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Unreal Programmer - Neon Koi


Berlin, Germany 06-07-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Why PlayStation?

Unreal Programmer - Berlin or Helsinki

We are Neon Koi. We are a PlayStation Studio. Our mission is to make mobile action games with epic stories that foster lasting connections with players around the world. Our aim is to amass a stellar portfolio over the next decade by focusing on building highly collaborative, experienced and empowered teams in Helsinki & Berlin.

We offer you the chance to join a rapidly growing international team of passionate and talented game makers, just like yourself. As a young company, you, as an early employee, will have a genuine opportunity to contribute significantly to the culture and operations.

Neon Koi is formerly known as Savage Game Studios.

Why do our people love it here?
Our team can be summed up as being hungry, humble, and people-smart. We genuinely love what we do and aim high. To succeed as a diverse international team spread across two locations (Helsinki & Berlin), effective collaboration and communication are key. While we are all talented individuals, the sweetest achievement is succeeding together as a team.

Fair Play - To us, fairness stands for treating people justly, and not letting your personal feelings bias your decisions about them. We strive to preserve a culture, which doesn't have glass ceilings or hidden decision-making processes. A transparent culture where teams can thrive and get rewarded for the work they put in and the results they achieve.

When people don't play by the rules, we act swiftly. At the same time, we reward individuals and teams who embrace our values.

Powerful Together - We believe that excellence is reached by effective team collaboration and ongoing, open feedback.

We are constantly curious to learn from each other. Understanding and hearing each others' perspectives enables us to make the best decisions. We get inspired by each other to strive for higher standards and ultimately become a better version of ourselves.

You can rely on each other when facing difficult challenges. We encourage everyone to speak up, ask for help and bring up hard conversations. Most importantly, we put a lot of effort into hiring the right people who enjoy spending time with each other.

Players First - We work for the players. Understanding them at deeper levels than just demographics is crucial for our success.

We're player informed. Ultimately we, and not our players, are responsible for making the right decisions for our games. We realize that what players want and what they need may often differ.

We're committed to creating a diverse team. If you feel that you might be interested in the role, even if you don't hit 100% of the criteria, please don't let that put you off. Get in touch with us. We believe in passion and potential.

The Role

We're looking for an Unreal Engine Programmer to join our engineering team to increase the team's technical ceiling related to all things Unreal. You will provide technical expertise, and make significant contributions to our engineering team, technical strategy, tools, and game architecture. As an Unreal Programmer, you will collaborate with the design and art crafts to help build solid foundations for mobile action games. You'll also have features/systems of your own and will contribute to the project directly as an important individual contributor. This position reports to an engineering team Lead Developer.

This role can be based in Helsinki or Berlin.

As part of the responsibilities for this role, you will:
• Optimize the performance of Unreal Engine 5 across mobile devices
• Follow best practices and technical solutions with regards to coding standards, design patterns, and elevate said practices with the core tech team
• Report current status, risks, and task updates to the team and production to ensure project transparency as well as review requirements, estimate tasks, create additional tasks required to deliver your work
• Identify and escalate issues and risks, including impacts to the deadline, ambiguity in requirements, or strategy
• Troubleshoot and test in collaboration with the QA team
• Collaborate with all crafts on solutions, improvements, and understanding of Unreal to raise the overall technical competency of the team in regards to Unreal Engine capabilities
• Work with the tech team and lead developers to propose technical solutions, new technology, or optimizations in the game architecture
• Provide peer mentorship, code reviews, and paired programming with other members of the tech team as needed
• Build systems that scale across a wide range of mobile hardware, and validate runtime performance through analysis and optimization (both code and data)
• Analyze and fix common problems in game engines such as load times, memory usage, user experience, and performance problems
• Own and improve the tools and workflow strategy to increase developer efficiency and autonomy
• Ensure pipelines are fit to purpose and are scalable through the game development process
• Work with the tech team to own the localization feature and efforts to drive the strategy for bringing the game to new regions globally

Required Skills
• 5+ years of experience as a programmer within games
• Experience in at least one shipped mobile or console game developed on Unreal Engine 4 or 5
• Demonstrated expertise in C++
• Strong understanding of best coding practices and algorithms
• Aptitude for breaking down complex problems and high-level product requirements into technical design and tasks
• Demonstrated ability to manage production time and meet deadlines
• Continued interest in keeping up-to-date with the latest Unreal has to offer

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g68309-44-213-60-33-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.