Senior Gameplay Programmer

Games Jobs - Programming - Sweden

Job Title Senior Gameplay Programmer
Job Category Gameplay
Job Description Senior Gameplay Programmer

A little bit about us

Tarsier Studios is an independent game development studio based in Malmö, Sweden. We’re a team of 50 that pride ourselves on being self-motivated, open-minded and result-focused. Here everyone is important, and together we aim to make the best quality games while having fun doing it. For us it’s all about atmosphere, playfulness and quality. Last year we celebrated our 10 year anniversary, and it was a year that also saw the release of our first two original games – Statik and Little Nightmares. Both games were critically successful and show that there is an audience for the kind of games Tarsier want to make.

Job description

As a Senior Gameplay Programmer you will work together with a team of talented programmers and closely with the Lead Programmer to realise project goals. You are confident and experienced at breaking down features, time estimations, and feature planning.

Main responsibilities

  • Develop high-quality gameplay systems
  • Cross-discipline collaboration
  • Help break down features and create a project plan together with the Lead Programmer and Producer
  • Support content creators, maximizing the productivity of the team as a whole
  • Mentor programmers in your team
  • Adhere to, and actively influence, best practices and processes

Is this you?

As a person you have a passion for making quality games. With experience of a broad range of gameplay systems, you are not afraid to dive into the unknown. You are an expert at finding quality whilst always paying attention to both time and limitations. As an experienced programmer, you enjoy mentoring within your own, and other, disciplines. Whilst we work very hard here, we still try to keep things fun and laid-back – so it’s also good if you enjoy a fika and a chat with your wonderful colleagues. 

You have:

  • Shipped at least 2 high-quality titles as Gameplay Programmer on PC or console
  • Expert gameplay and generalist programmer with excellent C++ skills
  • Experience working with Unreal Engine 4
  • Great communication skills and fantastic team player
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written
  • Willing to relocate to Malmö, Sweden (or commute within the area)

It´s nice if you have:

  • Memory management, CPU & GPU optimization.
  • Developed Atmospheric or Action Adventure games
  • Unity or other game engine experience
  • Experience with additional middleware systems
  • Ability to lead a team of programmers.

We will offer you:

At Tarsier you will be a part of creating entire worlds, and thanks to our ‘small-ish’ size, you will have the opportunity to work cross-discipline, broaden your experience, and really influence how these worlds take shape. Tarsier isn’t about hierarchy or keeping you at a distance. We appreciate people who want to help us make better games and a better company, so if you have something to say, then we want to hear it. We strive for an open, friendly and creative work atmosphere; where nobody feels different or out of place.

Other benefits:

  • Excellent colleagues
  • Newly renovated office complete with the three most important things of all – a fully equipped Arcade Room, Resting Room, and a super-snazzy Cinema/Game Room.
  • Situated just 5 min walk from Triangeln train station in the center of Malmö (30 min from Copenhagen C)
  • Company health care and health care benefits
  • 30 days paid vacation per year
  • Occupational pension
  • Flexible work hours
  • Delicious Friday breakfast
  • Game nights and other activities.

Application and contact

Does this feel like your kind of place? Do you get excited by quality and attention to detail? Can’t stop yourself from wanting to learn new things? Thinking about games even when you’re taking a sh... ower? Want to work in an open environment with amazing co-workers who really care for each other and the games we do? Love job adverts that ask a few too many questions? If the answer is yes to all, we would love for you to join us!

We are extremely curious about what goes on in your head and what comes out of it. Therefore, please make sure you include a portfolio along with your CV/Resumé. 

We would also like you to send us a brief answer to the following questions in your application: 

  • Why do you wish to work at Tarsier Studios
  • Why do you want to make games?
  • Of the things you've worked on, is there anything that you're especially proud over, and why?

If you have specific questions about the role, you are welcome to contact us at recruitment @ (Applications via the "Apply for this job" button, this email address is only for questions)
Location Malmö, Sweden
Job Category Programming
Date posted 07/12/2017
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