Working for TT Games Studios:

TT Games was established in 2005 with the merger of games publisher Giant Interactive and the developer Traveller’s Tales.  We are proud to continue on our mission to be the leading publisher of interactive entertainment for young gamers and their families.  As part of Warner Bros, we have exciting plans for future titles based on the world's biggest entertainment properties.

We are in the business of delighting children and grown-ups alike, with our fun and playful takes on world-famous IP, as part of the LEGO videogame series.  We were extremely proud to have been joined by Playdemic, one of the UK’s most successful free-to-play mobile games developers and publishers.  Playdemic’s most recent title, Golf Clash, is a top-grossing smash hit on iOS and Android.  In 2017, TT Odyssey was established, founded by some of the leading talent in the mobile games industry.  TT Odyssey is the Brighton based, mobile-focused arm of TT Games Studios, designing from the ground-up a LEGO video game as a free-to-play mobile title. 

Working with some of the world’s most beloved brands and giving them a LEGO twist that continues to delight millions around the globe… this is the heartbeat of TT Games Studios. Our work environments are inclusive, relaxed and friendly – many of our talented team list working alongside their fantastic colleagues as one of the best things about their job. Working with one of the most successful videogame franchises in gaming history ranks highly too! We are always on the lookout for bright, talented and motivated people to join our AAA studio and to be part of crafting our future plans, because we know it is exactly that talent and dedication which has made our 30 years of ongoing success possible.

We have offices in four different parts of the UK, with our largest teams in our Knutsford and Wilmslow offices in Cheshire (just a little south of Manchester), and two more in the south of the country. We aim to support work-life balance and offer regular health and wellbeing activities including on-site exercise classes, discounts on a wide range of company and partner products and local services, free online training courses, complimentary fruit, hot and cold drinks, social events and much more. Quite naturally, our studios are a LEGO fan’s dream too – we have loads of great models on display from down the years, and even a couple of life-sized characters from some of our classic titles!  All our studios are conveniently located in great towns, and we offer comprehensive benefit packages with good holiday, flexible working and a generous discretionary bonus scheme.

Knutsford and Wilmslow are leafy, and very popular, market towns nestled in the Cheshire countryside with excellent transport connections to the vibrant city of Manchester. Many of our team live within walking distance, enjoying the many family-friendly amenities and excellent restaurants and bars in the towns, with others choosing to commute from Manchester with its rich industrial heritage, cultural events, shopping and great nightlife… and not forgetting its world-famous sporting successes!

TT Odyssey, our mobile-focused team, can be found in Brighton. Brighton is an amazing, vibrant city, sat between the sea and the beautiful South Downs national park on the south coast of England. It has an active music scene, theatres with varied world-class performances, great shopping, clubbing and enough pubs for you to visit a different one every day of the year. There are annual festivals for performing arts, comedy and epic, three-day, city-wide music festival – The Great Escape.  It’s a fun, cool and exciting place to live with a real community of game developers across the great many studios that call it home.

We also have a small studio housing our publishing team in Maidenhead, a market town situated on the River Thames in Berkshire. Now part of England’s “Silicon Corridor”, it has great history and convenient links to London.

Below are the details of the current vacancies at Tt Games Studios.

Current Vacancies

Executive Director, Service Management

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is a leading worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third-party game titles. WB Games studios include Avalanche, Monolith Productions, NetherRealm Studios, Playdemic, Rocksteady Studios, TT Games, WB Games Boston, WB Games Montreal, WB Games New York, and WB Games San Francisco.

The Executive Director, Service Management’s primary role is to transform the WB Games technology operations model into a mature IT Service Management model that is rooted from best practices and recognised as a Centre of Excellence.  This individual will manage teams to plan, coordinate and direct, as well as design the creation of data driven decision making tools that allow the organisation to be more efficient at delivering solutions while effectively supporting the business in a rapidly growing & changing technology environment. 

This person will also oversee the teams defining and implementing IT operations and support policies, procedures, and best practices.  They will evaluate cost effectiveness and performance of vendors and ensure high level of innovation needed to support our cutting-edge technological ecosystem.  The professional that fills this role will also develop and support the creation of a global Network Operations Centre with instrumented reporting and alerting in place thus enabling our Operations organisation to make informed management decisions.

