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Technical Designer (3 Month Fixed Term)

  • Role: Technical Designer (3 Month Fixed Term)
  • 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 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.

We are looking for a Technical Designer to help develop and support content for our Train Simulator Development Team.  The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years’ experience working in the games industry with strong programming skills.


  • Experienced in using scripting languages for the creation of gameplay and features
  • Research, specify and implement rolling stock physics and functionality
  • Understand, research, specify and implement signaling systems
  • Assist with testing and bug-fixing where necessary

What we look for in you

  • Ideally experienced with Lua scripting
  • Must be self-motivated, a good communicator, and a great team player
  • Must be a creative but practical problem solver
  • A good eye for detail
  • Involved in at least one shipped game
  • Ideally a passion for trains, engineering and gaming

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

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

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.


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.

"What I enjoy most about working here is the friendly, helpful environment."

Our products

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