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Technical Director

FuturLab is excited to be looking for a Technical Director to join us in our Brighton studio! This is an ideal role for an existing Technical Director or for a seasoned Lead developer to step up into a new challenge.

FuturLab are in the unique position of having complete creative control of our own IP, therefore this position is ideal for someone who is keen to have their ideas listened to, and will enjoy seeing their own work highly visible within a finished product. It’s essential that you are proactive and care about creating high quality and fun experiences.

Requirements:

  • Proficient in C++ and C#.
  • Good working knowledge of Unity.
  • At least 8 years of console game development experience.
  • Specialised knowledge in graphics, systems, physics, client/server, networking, AI, sound or gameplay programming a plus.
  • Ability to break down and scope out technical tasks.
  • Experience mentoring and leading a team.
  • Experience with VR is desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills with a friendly, helpful and positive demeanor.
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to both a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Working knowledge of Agile Development/Hansoft a plus.

 General Responsibilities:

  • Manage the existing code team, their tasks and priorities.
  • Scope out the technical architecture of each project.
  • Identify and evaluate new technology, middleware and tools for each project.
  • Work with the Art and Design teams to identify and define pipelines, workflows, and tools needed throughout the development process.
  • Working closely with Creative Director to build the vision of the game, ensuring it becomes an actionable technical design that will deliver quality.
  • Define, communicate and enforce coding standards
  • Track and identify new opportunities to improve our methodology.
  • Keep informed of innovations in technology and make informed decisions on our technical approach.
  • Act as a senior developer on occasion to deliver or collaborate on high-impact, complex features or tools.
  • Mentor and manage other programmers.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate outsourced contractors.
  • Support the Development Director with Studio strategic planning from a technological perspective.

Please check out the Life at FuturLab page (www.futurlab.co.uk/life-at-futurlab) for all reasons why you’d love working here!

If you have the skills and experience and think that working by the seaside seems like a fantastic idea, then please email your latest CV and a cover letter along with examples of your work to jobs@futurlab.co.uk

Please note that you must be able to demonstrate eligibility and a valid working visa to work in the United Kingdom and be willing to relocate / commute to the Brighton area.

Package:

  • Competitive salary + performance related bonus.
  • Generous private pension scheme.
  • Private healthcare.
  • Weekly Pilates class.
  • Relocation package.
  • 28 days holiday + 2 duvet days.

AI Programmer – Contract position (remote working available)

FuturLab are looking for an experienced AI programmer to help us on our latest project. This is a 6 month contract with the option of remote working.

FuturLab are in the unique position of having complete creative control of our own IP and the backing of a platform holder. This position is ideal for someone who is keen to have ownership over the AI in the game, have their ideas listened to, and will enjoy seeing their own work highly visible within a finished product. As this is a remote role, it is essential that you are proactive and take care to communicate progress to the team.

Requirements:

  • Strong interest in AI with demonstrative skills.
  • Proficient in C# or C++.
  • Knowledge of Unity a plus.
  • Shipped at least one title with an AI credit.
  • A good understanding of current generation console platforms a plus.
  • Ability to effectively itemise tasks and assign realistic time scales to them.
  • Excellent communication skills with a friendly, helpful and positive demeanor.
  • Working knowledge of Agile Development/Hansoft a plus.

General Responsibilities:

  • Work with game designers to specify how the AI systems will work.
  • Take ownership of implementing the AI systems.
  • Ensure all code is produced to the required standard and all TRCs are followed.
  • Be proud of your code and test thoroughly to ensure that there are no bugs.
  • Work with the Development Director to break out tasks into clear and manageable chunks. Deliver high quality code to that schedule.
  • Collaborate productively, communicating ideas and issues clearly across all disciplines
  • Report progress to Technical Director and inform them of any implementation issues promptly.
  • Take pride in producing a polished game for others to enjoy.

If you have the skills and experience and love the idea of tackling a variety of AI challenges, then please email your latest CV and a cover letter along with examples of your work to jobs@futurlab.co.uk

Please note that you must be able to demonstrate eligibility and a valid working visa to work in the United Kingdom.

RATE: Based on experience.

Don’t see anything for you?

If you have an impressive portfolio of any kind, please email jobs@futurlab.co.uk with your latest CV and a link to any of your work online, as we’re always interested to hear from enthusiastic and talented people.

At this time we are unable to offer any internships or work experience.

Please note that we’re working flat out making all kinds of awesome, and don’t always have the time to reply to speculative applications.

Essential Tips When Sending Your CV

  1. Spell and format our company name correctly
  2. Mention at least one of our games
  3. Mention why you think your skills will help contribute to our games.

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