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Technical Designer

  • Role: Technical Designer
  • Team: Development
  • Location: Kent

The role

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”.

We have recently moved into a brand new river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Come build games with us! We’re looking for a Technical Designer with UE4 experience to work within our rail vehicle setup team, and help take our successful Train Sim World franchise in new directions. 

You’ll work 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. Good knowledge of common scripting languages such as Lua, JavaScript, PHP or Python alongside UE4 Blueprints would be great! 

Responsibilities

  • Research, specify and implement prototypical locomotive and rolling stock physics and functionality 
  • Research, specify and implement innovative rolling stock features and identify where improvements can be made to existing content 
  • Design and implement, innovative, new functionality 
  • Work with team members to create compelling and engaging content 
  • Create suitable documentation for internal and external audiences 
  • Assist with testing and bug-fixing where necessary 

What we look for in you

Required 

  • Knowledge and practical experience with UE4 and UE4 Blueprints 
  • Strong content creation or scripting skills 

Preferred 

  • Experience of working in the games industry 
  • Previous experience with content creation or modding with train sims 
  • Good knowledge of common scripting languages such as Lua, JavaScript, or Python. 
  • ‘A’ Level in Maths, Physics, or similar 

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

Eye-care vouchers

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.


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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

We work hard to build experiences that can be enjoyed by players of all ages. Our games simulate reality but are non-violent. 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.

"The creative freedom is what I enjoy most about working at Dovetail Games"

Our products

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