Senior Tools Programmer - Engineering - Dark Horror

GBR-Liverpool-Vanilla Factory
10 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're looking for a Senior Programmer with a focus on Unreal editor tools and C# tools to join the code team on a story driven horror blockbuster with genre defining goals.

This huge, highly ambitious partnership project takes atmosphere, storytelling, player agency and narrative firmly into ground-breaking territory on new-generation hardware technologies.

As a Senior Tool Programmer, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining the tools used by designers, artists and technical artists. You will be working on next gen platforms and in areas such as but not limited to – animation, rendering, 3D software pipelines, in editor tools, motion capture integration, cameras and sequencers, etc. We expect Seniors to be able to mentor more junior programmers and take full ownership of the tools they create.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with your lead and other disciplines to drive the development tools for the game.
  • Take full ownership of multiple tools and pipelines.
  • Prototype, implement, iterate and polish new and existing tools and associated systems.
  • Produce robust, efficient, clear and maintainable code, while striving to reduce technical debt across the game.
  • Provide constructive input to and feedback on potential new features during the initial design, prototyping, iteration and polish stages.
  • Be a point of contact for designers, artists and other coders for the systems you create and maintain.
  • Tackle the thornier elements of shipping a game, such as debugging awkward crashes, profiling and optimising code, and performing diligent testing of changes.


Additional Desirable Skills:

  • Experienced with Unreal Engine, ideally UE5.
  • Experienced with Console development.
  • Approachable, with a proactive attitude towards cross discipline communication.
  • A willingness and desire to learn, adapt and work outside of your comfort zone.
  • Self-motivated, and able to self-manage and prioritise own workload.

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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