Working for Tt Games

Tt Games is in the business of delighting children and grown-ups alike, with our fun and playful takes on world-famous IPs, as part of the LEGO videogame series.  Tt have been making brilliant games for more than 25 years, with over 200 million copies sold to date and 5 BAFTA wins.  As part of Warner Bros, we have exciting plans for future titles based on the world's biggest entertainment properties.

In late 2016 we were extremely proud to be joined by Playdemic, one of the UK’s most successful free-to-play mobile games developers and publishers. Their most recent title, Golf Clash, is a top-grossing smash hit on iOS and Android.  Exciting news continued into 2017 as 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 Traveller’s Tales, designing from the ground-up a LEGO video game as a free to play mobile title.

We are always on the lookout for bright, talented and motivated people to join our AAA studio and to be part of everything we do, because we know it is the talent and dedication of our employees that has made our more than 25 years of success possible.

Tt Games offers successful candidates a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  Our work environment is inclusive, relaxed and friendly – one of the best things about working here is our fantastic people!  We aim to support work-life balance, and some of the benefits we’re most proud of include: flexitime and other family-friendly benefits; discretionary bonus scheme; company pension scheme and life assurance.  We also offer perks such as regular health and wellbeing activities (including on-site exercise classes), discounts on a wide range of company and partner products, free online training courses, complimentary fruit and a wide selection of drinks, social events and much more! 

Below are the details of the current vacancies at Tt Games and Playdemic.

Current Vacancies

UI Artist - TT Odyssey - Brighton

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As a UI/UX Artist on the team, you will be expected to work alongside Designers, other Artists, Programmers and Producer on a day-to-day basis, providing high quality assets that achieve the production and quality goals set for the project. You will also work closely with the Creative Director in setting the style and quality standard for all front-end elements of the game.

You will need to take a thoughtful approach to solving complex User Interface problems, often prototyping multiple ideas that you will evolve and iterate in search of the optimal solution.

You will be expected to estimate timescales for your tasks in advance and deliver milestones as part of the development process.  You should be able to show creative leadership to the art team, inspiring them to work to their potential and take pride in what they produce.

Core Skills & Experience

  • Experienced UI artist to join in-house games team with strong portfolio displaying a number of UI/UX projects.
  • Demonstrable experience within a games studio, OR stellar portfolio demonstrating equivalent skill, talent and know-how of a more experienced artist.
  • Experience of wireframe prototyping and demonstrable experience iterating and working through usability issues.
  • High level of execution at design stage to develop highly polished, engaging and intuitive interfaces.
  • Experience with modern animation processes to create slick and clear interaction design and in-game anims.
  • Demonstrable experience in some or all of the following packages; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and/or similar.
  • Good working knowledge of Unity a plus, specifically knowledge of Unity's layout and animation system.
  • Knowledge of any contemporary prototyping software like Figma / Adobe XD an advantage.
  • Mobile experience also an advantage.

To apply please email a covering letter, CV and portfolio to Vicky MacMillan, Recruiter at jobs@t-tales.com

About TT Odyssey

Founded in 2017 by some of the leading talent in the mobile games industry, TT Odyssey is the Brighton based, mobile-focused arm of Traveller’s Tales, part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and the makers of best-selling LEGO titles including “LEGO Star Wars” and “LEGO Dimensions”.  This is the first time that a LEGO video game has been designed from the ground-up as a free to play, mobile title.  Quality and innovation is extremely important in this endeavour.  We aim to be at the top of the charts and are looking for people to whom that goal is important.  We are well funded, independent in spirit and working with the best Intellectual Properties in the world. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that!

Our culture and values place great emphasis upon open communication, autonomy and empowerment. We believe in encouraging people to be the best they can be and giving them the tools to achieve their goals.  Our team is small, supportive and collaborative.  We like everyone to be involved in the design process and value staff who can work independently.  Our people are expected to organise their time and workload themselves so we can avoid excessive layers of management.  This leads to a flat structure where everyone is respected and listened to.

TT offers successful candidates a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  Our work environment is inclusive, relaxed and friendly – one of the best things about working here is our fantastic people!  We aim to support work-life balance, and some of the benefits we are most proud of include flexitime and other family-friendly benefits; discretionary bonus scheme; company pension scheme and life assurance.  We also offer perks such as regular health and wellbeing activities, discounts on a wide range of company and partner products, free online training courses, complimentary fruit and a wide selection of drinks, social events and much more! 

