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Gameplay Programmer

Highlights

Development and integration of gameplay related systems, such as character movement and behaviour, or game rules and progression, across a variety of projects, engines and platforms.

What is the Job?

You will be working on a variety of different game projects, both internally developed, and third party projects that we are responsible for or assisting other developers with.

The games could be developed in a variety of game engines, from well-known development environments such as Unreal and Unity to proprietary code bases, primarily in C++ or C# but occasionally other scripting languages. A Gameplay Programmer is responsible for implementing systems and features created by/with a game designer, and could include controls, AI or game rules, but could also encompass platform features such as achievements or rich presence, and will almost always involve periods of bug fixing.

You will be assigned to a game team, and on a day to day basis a Producer or Lead Programmer will typically manage scheduling of your tasks on a project. You would then work with the other coders on that team to design system architecture and overall strategy in tackling problems. You will work collaboratively within the studio-wide programming department to implement coding standards and best practices, and will be encouraged to keep up-to-date with current games programming trends and techniques.

Who are we looking for?

You will need to be self-motivated and capable of working closely with all disciplines to implement new features and track down bugs. An interest in games and how they play is helpful, as you will be expected to collaborate to create great experiences for players. Ideally, you have experience of writing shipped game features that players interact with directly. However, we would gladly consider anyone with other areas of game programming experience or with relevant experience.

Why should you work at Lab42?

Lab42 was formed 4 years ago with just one developer, and we have grown organically to 30 staff over the last four years. By prioritising the happiness and wellbeing of our staff we have been able to hire many industry veterans, and we are proud to have one of the lowest rates of staff attrition in game development.

To apply for this role please email Lab42jobs@you42.com making sure you include your current CV. You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.


Online Services Programmer

Highlights

Development and integration of online services into game projects.

Gamesparks, Braincloud, Steam, Console SDK’s, Photon, etc.

What is the Job?

You will be working on a variety of different game projects, both internally developed, and third party projects that we are responsible for or assisting other developers with.

Many of these games have a requirement for some type of online functionality, this could mean anything from full on real-time multiplayer through to leaderboards, online data storage or even something as simple as getting the correct time of day.

You will report directly to our tech director, but on a day to day basis you would be working with our game teams. Typically, a producer will manage scheduling of your tasks on the project, you would then work with the other coders on that team to help them integrate whatever online functionality is required in their game.

You will assist and advise on any online tech decisions we need to make, and will be encouraged to explore and experiment with the many different third party services that are available.

Who are we looking for?

You will need to be self-motivated and capable of working without direct supervision. You will need to have an explorative nature, interested in playing around with the latest software and applying it to a very wide range of different systems. You need to be able to figure things out on your own as you will be the most knowledgeable person in the studio when it comes to online services.

Ideally, you have some experience of integrating online services into game projects. However, we would be more than happy to consider anyone from a web services or other non-gaming software development industry with relevant experience.

Why should you work at Lab42?

Lab42 was formed 4 years ago with just one developer, and we have grown organically to 30 staff over the last four years. By prioritising the happiness and wellbeing of our staff we have been able to hire many industry veterans, and we are proud to have one of the lowest rates of staff attrition in game development.

To apply for this role please email Lab42jobs@you42.com making sure you include your current CV. You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.


Programmer            

The role will involve the development of games across a variety of platforms including PC, Console and Mobile.

Experience

A minimum of 1 year professional programming experience
Experience programming games in C++

Duties and responsibilities

Ensure assigned coding tasks are finished on time and to the highest possible quality standards
Ability to work both individually, manage own tasks and as part of a small game development team
Communicate implementation approach on an ongoing basis
Deliver the build process and deliverable content when required by either internal or external milestones
Ensure all code modules are integrated correctly into the project with correct versioning and added to version control on at least a daily basis
Deliver accurate time estimates for the programming tasks on a project for scheduling purposes
Identify problems and suggest work around solutions before they impact project delivery

Working conditions

Our open plan office is in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa - a thriving town with a bustling game-development scene. A small dedicated bunch with experience, drive, passion and creativity. 

Lab42 has a flexible working environment that make this a relaxed and friendly place to work.

To apply for this role please email Lab42jobs@you42.com making sure you include your current CV. You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.


Art

 

No roles currently available. If you would like to send us a speculative CV please email Lab42jobs@you42.com making sure to include your current CV and portfolio.


Other

 

No roles currently available. If you would like to send us a speculative CV please email Lab42jobs@you42.com making sure to include your current CV and portfolio.