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Principal Physics Programmer – C++ Unreal Engine – Remote/Hybrid/Onsite Liverpool, UK

One Player Missions client is a innovative game development studio who build showcase titles for console platforms as part of a global studio group. 

The studio are looking for a Principal Physics Programmer to join the early development of a new, AAA, Unreal 5 multiplayer action game. The successful candidate will understand and evaluate the physics related requirements of the project and understand what further developments are required.


  • Strong knowledge of, and experience working in, C++.
  • Confidence working with 3D maths (vectors, matrices, linear algebra).
  • General software engineering knowledge (OOP, design patterns, API development).
  • Experience profiling and optimising CPU performance of real-time systems.
  • Experience debugging issues in large and complex codebases.
  • An intuition for, and interest in, ‘game feel’.
  • A willingness and desire to learn, adapt and work outside of your comfort zone.
  • Approachable, with a proactive attitude towards cross-discipline communication.
  • Professional experience in a similar role, ideally with at least one shipped title.


  • Produce robust, efficient, clear, and maintainable code, while striving to reduce technical debt across the game.
  • Investigate and evaluate third party tools, libraries, and frameworks.
  • Undertake investigation as required to provide realistic targets, budgets and expectations based on robust profiling, considering the design requirements of the game.
  • Design and oversee implementation of physics system protocols and disseminate budgets, protocols, and pipelines across the game team.
  • Respond to design feedback to help meet the creative vision of the game.
  • Provide constructive input to and feedback on designs during initial design, prototyping, iteration, and polish stages.
  • Work closely with designers, artists, and other coders to improve and maintain the physics system.
  • Take responsibility for your own work, as well as assisting across the project with debugging, profiling, and optimisation, and performing diligent testing of changes.
  • Use your development experience to help mentor and guide more junior members of the coding team.


  • Familiarity with working in Unreal Engine 4 or 5 would be very beneficial.
  • Console development experience would be advantageous. 

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 418!

Principal Physics Programmer – C++ Unreal Engine – Remote/Hybrid/Onsite Liverpool, UK

Liverpool, UK
Full time

Published on 03/09/2023

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