Job Vacancies

Senior Software Engineer

  • Role: Senior Software Engineer
  • Team: Development
  • Location: Kent

The role

Come build games with us! We're looking for an experienced UE4/C++ developer to help us build great new features, and take our successful fishing franchise in new directions. You'll have the opportunity to work on: 

  • Large online multiplayer games in cutting-edge open world environments
  • Exciting gameplay features, built around skill, physics, exploration, and competition
  • Simulation and rendering of water and other complex environmental effects
  • Integration of the latest UE4 engine features
  • Engine modifications to wring the last drops of performance for our titles
  • Support for a range of existing and next-gen platforms

If these topics sound exciting, we'd love to hear from you! We also pride ourselves on providing great opportunities for career and leadership development. We minimise crunch, and we're now based at a brand-new fantastic river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK. 

This position will be considered fully UK based remote.


  • Drive gameplay and systems development through all stages of production
  • Implement game, engine, and tool features within schedule and to an exceptional quality
  • Work hard within a closely-knit team to deliver to tight schedules
  • Contribute toward a continual company-wide improvement in code quality and standards
  • Support junior programmers

What we look for in you

  • Professional experience with UE4 (or similar)
  • Professional, industry, programming experience, with C style languages (C++/C/C#/Java)
  • Good software engineering skills, with an ability to program clearly, efficiently, and evolve your style and practices where required
  • An understanding of relevant areas of mathematics (discrete, linear algebra, etc)
  • Experience with profiling, analysis and optimisation
  • A working knowledge of version control systems


  • Degree in Game Development, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, or similar
  • A good knowledge of graphics, physics, animation, audio, and online systems
  • Able to work with AI decision models such as behaviour trees 

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 will 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.
  • Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.

Come Join Us!

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.

Our products

Explore our range of simulation games