We're an independent game studio working on an interesting range of games. If you would like to join a friendly team and have a real impact on our games and direction, see what we can offer below.
About The Role
This role is for an experienced programmer who will be working on an unannounced new title, from pre-production all the way through to final submission to consoles and PC, post-launch support, and beyond into future projects.
You’ll be an integral part of our coding team, working alongside our carefully crafted group of talented developers. You’ll be crucial to our next big game’s success and involved in all areas of its code base, laying the structural foundations of the title and building upon them to create this special, high visibility project.
You’ll be expected to write as well as implement technical specifications, work with our designers and artists to create gameplay features, use your experience to give technical input on decisions affecting the project and help mentor newer members of the code team.
You'll have several years professional game development experience with C++ in Unreal Engine 4 and / or C# in Unity, with at least one shipped commercial title to your name, and a CS or other relevant programming degree or equivalent professional experience.
You’ll naturally be familiar with the basics - source control, creating and addressing bug reports, Agile development techniques, creating high-level gameplay features and so on - but you’ll also have a passion for low level programming and complex problem solving, with excellent debugging skills and a strong desire to work with other disciplines.
Enthusiastic about creating games, you’ll be a fan of the medium and ideally - but not essentially - familiar with titles such as XCOM, Civilization, Shadowrun Returns, and beyond. As a strong team player, you’ll work well with others and be able to clearly and articulately communicate your ideas, both verbally and in the written word.
About Auroch Digital
We are an award-winning game studio, founded in 2010 by veteran game designer Dr. Tomas Rawlings.
We have worked with an enviable list of partners on video game projects - including Games Workshop, Modiphius, Ripstone, Steve Jackson Games, the BBC, and others - as well as producing a number of well-received own-IP titles.
Primarily known for working with top IP holders on a range of strategy games and digital board game adaptations, Auroch is also a world leader in the field of “games with purpose” after spearheading the development of newsgames as part of its GameTheNews Initiative.
Want to learn more and apply? Send your CV and covering letter to nina at aurochdigital dot com. Auroch encourages people of all identities to apply and is an equal opportunities employer.
Things to know about working for Auroch
- We develop great games, projects and people
- We work with major partners such as the BBC, The Wellcome Trust, Steve Jackson Games, and Games Workshop
- Flexible start and finish times
- You get an extra day off for your birthday
- Once you’ve been with us for a while, you’ll get a training budget to continue your professional development, extra annual leave days, access to cycle scheme and other benefits
- We’ve been going from strength to strength for 7 years and we’re expanding
- We’re fair and we’re flexible
- We're keen to listen and take on board your opinions and ideas for your role and for the company
- The Directors are also co-founders of Bristol Games Hub, a non-profit space for games and play
What We Offer
In addition to an attractive salary, you’ll be working within a steadily growing indie game studio, with the opportunity to work on top-tier projects with a high profile partners.
We’re proud to say that we have a carefully picked team of friendly and talented developers, with a strong company work ethic and a corporate culture centred on openness, job satisfaction, and opportunities for learning and growth. We are founding members of (and are based in) Bristol Games Hub, Bristol, UK., located in the heart of Bristol’s buzzing artistic and alternative quarter, Stokes Croft.