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Junior Programmer (Hybrid)

Unexpected Developments Ltd are currently looking for experienced programmers to join our talented team in Nottingham. The ideal candidate would have a background in the games industry or a demonstrable interest and familiarity of games and their development techniques. As a small but focused team you will have a big input into the studio where we place a strong emphasis on personal development, with a dedicated development budget for every team member.

Required Skills:

  • 2+ years of c# or c++ programming experience in the games industry with at least one published title or equivalent experience outside of games
  • Ability to write clear and maintainable code and understand and build upon code written by others
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively across all disciplines
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently as required
  • A desire to constantly improve and develop new skills
  • Ability to realistically break down and schedule tasks plus identify and raise risks
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise different tasks to achieve the project goals
  • Perform well under deadline pressure in a fast-paced environment

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with Unreal
  • Experience developing UI with UMG/Slate
  • Experience with Perforce
  • Good understanding of agile development
  • Project tracking software experience e.g. Hansoft, Jira
  • Multi-platform development experience
  • Console development experience


  • Personal development scheme complete with budget
  • Flexible working hours
  • Health insurance inc. dental
  • Interesting and challenging projects
  • Uncapped annual leave
  • Annual pay review
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Workplace pension
  • Friendly and supportive teamĀ 
  • Company parties and events


  • Dependant on experience

Studio Culture at Unexpected:

We offer a fun, relaxed and open environment. Everyone at Unexpected shares a real passion for video games and technology. We are keen to see members of the team develop their technical skills and grow as individuals. In order to ensure this happens we have a personal development program with a budget set aside to deliver this. At the studio we believe everyone has a voice and encourage the team to take an active role in helping shape how the studio grows and improves.

Nottingham Workplace:

Our city centre offices located in the very centre of Nottingham within 2 mins walk of all major shops, restaurants pubs with excellent transport links. Nottingham is a great city with a low cost of living, a vibrant nightlife and plenty of sports and culture. The Peak District National Park, Attenborough Nature Reserve, Sherwood Forest and more all within easy reach.

Junior Programmer (Hybrid)

Nottingham, UK
Full time
1 - 2 years of experience

Published on 08/25/2023

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