Job Overview

Does the challenge of creating an exciting AAA Free to Play game at a new studio excite you? Here at Wargaming UK you have the chance to join a new creative project at the early stages of game development. You can leave your mark on the game and be part of creating something truly unique.  

We are self-publishing our own title, and are fully funded by Wargaming.net, one of the biggest publishers of FTP games in the world. Our studio leadership are industry veterans, and we believe we’re building a great studio culture in the best studio space in Guildford. If you think you have the talent to join a world class team, we’d love you to come and look at our studio.  

See what press are saying about our new project:  

https://www.mcvuk.com/wargaming-launches-new-uk-studio-in-guildford/ 

https://www.pcgamesinsider.biz/feature/70159/behind-the-scenes-at-wargamings-new-uk-studio/ 

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-12-12-wargaming-finally-branching-beyond-world-of-tanks-with-uk-studios-new-ip 

The AI Programmer role will involve being responsible for all the AI programmers and the quality of their work. You will initially be involved in the working with designers to understand the requirements for the project during initial prototyping. You will be heavily involved in the architecture of all the AI systems in the game during pre-production. You will be involved in the recruitment of the new members of the AI coding team as the project ramps up, and the teams subsequent management/mentoring. Due to the team being split across multiple locations, the role will require managing remote employees.

 

Reports To

This position is based in Guildford and you will report to the Lead Programmer who will also be based in Guildford.

What will you do?

  • Work with the Lead Programmer to define the AI systems for a free-to-play UE4 based PC game

  • Develop features yourself.

  • Hands on during prototyping to help set the direction of the AI.

  • Work alongside other leads and the CTO to establish and maintain technical best practices, such as regular code reviews, common coding standards, unit testing, etc.

  • Hire, manage, motivate and mentor programmers reporting to you.

  • Stop just short of writing AI that is self-aware.

 What are we looking for?

  • 7+ years programming experience in the gaming industry.

  • Strong familiarity with Unreal 4 AI system.

  • Experience working with networked multiplayer games.

  • Experience developing AI for PC, as well as different console platforms.

  • Loves working in cross-disciplined feature teams.

  • Passionate about mentoring technical talent.

  • Great verbal and written communication skills in English.

 What additional skills will help you stand out?

  • Experience working with highly distributed teams.

  • Experience operating a live free-to-play game service.

  • 2+ years commercial Unreal 4 development experience.

About Wargaming:

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Delivering legendary games since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO gaming industry with 4500+ employees and more than 20 offices globally. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms, including the massively popular World of Tanks and World of Warships.

Working in our company means always having interesting challenges and gaining valuable experience while working with top-class experts.

Take your place among our passionate and experienced team and bring out the best in yourself at Wargaming!

 

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