Senior Software Engineer (C++, FM Mobile)

Games Programming Stratford (London)/Remote (possible), United Kingdom


Position Overview 

We are looking for a talented C++ software engineer with a strong all-round grounding to work principally on the Football Manager Mobile project. This position offers the opportunity to be an integral part of a small, close-knit team, and to take ownership of complex and interesting areas of the codebase as we look to push this fast-growing game on to the next level. Working closely with the Game Director, Producers, Shared Technology team and Artists, this role will suit someone with an interest in both gameplay and the tech side – one week you might be working on integrating some new libraries from shared code, the next on revamping an area of FM Mobile’s gameplay. 

This position will suit someone motivated and detail-oriented, who will be happy to use their communication skills to push the rest of the team on to improve as well as to continue developing their own knowledge. While this is a mobile project, we develop in C++ and value the skill and passion you can show us above mobile gaming experience, though some knowledge of Unity would be a plus. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Design and develop new gameplay functionality, principally for mobile 
  • Improve and maintain existing gameplay modules 
  • Contribute to the development of new user interface functionality 
  • Work with other teams at SI to integrate shared code and other functionality 
  • Analyse, debug and fix issues 
  • Work closely with artists, developers and producers to help push our games to be better 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience 


  • Six years professional experience using C++ as the main language 
  • Strong programming skills in C++, with knowledge of the latest standards and best practices 
  • Knowledge of football
  • Ability to write clean, maintainable and portable code 
  • Good debugging and problem-solving skills 
  • Self-motivated and able to work closely with team members across all disciplines 
  • Comfortable using PC, Mac and Linux platforms


  • Experience of using Unity in a professional environment 
  • Knowledge of mobile gaming and cross-platform development 


Studio Overview

Sports Interactive (SI) is an ambitious development studio creating immersive sports management simulations. Since 1994, we’ve captivated a global pool of players with our iconic, BAFTA award-winning game, Football Manager. We’re a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA having caught their attention in 2006 with our continuous critical and commercial success.

We’re a tenacious community, coming together at the Here East technology hub in Stratford, East London. Always expanding, the SI team takes on the gaming genre through a diverse array of disciplines. But no matter how big we dream, we keep our approach (and your schedule) flexible, creating a relaxed atmosphere where collaboration can thrive.

Working Here

We approach everything with passion, whether that’s making our mark on the gaming and football industries or doing our bit for the world around us. We want to share that outlook with everyone who shows up to work here each day. 

We like our talent tenacious, so you can expect to surround yourself with other ambitious individuals bringing their A-game to many different disciplines. We know collaboration is the key to constantly topping our best, and encourage our people to fiercely realise their own personal potential.

We believe everyone matters, no matter which part of the business you’re in. Above all else, we’re a team. A team with a down-to-earth dynamic, that works and plays together. We have fun doing what we do; one of the many reasons we’re one of the best places to work in the UK games business ( 2021 Large studio category).

And if you want a work/life balance, we’re behind you. Because while we live to create extraordinary games, we know that’s not all you’ve got going on. You can trust that we always keep things in perspective, fostering an environment where work can be more than just a job.

Our flexible working culture gives team members the responsibility to optimise their workloads, with in-office, hybrid and remote working options. Even in countries where we don’t directly employ*, we’ll even explore what’s possible via third parties and do our best to accommodate location preferences.

And when you’re not here making the world’s best management games, there’s a top-class benefits package for permanent team members based in the UK, including gym membership, private health, and dental care, plus many more perks. For those permanent team members outside of the UK, we strive to offer equivalent and localised benefits.  We’re also a London Living Wage employer and proudly boast one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry.

*We’re able to directly employ in the UK, Ireland, France, Sweden and Finland.

Inclusivity Matters

We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from any relevant candidate irrespective of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion, or belief. Our studio has disabled access and facilities.

This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder.  It does not form part of the contract of employment.