them quickly and efficiently- Good communication and teamworking with game developers from all discipline
  • Excellent initiative, self-motivation, organisational and problem solving skills, with the ability to accept and follow direction- A genuine interest in playing games
  • Knowledge and interest in any specific areas of engine code (eg. graphics, tools, networking, AI, physics, maths, multi-threading, user-interfaces, third-party APIs) would be an advantage, as would any coding experience in other languages (eg. Perl, PHP, mySQL, C#)
  • 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
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