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Software Engineer Mid-Level

  • Role: Software Engineer Mid-Level
  • 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.

We are able to offer this role as a fully remote opportunity from Germany where our payroll provider is set up.

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 Software Engineer (Mid-Level) with a passion for games, simulation, and UE4!

At Dovetail, we are committed to building enthusiast-driven games based around: 

  • Large open-world environments
  • Exciting gameplay, relying on skill, physics, and exploration
  • Accurate mechanical and natural simulations built around our own simulation engine.
  • Cutting edge photo-realistic rendering and lighting techniques
  • The latest UE4 releases and features


  • Contribute to core development on our Train Sim World franchise, including rendering, physics, gameplay, tools and more.
  • Work within a team of software engineers on a personal level
  • Contribute toward decisions on overall software architecture.
  • Support junior members of the team.
  • Help create the best possible environment to help the team succeed.
  • Understand and contribute toward best practises within the team, including coding standards and review processes.
  • Participate in planning and estimation of work on the backlog.

What we look for in you


  • Professional experience and strong knowledge of C++
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good software engineering skills, with an ability to program clearly, efficiently, and evolve your style and practices where required.
  • Good understanding of debugging, profiling, analysis, and optimisation
  • A passion to deliver quality simulation software.


  • Experience building games in UE4.
  • Degree in Game Development, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, or similar
  • A working knowledge of version control systems

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.
  • Opportunity to work fully UK based remote.
  • VISA sponsorship available on qualifying roles.
  • Explorer policy , allowing you to roam up to 4 weeks of the year without using your leave.
  • Half Day Pay Day holiday – adding 6 days to allowance.
  • My Rewards benefits package including health cash plan, eyecare and GP Anytime.
  • Cycle to work and tech scheme.
  • Green Car benefits scheme provided by Tusker.
  • Gymflex membership.
  • Amazon Voucher on your birthday.
  • Branded merch and swag.
  • Access to funded fitness events and health checks.
  • Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.

Do you think you have what it takes to contribute to core development on our Train Sim World titles.  Come and 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.

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