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Junior Software Engineer Intern

Software Engineer Intern Position Overview  

Get ready to kick-off your games development career at Sports Interactive. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Software Engineer Intern to join our development team and work on the code behind the next release of Football Manager.  

As a Software Engineer Intern at Sports Interactive, you will work closely with our award-winning development team where you will gain knowledge and experience of games development practices and software engineering to create experiences played by millions.  

This role will commence in May / June 2022. This duration of the internship is available as a full-year sandwich placement or for a period of at least six months. 

Applications with no covering letter will not be accepted. It will be beneficial to provide examples of your own demos with source code. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Iterate on existing features and mechanics 
  • Work with Senior developers and gain in-depth knowledge of software and games development best practices. 
  • Help analyse/profile existing projects and improve upon them. 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

  • Currently pursuing a bachelors or masters level degree in computer sciences or games development at UK university 
  • Strong C++ programming and debugging skills  
  • Good maths and problem-solving skills 
  • An understanding of game engine architecture 
  • Experience with using version control software 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Excellent team working skills  


  • Passion for and knowledge of world football. 
  • Passion for computer games highly advantageous. 
  • Knowledge of Sports Interactive products and tools (FM Editor) highly advantageous. 

Studio Overview 

Sports Interactive (SI) is a multi-award-winning game development studio and the world’s leading developer of sports management simulations. Founded in 1994, SI became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006. Based at the Here East technology hub in Stratford, East London, the SI team continues to expand as it brings its titles to an ever-growing audience via an increasing variety of delivery platforms. 

SI has enjoyed sustained commercial and critical success for its extremely detailed and immersive simulation experiences. Its games are amongst the highest-rated PC titles (according to Metacritic) and frequently occupy both the ‘top selling’ and ‘most played’ charts on Steam. 

The Sports Interactive team is diverse and international, bringing together world class and high potential talent with a combined passion and drive for creating genre-defining games. Team members enjoy a flexible working schedule and a relaxed studio environment that encourages a close-knit, collaborative approach to game development. 

SI is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief. Our studio has disabled access and facilities. 

SI offers a generous benefits package to all full-time team members including gym membership, in-house massage therapy and private healthcare (including dental). The studio is also a London Living Wage employer and proudly boasts one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry with just over 30% of the current full-time team members having been at the studio for 10 years or longer. SI also has many longstanding partnerships with leading charities, local schools and major sporting organisations. 

Further information on Sports Interactive, its games and life at the studio can be found at 

This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder.  It does not form part of the contract of employment. 

Junior Software Engineer Intern

London, UK
Full time

Published on 12/07/2021

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