Senior Software Engineer - Porting

Atomic Theory

Brighton, UK

Full Time

Please note that while this position is fully remote, we are currently only actively considering applications from candidates located within or near the Greater Brighton City Region.

Part of the Rocket Science Group, Atomic Theory comprises a multinational team of seasoned AAA veterans with roots extending from Blizzard, PUBG, Epic, and Unity. We have a track record of delivering player-centric, AAA-quality experiences, and we're unwavering in our commitment to performance, accessibility, and the meticulous attention to the engineering tools and frameworks that underpin exceptional gameplay.

But Atomic Theory is also more than just a studio; for us, it's a sanctuary, a place where our diverse experiences can intersect and combine to carry our solutions to the next level. We're dedicated to aiding studios and publishers in navigating the toughest challenges across today's game development landscape -- and with offices in Albany, NY; Austin, TX; and Cardiff, UK, we thrive at the opportunity to Get Sh!t Done on a global scale. 

About the Role: 

In this role, you’ll leverage your extensive experience in game development and platform adaptation to bring games to a wide range of platforms. You’ll be responsible for analysing, modifying, and optimising game code to ensure a seamless and high-quality player experience across different platforms. Your work will involve integrating platform-specific features, resolve performance issues, and maintain the highest standards of game quality. If you have a passion for gaming and a knack for solving technical challenges, we’d love to have you on our team.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Platform Integration: Implement and integrate platform-specific features, such as input methods, graphics rendering, audio systems, and networking capabilities.

  • Platform Certification: Leverage your knowledge of platform certification requirements to identify and deliver necessary features.

  • Analyse and Adapt Code: Review the existing game codebase to understand platform-specific dependencies and performance considerations. Modify and optimise code to ensure compatibility with the target platform(s).

  • Performance Optimisation: Identify and resolve performance bottlenecks. Optimise the game for the target platform to ensure a smooth and high-quality user experience.

  • Testing and Debugging: Conduct rigorous testing on the target platform(s) to identify and fix bugs, ensure stability, and maintain high performance standards. Utilise debugging tools and techniques specific to the target platform.

What We Value: 

  • Technical Proficiency: Expertise in multiple programming languages, such as C++, C#, and others relevant to game development and porting.

  • Problem-Solving Skills: Strong analytical and troubleshooting abilities to identify and resolve platform-specific challenges and performance issues.

  • Attention to Detail: Meticulous approach to adapting and optimising code, ensuring compatibility and high performance on various platforms.

  • Adaptability: Flexibility to work with different game engines, development environments, and platform-specific tools.

  • Passion for Gaming: Enthusiasm for video games and a commitment to delivering a high-quality gaming experience across all platforms.

You May Also Have: 

  • Experience with Multiple Platforms: Prior experience porting games to various platforms such as consoles (e.g., PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch) and PC.

  • Great Communication Skills: Experience collaborating with teams in a modern hybrid working environment across multiple time zones.

  • Knowledge of Game Engines: Familiarity with popular game engines, such as Unity, Unreal Engine, and proprietary engines.

  • Graphics and Rendering Expertise: Understanding of graphics APIs like DirectX, OpenGL, Vulkan, and platform-specific graphics rendering techniques.

  • User Interface Adaptation: Skills in modifying and optimising user interfaces to suit different platforms and screen sizes.

What We Can Offer: 

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits Package: Your health and wellbeing is important to us, so we offer a variety of benefits including: 

    • Private Pension via Salary Sacrifice

    • Optional Private Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

    • Annual Leave, Plus Bank Holidays and Winter Break Office Closure

  • Annual Research Credit: We always encourage personal growth, so we provide all of our team members with an annual credit to further enhance your skills!

  • Professional Development: We offer biannual reviews, as well as opportunities to collaborate across disciplines, internal tech talks, and the chance to learn from specialists with backgrounds from across the games and software development industries. 

  • Work-Life Balance: We really believe that home life comes first and we promote a flexible working environment. And as an added bonus: We don’t crunch! 

A Friendly Note from the Recruitment Team:

Even if your profile isn't an exact match for all of the qualifications listed above, we still want you to apply. Our team members come from a variety of different industries, not all of which are immediately relevant to game or software development, and we welcome all candidates of similarly varied backgrounds, communities, and identities.

Rocket Science is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a worry-free workplace void of discrimination or harassment. Rocket Scientists are expected to foster and champion an environment in which everyone has the opportunity to feel included and is afforded the respect and dignity they deserve.

Rocket Science does not accept unsolicited résumés from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms.