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Senior Technical Designer

  • Role: Senior Technical Designer
  • 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.

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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 Senior Technical Designer working within our vehicle setup team on our UE4 Simulations. You will work closely alongside Content teams to help, develop and support content for our train simulation titles. The successful candidate will ideally have an interest in railways, and experience working in the games industry would be beneficial, although not essential and also have a good knowledge of common scripting languages such as Lua, Javascript, PHP or Python.


  • Work closely with the Leads to develop content for TSW.
  • Able to research, specify and implement prototypical locomotive and rolling stock physics and functionality
  • Able to research, specify and implement innovative rolling stock features and to identify where improvements can be made to existing content.
  • Able to research, design and implement new and innovative functionality
  • Mentor junior members of the team.
  • Create suitable documentation for internal and external audiences
  • Assist with testing and bug-fixing where necessary

What We Look For In You

  • Excellent knowledge and practical use of UE4 and UE4 Blueprints
  • Good knowledge of common scripting languages such as Lua, Javascript, PHP or Python.
  • Previous knowledge of content creation or modding with train sims is beneficial.
  • Strong engineering / scripting skills
  • Railway enthusiasm would be beneficial though not essential.
  • Experience of working in the games industry beneficial
  • ‘A’ Level Maths or Physics qualification

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.

Do you have an interest in railways? 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’ve worked in the sports and video games industry for nearly 25 years, a thing I’m very proud of

Our products

Explore our range of simulation games