Intern Programmer

Being a programmer at Bulkhead Interactive means having responsibility over your work and a flexibility in how you approach problems within a relaxed environment.
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We are looking for a promising programming student to join the team at the intern level to work on projects developed by the Skunkworks team, including the newly announced Skunkworks project: PROMOD, the highly anticipated Battalion 1944 Console Edition, as well as other unannounced projects. The successful candidate is someone who will have a good sense of humour, confidence in their abilities and will have a passion for learning.

Being a programmer at Bulkhead Interactive means not only having responsibility over your work and a flexibility in how you approach problems within a relaxed environment, but also working closely with other members of your team, both artist and programmer, to create games that we’re proud of.

The Company

Located in the heart of the UK, Derby serves as the home for Bulkhead Interactive, a centre for creativity and innovation matched by its occupants here at Cardinal Square. Our modern, highly accessible and ever evolving work space is a hospitable and welcoming environment for all those who join us on our journey.

With a body of over 80 talented team members spread across multiple teams and projects, involvement remains a key focal point in our growth and expansion as we go from strength to strength. 

Adapting with an ever-evolving industry has been a key principal for our young company as we move forward, with each individual as important as the last, a focused and versatile ensemble determined to remain functional in a competitive environment. 

Moving from truly humble beginnings to leaps and bounds in an ever expanding industry, Bulkhead Interactive are a Develop Award nominated video game development company. They have released games on Xbox, Playstation, Steam, Stadia and Nintendo Switch, with the company’s first FPS title Battalion 1944 having been released in 2019.


  • Iterate on existing features and mechanics
  • Solve problems in a creative but efficient way
  • Write extensible, stable, efficient code

Required Skills:

  • Have a strong grasp of C++, software design, programming and debugging
  • A desire to overcome difficult hurdles
  • A strong desire to learn new skills
  • A strong work ethic with a willingness to learn and constantly improve
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Flexibility and an ability to adapt to new and multiple tasks

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience programming games in Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience writing optimised code in Unreal Engine 
  • Have the ability to drive and contribute to all aspects of a game
  • A familiarity with 3D maths for games
  • A familiarity with multiplayer game programming
  • Good problem-solving skills

 Note: This position is only open to undergraduate students as part of an internship or placement year.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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Perks & Benefits

Our teams of awesome people are what makes us, so have some treats on us!

  • Private Medical Insurance 💊

    All employees and their families qualify for a great private medical package.

  • Private Dental Insurance 🦷

    All employees receive dental cover as part of their medical insurance.

  • Flexible Working Hours ⌚

    We offer you freedom to allow work to fit in with your schedule and preferences.

  • Profit Share Scheme 💰

    You make the games so we share the profits! 10% of the project's profits are shared with those who are part of it!

  • Annual Holiday Increase 😎

    For every year you work with us, you gain an extra day of holiday! In addition to all public holidays, we even close for St George's day allowing you to enjoy England in the Spring.

  • Free drinks 🥤

    The fridges are constantly stocked high with refreshing drinks and we provide unlimited tea and coffee - help yourself!

  • High End Hardware and Three Monitors 🖥️

    We want our team to be comfortable at work. Every developer has three monitors and a high end PC.

  • Games and Pizza Nights 🍕

    Whether board games or video games, join us for free pizza, drinks and fun!

  • Discounted Gym Membership 🏋️‍♂️

    As part of your medical insurance, you receive a 20% discount at Nuffield Health gyms. Luckily there is one next to the office! New year, new you!

Workplace & Culture


Bulkhead Interactive is an innovative, supportive and rewarding place to call pastures new. A place in which collaboration, inclusion and a genuine casual atmosphere make for the fundamentals in which we pride ourselves. With a range of experience within our teams, from veterans to industry newcomers alike, Bulkhead Interactive looks to pave the way as we build on a fast paced, engaging environment. A multitude of social events with food and drink provided by us, out of hours meetups, a top of the range open plan office with brilliant amenities and health plan are amongst a list of growing benefits to help us embolden our in house culture as we, Bulkhead Interactive look forward into 2020 and beyond.


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