C++ Unreal Programmer

Role: C++ Unreal Programmer

Team: Development

Location: Chatham


At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, create breath-taking games and do the best work of their career.   We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting edge technology and across multiple platforms, and we have big ambitions to become the Number 1 Simulation Entertainment Company in the World.

To help achieve this ambition, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and talented Games Programmer to work within a small and passionate team developing Fishing Sim World across PC, Xbox One and PlayStation4. The successful candidate must have the ability to design, develop, document, test and maintain gameplay systems and game features and work within a quality driven environment.


  • Driving systems and gameplay features through all stages of production
  • Implement engine and tools features within schedule and to an expected quality level
  • Provide insight to anticipate technical/workflow issues and provide solutions
  • Optimising and maintaining the existing code base
  • A demonstrable willingness to develop software engineering process and game production skills
  • Ensuring the gameplay experience is consistent across multiple formats

What we look for in you

  • Games industry experience of game design & implementation
  • Excellent, proven software engineering track record on gameplay features
  • Robust software engineering and software architecture principles and practice.
  • Passion and aptitude for practical game and simulation system development.
  • Excellent C++ programming skills.
  • In depth knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 is desired, but not essential
  • Experience of interfacing with graphics, physics, animation, audio, and online systems
  • Profiling, analysis and optimisation skills

Why work for us?

  • Recently announced in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100
  • 31 days off per year (including bank holidays), increasing with service
  • Excellent work-life balance
  • Pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye-care vouchers
  • Free parking
  • Regular social and sporting activities

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence and talent regardless of any protected characteristics