We expect high levels of ambition and innovation from our colleagues and an ability to flourish within the dynamic entertainment industry in which the company operates.

Mobile Engine Programmer

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Traveller’s Tales are looking for a Mobile Engine Programmer to join the existing technology team in Wilmslow.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within a highly successful and creative team supporting the development of multiple AAA titles across a wide range of platforms. Working closely with our content and game teams supporting our efforts to create great games for mobile devices, this is an opportunity to play a key role in the ongoing success of TT Games.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work within our rendering team supporting mobile graphical development.
  • Help to develop mobile focused features and systems.
  • Support current and future mobile game projects.
  • Assist with profiling and performance investigation.
  • Assist with device compatibility and app scalability issues.

Core Skills & Experience:

  • Strong C/C++ skills.
  • Experience of iOS or Android C++ development.
  • Knowledge of iOS development tools and SDKs, or Android NDK/SDK.
  • Experience of one or more graphics API (e.g. Metal, OpenGL/GLES, DirectX, Vulkan).
  • Experience of either Windows or Mac OSX development environments.

Desirable Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent professional experience.
  • Be highly motived, with a passion for games.
  • Experience within a mobile gaming environment is a distinct advantage.

To apply please email a covering letter and CV and send to Vicky MacMillan, Recruiter at jobs@t-tales.com

Coder for Mini Games - Playdemic

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As a Mini Games Coder at Playdemic you will be part of a dedicated and dynamic team developing high quality mini games for the mobile hit Golf Clash. Reporting to the Head of User Acquisition, you will work closely with client-side developers and the wider marketing team. You must be comfortable working in an agile environment. You’ll also be expected to estimate timescales for your tasks in advance and deliver milestones as part of the development process.

You will need to be a coder who is self-motivated and a strong team player. You take pride in your work and you understand how to deliver a quality product. You have a passion for games and you want to make games to be played by millions of people across the world. This is an excellent opportunity to work in one of the fastest-growing areas of mobile gaming.

Core Skills & Experience:

  • Strong and demonstrable JavaScript coding experience
  • Understanding of up to date best practices in writing HTML5 Games
  • Excellent C/C++ coding skills
  • Adequate knowledge of Objects Oriented Programming and web game development
  • Interest in using JavaScript to develop augmented reality experiences

Desirable Attributes

  • Possessing a strong portfolio that demonstrates game development skills ideally on mobile platforms
  • Experience within a mobile gaming environment is a distinct advantage
  • Objective C

To apply please email a covering letter and CV to Vicky MacMillan, Recruiter at jobs@t-tales.com

About Playdemic

Founded in 2010 by leading Games Industry entrepreneurs, Playdemic is a developer and publisher of mobile games, focused on creating premium free-to-play game services for iOS, Android and Facebook platforms. We are a highly ambitious company committed to making chart-topping products. Our culture and values place great emphasis upon open communication, autonomy and empowerment. We believe in encouraging people to be the best they can be and giving them the tools to achieve their goals.

Golf Clash has been downloaded over 65 million times on iOS and Android and is the number 1 grossing mobile sports game in the US. The game won “Best Mobile Game” at the 2018 BAFTA Awards and Mobile Game Awards.

Acquired by Traveller’s Tales, part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and the makers of best-selling LEGO titles including “LEGO Star Wars” and “LEGO Dimensions”, Playdemic is embarking on its next exciting chapter and we’re looking forward to lovingly crafting the next generation of LEGO mobile titles. As a result, we’re looking for passionate, dedicated individuals to join us on the next part of our journey.

Playdemic offers successful candidates a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  Our work environment is inclusive, relaxed and friendly – one of the best things about working here is our fantastic people!  We aim to support work-life balance, and some of the benefits we’re most proud of include: flexitime and other family-friendly benefits; discretionary bonus scheme; company pension scheme and life assurance.  We also offer perks such as regular health and wellbeing activities (including on-site exercise classes), discounts on a wide range of company and partner products, free online training courses, complimentary fruit and a wide selection of drinks, social events and much more!

We expect high levels of ambition and innovation from our colleagues and an ability to flourish within the dynamic entertainment industry in which the company operates.

Animator - TT Odyssey

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We’re looking for a talented animator to join our team at TT Odyssey in Brighton. You will be expected to work alongside Artists, Designers, Programmers and Producer on a day-to-day basis, providing high quality animations that achieve the production and quality goals set for the project.

