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ABOUT SPLASH DAMAGE

We believe that games play better with friends. For more than 20 years, we’ve been creating team-based multiplayer experiences that have entertained tens of millions of players all over the world and forged countless new friendships along the way. 

Our studio culture is rooted in our open, friendly, and collaborative environment. Our games are made by people from all over the world, from our entry-level Fresh Talent hires to industry veterans, and we believe that fostering that diverse culture is the best way to build both our games and our studio. We have won numerous awards, including a ‘World-Class’ accreditation by Best Companies and being named one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to work for. 

While our offices are based in Bromley, UK, our people have access to progressive working patterns that give them the flexibility to decide how to do their best work. 

Benefits 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for you and your family, including: 
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package for you and your family, including: 
    • Substantial performance-related pay system on top of your basic compensation, along with enhanced pension contributions and our life assurance scheme.
    • 4 day work week: Tuesday - Friday
    • 20 days of annual leave, equivalent to 5 weeks within a 4 day work week.
    • Summer & Winter closure, not taken from holiday allowance - 1st full week of August and Christmas Eve to New Years day.
    • Bespoke VISA and relocation packages for you and your family, with support from our team throughout the whole process.
    • Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family, along with a 24/7 digital GP service.
    • Extensive Mental Health support, with Line Manager Mental Health training, a group of Mental Health First-Aiders, and on-site or remote counselling.
    • Our bespoke Learning and Development course framework to help you grow as an employee, manager, and leader.
    • Industry-leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave.

The Role

At Splash Damage, we create multiplayer combat games that champion team play and promote lifelong friendships. Members of the AI engineering team are responsible for implementing new and AI features within a multiplayer environment. We work closely with other disciplines to shape and realise new ideas through rapid prototyping and iterative agile development. 

As an AI Programmer you will work within cross-functional teams to deliver features on-time and to a high level of quality. Through regular communication and interaction with other team members, you will gather the requirements for, and own the implementation of, key tasks and features related to a wide range of development areas. You enjoy exploring tasks outside of your comfort zone and are comfortable solving difficult problems autonomously where required. Furthermore, there are opportunities for cross-project development, shaping the future of our AI toolset that is used throughout all our games. 

  

You Excel at: 

  • Working with members of multiple disciplines to iteratively develop features that address and achieve the high-level goals of the game.
  • Working effectively in open and collaborative environments.
  • Employing a can-do attitude to solve difficult problems as part of an agile, fast-moving, and highly focused team.
  • Breaking down your work into measurable and achievable tasks.
  • Writing clear, maintainable, and portable code.
  • Communicating ideas, intent, and constraints to both technical and non-technical team members.

You have: 

  • Strong practical knowledge of C++
  • An understanding of AI behavioral & navigational techniques used in modern games
  • The ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical team members.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to self-organise.
  • The people skills to work collaboratively within a team.
  • A strong interest in researching and implementing new AI related technologies.

Even better if you have: 

  • Professional development experience with real-time networked multiplayer games and/or turn-based tactical games.
  • Professional Unreal Engine development experience.
  • Experience developing for game consoles
  • Experience profiling and optimising code for optimal CPU, memory and bandwidth usage.
  • Experience in animation programming.

 
Splash Damage is an equal opportunity employer. We believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives to draw from, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment that celebrates diversity. 

  

Benefits

You’ve probably seen hundreds of benefits packages before, so you know what to expect: private healthcare, pension contributions, holiday allowance...

At Splash Damage, you’ll get all of those along with a whole bunch you won’t be expecting like industry-leading maternity and paternity leave, discounts with local businesses, a Performance Related Pay scheme, free haircuts and manicures, and so much more.