Systems 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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The Skunkworks division of Bulkhead Interactive are looking for an experienced systems programmer to join the team  to work on our next AAA competitive shooter project: PROMOD. The successful candidate is someone who is interested in esports and competitive games, especially first person shooters, and has a background in systems and third party integrations.

Being a programmer at Bulkhead Interactive means having responsibility over your work and a flexibility in how you approach problems within a relaxed environment.

The Skunkworks team are a small, tightly knit group of developers who act under a more indie mindset while striving to build the future of games. Our Skunkworks programmers tend to be multi-disciplinary developers who push the boundaries to deliver that goal. They create game systems, user interfaces, AI, networked gameplay, gameplay optimisations, audio systems, input systems and design tools.

Responsibilities:

  • Mentor junior developers
  • Tackle large problems and features
  • Take ownership of systems and third party integrations
  • Iterate on existing features and mechanics
  • Solve problems in a creative but efficient way
  • Write extensible, stable, efficient code
  • Have a say in production schedules, being mindful of scope and delivery

Required Skills:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or other relevant experience
  • 2+ years of industry experience
  • Must understand the importance of efficient networking in a multiplayer game
  • Have a strong grasp of C++, software design, programming and debugging
  • A desire to craft multiplayer games
  • A familiarity with multiplayer game programming
  • Ability to communicate with a multidisciplinary team
  • A strong desire to overcome difficult hurdles
  • A strong desire to learn new skills
  • A methodical mind and the ability to think outside the box
  • A strong work ethic with a willingness to learn and constantly improve
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong communicator with the ability to articulate systems and ideas effectively


    Preferred Skills:

    • Shipped at least one title, preferably using UE4 and/or on consoles
    • Experience programming multiplayer games in Unreal Engine 4
    • Shipped a multiplayer game
    • Experience writing game code with tight performance constraints
    • Experience writing optimised code in Unreal Engine 4
    • An understanding of game design
    • Have the ability to drive and contribute to all aspects of a game
    • Have a strong grasp of 3D maths for games
    • Have an understanding of the complexities and unique requirements of a competitive, multiplayer, first person shooter

     

    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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