Job Vacancies

Core Tech Programmer

  • Role: Core Tech Programmer
  • Team: Development
  • Location: UK Remote / Office Based, Chatham

The Role

Our people can be based “where they do their best work” from either our HQ or from their home (UK based only / VISA sponsorship available). However occasional travel to HQ office will be required for key meetings and events.

Do you want to work in the Gaming Industry?

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, craft breath-taking games and do the best work of their career to deliver our vision: “By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts”.

Our studio is situated in a river-front building in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and 5 and Xbox One and Series S/X

We are looking for a Core-tech team that can develop our pipelines,graphics and animation for our Train Sim world titles.  This is a chance to work for a studio producing real simulation software.  Do you want to join this growing team and make games with us?


  • Research and develop new game and engine features across multiple franchises  
  • Develop improvements for existing tech features and engine modifications
  • Game performance optimisation
  • Cross discipline support and involvement in all aspect of game development working with producers, programmers, and technical artists
  • Work with the team to solve complex technical problems

What We Look For In You

  • Good knowledge of C++ and software architectures
  • Good knowledge of one or more of: graphics, animation, physics, game development pipelines, multiplayer, streaming  
  • Experience in game engines architectures, game frameworks, tools and runtime
  • Good knowledge of optimization 
  • Experience with Unreal engine
  • Familiarity with the architecture and constraints of current-gen and next-gen hardware

Do you want to make games with us? Apply now!

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

Our aim is to make software that enhances life. We don’t make games that are addictive, promote gambling, glorify violence or are discriminatory in any way. 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.

I'm a passionate person that drives for quality in everything we do, from developing talented people within the company, to delivering great simulation for our players.

Our products

Explore our range of simulation games