Tech

Tools Programmer - Permanent

OVERVIEW

At PlayStation London Studio, we are on a mission to make award-winning, landmark games. Our upcoming PlayStation 5 online multiplayer game will be focused on a brand-new IP we are extraordinarily excited about.

Our new game is close to our hearts, as the whole team collaborated on coming up with the concept from the very beginning. We’ve seen this idea grow from a seed, and now we’re looking for new starters to continue our journey on shaping our plans for this AAA project.

We’re also a part of the PlayStation Studios family, a collective of teams - from Insomniac to Naughty Dog and many more. As such, we have solid support system – often knowledge sharing industry advancements so that all our studios, individually lead the way to create memorable gaming experiences.

As a Tools Programmer, you will join a dynamic, self-motivated, and team-spirited team of coders, responsible for the development of our in-house level editor, which was built from the ground up and already has two shipped titles to its name. We are looking for someone who loves to help others, is approachable, and has a critical eye for workflow improvements.

Scope of Work

Knowledge / Experience

Impact / Complexity

Our ideal candidate would be experienced, either aiming for a Senior or Principal level. As a Tools Programmer you will have a tremendous impact on the project and the success of the studio. The tools we develop are used by everyone and are critical to its delivery. We work with every discipline, giving us insight into a broad range of areas during the project’s development. This gives us the responsibility to make sure we are prioritising the right things at the right time when there are many competing priorities.

This is a Senior level role which means you will take responsibility for the implementation and delivery of your own tasks, alongside balancing those tasks with bug fixing and support work.

The tools team has an extremely team spirited environment and collaboration with the whole group or other members with specialist knowledge is a must for you to succeed in this role. The potential for growth is vast, with you eventually owning and becoming a specialist in your own areas of the code base.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We encourage you to bring your best-unaltered self to work. Inclusivity is one of our studio values, which means we embrace different perspectives to fuel our creativity and we know that our games are stronger for it!

It is important to us that our teams are passionate about diversity and inclusion. They must understand that these words speak to people’s lived experiences that may differ to their own. We encourage our teams to educate themselves and show support and their commitment to DE&I (diversity, equity, and inclusion). As an example, some of our outreach activities include giving talks, mentoring, speaking at schools, running roundtables and much more.

We therefore welcome applications from all groups who are underrepresented in the games industry. We can offer training to upskill our team, so if you don’t feel you meet 100% of the job criteria, we still strongly encourage you to apply and look forward to hearing from you.

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Our roles can be flexible in terms of work location in the UK. We will consider the individual’s preference for hybrid, remote or onsite working. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate remote working outside of the UK.

However, if you wish to relocate to the UK and require sponsorship, we can support you with the visa process.

We have so many benefits, and we felt that if we listed them all out here it might look like we are bragging! What we can say is that we have you covered, from health and wellbeing, to finance and personal development, there is something there for everyone! If you would like to know more head to our benefits and perks page!

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