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Junior Gameplay Programmer

Belfast, UK

About the Role

As a Gameplay Programmer you will work alongside the Technical Director to develop the
core gameplay functionality of Outlier's games.

You will be designing, developing, and optimizing modular and reusable systems utilizing
SOLID coding principles. Working with C# and the Unity game engine, you will help
prototype new ideas and create robust production-ready systems within an existing codebase.

You will be working as part of a tight-knit team, with autonomy and ownership of parts of a
game's development. You will feed into the game's design, help shape the approach to
technical implementation, and gain exposure to all elements of production.

LOCATION: The Pixel Mill, Belfast, UK

WORKING HOURS: Full-time (37.5 hrs per week)

SALARY: £12 per hour (£23,400)

DURATION: 1 year

Apply via the GetGot Portal here: https://northernirelandscreen.getgotjobs.co.uk/registerJob/45b89f1d-7d56-4108-9964-b388ab88c729

Requirements

Essential Criteria

  • Must have completed a higher education course in a related field (Game Development, Computer Science, etc) in the previous 2 years

  • Detailed knowledge of the Unity game engine and C# programming

  • Strong debugging skills and intimate knowledge of modular coding structures

  • Ability to create and review robust, production-ready code

  • Must have a portfolio


Desirable Criteria

  • Previous experience working on strategy/simulation games

  • Knowledge of Unity’s ECS / DOTS system for performance at scale

  • Basic knowledge of version control systems such as Git

  • Previous experience working on commercially released game

About the Company

Founded by experienced entrepreneurs from the tech and entertainment industries, Outlier is an independent video game studio based in Dublin, Ireland.

The studio’s first game, This Means Warp, released in Early Access on Steam in 2022 followed by a 1.0 release across PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch in 2023 (published by Jagex, the creators of RuneScape).

Following the success of TMW Outlier is currently ramping up production on a larger second title, a strategy/simulation game based on a well-known darkly comedic sci-fi IP. Think RollerCoaster Tycoon meets Prison Architect.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
- Secure, funded studio that commits to long-term careers
- Work on games that inspire passion in the hardcore gaming community. No F2P, microtransactions, casual games, or mobile-focused titles
- Small-team ethos with minimal bureaucracy. Have an idea, implement it
- Gain exposure to all elements of a game's design, production, marketing, and release

Apply via the GetGot Portal here: https://northernirelandscreen.getgotjobs.co.uk/registerJob/45b89f1d-7d56-4108-9964-b388ab88c729

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