AI Engineer

EngineeringHybrid Remote, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire


Playground Games is looking for an AI Engineer to join our Fable team on a permanent basis.

About us:

As a first-party Xbox Game Studio, we are passionate about making genre-defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and, most of all, fun. We are excited to be rebooting the much-loved Fable franchise and are expanding our diverse team to create a new classic in the action RPG genre.

About the role:

As an AI Engineer, you will be working with the AI team to deliver foundational AI technology and implement player-facing features. You will work closely with the design teams and your fellow AI Engineers to plan and deliver on new features.

Our ideal candidate is an experienced engineer who is passionate in their craft, skilled in C++ and excited about AI as a problem domain.

This is a permanent role based at our state-of-the-art facilities in Royal Leamington Spa, with a hybrid work model in place. Relocation assistance is available if required.  

What you’ll do:

  • Implement AI features and behaviours for the new Fable title.
  • Work with autonomy within owned areas.
  • Work closely with design teams to empower them through our technology.
  • Become a key collaborator who can work effectively within a large multi-disciplined team.

What you’ll bring:

  • 3 years of engineering experience, some professional AI experience, with demonstrable work on at least 1 published title (ideally AAA).
  • Understanding of some core AI concepts such as behaviours, HSM, FSM, utility systems, navigation, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of C++.
  • A genuine passion for video games.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a world-class game with an established, talented, and collaborative team at one of the industry’s most exciting first-party game studios.

Playground Games is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, we believe that diversity and inclusion fuels creativity.  We are dedicated to creating a safe, comfortable and welcoming working environment.   

We strive to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices of our team members.  It drives our innovation and connects us closer to our players.  We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion across age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  

At Playground Games we recognise the importance of self-development, career progression, well-being and retention of our colleagues. We celebrate difference and welcome everyone to join us and to be themselves at work. 

If you require any reasonable accommodation to apply for this position, please contact us on [email protected]