Job Vacancies

Core-tech Engineer

  • Role: Core-tech Engineer
  • Team: Development
  • Location: Kent

The role

Come build games with us! We are looking for someone with a passion for games, performance, efficiency, and UE4! At Dovetail, we’re committed to building enthusiast-driven games based around: 

  • Large open-world online multiplayer environments
  • Exciting gameplay, relying on skill, physics, exploration, and competition
  • Accurate mechanical and natural simulations, built on our own simulation engine
  • Cutting edge photo-realistic rendering and lighting techniques
  • The latest UE4 releases and features

During this critical time between current and next-gen platforms, we are striving to improve performance, develop and optimise engine extensions, and adopt the latest UE4 features.

If this sounds exciting, we'd love to hear from you!

We pride ourselves on providing great opportunities for career and leadership development. We minimise crunch, and we're based at a brand-new river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK. This position will be considered fully UK based remote.


  • R&D of new game and engine features across multiple franchises 
  • Refactoring existing features and engine modifications—focusing on integration simplicity, code quality, and abstraction/encapsulation 
  • Game and engine performance optimisation
  • R&D to maximise utilisation of next-gen features 
  • Cross discipline support and training
  • Working on high and low-level code across various domains

What we look for in you


  • Professional experience with UE4 and C++
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge of game engine architecture
  • Strong software engineering skills, with an ability to program clearly, efficiently, and evolve your style and practices where required
  • A good understanding of relevant areas of mathematics (discrete, linear algebra, etc)
  • Experience with profiling, analysis and optimisation


  • Degree in Game Development, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, or similar
  • Very good knowledge of one or more of: multiplayer/networking, graphics, physics, animation, or audio
  • Familiarity with the architecture and constraints of current-gen hardware, and an appreciation of the opportunities and constraints of the next
  • A working knowledge of version control systems

About Dovetail Games

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.

  • You will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our games
  • You’ll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supported
  • We have an industry leading work-life balance
  • We are developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • My Rewards benefits package including health cash plan, cycle to work, eyecare and tech
  • Free parking
  • Free fruit, tea & coffee and a stocked pantry
  • Access to funded fitness events and health checks.

If this sounds exciting, we'd love to hear from you!

About our people


By Enthusiasts... For Enthusiasts

We are growing fast and we have big ambitions to lead the way at the pinnacle of innovation. We are looking for individuals with the energy, drive and skill to craft a new generation of entertainment, across a multitude of gaming platforms. We would love to speak with talented people who take pride in a job well done and thrive in a positive environment, where ideas are celebrated, and everyone has a voice.

Our Values


Make fabulous stuff

We are passionate about crafting high quality simulations that excite and engage both experienced and new players.


Enhance life

We work hard to build experiences that can be enjoyed by players of all ages. Our games simulate reality but are non-violent. We would rather celebrate the human condition than devalue it.


Continuously improve

We work as one team, communicating frequently, openly and honestly in the knowledge that when we work together great things happen.


Walk tall

We are proud of who we are, and the entertainment we deliver to our customers around the world. We don’t work for Dovetail Games – we ARE Dovetail Games.

"The creative freedom is what I enjoy most about working at Dovetail Games"

“At Dovetail Games, I’ve got the freedom to be creative and express myself in a way I haven’t been able to do before”

Our products

Explore our range of simulation games