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Principal Game AI Engineer


Who we are

Sharkmob was founded in 2017 and has offices in Malmö, Sweden, and London, UK. The studio develops AAA-quality games for PC and console, using the Unreal Engine to power its ambitions of taking multiplayer games to new heights.

Currently, we are working on two major projects: Exoborne – a Sharkmob original game created in Malmö, is a tactical, open-world extraction shooter set in a United States torn apart by apocalyptic forces of nature. The second project, developed in London, is another Sharkmob original IP yet to be announced. Our first game, Bloodhunt - a battle royale set in the Vampire: The Masquerade universe, was released on 27 April 2022.

At Sharkmob, we are committed to building an inclusive team that represents diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skillsets – because we believe that helps us create great games. We welcome all candidates who are aligned with our core values of shared ownership, smart decisions, and, last but not least – having fun! We hope you want to join us on our adventure and become a part of our crew. You can find more great perks of being a crew member. If you want to know more about Sharkmob and our projects, visit our homepage.


The Opportunity:

Sharkmob London is looking for a skilled and passionate Principal Games AI Engineer to contribute towards game AI development for our next AAA title. As this is an entirely new IP, there is room for a lot of innovation and growth within the AI team.


  • Collaborate within the AI engineering team to develop leading-edge AI technology.
  • Mentor and support other engineers within the AI team.
  • Design, plan, implement and own efficient and optimized AI systems.
  • Innovate with new AI architectures and technologies.
  • Work closely with other teams to bring AI characters and behaviors to life.
  • Collaborate on procedural content generation tools with other engineering functions within the studio.


  • Professional experience in games, simulation, or real-time AI.
  • Proven experience on multiple shipped products as a senior AI engineer.
  • Strong design sensibility.
  • Proficient in debugging and performance analysis.
  • Robust knowledge of C++ programming
  • Experience working with Unreal Engine
  • Expert with modern game AI systems: decision making, perception, navigation, planning.

Nice to have:

  • Experience building tools for game AI.
  • Experience working on large scale open world games
  • Experience with PCG

Remuneration and Benefits:

    • Competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement.
    • Hybrid working arrangements.
    • Potential for performance-based bonuses.
    • Comprehensive private pension and healthcare schemes.
    • Opportunities for professional growth and skill development.

    As a Principal Games AI Engineer at Sharkmob, you will be instrumental in shaping AI systems that define our games' experiences. If you have a deep passion for AI in gaming and the skills to drive innovation, we encourage you to apply and join us in crafting the next generation of AAA titles.

    Principal Game AI Engineer

    London, UK
    Full time

    Published on 29 Nov 2023

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