Senior UI Engineer

EngineeringHybrid Remote, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire


Playground Games is looking for a Senior UI Engineer to join our Fable team.

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 UI Engineer, you will be working with the art, design and engineering teams to deliver UI and core technology features. You will work with the lead engineer to establish high-level goals for the team and directly with the dev team to plan and deliver UI features. You will work on all layers of the UI tech stack to improve performance and expand our capabilities.
Our ideal candidate is an expert UI Engineer who is passionate about their craft, autonomous, skilled in C++, and has a proven track record in games development.  

What you’ll do:

  • Implement compelling UI features which are key to our projects vision.
  • Develop core UI and engine features within our custom, proprietary engine.
  • Work closely with the UI Art team to empower them through our technology.
  • Become a key collaborator who can work effectively within a large multi-disciplined team.

What you’ll bring:

  • 5 years of UI Engineering experience, with demonstrable work on at least one published title (ideally AAA).
  • Strong C++ experience.
  • Knowledge of existing UI frameworks such as WPF and proprietary engine development is a plus.
  • Excellent task planning and delivery mindset.
  • 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]