Core Skills & Experience

  • Passion to create high quality animation with ability to apply them to video game development.
  • Excellent Animation skills with a great eye for humour and comic timing.
  • Demonstrable experience within a games studio, OR stellar portfolio demonstrating equivalent skill, talent and know-how of an experienced animator
  • Strong portfolio displaying a good understanding of animation principles
  • Experience of animating in Maya
  • Understanding of Skinning and Rigging Characters.
  • Practical and methodical approach to both technical and creative problem-solving
  • Demonstrates dependability and commitment to projects / tasks
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines

To apply please email a covering letter, CV and showreel to Vicky MacMillan, Recruiter at jobs@t-tales.com

About TT Odyssey

Founded in 2017 by some of the leading talent in the mobile games industry, TT Odyssey is the Brighton based, mobile-focused arm of Traveller’s Tales, part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and the makers of best-selling LEGO titles including “LEGO Star Wars” and “LEGO Dimensions”.  This is the first time that a LEGO video game has been designed from the ground-up as a free to play, mobile title.  Quality and innovation is extremely important in this endeavour.  We aim to be at the top of the charts and are looking for people to whom that goal is important.  We are well funded, independent in spirit and working with the best Intellectual Properties in the world. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that!

Our culture and values place great emphasis upon open communication, autonomy and empowerment. We believe in encouraging people to be the best they can be and giving them the tools to achieve their goals.  Our team is small, supportive and collaborative.  We like everyone to be involved in the design process and value staff who can work independently.  Our people are expected to organise their time and workload themselves so we can avoid excessive layers of management.  This leads to a flat structure where everyone is respected and listened to.

TT offers successful candidates a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  Our work environment is inclusive, relaxed and friendly – one of the best things about working here is our fantastic people!  We aim to support work-life balance, and some of the benefits we are most proud of include flexitime and other family-friendly benefits; discretionary bonus scheme; company pension scheme and life assurance.  We also offer perks such as regular health and wellbeing activities, discounts on a wide range of company and partner products, free online training courses, complimentary fruit and a wide selection of drinks, social events and much more! 

We expect high levels of ambition and innovation from our colleagues and an ability to flourish within the dynamic entertainment industry in which the company operates.

Assistant Producer - Playdemic

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If you want to create games for millions of players to enjoy on the go, then this is the job you’ve been looking for. Playdemic are seeking to recruit an Assistant Producer to work with the Game Producer delivering world leading, mass market, top 20 games. Working with a talented team of developers, designers and artists your job will be to help develop great game ideas into new releases.

Reporting to the Game Producer you will be responsible for the supporting all aspects of game development, to launch one of Playdemic’s new games. You will have experience of game development and organising a development team of 15 or more people to help produce outstanding player experiences.

We want you to support and drive the implementation of new features and functions that make the game more profitable, viral and most importantly fun! You will proactively learn the business intelligence tools, in order to help apply metrics-driven development based on actual user behaviour.

You’ll be one step ahead – maintaining workflow, managing JIRA issues and helping to ensure releases and launches run smoothly. This role is all about communication, and your input into the smooth running of the studio will be vital.

Core Skills & Experience

  • Experience working in a Game Development studio
  • Experienced with Production tools, including JIRA or similar task tracking solutions
  • Highly organised with excellent time management and communication skills
  • Work with the Producer to translate game designs and art concepts into game content
  • Work with the Producer and 3rd parties on brand and technology solutions
  • Experience with risk management and effective problem solver
  • Good combination of product sense (creative) and people skills
  • Detail orientated, quality focused and player centric
  • Collaborative and able to foster relationships
  • High levels of energy and drive
  • Curious and fast learner

Desirable Attributes

  • Experience in developing, running and maintaining free-to-play, mobiles games is desirable
  • Agile project management experience advantageous
  • Experience in free to play games and micro transactions
  • Business education or experience in business focused roles

To apply please email a covering letter and CV to Vicky MacMillan, Recruiter at jobs@t-tales.com

About Playdemic

Founded in 2010 by leading Games Industry entrepreneurs, Playdemic is a developer and publisher of mobile games, focused on creating premium free-to-play game services for iOS, Android and Facebook platforms. We are a highly ambitious company committed to making chart-topping products. Our culture and values place great emphasis upon open communication, autonomy and empowerment. We believe in encouraging people to be the best they can be and giving them the tools to achieve their goals.

