As part of an initiative to drive forward and develop the core technology on which our games are built, we are growing a core game systems team. A successful applicant will lead and mentor the team, bring your experience to the engine team, and drive the development of new core game systems.
As a lead of this team you will be responsible for a number of key systems on which our game is built. Responsibilities will include integration of physics, entity component system, scripting and other lower level game systems. Working with the engine team leadership you will grow your team and expand the level of centralisation within our in-house engine. You will take responsibility for mentoring and developing programmers at all levels.
Knowledge, Skill and Experience
Excellent C++ programming skillset
5+ Years in AAA games or game engine development
Strong analytical and mathematical ability
Proven leadership ability
Superb problem solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Confident working with multiple disciplines
Experience developing gameplay systems for real-time strategy (RTS) games or similar
Knowledge of data structures and algorithms common to game AI, such as finite state machines, agent systems, pathfinding, etc
Broad gaming experience and a sense for good game design
An avid gamer, and ideally a keen player of strategy games, ideally including Total War
We offer a fully bespoke funded relocation package for you and your dependants and you’ll be supported through the process with our dedicated Relocation Specialist.
We also have an excellent range of benefits to support your work life balance, including:
Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all UK Bank holidays
Annual discretionary studio bonus
Defined career development pathways and personalised training support so you can truly excel in your area of expertise
Support in Learning and Development; internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops to inspire and enthuse including internal programming conferences, on-site training with renowned specialists as well as global conference attendance
Private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening
Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme
Free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site
Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
Free breakfast every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen
An employee assistance programme and onsite wellbeing sessions
In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy
Discounts portal giving access to a wide range of extras such as heavily discounted home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers
Amazing studio parties such as our CA Summer Festival, a Christmas Party for you and your partner plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have our wrap parties for all our releases
Free Japanese lessons, life drawing, creative writing and Pilates classes
A range of CA Social events including the annual sponsored Walking Challenge to 100Km, Couch to 5k in our beautiful local park, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more
We offer discounts with local businesses, including estate agents and local shops to support our local economy
We are Creative Assembly
We gather the greatest talent out there, coming together to craft authentic and detailed experiences of the highest quality.
We focus on our strengths and embrace our uniqueness, collaborating across teams and giving everyone the trust and respect to be masters of their craft.
Our values form the foundation of our culture and ethos:
Quality - Everything we do is about quality, from individual actions to final products, we take pride in the detail and authenticity of all our creations.
Focus - We focus on our strengths as a studio. Our teams might work across different projects, but our goals and vision should be clear for everyone.
Teamwork - We are a collective who thrive working across teams, empowering each other to succeed.
Respect - Respect at CA is given as a default, we respect each other as diverse and unique individuals, who come together to create games our fans will love.
Trust - Alongside respect, we trust each other, our teams and our leaders as experts of their craft. Everyone is given creative autonomy and freedom to make a real contribution to our projects and our legacy.
Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.