Unity Generalist

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February 23, 2021
Full Time
UK or EU


We are Boneloaf, a small team based out of Sheffield, United Kingdom. We are a group of game jammers, toy makers, and dreamers. We love working on experimental multiplayer party games, but we also like to prototype things outside of games and as such own 3D printers, a sewing machine and a tent! We continue to work on and update Gang Beasts, and continue to have a large and active community.

Do you have a few years experiencing working on 3D games in Unity? Fancy making new tools, working on input systems, tackling scripts, and generally everything else one could expect from a multiplayer physics game like Gang Beasts?

We’re looking for a programmer to work with Michael Brown, the CTO. Ideally, you’re shaped like an indie developer - you know how to ship things, you can dive into legacy code, and you’re comfortable tackling new challenges and not being task-managed.

If this is you - let’s talk!

Ideally you’re an indie minded, game-jam loving, physics savvy, creative developer! We’d love to find someone with good attention to detail, and a good eye for user-friendly design.

Here's what you'll be doing

  • Helping work on the physics system, with a focus on stability
  • Costume/stage set up
  • Tools creation (such as procedural prefabs)
  • Tinkering with the input framework
  • Adding new content and gameplay
  • Taking on technical challenges and finding your own solutions
  • Optimisations galore
  • Helping to establish and maintain an effective development pipeline and build process
  • Actively looking for and identifying process and game bottlenecks

We have an external development partner, Coatsink. We used to be partnered with Double Fine, but we have self-published since they were acquired by Microsoft. Coatsink manages a lot of the online implementation and updates, so we expect there to be some collaboration of your work between the two companies.

Apply if this describes you

  • 4+ years of working as a games programmer, in Unity, on 3D games
  • Excellent knowledge of C# and coding practices
  • At least 1 shipped title with you credited as programmer
  • Great English and communication skills
  • Excellent people skills and a kind approach to working with others
  • Proactive drive and ability to self-manage where necessary
  • Experience diving into legacy code
  • Able to write specifications

Mostly, we expect you to be an expert within the team, able to turn your attention to different areas of Gang Beasts development, along with the rest of us!

Bonus Experience

  • Experience using GitHub
  • Worked on multiple systems (Xbox, Playstation, Mac, Switch etc)
  • Experience working on a multiplayer game
  • An interest in machine learning and AI
  • Familiarity with VR/AR development
  • Light 3D modelling and/or art experience

Our offer

In return for your work, we're proposing:

  • A competitive salary and a full time job, adjusted to the cost of living and currency of where you’re based. In the UK, this would be £35-45k.
  • Flexible working hours
  • 30 hour week
  • 26 holidays plus 10 days sick leave at full pay
  • Parental leave
  • In-house training
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Healthcare plan and Private Health Insurance
  • An exciting programming role on a game played by millions!
  • Opportunities to travel to events around the world when that's safe again, such as TGS, Gamescom, and Pax!
  • Help shape the development of our future title

Applying for a job during a pandemic

  • Boneloaf is stable - we have a long runway, an active community, lots of things in the pipeline, and a 7 year history
  • We’ll provide you with all the equipment you need to create your perfect workspace at home (a desk, headset, webcam, snack box)
  • A remote job, forever. We have an office in Sheffield, but have no expectations of you moving. If you’d like to move when everything is OK again, we can help!

Recruitment Process

  1. Apply! There are a couple of "Apply now" buttons on this page. You'll get an email from us to acknowledge receipt and another one to let you know if you've made it to stage 2.
  2. Stage 2 will be a simple screener interview with 1-2 people from the company to meet you, get some context on your experience and goals, and whether our needs align.
  3. Stage 3 might be a physics test, if we think it makes sense. We'll give you plenty of notice, and we'll compensate you for your time if you're taking it!
  4. Stage 4 will be a deeper, technical interview with Michael. After this, you'll either get a job offer or some feedback from us to help you apply successfully in the future

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Deadline for applications: Tuesday 16 March 2021

Boneloaf Limited

About Gang Beasts

Gang Beasts is a silly multiplayer party game with surly gelatinous characters, brutal mêlée fight sequences, and absurdly hazardous environments. Set in the fictional meatropolis of Beef City.

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