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Senior / Principal C++ Software Developer, Games (24184)

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
to £highly competitive + benefits

C++, real-time technology, games industry, Cambridge

Video game technology remains one of the most advanced uses of high performance low level code today, sharing many common interests with embedded software in industry. This Cambridge company are experts both technically and in their award winning game designs.

If you’re an experienced C++ software developer with commercial experience and you’re looking for something different, discuss this role with ECM. The company is keen to hire real programmers unafraid of a technical challenge, happy to iterate and to work to produce the best game possible in the time available. This is as much about producing a great game as it is a technically superior one.

You’ll need a practical computer science skillset, at least some knowledge of low level systems, and have an understanding of what’s going on “under the hood” in C++ including how particular constructs would map to C. This is preferred to (for example) intimate knowledge of particular C++ language versions’ syntax.

You’ll be a positive, productive, driven person who can work autonomously, communicate well with your peer developers, and you’ll be happy to cut new code, refine and refactor existing code to produce the best results, and to take on multiple diverse challenging projects yourself within a single game’s development cycle.

It is beneficial to have knowledge of: real time systems, modern CPU architecture, pipelining, caching and branch prediction, memory management, AI, real time graphics APIs and hardware, signal processing. Games experience is not required.

You will need a good degree from a top university and strong A-level grades, and full permission to live and work in the UK without time limit, restriction or sponsorship.

Interested? Send your CV to ECM Selection; whilst we can only put forward the top few candidates, we do read every CV and try to respond to everyone. Or recommend a friend for £250, details at

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