This position will be responsible for assisting the VP, IT to develop and execute a multi-year IT roadmap and strategic plan to establish and maintain an IT infrastructure that can support studio needs and WB Games’ aggressive growth and expansion plans, while operating at a high level of efficiency.

This role requires strong leadership skills, a very proactive and collaborative working style, the ability to navigate ambiguity and be effective in a matrixed organisation, a commitment to developing talent in the organisation, and competent technical skills.

Job Responsibilities:

Production & Corporate IT Service Management Team Oversight

  • Unify incident, problem, change, release, capacity, and service level management processes, tools and routine reporting across all Production and Corporate IT teams globally.
  • Increase the speed and reliability of change within the WB Games whilst ensuring incidents caused by change are minimised by continuously evaluating potential risk and historical success. Put in place tools and processes to effectively communicate and manage change globally.
  • Ensure accurate fault data is captured within the service support processes globally in order to carry out in-depth trend analysis on the performance of WB Games Technology services, technology, and teams. This will allow WB Games to make data driven decisions in order determine areas of improvement within technology and process on a centralised / global scale.
  • Implement IT process management and governance across all IT support teams throughout WBIE.
  • Identify globally, areas for unification of IT support tools.
  • Consolidated Service Management and Performance Reporting globally.

Key Vendor Contract and Relationship Management Team Oversight

  • Using direct report(s) within a Vendor Management role, manage the top vendors for WB Games Technology services (Corporate and Production IT) in order to assure cost effectiveness and high-performance from our vendor services.
  • Liaise with procurement and finance teams during contract renewals, RFPs, and renegotiations.
  • Routinely review all vendors to identify areas for consolidation and innovation within WB Games Technology services.
  • Manage the performance of vendors using routine service and performance review meetings.
  • Manage the Project Portfolio and Project management resources.

Global Network Operations Centre Team Oversight

  • Lead the scoping, mandate, design, build and rollout of a new Global Network Operations Centre.
  • Consult with all internal senior technology and operations stakeholders globally to collate requirements from each region on a NOC support model. Include these requirements into the above NOC scope and design.
  • Report weekly and monthly on NOC/Service Availability performance to all relevant business units globally.
  • Alongside other Executive Director colleagues, act as a point of executive level escalation for all internal and external customers relating to WB Games Support operating models.
  • Provide day-to-day leadership, management and personal development support to the NOC Manager.
  • Create, follow, and maintain documentation, standards and best practices in alignment with WB and AT&T guidance. Prepare regular and ad-hoc reports with regard to operational metrics and key performance indicators.

Work Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience in IT Service Management and media focused NOC Support.
  • In-depth ITIL and IT Service Management knowledge and certifications.
  • Proven experience in a senior management position with experience managing technology, staff, and budgets.
  • Experience working in a global technology/media environment.
  • Experience in building and launching broadcast or media global Network Operations Centre (highly preferred).
  • Strong technical communications and documentation skills.
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directive and attentive to detail.
  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented collaborative environment (game industry preferred).
  • Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through day-to-day management.

Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or related field required.
  • Cisco Training or certification, Firewall training and certification, policy development training and certification such as CISSP, Microsoft training and certification desired.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Excellent at identifying and managing resources needed to plan, develop and deliver technology services.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across groups of varying discipline and technical level & communicate effectively.
  • People leadership skills, especially with regard to managing remote teams across several time zones.
  • Passion for transforming an organisation and driving continuous improvement.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience building relationships and ensuring end user satisfaction across a large distributed organisation.
  • Strong technology service management budgeting, estimating, planning and objective setting skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge sufficient to plan and manage the implementation of processes, tools, and methods for monitoring and managing the performance of systems and services, in respect of their contribution to business performance and benefits to the business.
  • Technology service operations experience, including prior management experience in at least one service management area (service design, transition, or improvement).  As experience of the full technology service lifecycle is required.
  • Sufficiently strong knowledge to lead technology service continuity planning and implementation within the context of overall business continuity planning.
  • Experience with data analysis and making data-driven leadership decisions.
  • Possess and demonstrate a "can do" attitude. The successful candidate must be able to challenge the norm to enable departmental and company growth.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to readily communicate with all levels of the organisation.
  • Self-starter, organised and detail-oriented team leader.

Other Requirements:

May require weekend and evening hours.  May require domestic and international travel.

