Technical Developer

Games Jobs - Programming - Cambridge

Job Title Technical Developer
Job Category Programming
Job Description Important note: To our wonderful friends and followers around the world, Jagex is not pausing its search for the most talented people to join its ranks. We’re a successful, robust and growing business, after all.
In light of the current situation concerning coronavirus, we have already made changes to the way we recruit, and of course are mindful of following all necessary processes to ensure the safety of our staff and anyone we might come into contact with.
Jagex has switched to working almost entirely remotely, and in line with that our recruitment and selection process has moved to an entirely remote one with video calls being the preferred method of interview. Our hiring managers are engaged, we are well-prepared and we sincerely look forward to talking to you soon. Our team of expert recruiters will be in touch with you to talk you through the process and changes and what to expect.  So, don’t delay, get that application in today!
Company Overview:
A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.
Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.
Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.
Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future.
Jagex employs more than 360 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction.
Jagex are looking for a talented Technical Developer to join the RS3 team.
You’ll be creating game content such as new game areas, mini-games, skills or gameplay improvements. Your focus will be on projects of a technical orientation. Complete training in our internal scripting language, RuneScript will be provided.
As part of your role, you will:
Develop new game content
RuneScape has a huge variety of content. You will be designing and implementing new content and game-play improvements, with a focus towards projects of a technical nature.You will utilize your technical design skills to produce efficient, scalable systems that can be easily adapted in the future. 
Produce high quality code
We use an internally developed scripting language, RuneScript. Your script needs to be safe, efficient and maintainable.
Maintain the Codebase
To assist in the maintenance of the existing code. These tasks may include bug fixing and refactoring code to improve efficiency or maintainability.
Gain detailed technical knowledge
You will become an expert in the systems and tools required to develop RuneScape content, and develop a basic understanding of the RuneScape game engine.
Salary Based on experience
Location Cambridge
Job Category Programming
Date posted 04/06/2020
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