Golf Clash has been downloaded over 40 million times on iOS and Android and is the number 1 grossing mobile sports game in the US. The game won “Best Mobile Game” at the 2018 BAFTA Awards and Mobile Game Awards.

Acquired by Traveller’s Tales, part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and the makers of best-selling LEGO titles including “LEGO Star Wars” and “LEGO Dimensions”, Playdemic is embarking on its next exciting chapter and we are looking forward to lovingly crafting the next generation of LEGO mobile titles. As a result, we’re looking for passionate, dedicated individuals to join us on the next part of our journey.

Playdemic offers successful candidates a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  Our work environment is inclusive, relaxed and friendly – one of the best things about working here is our fantastic people!  We aim to support work-life balance, and some of the benefits we’re most proud of include: flexitime and other family-friendly benefits; discretionary bonus scheme; company pension scheme and life assurance.  We also offer perks such as regular health and wellbeing activities (including on-site exercise classes), discounts on a wide range of company and partner products, free online training courses, complimentary fruit and a wide selection of drinks, social events and much more!

We expect high levels of ambition and innovation from our colleagues and an ability to flourish within the dynamic entertainment industry in which the company operates.

Principle Multiplayer Designer

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As a Principle Multiplayer Designer at TT Games, you will take responsibility for producing game design documents and communicating those designs to the team. You will be involved in every aspect of the design and production process. 

This is a very hands-on role where you’ll be editing scripts and setting variables to decide and iterate on the behaviours of game objects.  You will need to distil the vision of the Game Director, the feedback from the team, feedback from players in users tests and the live service and any analytics data down into meaningful changes to the numbers beneath the hood of the game. 

You will be an experienced and passionate individual who takes your career in game design seriously, and are regarded as one of the best in your field. You’re ambitious to see your designs played and enjoyed by millions of people. You will need to be extremely creative, but also able to apply logic and analytical thought to the medium. You will also be able to communicate your ideas well both verbally and in writing, and take pride in seeing your ideas come to fruition over the development process. With a deep understanding of game mechanics you’ll be adept at using creating, refining and testing the underlying core gameplay systems. A self-starter, you will be able to work independently and with minimal supervision.

Main Responsibilities

  • Working on optimising monetisation mechanics and driving membership conversion.
  • Reviewing key performance indicators and trends of their online games.
  • Planning and executing live events, sales and promotional offers.
  • Analysing monetisation strategies of competitive games.
  • Interpret the Game Director’s creative vision and Senior Management’s product strategy into everyday project development.
  • Create and maintain high quality documentation.

Core Skills & Experience

  • Extensive experience within the games industry as a game designer, particularly MMO and/or free-to-play.
  • A deep understanding of monetisation techniques and best practice within games.
  • Very strong verbal, visual and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to work with a Game Director to translate their vision into in-game content.
  • Creative thinker, able to come up with ideas that solve problems in simple and elegant ways that put the player first.
  • Demonstrable experience working with gameplay data to produce balanced, fun systems.
  • Understanding of the commercial requirements of a product with the ability to communicate the business case as well as the player experience.
  • Demonstrate a passion for games and game design as a career.
  • Able to multi-task, prioritise and work to deadlines.
  • Details-orientated, quality-focused and player-centric.
  • Ability to work independently as well part of a team.

To apply please email your covering letter and CV to Vicky MacMillan, Recruiter at jobs@t-tales.com

About TT Games

Responsible for the best-selling and BAFTA-winning LEGO videogame series, TT Games is in the business of delighting children and grown-ups alike. With more than 25 years of success behind our studio, and as a valued part of Warner Bros since 2007, we have incredibly exciting plans for future titles based on the world's biggest entertainment properties.

In late 2016 we were extremely proud to be joined by Playdemic, one of the UK’s most successful free-to-play mobile games developers and publishers. Their most recent title, Golf Clash, is a top-grossing smash hit on iOS and Android.  Exciting news continued into 2017 as 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 Traveller’s Tales, designing from the ground-up a LEGO video game as a free to play mobile title.

We are always on the lookout for bright, talented and motivated people to join our AAA studio and to be part of everything we do, because we know it is the talent and dedication of our employees that has made our more than 25 years of success possible.