Management has the right to add or change duties and job requirements at any time.

To apply please email a cover letter and CV to Kyle Wong, WB Senior Technical Recruiter at kyle.wong@warnerbros.com

Senior Gameplay Designer

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We are seeking to recruit a Senior Gameplay Designer on an initial 18 month fixed term contract based in Knutsford, with a view to becoming a permanent position.

Working with the Creative Director, your role will be to take overall ownership of the core moment to moment gameplay systems in an exciting new action combat game.  This is a great opportunity for an experienced Designer to join a project early to set the direction of the experience, or for a Gameplay Designer looking for the next step in his or her career.

 

Specific Experience:

  • Shipped two or more titles, with at least one of them in the Shooter/Action Adventure genre being desirable.
  • Experience of creating combat and shooting mechanics from the ground up, ideally in Unreal 4.
  • Track record of designing, implementing and balancing so the following systems:
    • Character movement and traversal
    • Weapons and equipment systems
    • Melee combat
    • Health model
    • Loot systems
    • Player camera
    • In game HUD and player information systems
    • Multiplayer game modes

Core Skills

  • Self-starting, able to take ownership of key game systems from initial concept through to completion.
  • Creative thinker, able to come up with ideas that solve problems in simple and elegant ways that put the player first.
  • Ability to produce game systems that take advantage of a project’s unique features and game pillars.
  • Used to working with the production team to break design specifications into actionable tasks.
  • Able to multi-task, prioritise and work to deadlines.
  • Comfortable reviewing and giving feedback on gameplay systems.
  • Details-orientated, quality-focused and player-centric.
  • Experience of Agile development.
  • Enjoys managing and mentoring junior staff members.

To apply please email a covering letter, CV and portfolio to Vicky MacMillan, Senior Recruitment & Resourcing Specialist at jobs@t-tales.com

IT Director

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TT Games Studios Limited are looking for an IT Director who will be an integral member of the TT leadership team and the WBIE global IT team. This role will manage the IT function and closely collaborate with business process owners to identify, recommend, implement and support technology solutions.

In addition, you will oversee and participate in day-to-day IT infrastructure, game technologies, applications and desktop support operations and work closely with colleagues across the wider Warner Bros. group.

We are looking for self-motivated candidates, comfortable with taking ownership and providing leadership in a collaborative manner.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the studio IT team, including recruitment, day to day supervision, development and performance management.
  • Supervise and mentor team, conducting annual reviews and regular 1:1s and other activities designed to ensure a smooth workflow and effective communication.
  • Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the organisation’s executives, department heads, and end users regarding pertinent IT activities.
  • Work closely with the WBIE Global IT team on projects and strategic initiatives
  • Develop and maintain budget for the IT team, as well as IT-related spending within project teams.
  • Ensure appropriate systems are in place to maintain a reliable and productive work environment for studio personnel.
  • Oversee and work on negotiation and administration of vendor, outsourcer, and consultant contracts and service agreements.
  • Work with IT leadership and the studio management team to formulate and deploy long-term strategic plans for enabling efficient technologies and provide the tools needed to support development.

Skill Requirements:

  • Demonstrate relevant IT experience, including time served in a management position.
  • Management and leadership experience.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail.
  • Able to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, sometimes geographically disparate collaborative environment.
  • Proven experience in IT infrastructure strategic planning and project management.
  • Understanding of the game industry technology processes not essential but a plus.

Technical Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent work experience required.
  • Solid understanding and technical knowledge of current network and PC operating systems, hardware, protocols, and standards.
  • Infrastructure knowledge including SANs, firewalls, virtualisation
  • Good understanding of IT concepts such as Cloud Computing and Business Process Automation.
  • Experience with ITIL or similar.
  • Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through to day-to-day management.

To apply please email a covering letter and CV to Vicky MacMillan, Senior Recruitment & Resourcing Specialist at jobs@t-tales.com

Junior Project Coordinator - FTC

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As Junior Project coordinator at TT Games, you will report to the Project Manager and be responsible for supporting all areas of a title’s development.

As an integral part of the Production department, you will assist with all aspects of development, including scheduling, assigning and tracking work. Working alongside a multidisciplinary development team, you will be incredibly driven, dependable and passionate about understanding and pre-empting the team’s requirements, ensuring dependencies are unblocked, to support and drive the implementation of exceptional gameplay experiences.

