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Gameplay Programmer

Gameplay Programmer

Media Molecule is a video game development studio based in Guildford in the UK, and a proud member of the PlayStation Worldwide Studios. We are the creators of the multi-award winning games LittleBigPlanet, LittleBigPlanet 2, Tearaway, Tearaway Unfolded and we're currently building the next generation of Play, Create and Share for PlayStation 4: Dreams.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Media Molecule as we look to further push the creative boundaries of gaming and we are passionate about making games with creative gameplay.  Our studio is fast paced, dynamic, collaborative and is undergoing a period of significant growth and evolution!


Location: Our studio in Guildford or remote (able to work within the same timezone as the UK via video conferencing due to the need for close real-time collaboration).

Role: This is a critical role at the heart of our game development process. You will work closely with the Gameplay Director, designers and production to use your technical and creative skills to make exciting moments for players.  This may involve work related to the game controls, character movement, character animation, procedural animation, multiplayer, physics integration, cameras, audio and player progression. The ideal candidate would have experience in a few of these areas and an interest in developing a broader skill-set as needed.

Level: Jnr or above


  • Work with the Design team to go from prototyping of new gameplay features through to iteration and delivery.
  • Work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to understand other teams requirements, present your work and foster gameplay opportunities.
  • Work within technical constraints to meet performance and quality goals.
  • Collaborate with fellow programmers and Quality Assurance to create a bug-free experience and a maintainable codebase.

Experience required:

  • The ability to critically evaluate the quality of the on-screen experience.
  • Good command of C++ programming, including refactoring, optimization, debugging and testing.
  • Very comfortable with 3D mathematics and its use in gameplay systems.
  • An interest in game design, and an understanding of what makes responsive and intuitive game mechanics.
  • Ability to analyze unfamiliar code of a reasonable complexity to understand, extend and refactor an existing module.
  • Knowledge of common algorithms, data structures and patterns, and their application.
  • An openness to learn and ability to adapt to change.
  • Good communication skills and ability & desire to work as a team player.
  • Ability to work autonomously and self-organize.


  • Experience with User Generated Content.
  • Prior console development experience.
  • Experience working on a multiplayer title.
  • Good working knowledge of the PlayStation development hardware and its tools.
  • Experience with animation pipelines.

Equal Opportunity Statement:
Media Molecule is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category. We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity

Gameplay Programmer

Guildford, UK
Full time

Published on 06/21/2022

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