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Graduate Programmer

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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Wakefield


Two simple questions:

  • Are you a recent graduate looking to join a team of highly-motivated developers working on exciting new IP?
  • Do you dream about creating code and have the enthusiasm to help bring the next generation of games to life?

If you have answered β€˜yes’ to both of these questions, read on my friend!

Rebellion is a leading developer and publisher of games, and is one of Europe’s biggest independent studios operating across books, comics, TV and film. Our Sniper Elite series is renowned for its authentic stealth and sniping gameplay with more than 35 million players worldwide. The Zombie Army franchise is a spine-chilling zombie shooter, and the recently released Evil Genius 2 is a satirical spy-fi lair builder where YOU are the criminal mastermind!

At Rebellion North, we work closely with graduates and can support and mentor you in all areas of game development, exposing the right candidate to lots of different exciting opportunities.

We are looking for someone like you to become our all-new Graduate Programmer and join our passionate and talented Rebellion North team, where we are building on the years of success that Rebellion has enjoyed.

As a Graduate Programmer, you’ll be dedicated to developing and maintaining new code and producing high quality games. You will maintain and debug your own and existing code, while writing and maintaining technical documentation. As part of the Rebellion Northteam, you will play a key role in identifying and solving development obstacles that arise and optimising performance.

This role would suit someone with a keen interest in the video game development process and with strong maths skills.

The Rebellion North team delivers code for multiple high-end projects with a focus on optimising code and delivery outcomes.


  • Develop and implement new code across projects
  • Maintain and debug code
  • Write and maintain technical documentation
  • Working with the development team to produce high quality products in a timely manner
  • Accurately estimate schedules with some oversight and deliver high quality work products to that schedule
  • Develop an understanding of best practices, production pipelines and workflows

We are actively recruiting for a diverse team and continue to develop a culture of growth and inclusion. Rebellion encourages innovation in all areas and we look forward to hearing how you can help us to be better. We would like to invite all demographics of culture, gender, ethnicity, neuro-diversity and beyond because we believe a representative team makes better games and provides a better working life.


  • Knowledge and understanding of C++
  • Knowledge and understanding of system design and 3D maths
  • A logical and technical mind with the ability to break down problems and create effective solutions
  • An ability to produce and maintain clean, efficient, stable and well commented code
  • A good understanding of game logic systems


  • Holiday: 26 holiday days annually, increasing with service to 31 days, plus national public holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance: Our PMI scheme offers comprehensive cover to access private medical treatment, taking the stress and strain out of waiting for treatments via the NHS
  • Pension Contribution: Tax efficient salary sacrifice contributory pension scheme where Rebellion matches 4% of salary, plus 10% of any contribution you make
  • Healthcare Cash Plan: Cash-back on treatment costs, from flu jabs to chiropractors
  • Dental & Vision: Cash-back on routine or emergency costs, free eye tests
  • Income Protection: Financial help if unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Critical Illness: Financial help if diagnosed with critical illness
  • Life Assurance: Financial security for your loved ones at a difficult time
  • EAP: Wellbeing hub, including confidential telephone support and counselling
  • Active Rewards: Earn discounts and other perks for physical activity, from trainers to cinema tickets
  • Gym Membership: Discounts to over 3,000 participating UK gyms, pools & fitness events
  • Loans: Interest free, tax-free loans
  • Relocation: Assistance with relocation planning and costs
  • Cycling Cycle Scheme: Save around 30% of the cost of a new bike and equipment though salary sacrifice tax & NI savings, spread repayments over 12 months
  • Discounts: 50% off most 2000 AD merchandise, plus Active Rewards and more through health schemes, from high street retail to holidays
  • Referral Bonus: Up to Β£2k bonus for internal staff referrals that lead to hires
  • Flexible Hours: Flexible start and finish times
  • Great Friendly Culture: Friendly, creative and relaxed working atmosphere, with sensibly managed projects and recognition of the importance of work-life balance (anti-crunch)
  • Social & Charity Events: Annual Summer BBQ & Christmas Party, social groups such as photography and board games, charity events including football, go-karting and supporting Special Effect
  • Digital Freebies: GDC Vault access, all Rebellion Steam titles, digital copies of 2000 AD and Rebellion Publishing comics, graphic novels and ebooks, physical game and film libraries