To achieve this, the role requires team members who have outstanding communication skills, with the ability to articulate technical information and status reports to staff of all levels. In addition, applicants will be required to have excellent time management skills, balancing their own work beside those of the team.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Project Manager and Game Director to interpret designs & specs into tasks & content.
  • Authoring and maintaining schedules as required.
  • Report any problems/ risks uncovered to the Project Manager.
  • Maintaining the JIRA database to ensure all data is in the correct location, has the correct classification/ scrum priority and is reflected on the project whiteboards.
  • Attending meetings & reviews, taking concise and comprehensive notes and passing information to the team as required.
  • Arranging and purchasing food for the development team as required.
  • Working with QA to ensure any testing requirements are covered.
  • Building and tagging versions of the project.
  • Undertaking relevant on-the-job training where required and keep up-to-date with industry advancements and technologies.
  • Other tasks as required.

Skills / Qualifications:

  • Highly organised and proactive, with excellent time management, planning & communication skills.
  • Agile/ SCRUM project management experience advantageous.
  • Experience of Microsoft Project and/ or Excel advantageous.
  • Experience working within a video games development Production role advantageous.
  • Good understanding of in-house tools and software used in development.
  • Practical and methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Demonstrates dependability and commitment to project/ tasks.
  • Flexible approach with the ability to adapt with change.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines.

This is initially for a fixed term period from the beginning of February 2020 until the end of August 2020.

Deadline for applications is the 8th January 2020.

To apply please email a covering letter and CV to Alex Brilus, HR/Resourcing Apprentice at jobs@t-tales.com

Finance Assistant - placement

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As the Finance Intern, you will gain valuable work experience within a AAA games company, where you will expect to receive opportunities, development and support to enable you to learn and grow throughout your placement.

During the course of the year, you will have the opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge of TT Games and the wider Warner Bros. business, and being part of a small finance team will allow greater exposure into how the finance team sits within a global organisation.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, who will assign your tasks, you will work together on projects, and as your experience grows you will gain key skills and insight that will help you thrive in your final year of university.

Your working hours will be 37.5 a week, Monday to Friday with core hours being between 10.00am and 4.00pm for the 12-month placement.

Main Responsibilities:

• Update the quarterly LEGO royalty reports from the quarterly statement backing.
• Assist with company forecasts for all operating companies.
• Assist with month end reporting – local management and WB reporting.
• Complete relevant balance sheet reconciliations.
• Assist in preparation of month end journals.
• Support the FC with preparing the statutory information schedules for the external auditors.
• Completing national statistics returns.
• Assist with the submission of monthly credit card returns.
• Deal with procurement & AP issues, and refer upwards as appropriate.
• Provide support for staff sales reconciliations (LEGO and WB DVDs).
• Document and maintain file of processes undertaken by the role.
• Ad hoc projects.

Skills & Qualifications:

• Currently in full-time education, preferably in Finance & Accounting, and looking for an internship as part of a degree programme.
• Excellent communication skills.
• An attention to detail.
• Good time management and planning skills.
• Good understanding of MS Office especially MS Excel.
• An interest developing as a finance professional.
• Flexible approach with the ability to adapt to changes.
• Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines.

To apply please email a covering letter and CV to Alex Brilus, HR & Resourcing Apprentice at jobs@t-tales.com

In-Game Animator

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As an In-Game Animator on the team based in Knutsford, you will be expected to create consistently high quality animations for in-game use, be able to provide great characterisation to your characters, have an eye for detail and a feel for what works in game, and be an effective user of game engines to realise this. You will communicate well and work effectively with other Animators, Riggers, Designers, Artists, Programmers and Production on a day-to-day basis. 

We welcome applications from experienced Animators within and outside of the games industry.  You will have the opportunity to work within the highly successful and creative Animation department producing high quality in-game animation.

The ideal candidates should be able to demonstrate their skills and experience in the following:

  • Demonstrate quality animation skills with good timing and strong characterisation.
  • Show a sound understanding of animation principles.
  • Able to deliver strong physical performance in their animations.
  • In-depth knowledge of animating in Maya.
  • Familiarity with Unity and/or Unreal Engine is a bonus.
  • We're looking for candidates who are self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Respond well to feedback and able to act on it.
  • Technically competent and have a thorough understanding of animation processes.
  • A good communicator and at ease with working in a team.
  • Capable of working to tight deadlines.
  • Degree, related qualification or equivalent experience in Animation.
  • Experience working within games highly desirable.

