Gameplay Programmer


Located in the heart of the UK, Derby serves as the home for BULKHEAD, a centre for creativity and innovation matched by its occupants here at Cardinal Square. Housing our AAA team, our modern, highly accessible and ever-evolving work space is a hospitable and welcoming environment for all those who join us on our journey. With a body of over 100 talented team members spread across multiple teams and projects, involvement remains a key focal point in our growth and expansion as we go from strength to strength. Adapting with an ever-evolving industry has been a key principal for our young company as we move forward, with each individual as important as the last, a focused and versatile ensemble determined to remain functional in a competitive environment. Check out more here:

  • 4 x 8hr days
  • 100% salary
  • Hybird Remote, Derby
  • Offers relocation

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in Derby, UK ⚠️


We are looking for an experienced Gameplay Programmer to join the team working on WARDOGS, our Multiplayer All Out Warfare Shooter.

You will have excellent knowledge with UE4/UE5. You will be working on a AAA project with a large-scale team and will be working closely with other Programmers, Designers and Artist to bring the world alive. You will be responsible for implementing exciting gameplay features, helping to balance what makes them fun, whilst maintaining a close eye on performance considerations.

The team at BULKHEAD are a tight knit group of developers, who strive to

build impressive multiplayer games. Our team members are multi-disciplined

developers who strive to push boundaries, question the norm and are always

looking for better ways to do things.

If you have the skills and passion we are looking for and want to be part of something special, we want to hear from you!

This is an in-studio role, and this is non-negotiable; however, we can offer bespoke relocation packages.

Currently, we are unable to offer any visa sponsorship.


  • Implement new game features and modes.
  • Iterate on existing features and mechanics.
  • Solve problems encountered along the way.
  • Write extensible, stable, efficient code.
  • Strive for constant self-improvement.
  • Mentor Junior members of the team and help others learn.
  • Be considerate with planning, documentation, and communication.
  • Take ownership and act as a driving force for your features.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or other relevant experience.
  • At least 2 years Industry experience.
  • Worked on at least one title using Unreal Engine 4/5.
  • Must understand the importance of efficient networking in a multiplayer game.
  • Have strong grasp of C++, software design, programming and debugging.
  • Have a strong grasp of 3D maths for games.
  • A desire to craft multiplayer games.
  • A familiarity of multiplayer game programming.
  • Ability to communicate with a multidisciplinary team.
  • A strong desire to overcome difficult hurdles.
  • A methodical mind and the ability to think outside the box.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Clear communication and the ability to articulate systems and ideas effectively.


  • Experience developing games for console platforms.
  • Experience programming multiplayer games in Unreal Engine 4/5.
  • Developed an understanding of a broad range of gameplay systems and architecture.
  • Shipped a commercial multiplayer game.
  • Experience writing game code with tight performance constraints.
  • Experience writing optimized code in Unreal 4/5.
  • An understanding of game design.

A pioneering UK video game studio dedicated to creating world-class gaming experiences.

Working Week

All our employees work a 4 day work week 32hrs per week

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Our Vacation Policy

Generous annual leave depends on job title and a 4-day work week.

  • 28 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 80 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

We mostly work onsite from our office in Derby UK.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 110 across 7 departments:

  • arts and design
  • engineering
  • education
  • human resources
  • finance
  • +2 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • C++
  • Unreal Engine 4/5
  • Multiplayer game programming
  • 3D maths for games
  • Networking for games
  • Game design
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication
  • Mentorship

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