Lead AI Programmer

Programming London, United Kingdom


About Splash Damage

Come join us!  

At Splash Damage, we’re dedicated to crafting team-based multiplayer games that ignite friendships as much as they do healthy competition and teamwork.

Our teams celebrated the launch of Gears Tactics earlier this year, and we’re currently developing Outcasters for Stadia along with several unannounced titles.

As an UnrealEngine focused studio, we're excited to be transitioning our teams to the latest in UE5 technology and we're looking for skilled and passionate developers to help us drive this. We're advocates for work-life balance and offer a comprehensive benefits package focused on the well-being of our staff and their families.

We believe that teams create the best work when they have a range of perspectives and experiences to draw from.

Therefore we're committed to increasing diversity across our studio, fostering an inclusive environment to ensure everyone's voices are heard. Due to the on-going COVID-19 outbreak, we're all currently working from home. We’re still looking to welcome new team members, who'll join us remotely until we return to the studio.


You excel at: 

  • Setting clear technical direction, intent, and best practices within your team. 
  • Identifying risks and blockers early and proactively removing them. 
  • Working effectively in open and collaborative environments. 
  • Working closely with project leadership to plan long term road maps and improve development processes. 
  • Seeing the big picture impact of decisions and critically evaluating them. 
  • Nurturing professional growth within your team with an enthusiastic attitude and a team-first mentality. 
  • Communicating ideas, intent, and constraints to both technical and non-technical team members.  

You have: 

  • Expert knowledge of C++, with relevant professional experience. 
  • Strong understanding of game-development related 3D maths principles. 
  • The leadership skills to lead an AI development team. 
  • Professional experience iteratively implementing AI features from inception to delivery. 
  • Experience working in all phases of game development, from feature design to planning and establishing roadmapsimplementation, and bug-fixing. 
  • A strong understanding of AI behavioural & navigational techniques used in modern games. 
  • A strong interest in researching and implementing new AI related technologies. 
  • Experience working closely with design teams and leadership to elicit requirements and help shape great AI-driven game experiences. 

Even better if you have: 

  • Professional development experience with real-time networked multiplayer games. 
  • Professional Unreal Engine 4 development experience on PC and/or consoles. 
  • Experience with multi-threaded development> 
  • Experience developing for Xbox Series, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and/or PS4. 
  • Experience profiling and optimising code for optimal CPU, memory, and bandwidth usage. 
  • Experience in animation programming. 
  • Experience developing procedurally generated environments. 

Splash Damage is an equal opportunity employer. We believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives to draw from, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment that celebrates diversity.