Senior Physics Programmer

Programming & Engineering | Red Kite Games Leeds
Full-Time / Permanent

Specialising in AAA PC and console games development, Red Kite has a proven track record in the creation of cutting-edge games across varying genres.
Having set up home in the beautiful Grade-II listed Park Row House in Leeds city centre, Red Kite continues to develop top-quality games for multiple world-class publishing partners such as Sony, Microsoft, Activision, 2K, SEGA, Warner Bros., Epic, 505, Rare, Rocksteady, Codemasters, Sharkmob, Mediatonic and Remedy.
Several titles include Exoborne, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, Hogwarts Legacy, Fall Guys, Mafia: Definitive Edition, Mafia III: Definitive Edition, Control Ultimate Edition, Two Point Hospital, Knockout City, Battletoads, Crackdown 3, Payday 2, Team Sonic Racing, DiRT 4 and God of War III: Remastered.
It is a very exciting time to join Red Kite; not only are we working on multiple high-profile games, we are also developing our own IP. Here is what we can tell you about, we are:
• Partnered with Sharkmob on the upcoming tactical open world extraction shooter, Exoborne
• Continuing to support Warner Bros. on multiple titles
• Collaborating with Mediatonic working on the smash-hit, Fall Guys
• Working on 2 high-profile AAA 1st person shooters in UE5
• Developing Red Kite’s first original game
One of the most interesting aspects to working at Red Kite is the diversity of projects present within the studio and we constantly find ourselves pushing the boundaries when it comes to the gameplay that we are creating and the technologies that we are engineering.
Senior Physics Programmer at Red Kite Games
We are looking for a Senior Physics Programmer to join us on an exciting new title.  This is a fantastic opportunity to play a pivotal role in helping build a Vehicle Physics System from the ground up on what will become a groundbreaking title competing with some of the best AAA games out there. You will contribute to the programming team's collective knowledge and help to architect, plan and troubleshoot development, in order to deliver on the high-level vision for the game. 
You will join an experienced group of talented developers who share a passion for creating AAA-quality games.  Your skills and perspective will complement a team built on transparency, trust, and integrity; a team who are not afraid to challenge ourselves in the pursuit of excellence.

Within this role you will:

  • Work closely with Code Leadership to plan, estimate, and write high-quality performant vehicle code,
  • Work closely with Game and Level Designers, reviewing gameplay feature specifications and providing specific insights where possible,
  • Contribute to regular code reviews, championing code quality and best practices.

What we need from you:

  • Excellent working knowledge of C++,
  • Experienced in developing vehicles, features, and systems on at least one published title,
  • Experience working alongside Gameplay and AI teams to expose parameters and control systems for their needs,
  • Understanding of what makes a vehicle feel “responsive and fun”,
  • Be receptive to feedback, evolving Designs, and iteration,
  • Excellent communication skills.
Red Kite is located in central Leeds, a major UK city connected to London by rapid rail links and the M1 motorway – plus the rest of the world via Leeds Bradford airport. It's home to some of the best restaurants, bars and museums in the North of England, and is within easy reach of spectacular countryside (the Yorkshire Moors and Bronte Country), historical York and the Yorkshire East coast (you should definitely check out Whitby and Runswick Bay).
We offer a superb flexible benefits package – which includes but is not limited to:
• Flexitime – Including work from home on Fridays and early finish Fridays
• Industry leading 35 hours per week
• Defined Annual Bonus scheme
• Generous holiday allowance – Including your birthday, Duvet Days and Christmas Eve
• 5 x Learning & Development Days per year
• Employee Assistance Programme – Including health, mental health and wellbeing support
• Enhanced Maternity/Paternity and Adoption pay
• Life Assurance, Income Protection, Critical Illness Cover and Dental Insurance
• Relocation Support and Visa Sponsorship
Nurturing Red Kite's studio culture is at the heart of everything we do, which has been recognised by the following awards:
GI.biz – Best Places to Work
• Best Companies – A World Class, 3 Star place to work
• TIGA STAR Award for excellence
Red Kite is a social studio – the team regularly gather for socials, game nights, film nights, to play sports and much more – making this a great place to build a career whilst making friends...and let us not forget Red Kite's legendary Summer BBQ and our epic Christmas party!
Red Kite's studio is relaxed and friendly. Every team member has the opportunity to shine and we pride ourselves on providing a positive social atmosphere, facilitated by shared interest groups, wide-ranging clubs and charity fundraising events. Red Kite are proud supporters of the gaming charity SpecialEffect.
Red Kite works closely with our employee diversity group, PRISM, which exists to promote diversity, inclusion, equity, equality and wellbeing across the studio. We continue to work to improve diversity in our recruitment and promotion processes, and actively encourage people from marginalised groups to consider a career in the games industry.
Come join the team, build a rewarding career, and help to make great games with a lovely bunch of talented people!