Dovetail Games

Core Tech Programmer

Job Locations UK-Kent-Chatham
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Our people can be based “where they do their best work” from either our HQ or from their home (UK based only / VISA sponsorship available). However occasional travel to HQ office will be required for key meetings and events.


Do you want to work in the Gaming Industry?


At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, craft breath-taking games and do the best work of their career to deliver our vision: “By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts”.


Our studio is situated in a river-front building in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and 5 and Xbox One and Series S/X


We are looking for a Core-tech team that can develop our pipelines,graphics and animation for our Train Sim world titles.  This is a chance to work for a studio producing real simulation software.  Do you want to join this growing team and make games with us?


  • Research and develop new game and engine features across multiple franchises
  • Develop improvements for existing tech features and engine modifications
  • Game performance optimisation
  • Cross discipline support and involvement in all aspect of game development working with producers, programmers, and technical artists
  • Work with the team to solve complex technical problems

Person Specifications

  • Good knowledge of C++ and software architectures
  • Good knowledge of one or more of: graphics, animation, physics, game development pipelines, multiplayer, streaming
  • Experience in game engines architectures, game frameworks, tools and runtime
  • Good knowledge of optimization
  • Experience with Unreal engine
  • Familiarity with the architecture and constraints of current-gen and next-gen hardware

About Dovetail Games

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity and providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for everyone who works here or with us, regardless to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion (or lack thereof) education background and game preferences.​

  • You will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our games
  • You’ll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supported
  • We have an industry leading work-life balance
  • We are developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • My Rewards benefits package including health cash plan, cycle to work, eyecare and tech
  • Free parking
  • Free fruit, tea & coffee and a stocked pantry
  • Access to funded fitness events and health checks.
  • Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.


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