At NaturalMotion, we make games that wow people. We innovate to create experiences that previously were impossible and that would not exist without us.
We take pride in making titles that reach a large audience and in creating communities that last. In 2018, NaturalMotion Studios were named one of the Best Places to Work in the UK games industry by gamesindustry.biz.
We are hiring for a Principle Gameplay Engineer who excels at bringing other people’s ideas to life, and who proactively contributes ideas and solutions.
We have small and agile teams, so you will thrive working in these environments as we grow.
Key Roles & Responsibilities :
You will collaborate with all disciplines to create gameplay prototypes for mobile devices
You will work with a team to produce synchronous (low update) multiplayer prototypes
You will build UI / UX prototyping systems
Write well-designed, adaptable, and testable software for mobile devices
Crafting production ready code after prototyping
Mentoring members of the code team and share knowledge across NM and Zynga
Experience Required :
You have developed and released multiple games in Unity and C#
Having taken titles from concept to execution, you have comprehensive experience with gameplay prototyping
You are an authority when it comes to player control and multiplayer gameplay
You have a strong interest in NPC behaviour with a technical knowledge of AI techniques, such as Hierarchical State Machines and Behaviour Trees
You are well versed in using complex physics and collision systems
Have worked extensively with animation control
Have experience creating data driven systems
A strong and comprehensive understanding of UI and UX
Have knowledge of design patterns, memory / performance optimisation, and knowledge sharing
Nice to haves :
Do you have experience working on strategy games?
Are you experienced working with tools development?
Have you worked with Unreal in the past?
What Do We Offer?
Competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus scheme and Zynga stock allowance
Contributory pension scheme
25 days holiday, plus public holidays and Christmas shutdown
Private medical care and healthcare cash plan
Life insurance and critical illness insurance
Discounted gym membership and free weekly yoga class
Flexible working hours
Free fruit, snacks & soft drinks provided daily, as well as free lunch on Fridays
Annual season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme
Summer and Christmas parties and Happy Hour every Friday
NaturalMotion is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, pregnancy, marital status or veteran status.