Junior Engineer

Posted by on 15 Feb, 2017 in Job

Junior Engineer

Job Reference : RUFF – CODE – PPC7400

Ruffian Games is looking for an Junior Engineer to work on a multiplayer title being developed for Xbox One in Unreal Engine 4.

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

Reporting to a Senior Engineer, the candidate will join an established team, most of whom are 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.
  • Working closely with other engineers and designers to effectively integrate within existing systems.

Qualifications

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

Essential Skills / Experience

  • Demonstrable skillset from a portfolio either through industry experience, gamejams or similar.
  • Fluent in modern C++, VC14 preferable.

Desirable Skills / Experience

  • Has experience working with Unreal Engine 4.
  • Preferably has applicable console experience.
  • 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, which would be something we could offer to the right candidate. We currently have off-site work with key members of our team who are able to demonstrate that they are motivated self-starters, capable of organizing 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.

Technical Artist

Posted by on 13 Feb, 2017 in Job

Technical Artist

Job Reference : RUFF – Art – TA17

We are looking for a Technical Artist to help us develop a major Xbox One title. A strong working knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 is required. Experience using Blueprint, Cascade, material graph, animation graph, as well as lighting and post processing setup within UE4 would be especially beneficial. The candidate will also be required to advise and assist content creators toward authoring assets in as streamlined and optimal a way as possible. Previous console development experience and an appreciation for platform specific optimisation would be advantageous. You will be capable of delivering rapid solutions to artistic R&D requests and enjoy the support of working within a team of highly experienced rendering engineers and artists.

Responsibilities

  • Research and Development of in-engine material, lighting and shader techniques to meet and exceed artistic vision.
  • Work closely with code and art teams to deliver working solutions for use by wider art content production.
  • An appreciation and sensitivity to working within constraints of a console development environment.
  • Be an effective part of a console development team in which performance and optimisation form a vital aspect of the creative workflow.

Qualifications

  • Industry experience is essential, preferably demonstrated through shipping console titles.

Essential Skills / Experience

  • Good knowledge of Unreal Engine 4, 3DSMax and Maya.
  • A good broad knowledge of rendering techniques, material and lighting systems.
  • Good communication and self management skills.
  • Ability to adapt and work within large & legacy code bases.

Location

Ideally this would be an in house appointment at our Dundee office. That said we are open to discussing off-site working, which would be something we could offer to the right candidate. We currently have off-site work with key members of our team who are able to demonstrate that they are motivated self-starters, capable of organizing 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.

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, which would be something we could offer to the right candidate. We currently have off-site work with key members of our team who are able to demonstrate that they are motivated self-starters, capable of organizing 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.