Senior Tools Programmer

Overview

Programming,
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tools form the backbone of any video game production. Guerrilla’s Amsterdam Studio (developers of the upcoming PS4 Exclusive, Horizon Zero Dawn) are looking for a Senior Tools Programmer to join our internal Tools team and elevate the quality of our tools pipeline.

What you will do

  • You will help establish a vision for game content-authoring tools within a large, dynamic games studio, and work with a team of experienced tools programmers to achieve that vision
  • You will streamline the entire game-creation process, seeking input from all disciplines while maintaining a strategic overview
  • You will help drive the development of new tools and improve existing ones, keeping a strong focus on the underlying workflow process and a consistent user experience
  • You will work with designers, artists and programmers to analyze workflows, identify areas for improvement and implement solutions to increase productivity and creative freedom

Who you are

  • You have at least 5 years of DCC/GUI tools development experience in the games industry or a related industry
  • You have experience leading a team of developers in a lead or senior role, have excellent leadership skills, and are interested in extending your leadership
  • You are an experienced C++ programmer with excellent software design and architecture skills
  • You are comfortable working within a very large existing codebase and toolset
  • You enjoy working in an innovative, highly dynamic game development environment

Plusses

  • You have knowledge of 3D and graphics-related algorithms
  • You have a creative and technical vision for tools development, and a passion for quality tools
  • You have experience with GUI related technologies, especially Qt

Do's and don'ts

We review countless applications. Follow these golden rules when completing your application; 

Do: 
Upload a code sample in the form of a .zip archive containing:

  • A number of at least 10 files that demonstrate your coding abilities;
  • A readme document explaining what is in the file and what these files are expected to portray;
  • A project that you are proud to share and are able to demonstrate verbally; 
  • An example that shows an adequate amount of:  - Structure; - Complexity; - Efficiency; - Coding style and standards.

Don't: 

  • Share complete projects that takes us alot of time to browse through to find the ‘example’ code;                        
  • Share links to online services such as github, bitbucket, dropbox, google drive, etc

Notes

Guerrilla is part of Sony Interactive Entertainment. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Because of the volume of replies we receive, we will not be able to respond to every applicant.