Job Vacancies

Senior Software Engineer

  • Role: Senior Software Engineer
  • Team: Development
  • Location: UK Remote / Office Based, Chatham

The role

Dovetail Games is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all, regardless to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion (or lack thereof) education background and game preferences as we seek to recruit the very best from a diverse talent pool. We are committed to promoting diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence, and talent regardless of any protected characteristics. At the individuals request all roles will be considered for part time, term time only and job shares.

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 on qualifying roles). However occasional travel to HQ office will be required for key meetings and events.

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 Generalist Senior Software Engineer working on our Train Sim World titles and game features.  You must have an interest in getting involved in the development of game features and gameplay infrastructure. 

This is a fully remote opportunity.

Responsibilities

  • Design, Implement and test game features for Train Simulator World across multiple platforms. 
  • Active participation to deliver practical solutions to game systems. 
  • Assists with performance optimisation and debugging game
  • Assist with planning, work estimation and task scheduling.
  • Mentor and help junior team members with coding and gameplay systems development.

What we look for in you

  • Outstanding critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Very strong C++ 
  • Experience in one or more engineering domains such as rendering, networking,  gameplay, physics, UI, build systems, etc.
  • Experience with CPU and GPU or memory optimization. 
  • Experience with Unreal.
  • Shipping game titles, ideally AAA games.
  • 3+ years of game developing experience.

Why work for us?

  • 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
  • Opportunity to work fully UK based remote
  • VISA sponsorship available on qualifying roles
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • My Rewards benefits package including health cash plan, cycle to work, eyecare and tech
  • Green Car benefits scheme provided by Tusker
  • Gymflex membership
  • 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.

Are you looking for your next challenge working in a small team of likeminded people creating awesome stuff?

About Our People

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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

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Make fabulous stuff

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

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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.

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Continuously improve

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

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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

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