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Keywords Studios

Gameplay Programmer

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Keywords Studios
🇬🇧 Newcastle upon Tyne

Coconut Lizard are looking for an experienced Gameplay Programmer to join our team where we work on Sea of Thieves in Partnership with Microsoft Game Studios Rare Ltd.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Developing gameplay systems and scripts
  • Communicate effectively with team members
  • Develop scalable, fast and efficient code



  • Professional experience shipping at least one title
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 and UE4 Blueprints
  • A background in game coding
  • Ability to work well with others


  • 2+ years' game programming experience
  • Excellent c++ knowledge
  • Strong math skills
  • Ability to estimate task schedules/dependencies
  • Ability to write well optimised and portable code
  • Ability to identify bugs and understand the interplay between systems
  • Ability to develop creative and low cost solutions
  • Ability to communicate effectively to groups with different technical perspectives


Coconut Lizard is a great environment to not only work but to learn and improve. We offer the following benefits to ALL employees:

  • Very Competitive Salaries (based on UK comparisons)
  • 25 Days' Holiday Per Year PLUS Bank Holidays (bank Holidays dependent on country of residence)
  • Up to 10% Company Matched Pension
  • you pay in up to 10% of salary and we'll match it
  • Full Private Medical Insurance (PMI) - UK Residents only.
  • Medical Cashplan Scheme (dental/optical/...) - UK Residents only.
  • Annual Birthday Voucher
  • Christmas Bonus Scheme
  • Death in Service Cover
  • Fully Stocked Kitchen provided totally free with a selection of:
    • chocolates, donuts, cake, etc
    • soft drinks, coffee, teas, water, etc,
    • breakfast bars, nuts, fruit, healthy alternatives
  • Flexible Working Hours