Sharkmob is a growing game developer with studios in London and Malmö, Sweden. Creativity, passion for craft, and innovation are hallmarks of our young company. 2.5 years into its founding, our London studio is working on an ambitious AAA title and has more than 80 developers. The London studio is growing fast & you’ll be joining at an exciting time, helping build the foundations of our Engineering Team.
We're looking for a Principal Gameplay Engineer to design, implement and iterate new, exciting and robust gameplay features & act as a subject matter expert for our established & growing gameplay team. You'll be identifying risks, building roadmaps and deliver against tight deadlines. Collaborating with cross-functional teams, managing stakeholders across the studio and mentoring colleagues, you need to be an expert C++ engineer with extensive experience of delivering in a AAA or similar professional environment.
Work across disciplines to formulate a coherent plan around gameplay delivery and quality.
Work closely with the Technical Director to develop studio-wide technology strategies and processes.
Help develop designs and solutions to large-scale gameplay problems to facilitate the development of unique and world-class experiences.
Liaise with other disciplines to reduce friction, and streamline iteration and productivity.
Drive engineering excellence and high quality across our codebase.
Mentor and encourage the development of your team and those around you.
Work closely with the production team and directors group to inform our project timelines.
You have shipped a AAA title in a Principal or Lead gameplay role or similar.
You are a skillful C/C++ programmer.
You have an excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals and mathematics.
You thrive on ambiguity and coming up with solutions to abstract problems.
You have a good understanding of modern game engines, their architecture, and capabilities.
You understand the intricacies and complexities of developing networked games and features.
You are a great communicator that loves to collaborate within your team and across disciplines.
You have a real passion for online games.
You have a good sense of game design and high quality in gameplay.
Remuneration & Benefits
Competitive salaries based on up-to-date data from external benchmarking providers & reviewed annually.
30 days annual leave, in addition to all UK Bank Holiays.
Hybrid work-from-home policy.
Discretionary annual performance-based bonus.
Private pension (10% total, up to 5% individual contribution matched by Sharkmob).
BUPA private Healthcare, Cigna dental cover, life insurance scheme and income protection policy.
£425 yearly preventative healthcare allowance.
Core studio hours 10:00-16:00 with 1 'wellness hour' to be used per week.
Daily breakfasts, snacks & refreshments at the studio.
VISA sponsorship (individual & dependents).
Relocation assistance for people within & outside of the UK.
Sharkmob makes multiplayer games with a focus on the player and the community. Many of us come from a PC and console background and we always push for AAA production value in our projects. We love to constantly challenge ourselves, pushing technology to the max while applying every ounce of skill and creativity we have.