TT Games offers successful candidates a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  Our work environment is inclusive, relaxed and friendly – one of the best things about working here is our fantastic people!  We aim to support work-life balance, and some of the benefits we’re most proud of include: flexitime and other family-friendly benefits; discretionary bonus scheme; company pension scheme and life assurance.  We also offer perks such as regular health and wellbeing activities (including on-site exercise classes), discounts on a wide range of company and partner products, free online training courses, complimentary fruit and a wide selection of drinks, social events and much more! 

We expect high levels of ambition and innovation from our colleagues and an ability to flourish within the dynamic entertainment industry in which the company operates.

Junior Network Programmer

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We are looking for a Junior Network Programmer to join our Game Technology team. The Game Technology team is part of the Engine Room Department, and is responsible for creating and maintaining the nuts and bolts that glue our award winning games together.  This is a permanent position based at our studio in Wilmslow.

You will be working with every platform conceivable, from hand-held devices, through desktop computers to consoles both current and next generation. Because of this, you will be using a wide variety of development environments and programming languages and tackling technical challenges of every sort. No day will be the same, and you won't be bored!

During your day you will be working with all the internal development departments in TT Games: the game programmers, the low level renderer programmers, the artists and designers who produce the amazing content that makes our games alive, the production team who manage the process and the publishers who get our games out to the public. Finally, but not least, you will liaise with the platform holders to resolve technical challenges and overcome any submission problems that come with the fast pace of the console and hand held market.

You will be expected to get involved with all aspects of the TT Games code base to ensure each programming department works effectively together. For that reason, you will need to have experience with working with large code bases and be able to understand other people's code quickly. Particular areas of expertise would be helpful in tools, networking and online, and resource management.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A keen interest in online games and the technology and architecture behind them.
  • A good degree in Computer Science, Math or Physics or related subject (2.i or above) or equivalent experience
  • Fluent in C++ and object oriented programming
  • A structured approach to programming with the desire to write clean, well commented, documented and maintainable code.
  • A positive can do attitude coupled with the ability to get things done.
  • Some experience of low level socket based network game programming.
  • Familiarity with online/web technologies such as endpoints (REST).

A strong candidate will also have one or more of the following:

  • Experience programming consoles at a low-level on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, macOS and PC.
  • Understanding of machine architecture.
  • Strong 3D math skills.
  • Strong debugging skills in a multi-threaded / multi-core environment.
  • The ability to analyse and optimise algorithms for efficiency.
  • Knowledge of Python, SQL, Java.

To apply please email a covering letter and CV to Vicky MacMillan, Recruiter at jobs@t-tales.com

Gameplay Programmer FTC

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We are looking to recruit a Game Programmer into the Gameplay team in Knutsford on a fixed term contract until the end of August 2019. Working on games including our award-winning LEGO series, the successful candidate will be working with our very successful cross-platform codebase.

We welcome applications from experienced programmers and also happy to hear from recent graduates.

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 or samples of work to Vicky MacMillan, Recruiter at jobs@t-tales.com

Technical Artist

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TT Games are looking for a talented Technical Artist to join the team based across our Knutsford and Wilmslow studio. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within our highly talented and creative team on exciting AAA console games.

Essential:

  • Passion for tools and pipelines with a focus on future areas and trends.
  • Easy going attitude - being flexible with new ideas and most importantly open to direction and iteration.
  • Ability to communicate and work with artists, coders & designers in a dynamic team environment.
  • Willing to help others and ask for help where needed.
  • Prepared to learn new tools during production.
  • Proactive in sharing information and assets.
  • A keen gamer and an appreciation of the visuals and user experience on all platforms.

Experience:

  • Demonstrable commercial experience, ideally within the games industry with a few games under your belt.
  • Excellent technical skills to manage assets that fit memory, design, and frame rate limitations.
  • Expert knowledge in at least one of following areas: Modelling, Shaders / Materials, Animation and Vfx
  • Excellent at both technical and creative problem-solving.
  • Experience implementing efficient Rigs for Characters / Vehicles.
  • Character skinning and physics simulation setup.
  • Great working knowledge and proficiency in Autodesk Maya and Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience at creating Custom Tools, Scripts and Shaders
  • We make AAA quality games that have to be intuitive and slick. You would need to be hungry to make them even better!

Advantageous:

  • Knowledge of software like 3DSMax, ZBrush, Houdini, Modo, Substance Designer / Painter.
  • Experience in MEL, Python, C# scripting.
  • Knowledge of game engines such as Unity or Unreal.

