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Future Games of London

Unity Platform Engineer

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Future Games of London
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Company Description

Future Games of London is a Ubisoft studio that designs, develops and operates free-to-play mobile and digital console games. Founded in September 2009, FGOL create original and unique games such as the Hungry Shark series which has been enjoyed by over half a billion people worldwide.

We are a dedicated team with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy being part of a forward thinking studio in an exciting and ever-evolving industry.

Job Description

Salary: Competitive Salary Offered

Location: London, UK

The ideal candidate:

We are a dedicated team with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy being part of a forward thinking studio in an exciting and ever-evolving industry.

Over the next 5 years, we expect to be typically developing two to three projects in parallel, with regularly scheduled new releases added to our catalogue.

Platform Support Engineer will actively support and facilitate the building and release of our studio’s growing range of mobile games. You’ll help us select and integrate the right technologies to deliver high performance, high quality games, offering a world class experience while helping us to maximise our revenue. This role is crucial in supporting the creation and smooth release of our games in a complex and changing world.

The Platform Support engineer will need to have a broad range of technical skills and a genuine desire to stay on top of the challenges in our ecosystems as they evolve. They will be proactive in seeking out requirements and upcoming challenges, and improving our solutions ahead of time.

What You Will Do

We will depend on you to support the development/debugging of native code to support middleware used in our games. The ideal candidate will have extensive commercial experience in a similar role preferable in the mobile games industry.

Personal Traits:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Result-oriented
  • A love quality in what we build
  • Open minded and humble
  • Flexible and adaptable to unfolding project needs
  • Interested in gaming

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain our builds and build machines
  • Investigate and fix failing builds
  • Evaluate the fitness of third-party middleware in relation to projects
  • Manage iOS certificates
  • Maintain CI pipelines
  • Ensure Jenkins and GitLab are robustly protected with rigorous backups
  • Support tools built around our CI
  • Liaise with our parent company, to maintain visibility on development in Ubisoft
  • Support for advertising/monetisation functionality in our products
  • Support and maintenance of our User Acquisition efforts

Skills

  • Strong technical experience of Unity development and build tools
  • Solid native Android/iOS development experience
  • Flexibility and incisive investigative skills
  • Proven strengths in debugging problems on multiple platforms
  • Capable of identifying performance bottlenecks and implementing optimisations
  • Familiarity git, perforce and accepted workflows
  • Excellent English language skills: verbal and written

Other Responsibilities

  • Supporting our adherence to global privacy laws
  • Maintenance of Verdaccio NPM hosting of internally developed Unity packages
  • Supporting integrated testing automation (familiarity with DTEST or similar solutions would be a bonus)
  • Support for hardware platforms and new mobile devices added to already supported platforms
  • Handling specific requirements from vendors (ie, Samsung, Xiaomi)
  • AWS / AKAMAI setup for asset bundle uploads and downloads
  • Maintaining cache server infrastructures

Relevant Experience

  • A degree in Computer Science or the equivalent in experience.
  • 5+ years of experience of programming in C#, Objective C, Java
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in platform support or closely-related work

Additional Information

COVID 19 note:

Both Ubisoft and FGOL are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff. We are currently working remotely during the stages of lockdown the UK has been subject to. There may be occasions when you would be required to visit the office physically if there is a significant hardware issue regarding our build machines. Our offices have been set up to meet strict health and safety standards appropriate to the challenges of COVID 19, and we currently keep any physical attendance to a minimum. Our policies are constantly reviewed and may change over time as the risk level varies.

Additional Information

BENEFITS:

  • Flexible office working hours
  • 25 days of annual leave + 8 UK Bank holiday + Christmas company day(s) off
  • 1 day off if you get married (Wedding Day)
  • Sick pay
  • Fresh fruit selection delivered 3 times a week, Free monthly breakfasts, Team Lunches
  • Beer fridge & Selected wines + other beverages
  • Weekly Football, Pool table, ping pong tournaments, poker nights, Office events, social gatherings, Fun Games room
  • Birthday Cakes/Cards
  • Summer & Christmas parties, Roof terrace area
  • Training Budgets
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private healthcare, Reduced gym membership, life insurance, critical illness & Disability cover
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season ticket loan (for tube/rail costs), Annual mobile phone/tablet allowance
  • Recruitment Referral Fee awards