To apply please email a covering letter, CV and showreel to Vicky MacMillan, Senior Recruitment & Resourcing Specialist at jobs@t-tales.com

Facilities Coordinator

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TT Games Group (TTG) part of Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, is based in the North West of England and operates from a number of sites across the UK.  The TT Games Facilities Manager looks after all TTG properties, servicing the needs of over 600 staff across the multiple sites.

As a Facilities Coordinator, you will be supporting the Facilities Manager of TT Games in providing a full FM service across all sites and assisting with internal projects and office moves.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for the day-to-day delivery of Facilities services.
  • First point of contact for all reactive works.
  • Maintain statutory records for studio Health & Safety.
  • Manage, supervise and coordinate the work of contractors.
  • Compile weekly and monthly update reports.
  • Regular travel between sites as and when required.

Relevant Previous Work Experience:

  • Previous experience within an FM environment is desirable but not essential.
  • Demonstrable experience working with SLA’s and KPI’s.
  • Proven ability to manage external suppliers to achieve superior levels of service.
  • Able to demonstrate management and knowledge of both hard and soft services requirements of buildings.

Skills Required:

  • Highly organised, with excellent communication skills, you will be able to re-prioritise tasks on an ongoing basis.
  • Effective time management and assessment of workload.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employee within the organisation.
  • Capacity to deal with ambiguity and solve complex problems effectively.
  • Report creation and monitoring of SLA on service contracts.

To apply please email a covering letter and CV to Vicky MacMillan, Senior Recruitment & Resourcing Specialist at jobs@t-tales.com

Desktop Support Technician

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We are seeking to recruit a Desktop Support Technician based within our IT team in Knutsford.

The Desktop Support Technician will be responsible for supporting the studio’s staff’s technology needs. This is a technology-focussed environment so demands on the support team tend to be more technical than in other industries.

Main Responsibilities:

  • First line support including handling requests and general troubleshooting.
  • Managing work through the ticketing system.
  • Assembling and repairing end user hardware.
  • Management of end user software, drivers, etc.
  • Setup, update, and fault diagnosis of console platforms and development kits.
  • Working with the asset management system to maintain the inventory and allocate software licenses.
  • Assisting with basic network management such as patching and maintain switches.
  • Administration of user accounts, mailing list and permissions.
  • Maintaining end user and IT team documentation.
  • Assisting with maintaining security standards and policies.
  • Working with other team members on issue resolution.
  • Collaborating with other IT staff on larger projects.
  • Resolution of security vulnerabilities.
  • Any other ad-hoc IT duties that may be required to provide an effective and efficient service.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Support desk level knowledge of Windows operating systems.
  • Excellent fault-finding and troubleshooting skills.
  • Basic knowledge of PowerShell.
  • Knowledge of management of user accounts in Active Directory.
  • Ability to work in a challenging environment, where multiple demands on your time may arrive simultaneously.
  • Able to work well in a team environment on both shared and solo assignments.
  • Ability to build desktop PCs from hardware components.
  • Understanding of basic network technologies.
  • Good communication and documentation skills.
  • Experience of ITIL or the Games Development industry would be an advantage.
  • MacOS and Jamf experience is desirable.

To apply please email a covering letter and CV to Vicky MacMillan, Senior Recruitment & Resourcing Specialist at jobs@t-tales.com

Lead Character Rigger

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We are seeking to recruit a Lead Character Rigger to join the In-Game Animation team based at our studio in Wilmslow.