To apply please email a covering letter , CV and link to your portfolio to Vicky MacMillan, Recruiter at jobs@t-tales.com

Game Mechanics Programmers - FTC

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We’re looking for bright, talented & motivated people to join our Game Mechanics team at TT on fixed term contracts. We have a variety of positions available based at either our Knutsford or Wilmslow offices, and are very open to hearing from recent graduates right up to senior level. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain some invaluable experience, whilst working on AAA game titles.

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.
  • Firm understanding of how to create APIs and Tools which are intuitive, flexible and efficient.
  • 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.

To apply please email a covering letter, CV and portfolio to Vicky MacMillan, Recruiter at jobs@t-tales.com

Associate Lead 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 an Associate Lead 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, Recruiter at jobs@t-tales.com

Game Designer - TT Odyssey - Brighton

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As a Game Designer at TT Odyssey, you will take responsibility for producing game design documents and communicating those designs to the team. You will be involved in every aspect of the design and production process. 

This is a very hands-on role where you’ll be using Unity directly – editing scripts and setting variables to decide and iterate on the behaviours of game objects.  You will need to distil the vision of the creative director, the feedback from the team, feedback from players in users tests and the live service and any analytics data down into meaningful changes to the numbers beneath the hood of the game. 

You will be an experienced and passionate individual who takes your career in game design seriously, and are regarded as one of the best in your field. You’re ambitious to see your designs played and enjoyed by millions of people. You will need to be extremely creative, but also able to apply logic and analytical thought to the medium. You will also be able to communicate your ideas well both verbally and in writing, and take pride in seeing your ideas come to fruition over the development process. With a deep understanding of game mechanics you’ll be adept at using creating, refining and testing the underlying core gameplay systems. A self-starter, you will be able to work independently and with minimal supervision.

Core Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrable experience as a game designer, preferably in mobile and free-to-play.
  • Very strong verbal, visual and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to work with a Creative Director to translate their vision into in-game content.
  • Creative thinker, able to come up with ideas that solve problems in simple and elegant ways that put the player first.
  • Demonstrable experience working with gameplay data to produce balanced, fun systems.
  • Understanding of the commercial requirements of a product with the ability to communicate the business case as well as the player experience.
  • Demonstrate a passion for games and game design as a career.
  • Able to multi-task, prioritise and work to deadlines.
  • Details-orientated, quality-focused and player-centric.
  • Ability to work independently as well part of a team.
  • High levels of energy and drive.

To apply please email a covering letter, CV and portfolio to Vicky MacMillan, Recruiter at jobs@t-tales.com

About TT Odyssey

Founded in 2017 by some of the leading talent in the mobile games industry, TT Odyssey is the Brighton based, mobile-focused arm of Traveller’s Tales, part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and the makers of best-selling LEGO titles including “LEGO Star Wars” and “LEGO Dimensions”.  This is the first time that a LEGO video game has been designed from the ground-up as a free to play, mobile title.  Quality and innovation is extremely important in this endeavour.  We aim to be at the top of the charts and are looking for people to whom that goal is important.  We are well funded, independent in spirit and working with the best Intellectual Properties in the world. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that!

Our culture and values place great emphasis upon open communication, autonomy and empowerment. We believe in encouraging people to be the best they can be and giving them the tools to achieve their goals.  Our team is small, supportive and collaborative.  We like everyone to be involved in the design process and value staff who can work independently.  Our people are expected to organise their time and workload themselves so we can avoid excessive layers of management.  This leads to a flat structure where everyone is respected and listened to.

TT offers successful candidates a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  Our work environment is inclusive, relaxed and friendly – one of the best things about working here is our fantastic people!  We aim to support work-life balance, and some of the benefits we are most proud of include flexitime and other family-friendly benefits; discretionary bonus scheme; company pension scheme and life assurance.  We also offer perks such as regular health and wellbeing activities, discounts on a wide range of company and partner products, free online training courses, complimentary fruit and a wide selection of drinks, social events and much more! 

We expect high levels of ambition and innovation from our colleagues and an ability to flourish within the dynamic entertainment industry in which the company operates.

Programmer - TT Odyssey - Brighton

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TT Odyssey in Brighton are on the lookout for a Programmer to join their small talented team to support in the creation of new LEGO games on mobile, and are very open to hearing from recent graduates up to mid-level.

You are a generalist and will get to work on all aspects of the game in a small team. You’re friendly, smart and get things done!

