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Cloud Imperium Games

Wilmslow - United Kingdom
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Gameplay Engineer, Service and Backend


Cloud Imperium Games is looking for a skilled and talented Gameplay Engineer, Service & Backend to work on our exciting PC space combat sim, Star Citizen!  The Gameplay Programmer will work in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary team environment to implement game features and systems within the CryEngine/Lumberyard.


  •  Design and implement well-engineered, reliable, maintainable, and bug-free code.
  • Collaborate with team members to develop various gameplay systems.
  • Develop and test code, fix bugs, and profile and optimize code as directed.
  • Follow best practices, development processes, and coding standards.
  • Document and peer review technical designs with other software engineers.
  • Work with QA, providing information needed to fully test developed code.
  • Provide support to internal customers for developed software.
  • Keep up to date on state-of-the-art software engineering methods, practices, and technologies.
  • Communicate with other team members, internal customers, and when required external customers to determine requirements.
  • Work well together with other team members in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary team environment.
  • Identify technical and developmental risks/obstacles and generate solutions to overcome identified risks.
  • Possess and develop areas of engineering expertise.
  • Mentor other engineers as needed to increase their abilities and productivity.


  •  Strong C++ programming skills.
  • A passion for making and playing games.
  • Work well in a cooperative environment.
  • Experience programming game features and systems.
  • Online game and/or MMO development experience, ideally including interfacing with backend server code.
  • Strong multi-threaded programming skills.


  •  One or more shipped products, especially PC products.
  • CryEngine/Lumberyard development experience.
  • Space combat sim development experience.
  • Passion for science fiction and space exploration.

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