Senior Engineer

Posted by on 18 Oct, 2016 in Job

Senior Engineer

Job Reference : RUFF – CODE – R4000

Ruffian Games is looking for a Senior Engineer with generalised experience in action games to work on a multiplayer title being developed for Xbox One in Unreal Engine 4.

The successful candidate will be required to lead a small team and will be responsible for the design and implementation of gameplay and general systems in an existing AAA game codebase.

The successful candidate will work closely with both the project lead and systems engineers who are responsible for integration of the title with backend services and dedicated servers which are expected of a current generation multiplayer title.

Reporting to the Technical Director, the candidate will join an established team, most of whom are senior industry veterans, and ideally be the type of person who thrives when working within a creative, experienced and highly talented team.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for delivering general systems and gameplay code according to design and technical requirements
  • Leading a small group of experienced engineers to implement wider project goals
  • Working closely with systems engineers, project lead and technical director to effectively communicate design and integrate with existing systems.

Qualifications

  • A good degree in computer science, mathematics, equivalent degree or equivalent track record in game development

Essential Skills / Experience

  • Has designed and implemented or otherwise been instrumental in shipping a title with significant action and multiplayer requirements
  • Is a senior engineer (3 years plus)
  • Fluent in modern C++, VC14 preferable (3 years plus)

Desirable Skills / Experience

  • Preferably has shipped a console product
  • Has experience working with Unreal Engine 4
  • Has worked on a first party project with one of the console vendors
  • Has worked with large, legacy code bases
  • Has applicable current generation console experience
  • Has experience with the Azure platform or similar cloud computing platform
  • Understanding of Xbox Live and/or UWP

Location

Ideally this would be an in house appointment at our Dundee office. That said we are open to discussing off-site working and something we would be able to offer to the right candidate. We work off-site with key members of our team who are able to demonstrate that they are motivated self-starters able to organize their time and attention effectively.

How To Apply

We prefer submissions by email with links to any work samples/portfolios you have available or attached with your application email.

Send your CV quoting the correct job reference to our HR Department.

If you are unable to email your CV or you want to include work samples that are too large for email then please mail your submission to:
Ann Revill
Ruffian Games
Unit 1 Vision Building
20 Greenmarket
Dundee
Scotland DD1 4QB
I’m afraid we only accept applications from individuals and do not accept unsolicited correspondence from recruitment agencies.
We will get back to you within 7 days of receipt of your email.

Web Frontend UI/UX Developer

Posted by on 18 Oct, 2016 in Job

Web Frontend UI/UX Developer

Job Reference: RUFF – UIUX

We are looking for an experienced Web Frontend UI/UX Developer already working in or looking to translate their skills to current generation videogame development. We seek proven experience in Web Frontend UI/UX design & development. You will be part of a Game Frontend & UI development team working to deliver a current generation Xbox One title in Unreal Engine 4 using the Coherent GT middleware. We are looking for an expert to help bridge the gaps between Art Previsualisation and Frontend UI/UX implementation in a highly optimised and performance oriented environment.

We are offering this position as a full time or contract role.

Responsibilities

  • Define and develop workflows for content creators in required technologies
  • Ability to lead a team towards achieving a technical and artistic vision
  • Create reusable code/libraries/styles/workflows for future development
  • Help ensure technical feasibility between artistic vision and implementation
  • Optimize for performance and scalability
  • Work within and meet publishers certification requirements
  • Work closely with Code, Art & Design teams to achieve the overall Frontend goals

Skills and Qualifications

  • 3+ Years in a similar or Web Application environment
  • Excellent understanding of HTML5, CSS, JavaScript & SVG
  • Highly proficient using JavaScript, CSS transformations and SVG for animation and motion graphics purposes
  • Highly proficient with tools such as Adobe Edge, Adobe Illustrator (and similar) for the creation of static and animated assets in vector form for use in UI applications. And assisting artists with these and other tools in an asset creation workflows.
  • In-depth knowledge of DOM & Canvas and their appropriate use for custom rendering and motion graphics
  • Strong prototyping and design skills
  • Strong collaboration skills and the ability to lead and inspire teams with direction through your work
  • Great attention to detail, a desire to niggle about individual pixels is a must

Location

Ideally this would be an in house appointment at our Dundee office. That said we are open to discussing off-site working and something we would be able to offer to the right candidate. We already work off-site with key members of our team who are able to demonstrate that they are motivated self-starters able to organize their time and attention effectively.

How To Apply

We prefer submissions by email with links to any work samples you have available or attached with your application email.

Send your CV quoting the correct job reference to our HR Department.

If you are unable to email your CV or you want to include work samples that are too large for email then please mail your submission to:
Ann Revill
Ruffian Games
Unit 1 Vision Building
20 Greenmarket
Dundee
Scotland DD1 4QB
I’m afraid we only accept applications from individuals and do not accept unsolicited correspondence from recruitment agencies.
We will get back to you within 7 days of receipt of your email.