If you can prove the following we'd love to hear from you:

  • Proven C#/C/C++ commercial experience within the computer games industry.
  • Strong experience of technical design.
  • Capable of providing mentoring and leadership while designing and delivering solutions in a fast paced work environment within a small and focused game team.
  • A good degree in Computer Science, Maths, a relevant subject or equivalent experience.
  • You’re a self-starter able to see the goal, research and plan the steps to it.
  • Excellent knowledge of one programming language, preferably C#, C or C++, with the aptitude and willingness to pick up new languages and APIs.
  • You love an area of games technology or development which you can show you’ve gone deep into.
  • As a keen gamer you appreciate game design and user experience on all platforms from mobile to consoles.
  • A passion to ship great games to people.
  • Easy going attitude - being flexible with new ideas and most importantly open to direction and iteration.
  • Ability to communicate and work with coders, artists, game and audio designers in a dynamic team environment.
  • Willing to help others and ask for help where needed.

Advantageous:

  • Experience of Unity 3D, another C# game engine, or Unreal Engine.
  • Client/Server development experience.
  • Knowledge of multiple additional programming languages (e.g. C, Java, HLSL, Python, PHP, Javascript, Scala).
  • Experience of iOS, Android or other mobile development.
  • Contributed successfully to an open-source project.
  • UI experience with web apps, touch interface design and/or games.
  • Knowledge of web-based client-server applications and databases.
  • Experience of Photoshop, Maya or similar packages.

About TT Odyssey

Founded in 2017 by some of the leading talent in the mobile games industry, TT Odyssey is the Brighton based, mobile-focused arm of Traveller’s Tales, part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and the makers of best-selling LEGO titles including “LEGO Star Wars” and “LEGO Dimensions”.  This is the first time that a LEGO video game has been designed from the ground-up as a free to play, mobile title.  Quality and innovation is extremely important in this endeavour.  We aim to be at the top of the charts and are looking for people to whom that goal is important.  We are well funded, independent in spirit and working with the best Intellectual Properties in the world. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that!

Our culture and values place great emphasis upon open communication, autonomy and empowerment. We believe in encouraging people to be the best they can be and giving them the tools to achieve their goals.  Our team is small, supportive and collaborative.  We like everyone to be involved in the design process and value staff who can work independently.  Our people are expected to organise their time and workload themselves so we can avoid excessive layers of management.  This leads to a flat structure where everyone is respected and listened to.

TT offers successful candidates a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  Our work environment is inclusive, relaxed and friendly – one of the best things about working here is our fantastic people!  We aim to support work-life balance, and some of the benefits we are most proud of include flexitime and other family-friendly benefits; discretionary bonus scheme; company pension scheme and life assurance.  We also offer perks such as regular health and wellbeing activities, discounts on a wide range of company and partner products, free online training courses, complimentary fruit and a wide selection of drinks, social events and much more! 

We expect high levels of ambition and innovation from our colleagues and an ability to flourish within the dynamic entertainment industry in which the company operates.

To apply, please send your CV and Covering Letter to Vicky MacMillan, Recruiter at jobs@t-tales.com

Senior Simulation Programmer

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We're seeking a talented and enthusiastic senior programmer to join our Simulation team, who research and develop the novel and cross platform Physics, A.I., Vehicle, I.K and Animation technologies that will power the next wave of TT adventures. This role offers a rare and exciting opportunity to work on a variety of system while also focusing on a particular discipline of interest.

We are ideally looking for a senior-level programmer, however we will consider applications from strong programmers and this will be a permanent position.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and develop the vehicle, script, physics, AI and character animation systems.
  • Maintain and develop the editor integration and Maya exporters for these systems.
  • Quickly fix any crash bugs for the above systems.
  • Provide technical support to other programming, art and animation teams.
  • Provide solutions to technical problems within your areas of expertise.
  • 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 Programmers and Junior Programmer where appropriate and with direction from the Lead Programmer.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A good degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics or related subject.
  • Demonstrably fluent in Object Oriented  C++ with strong debugging and documentation skills.
  • A passion for games and solving the technical problems they present.
  • Strong maths skills (linear algebra, trigonometry, 3d geometry, quaternions).
  • A highly motivated team-player with the ability to dive in, understand code and learn quickly.
  • Knowledge and experience with either Vehicle simulation/ Physics engines / AI algorithms and middleware / Procedural Animation or IK systems.

To apply please email a covering letter and CV to Vicky MacMillan, Recruiter at jobs@t-tales.com