Dovetail Games Recruiting UI Engineer/Architect
Role title: UI Engineer / Architect
Reports to: Development Director
Base Location: Chatham
Secondary Location (if applicable): N/A
Overview of Department
Dovetails Games is seeking to recruit a UI Engineer to join our rapidly expanding Studio. As a UI Engineer you will join the game creation process and be responsible for the architectural design and implementation of the UI for our simulation games. You will design and develop high quality UI code, deployed into our games, working alongside the UI and game designers.
Overview of Role
Summary of Key Responsibilities
Own the architectural design of game GUI solutions.
Works with the UI and game designers to determine efficient graphic and code representations of GUI designs.
Prototyping and implementing front-ends, in-game menus and HUD elements.
Determines technical solutions to design requirements.
Development Director, Art Director and Design team
Members of the UI Team (UI artists / Designers)
Internal Brand & Marketing Partners
External Suppliers and Contacts
Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following;
Owns the technical design specification and implementation of simulation GUIs
Prototyping & implementing front-ends, including flow & screens, and market-place screens
Prototyping & implementing in-game menus and HUD elements
Design and implementation of tools and systems to enable artists and designers to test and iterate menu designs and artwork
Implementation of meta-game logic systems (e.g. player progression, challenge achievement tracking and player feedback)
Ensuring first party compliance & compliant messaging for games systems
Localisation systems & localisation of game content
Determining technical solutions to creative design requirements
Integrates content into the front end of the game
Develop tools, features and pipelines for the front end logic and screens
Manages the save game files and generally works with many different types of content (movies, front end screens, databases, icons, 3D models, special effects, and in-game user interfaces)
Works with Interface Graphic Designers to determine efficient graphic and code representation of GUI designs
Creates leading edge reusable technologies, both systems and engines if required
Follow industry trends with regard to front-end technologies and techniques
Qualifications and Training
A good degree in computer science, mathematics or equivalent
At least 2 years experience in the games industry, preferably in a UI development role
Working knowledge of C++
At least 1 shipped game title (any platform)
Project Management – strong organisational skills
Ability to set up systems and procedures
Experience of Coherent Labs UI solution
Unreal Engine experience
Experience on any current generation consoles
Skills, Aptitudes and Abilities
Strong time management skills for themselves and others
Ability to analyse data and report with recommendations
Ability to prioritise workload
Personal Qualities and Attributes
Excellent organisation and people skills
Positive and outgoing personality, with an aptitude for problem solving
Creative and Innovative
Confident to challenge and ask questions
Work well in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment
About Dovetail Games
At Dovetail Games we are passionate about building beautiful worlds that empower players with the freedom to unleash their creativity, and live out their dreams. Today we build and publish the World’s No.1 Train Simulator, but this is only the start of our journey. We’re growing fast and we have big ambitions. We are looking for individuals with the energy, drive and skill to craft a new generation of entertainment, across a multitude of gaming platforms. 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.
If you think you have what it takes to be part of our journey, then join the team in one of our three UK locations – Chatham, Godalming or Stirling.
At Dovetail Games, we’re embracing the future of gaming.
If you would like to apply for this role please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected] stating the job reference in the email subject header.
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