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Senior Software Engineer - Bassmaster 2022

  • Role: Senior Software Engineer - Bassmaster 2022
  • 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.

Come and work on our fishing franchise producing awesome products like Bassmaster 2022!

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

Dovetail Games is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to work under the Director and other engineers on the team.  The Senior Software Engineer will take a leading role in tackling complex tasks and provide quality solutions, considering performance and maintenance.


  • Prototyping and implementing new features
  • Determining technical solutions to creating design requirements
  • Work closely with leads on Art, Design and Production teams
  • Provide insight to anticipate technical/workflow issues and provide solutions
  • Optimise and maintain the existing code base
  • Provide support and mentoring to Junior Engineers
  • Consider high level topics and outline solution designs that other engineers may implement

What We Look For In You

  • Experienced and proficient with C++
  • Minimum 2 years game or related experience
  • Simulation experience
  • PC/Windows development experience
  • Xbox One and/or PS4 development experience
  • Credited as at least Senior Software Engineer on at least 1 AAA title
  • Experience working with middleware engine
  • Project Management – strong organisational
  • Ability to set up systems and procedures

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.
  • Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising

Are you a Software Engineer who enjoys our fishing franchise? We want 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

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 proud to be the first female Board Director at Dovetail Games"  Gemma Johnson-Brown, Chief Operating Officer

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