As a Lead Character Rigger on the team, you will be expected to creatively and technically lead the rigging team and work alongside Animators, Designers, Artists, Programmers and Production on a day-to-day basis.  You will have the opportunity to work within the highly successful and creative Animation department producing high quality rigs and tools.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Support all aspects of the Animation pipeline, with an emphasis on enabling the creative team with tools and control rigs, and overcoming technical and repetitive tasks.
  • Manage and direct the Character Rigging team across projects so that the tools and rigs are created to a consistently high standard and in a timely manner.
  • Liaise with the Project Leads and Managers to schedule work and ensure that any requirements, such as character art assets and animation rigs are delivered in due time for animation.
  • Advise Animation Heads of Department of resourcing requirements.
  • Identify pipeline issues on a per project basis and design and implement relevant changes where appropriate.
  • Identify repetitive tasks and create tools to aid the creative team to increase productivity.
  • Ensure assets created are stored in appropriate data repositories.
  • Ensure that all assets are well-organised and optimal at all times.
  • Use commercial and in-house tools to integrate characters, rigs and tools into the project data, ensuring data is functional and to a high standard.
  • Request and develop enhancements of in-house tools for the team and as per project requirements.
  • Communicate issues to the Character Rigging team and all animators, both technical and creative as appropriate.
  • Undertake relevant on the job training where required and keep up to date with industry advancements and technologies.

Line Management Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing recruitment of new employees in conjunction with Human Resources.
  • Carrying out local inductions and probationary reviews for all new starters.
  • Regularly reviewing employee performance through appraisals and regular one-to-ones to ensure performance targets and expected behaviours are delivered.
  • Provide / arrange any required on the job training and coaching for the team.
  • Ensure adequate staffing levels to cover for absence and busy periods.
  • Identifying and ensuring that all employee relation matters are dealt with in line with company policies and procedures, and in liaison with Human Resources.
  • Delegating work to employees and monitoring output.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Degree or equivalent in Animation or related filmmaking.
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills.
  • Experience managing a team.
  • Collaborative and enabling attitude.
  • Comfortable working with large teams of animators.
  • In-depth knowledge of Maya.
  • Familiar with Unity and/or Unreal Engine.
  • Excellent understanding of Animation and Rigging principles, and the ability to practically utilise that understanding within Maya.
  • Excellent understanding of MEL or Python scripting languages.
  • C++ a strong advantage.

Deadline for applications is 31st January 2020.

To apply please email a covering letter and CV to Vicky MacMillan, Senior Recruitment & Resourcing Specialist at jobs@t-tales.com

Lead Game Programmer

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As a Lead Game Programmer at TT Games Studios you will report into the Head of Game Programming and be part of a dedicated and dynamic team working closely with our talented animators, artists and designers on games including our award-winning LEGO series.

You are currently working in a senior game programming position looking for the next step in your career with a strong working knowledge of programming in C/C++.

Main Responsibilities

  • Analyse and understand the game design documents in order to define the required functionalities and the game system that must be developed.
  • Comply with all coding standards, ensuring the creation of high quality, performance-minded code.
  • Write game specific code for levels; level / creature scripts and frontend / HUDs / in game menus and bosses.
  • Work closely with other departments to create levels in accordance to game design documents.
  • Correct identified gameplay bugs.
  • Exploration of new practices to continually improve the quality of game development.
  • Regular review of code, scripting and level implementation to ensure it is of the required quality.
  • Allocating tasks, schedules and bugs to Programmers.
  • Assisting Head of Game Programming when required.
  • Identify poorly coded / implemented systems and restructure existing code to make it more efficient.
  • Collaborate with other functions in developing the tools required to make the necessary gameplay adjustments.
  • Keep up to date with industry advancements and technologies.
  • Identifying and ensuring that all employee relations matters (including absence, performance and conduct) are dealt with in line with Company policies and procedures and in liaison with Human Resources.
  • Ensuring adequate staffing levels to cover for absence and busy periods.
  • Carrying out local inductions and probationary reviews for all new starters to ensure competence in the full range of tasks they are required to undertake.
  • Mentoring Programmers and Junior Programmers with direction from Head of Game Programming.
  • Carrying out employee review with direction from Head of Game Programming.
  • Delegating work to employees and monitoring output
  • Providing / arranging any required on-the-job training and coaching.
  • Work with production to identify and escalate risk.
  • Approachable and friendly manner.  Able to work well in a team.

Relevant Experience:

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or the equivalent in experience.
  • Demonstrable experience of programming in C/C++.
  • Worked at senior level or higher on at least one shipped title on mobile or console.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Computer Science or related subject.
  • Fluent in C++ and object oriented programming.
  • Demonstrates dependability and commitments to projects / tasks.
  • Ability to think creatively to solve coding problems.
  • Ability to debug difficult problems.

