Porting Programmer

As a Porting Programmer at PixelAnt Games your primary responsibility will be to work on porting games to major consoles (Xbox Series S|X, Sony PS5, Nintendo Switch), whilst developing new tools, working on optimisation, game certification, and more. You'll be responsible for delivering efficient and reliable code, planning the development process as well as designing, building and maintaining platform specific game features.

As a Porting Programmer you will:

- Write and be accountable for high quality source code
- Work with designers to implement gameplay and user interface elements to the designers' specifications
- Liaise with Quality Assurance to fix bugs
- Ensure the game is compliant with manufacturer's guidelines for all the relevant platforms

Must have skills:

·  Proficiency in C/C++, with proven commercial experience
·  Practical experience with 3D programming and mathematics
·  Working experience in game production
·  Excellent communication skills
·  Have worked on at least one released game and/or experience with at least one current generation engine (UE4/UE5, CryEngine, Source, Unity etc.)
·  Experience of source control systems

Useful to have:

·  At least 5 years of experience in the games industry.
·  Contributed to shipped titles on console games.
·  C#, JavaScript or Python programming experience.
·  Graphics systems (3D graphics, animation, camera control, lighting, materials and shaders) knowhow.
·  Experience of working to manufacturers' guidelines for the relevant platforms.
·  Knowledge of the requirements placed on gameplay code by a multiplayer networked game.
·  Networking experience (TCP/IP, UDP, both client-server and peer-to-peer).
·  Knowledge of console certification process.
·  Memory management experience.
·  Ability to co-ordinate work for a small team of programmers.
·  Produce milestone and platform submission builds.

What We Offer:

Possibility to work on one of 40+ titles (AA+ and AAA) that Sumo group is developing
Developing games in a crunch-free environment with very experienced colleagues in an open and respectful culture
Competitive Salary
Flexible forms of employment
Fully transparent Annual Bonus Plan for everyone
50% tax relief for creative work
Employee Referral Bonus
Lux Med Platinum healthcare family package (highest available & fully covered)
Office working/partly remote/fully remote
Flexible working hours
Clear Career Paths
5 paid Learning Days a year for self-development
Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses and GDC Vault
English group classes and/or 121 meetings with the teacher
Team-driven initiatives (PAG Plays, team-building events, charity engagement)
Development initiatives (Life Drawing, Game Jams)
Mental health support activities (Yoga Classes, Well-being webinars)
The best working tools of your choosing- a powerful workstation or a top gaming laptop
Relocation package
Home -office perks (ergonomic gaming chairs, adjustable desk)
...and much more

Can you spare us another 30 seconds? 

Great, let's talk about ourselves quickly. We're ambitious game enthusiasts who are well prepared to both have fun and work hard. We aim high, but we do not lose ourselves in the pursuit of success and further achievements. We love to learn! And over the years in the industry, we have learned that the best games are created by qualified, rested, treated with respect game developers.
Importantly, our work culture has been built on the basis of specific, true (and respected by us) values. The most important of these is "We never lie", so you can be sure that we have not overdone this announcement. We play by our own rules and we make games that we would like to play ourselves. We combine the game development world with best software delivery practices to make it more predictable and reliable. All this helps us to bring fun back to game development! Will you help us?

Where do we stand on diversity?

We hope to bring together a diverse team of people with various backgrounds and experiences, who will bring broader ideas, new perspectives, and different solutions to our table. Whoever you are, feel welcome and encouraged to apply.

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