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Senior Gameplay Programmer

Posted on: 24th September 2021

Join a studio driven by the motivation to make games that players want to play, hard at work creating a AAA character-focused title across PC, Console and Switch.

About The Studio

Founded in 2021 by veterans of the gaming industry, this is a studio building a foundation of trust and transparency with collaboration and inclusion at its core. There is no crunch and no clocking in.

With the goal of creating a AAA character-focused title across PC, Console and Switch, this is a studio driven by the motivation to make games that players want to play. With backing from one of the largest American VC firms, they are poised to make this a reality with a major IP.

This is truly a fantastic opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a well-funded studio with a clear vision of its future.

Responsibilities & Requirements

Joining the team as Senior Gameplay Programmer you will be proficient in Unreal and relish the opportunity to help create the studio’s first title and shape their future franchise.

  • Working under the direction of the Programming Director and Lead Gameplay Programmer on multiple areas of the game
  • Working collaboratively with all departments to deliver on the studio’s project vision
  • Mentoring junior and mid-level Game Programmers
  • Participating in regular code reviews
  • Writing unit tests, functional tests, data validation tests and game-wide automated tests

About You

Working closely across all departments you will be a proactive team player. To be considered you will need the following skills and attributes:


  • 4+ years of relevant industry experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Unreal, ideally with at least 1 shipped console title developed in Unreal
  • A degree or postgraduate qualification (or relevant experience) in Computer Science or related subject
  • Demonstrable talent for programming gameplay mechanics
  • Fluent in object-oriented C++ with excellent debugging and documentation skills
  • A clear understanding of systems optimisation
  • Excellent time management and task time estimation skills
  • Excellent problem solving with a solutions-oriented mindset
  • A genuine ambition to make amazing games

Please note, even if you do not match these requirements exactly but still believe you’ll be a good fit, we want to hear from you.

Benefits + Perks:

  • Company pension
  • Vitality health insurance
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Company bonus plan
  • Long term illness and enhanced death in service cover
  • Hybrid/flexible working supported

About Us

At Haptic Recruit we know that people-first recruitment is fundamental to our success. We work closely with talented candidates and innovative studios to offer the best opportunities and build the best teams.

Operating on the belief that a studio’s strength comes from the team they build to bring their ideas to life, we are dedicated to building the most talented, diverse game makers.

As part of this commitment whenever you apply for a job with us one of our specialist recruiters will support you each step of the way. From introductions and interviews to accepting an offer and submitting your resignation we’re always here to help.

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