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We are seeking a skilled Vehicle Physics Programmer to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience and passion for creating realistic and immersive vehicle experiences in video games or simulations. As a Vehicle Physics Programmer at BARB you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and optimizing the physics systems that govern the behaviour of various vehicles and diverse vehicle types for our games. You will work closely with game designers, artists, and other programmers to ensure a seamless integration of vehicle mechanics.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement vehicle physics systems using Chaos (UE) .

  • Collaborate with game designers to understand gameplay requirements and translate them into technical specifications.

  • Optimize vehicle physics algorithms for performance and realism.

  • Conduct testing and debugging to ensure accurate and reliable behavior of vehicles.

  • Work closely with artists to integrate vehicle models and animations with physics systems.

  • Stay updated on the latest advancements in vehicle simulation technology and techniques.

  • Provide technical support and assistance to other team members as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.

  • Proficiency in programming languages such as C++, C#, or Python.

  • Strong understanding of physics principles, especially as they apply to vehicle dynamics.

  • Experience with physics engines such as Havok, PhysX, or Bullet.

  • Familiarity with game development tools and pipelines (Unity, Unreal Engine, etc.).

  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills.

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

  • Passion for video games and a desire to create immersive gameplay experiences.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working on vehicle simulation projects in the gaming industry.

  • Knowledge of advanced mathematics, including calculus and linear algebra.

  • Experience with 3D modeling and animation software

Our Global Benefits & Perks

  • Unlimited coaching & therapy — with Oliva, to support your mental health

  • Stock Options — everyone owns a piece of our success

  • Compassionate Leave — regardless of who it is, whether you’ve miscarried, or a lost a pet, you don’t need to tell us why

  • Caregiver Leave — up to 5 days each year to support your loved ones

  • Pension scheme — to finance those golden years

  • Socials office & remote events, play sessions and company-wide parties

  • And even more benefits based on your location!

If you’re based in the UK

  • 29 Annual Leave + 3 bank holidays - we’re flexible with most bank holidays so you can use the time to celebrate what’s important to you

  • Long Service Days - 2 extra days added on your 2nd & 4th anniversaries with us.

  • Private Medical Insurance - full cover with AXA

  • Healthcare Cash Plan - Level 3 cover with Medicash

  • Enhanced Family Leave after 2 years' service - Primary caregivers; 13 weeks full pay, 13 weeks half pay, Secondary caregivers; 2 weeks full pay

  • Cycle2Work Scheme - lease a bike through us and save on tax too!

  • Electric Car Charging - electric car charging at our Port office in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Please note: Our benefits are reviewed annually and subject to change.

About us

Build A Rocket Boy is developing EVERYWHERE; an experience with a breadth of unimaginable gameplay adventure.

We are a mix of industry leading veterans whose credits include some of the best selling and most loved games of all time. We’re a creative digital entertainment studio with an open and progressive methodology, dedicated to delivering games of the highest calibre possible.

If you want to feel comfortable, inspired, and appreciated in your work pursuits then come join us. We have offices in Edinburgh, Budapest and can consider WFH candidates for specific roles.