Junior Software Engineer

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


Description

Job Title: Junior Software Engineer

Location: SI HQ, Here East, London

POSITION OVERVIEW

Our studio is continuing to expand, and we have some amazing opportunities across all teams within Sports Interactive for Junior Software Engineers.

We are seeking self-motivated people with good communication skills, who can demonstrate a solid understanding of developing in C++ and C# and knowledge of software development practices. We are offering you an exciting opportunity to become a part of the award-winning development team here at SI.

We have an outstanding development history across sports simulation games and a proven track record of developing talent. Sports Interactive aims to create a solid foundation of knowledge and develop the successful candidate’s skills to aid in a long and fruitful career in the video games industry.

We get a lot of applicants, and we have a high-quality bar for entry; make sure that you can stand out from the crowd by including a portfolio of your work. Be sure to provide links to try out games or apps and show us what you have made on your journey towards joining the games industry.

Though not required, a passion and love for the beautiful game of Football is desirable.

DEPARTMENTS YOU COULD WORK IN
  • Core Technology
  • Tools and Automation
  • Match Engine
  • Competition and Rule groups
  • Gameplay
  • UI
  • Console

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  •  Good knowledge of modern C++ and C# languages.
  • Basic knowledge of design patterns and software engineering best practices.
  • Strong academic background with a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) or higher in a relevant technical field such as computer science, software engineering, mathematics, or physics.
  • Strong analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Good communication skills for effective collaboration with software engineers, artists, animators, QA, and production staff.
  • Self-motivated with a drive to improve yourself and others continuously.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • You must have the right to work in the UK
  • Applications with no cover letter or portfolio will not be accepted.
  • Take the time to inform us of who you are, and why you want to be part of the Sports Interactive Team.
  • Applications with no C++/C# experience will not be accepted.
  • Experience with Unity beneficial.

Studio Overview

Sports Interactive (SI) is a multi-award-winning game development studio and the world’s leading developer of sports management simulations. Founded in 1994, SI became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006. Based at the Here East technology hub in Stratford, East London, the SI team continues to expand as it brings its titles to an ever-growing audience via an increasing variety of delivery platforms.

SI has enjoyed sustained commercial and critical success for its extremely detailed and immersive simulation experiences. Its games are amongst the highest-rated PC titles (according to Metacritic) and frequently occupy both the ‘top selling’ and ‘most played’ charts on Steam.

The Sports Interactive team is diverse and international, bringing together world class and high potential talent with a combined passion and drive for creating genre-defining games. Team members enjoy a flexible working schedule and a relaxed studio environment that encourages a close-knit, collaborative approach to game development.

SI is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless 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.

SI offers a generous benefits package to all full-time team members including gym membership, in-house massage therapy and private healthcare (including dental). The studio is also a London Living Wage employer and proudly boasts one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry with just over 30% of the current full-time team members having been at the studio for 10 years or longer. SI also has many longstanding partnerships with leading charities, local schools and major sporting organisations.

Further information on Sports Interactive, its games and life at the studio can be found at www.sigames.com.

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 (Gameindustry.biz 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 dependent on role. 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. 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.

SI is proudly a Disability Confident Committed employer, and we are dedicated to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. Our studio has disabled access and facilities but please ensure you advise us if you require any other reasonable adjustments to be made to support you during the recruitment process.

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.