To apply please email your covering letter and CV to Vicky MacMillan, Senior Recruitment & Resourcing Specialist at jobs@t-tales.com

Junior & Mid-Level Game Programmers

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TT Games Studios are seeking to recruit a number of Junior to Mid-Level Game Programmers based in Knutsford and Wilmslow.  Recent graduates will also be considered.

The Gameplay Team work alongside designers, gameplay artists, final artists, animators, VFX artists, and SFX artists to implement the level and hub designs on the license based LEGO games.  Upon joining, you will be assigned to a senior programmer on a team who will act as a mentor, guiding you through our code base and getting you up to speed as quickly as possible.  The project you will be on will be an unannounced major IP based LEGO game built on a new engine currently in development.  This gives you the chance to be involved in the new engine from day one, influencing its design and implementation.  On a daily basis, you may be expected to:

  • Work with animators, artists and designers to implement a level design.
  • Provide creative input from a technical perspective in to the level design.
  • Using Utility AI, implement friendly party AI.
  • Using Utility AI, Implement enemy AI.
  • Using Utility AI, Implement Boss AI.
  • Implement bespoke Lego.
  • Write reusable systems to help implement the above.
  • Construct the streaming framework for the open world hubs.
  • Create reusable and bespoke quests for the open world hubs.
  • Create gameplay systems for the hubs (Races, Quests, LEGO Combos, Teleportation mechanic etc).
  • Create bespoke mini-games.
  • Use C++ and the scripting language to achieve the above.
  • Write GUI systems.
  • Implement achievements, trophies, and rich presence.
  • Make the game FUN!

The ideal candidates will have:

  • Demonstrably strong talent for programming game-play and mechanics, with a clear understanding of what makes games 'feel' good.
  • Passion for working closely with world-class artists, animators and designers; supporting their developing day-to-day needs for game-play technology and associated tools.
  • A highly self-motivated team player with the ability to dive in, understand code, and learn quickly.
  • Fluent in object-oriented C++ with strong debugging and documentation skills.
  • Strong 3D maths and physics skills.
  • A good degree or post-graduate qualification, or relevant experience, in Computer Science or a related subject.
  • Provide time estimates for complex programming tasks.
  • Mentor Junior Programmers.
  • Analyse the design documents for risk and provide creative solutions.
  • Demonstrable experience in the games industry.

To apply please email a covering letter, CV and portfolio to Vicky MacMillan, Senior Recruitment & Resourcing Specialist at jobs@t-tales.com

Senior Tools Programmer

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Join the team that makes building the LEGO games possible! Working together with Art, Animation and Design teams, you will help make cutting-edge editors and craft a great user experience for our Creative departments. The tools you forge will be used for building content for AAA games on all current platforms (including mobile and console) across the studios within the Tt group.

We are seeking to recruit Senior Tools Programmer on a permanent contract based at our studio in Wilmslow.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and develop software for other departments.
  • Maintain and develop automatic test suites for checking the quality of released tool chains.
  • Develop release and distribution mechanisms allowing Art and Design Leads the control they want for handling the distribution of new tools technology.
  • Assist with general game system code and server tool support.
  • Minimise platform specific or special case code.
  • Maximise re-use of code.
  • Ensure that code is designed and written to be robust and stable with minimal bugs
  • Ensure that code builds and any problems are resolved prior to committing.
  • Contributing to the ongoing development of tools-related technologies.
  • Identify poorly coded / implemented systems and restructure existing code to make it more efficient.
  • Debugging difficult problems.
  • Support Lead Programmer in supplying cover where required.
  • Assume responsibility for systems and be able to resolve problems when required.
  • Identify deficiencies across systems maintained by the team.
  • Assist Lead Programmer in designing architecture.
  • Undertake relevant on-the-job training where required and keep up to date with industry advancements and technologies.
  • Provide coaching to Senior Programmers, Programmers and Junior Programmers where appropriate and with direction from the Lead Programmer.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Computer Science, Maths or related subject.
  • Fluent in C++ and object oriented programming.
  • Knowledge of C#/WPF.
  • Sound knowledge of 3D maths.
  • Demonstrates dependability and commitment to projects / tasks.
  • Ability to think creatively to solve coding problems.
  • Flexible approach with the ability to adapt with change.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.


To apply please email a covering letter and CV to Vicky MacMillan, Senior Recruitment & Resourcing Specialist at jobs@t-tales.com