Senior AI Engineer
The AI Programmer role will involve being responsible for all the AI programmers and the quality of their work. You will initially be involved in the working with designers to understand the requirements for the project during initial prototyping. You will be heavily involved in the architecture of all the AI systems in the game during pre-production. You will be involved in the recruitment of the new members of the AI coding team as the project ramps up, and the teams subsequent management/mentoring. Due to the team being split across multiple locations, the role will require managing remote employees.
Based in Guildford, Wargaming UK is looking for exceptionally skilled developers to assist in the creation of worlds in the next big free-to-play PC title from Wargaming, the company that brought us World of Tanks and one of the strongest free-to-play PC game companies in the world.
In this role, you will help to inspire and create gameplay for a new & exciting project aimed at a western audience.
The candidate will have to be a hardworking self-motivated team player who is able to work closely with all disciplines to create & be responsible for elements of the games fun!
In this position you will be working within a multidisciplinary team of developers in a global community and will have the ability to both share your hard-earned knowledge and continue to develop your skill set by learning from your teammates.
We are looking for someone with a good sense of humor who can integrate themselves seamlessly into our team & studio culture, a solid singing voice, sweet dance moves, and an ability to pun will all stand you in good stead.
This position is based in Guildford and you will report to the Lead Programmer who will also be based in Guildford.
What will you do?
Work with the Lead Programmer to define the AI systems for a free-to-play UE4 based PC game
Develop features yourself.
Hands on during prototyping to help set the direction of the AI.
Work alongside other leads and the CTO to establish and maintain technical best practices, such as regular code reviews, common coding standards, unit testing, etc.
Hire, manage, motivate and mentor programmers reporting to you.
Stop just short of writing AI that is self-aware.
What are we looking for?
7+ years programming experience in the gaming industry.
Strong familiarity with Unreal 4 AI system.
Experience working with networked multiplayer games.
Experience developing AI for PC, as well as different console platforms.
Loves working in cross-disciplined feature teams.
Passionate about mentoring technical talent.
Great verbal and written communication skills in English.
What additional skills will help you stand out?
Experience working with highly distributed teams.
Experience operating a live free-to-play game service.
2+ years commercial Unreal 4 development experience.
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Delivering legendary games since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO gaming industry with 4500+ employees and more than 20 offices globally. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms, including the massively popular World of Tanks and World of Warships.
Working in our company means always having interesting challenges and gaining valuable experience while working with top-class experts.
Take your place among our passionate and experienced team and bring out the best in yourself at Wargaming!