Senior AI Programmer

Remote across UK - Highly Successful VR Gaming Studio - New Team New Project

Job Type
Salary on application

Do you have AI programming experience, and are you seeking a new remote job? Skillsearch is helping a UK-based games studio find a Senior AI Programmer, and the role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package. 

As a Senior AI Programmer, you will be responsible for developing and driving the AI systems that interpret the world and control the actions of game characters and creatures in Unreal. Your work will help the studio provide a level of immersion and presence that has not yet been seen in VR games while ensuring the gameplay is fun, engaging and satisfying. 

In your first few weeks in this Senior AI Programmer role, you can expect to: 

  • Develop and refine the perception, behaviour and planning systems that underly NPC and creature AI, integrating with Unreal 5 AI systems, gameplay systems and animation 
  • Develop the controlling logic for NPC character behaviour utilizing standard Unreal AI systems and your own code and new UE5 AI tech like Mass Entity and State Trees 
  • Ensure the AI workload is consistently performant for a stable VR framerate 
  • Work alongside other disciplines, planning AI alongside animation, gameplay, art, audio and design requirements for the best player experience. 

To apply for this Senior AI Programmer role, you will need 3+ years of professional AI programming experience, with a minimum of one shipped title on a current-generation console, PC, VR headset or mobile. You will also require the following: 

  • Thorough knowledge of C++ including high-performance programming and good 3D math skills 
  • Thorough knowledge of underlying AI systems including state machines, behaviour trees, perception/navigation systems and animation/physics requirements 
  • Experience delivering compelling AI combat with believable navigation, cover, tactical enemy squad coordination, and strategic high-level AI planning. 

You will receive an excellent salary and benefits package for your knowledge, expertise and flexibility. 

To apply for this full-time Senior AI Programmer remote job, please contact Ryan from Skillsearch at today. 

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Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Ryan Templeman

Principal Game Development Consultant & Game Development Team Lead

Ryan leads our dev team, focusing on scouting out the best programmers in the industry! We think he’s working here mostly get his hands on new Lord of the Rings VR experiences as soon as they come out although, with his level of knowledge, maybe he should be helping make them instead!  He is one of the few people on the team that is a born and bred Brightonian. In fact he has never moved far - to the point where last time he moved, it was only 2 doors down from his old place!

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