Senior AI Engineer

EngineeringHybrid Remote, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire


Playground Games is looking for a Senior 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 a Senior AI Engineer, you will be working with the AI team to deliver foundation AI technology and implement player facing features. You will work with autonomy to surface, plan and ultimately deliver key tech and features for the next Fable. 

Our ideal candidate is an experienced AI engineer who is passionate in their craft, skilled in C++ and excited about AI as a problem domain. The candidate is also comfortable working with multi-discipline stakeholder groups to determine AI requirements. 

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: 

  • Plan and deliver key AI technologies and features alongside other team disciplines in our custom, proprietary engine.
  • Work with autonomy within owned areas.
  • Mentor and guide junior members of the team. 
  • Work with the lead to establish long-term AI technology goals. 

What you’ll bring: 

  • 5 years of games experience, 2 of those years working in AI on at least 1 published title (ideally AAA). 
  • Strong understanding of core AI concepts such as behaviours, HSM, FSM, utility systems, navigation, etc. 
  • Expert knowledge of C++. 
  • A genuine passion for video games. 
  • Knowledge of Havok is a plus. 

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]