Football Manager UI/UX Software Engineer

London

STUDIO OVERVIEW

Sports Interactive (SI) is the world’s leading developer of football management simulations through its Football Manager series of games. Founded in 1994 and now based in East London's booming technology hub at Here East in Stratford, SI, as a continually successful and profitable company, is now looking to expand its full-time staff as it pushes out across both existing and emerging gaming platforms.

SI’s games have enjoyed an unparalleled history of commercial and critical success, with 12 of its creations among the UK's Top 20 fastest-selling PC games of all time and five in the UK’s top 20 best-selling PC games of all time. Sports Interactive became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006.The studio is a vibrant environment, full of talented and dedicated people with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy working within a close-knit team as part of a lively, self-motivated and forward-thinking company.

Sports Interactive looks after its staff’s well-being with a flexible working schedule that makes the studio a relaxed and friendly place to work (there are six staff lunchtime football teams and a wide range of regular social events). We’re also very proud of being parent-friendly and having high staff tenure (40% have worked here for over 10 years). Further information on Sports Interactive and its games is available on the SI website, www.sigames.com.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for an outstanding UI/UX Software Engineer to work principally on Football Manager and help us take it to the next level. Your focus will be on using our internal tools and UI libraries to help us improve and modernise the FM user experience. You will be heavily involved in the UI and UX design process, working closely with UX designers to ensure that we deliver the best experience possible for our passionate user base.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and develop new UI functionality
  • Improve and maintain various areas of our user interfaces
  • Contribute to the improvement of our internal UI libraries
  • Analyse, debug and fix issues
  • Work closely with UX designers, developers and QA to help our games be the best they can
  • Contribute to the overall design of our games

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum three years of professional experience using C++ as the main language
  • Strong programming skills in C++
  • Ability to write clean, maintainable and portable code
  • Solid understanding of UI/UX design principles
  • Passionate about user experience and usability
  • Good debugging and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team