Lead Character & Combat Systems Programmer - Engineering - Multiplayer Action

GBR-Liverpool-Vanilla Factory
9 days ago

Why Firesprite?

Founded in 2012 by a group of creative and management veterans with years of industry experience, Firesprite is a visionary game development studio based in the heart of Liverpool’s vibrant game development hub with over 200 team members.

Creating a number of showcase games for PlayStation console and peripheral launches over the years, Firesprite’s core focus is developing innovative and memorable experiences for players on cutting edge gaming hardware. At Firesprite, the end player experience always comes first and the team is passionate about how to best combine the disciplines of design, art and code to deliver games that surprise and delight.

A visionary game development studio founded in 2012, Firesprite builds innovative showcase titles for PlayStation platforms as part of the PlayStation Studios family.

Would you enjoy the freedom to create AAA games working from anywhere in the UK, including our Liverpool studio?

We are looking for a Lead Characters and Combat Systems Programmer to join the early development of a new, AAA, Unreal 5 multiplayer action game. This bold project aims to break new ground in multiplayer, blending gameplay mechanics in new ways and deeply embedding storytelling elements into a unique universe. We’re building an elite, diverse first-party team and this is your opportunity to help shape a future blockbuster!

As a Lead Character and Combat Systems Programmer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining state-of-the art locomotion and combat systems and lead a team of highly skilled programmers. You will be a Line Manager and responsible for the development and well-being of your programming team. Lead programmers are expected to be hands-on and be able to balance their day-to-day programming tasks alongside the line management tasks as necessary, taking full ownership of systems design and delivery while delegating amongst their team as appropriate.

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Firesprite is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, with a commitment to a culture of inclusion and mutual respect for all employees from every walk of life, reflecting the community we make games for. We welcome and encourage applications from all suitable applicants regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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