• Graduate Software Engineer

    Job Locations UK-Kent-Chatham
    Job ID
    Studio Aviation
  • Overview

    Role: Graduate Programmer

    Team: Flight Sim World

    Location: Chatham, UK


    At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, create breath-taking games and do the best work of their career.   We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting edge technology and across multiple platforms, and we have big ambitions to become the Number 1 Simulation Entertainment Company in the World.

    To help achieve this ambition, we are looking for a Graduate Programmer, who will join the engineering team to help develop the core of Flight Sim World. Reporting into the Lead Programmer. You will primarily be coding in C++ and working with our engine based on the Microsoft Flight Simulator technology. This is a generalist role and you will be working on various components of the engine such as aircraft, airports, runways, air traffic control and much more. An interest in aviation is an advantage but not essential.


    • Developing gameplay features through all stages of production
    • Perform R&D to improve current systems
    • Debug and fix issues raised
    • Working both individually and as part of a team on various features
    • Optimising and maintaining existing code base

    Person Specifications

    • A good degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or equivalent
    • Passion and aptitude for practical game and simulation system development
    • Excellent C++ programming skills
    • Excellent team work, but also a good self-motivator
    • Proficiency in Maths / 3D Algebra is highly desirable
    • A methodical approach to code analysis and debugging

    About Dovetail Games

    • 23 days holiday + 8 days statutory holiday
    • Excellent work-life balance
    • Pension scheme
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Eye-care vouchers
    • Free parking
    • Regular social and sporting activities

    We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence and talent regardless of any protected characteristics. 


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