Senior Tools Programmer - Games - North UK

Games Jobs - Programming - North

Job Title Senior Tools Programmer - Games - North UK
Job Category Programming
Job Description Location – North UK

Job Type – Perm or Contract

Format – Console

Salary – Competitive

Senior Tools Programmer



The Senior Tools Programmer will be responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining software tools and processes in all disciplines. This may include but is not limited to interactive editor-style visual tools, engine systems (e.g. particle systems, animation systems) and automated pipeline or build system tools.

The environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games they create.

Essential Requirements:

  • Design, implement and maintain software tools for art, design, production and programming.
  • Continuously improve the user experience and performance of our tools.
  • Create and maintain technical software documentation.
  • Assess and debug problems with our tools
  • Meet production schedules and timelines
  • Work closely with the other disciplines to identify and resolve workflow & pipeline problems.
  • Work closely with the tool users to assess and debug problems with our tools.
  • May mentor junior staff as needed




Required skills/experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a relevant role
  • Experience from outside the games industry or outstanding demos will be considered.
  • C++
  • MFC or other GUI toolkit experience (wxWndows, Qt, etc..)
  • Experience using source control systems (e.g. Perforce, CVS, SVN)
  • Advanced knowledge of game content creation pipelines and tools
  • Strong math skills, especially in trigonometry and linear algebra
  • Advanced knowledge of games systems (3D graphics, animation, camera control, lighting)


Preferred skills/experience:

  • Experience working with and extending the Unreal Editor to design and create user interfaces for game systems.
  • C#
  • Maya API, MEL, 3dsMax SDK, MaxScript
  • Scripting (python/perl/etc…)
  • UI design experience
  • SQL


My client offers competitive salaries and excellent employee benefits. The environment itself is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having ownership and a realisable input into the games they create.



To apply please send a CV to <a href=mailto:officemanager@opmjobs.com>officemanager@opmjobs.com</a>



Max Hurd - Programming Consultant

OPM Response Ltd

Direct Line: + 44 (0) 1206 214420

Email: <a href=mailto:Max@opmjobs.com>Max@opmjobs.com</a>

Skype: max.hurd.opm

LinkedIn: <a href=http://uk.linkedin.com/in/maxhurdopm>http://uk.linkedin.com/in/maxhurdopm</a>

Twitter: <a href=https://twitter.com/OPM_programming>@OPM_programming</a>
Salary DOE
Location North
Job Category Programming
Date posted 18/08/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of OPM using their internal reference 4066.
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