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Engine Programmer - UE4

  • Role: Engine Programmer - UE4
  • Team: Development
  • Location: Kent

The role

We are looking for someone with a passion for performance, efficiency, and UE4! At Dovetail, we are committed to building enthusiast-driven games, by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts, based around photo realistic large open-world online multiplayer environments.

As we approach a critical point 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 would love to hear from you!

We pride ourselves on providing great opportunities for career and leadership development. We minimise crunch, and we are based at a brand-new river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK. 


  • Integrating the latest UE4 engine releases
  • Working with team leads to develop new engine features
  • Refactoring existing engine modifications—focusing on integration simplicity, code quality, and abstraction/encapsulation
  • Game and engine performance optimisation
  • Continual R&D for current and next-gen platforms
  • Cross discipline support and training
  • Working on high and low-level code across various domains
  • Exciting gameplay, relying on skill, physics, exploration, and competition
  • Accurate mechanical and natural simulations, built on our own simulation engine

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)
  • A good knowledge of graphics, physics, animation, audio
  • Experience with profiling, analysis and optimisation


  • Degree in Game Development, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, or similar
  • 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

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

Eye-care vouchers

Free parking

Free fruit, tea & coffee and a stocked pantry

Access to funded fitness events and health checks.

Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.

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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.

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