This job listing expired on Feb 16, 2024

Sharkmob is a growing game developer with studios in London and Malmö, Sweden. Creativity, passion for craft, and innovation are hallmarks of our young company. 2.5 years into its founding, our London studio is working on an ambitious AAA title and has more than 80 developers. The London studio is growing fast & you’ll be joining at an exciting time, helping build the foundations of our Engineering Team.


We're looking for a Gameplay Engineer to join our studio with a focus on designing, implementing and iterating on new, exciting and robust gameplay features. You'll be identifying risks, building roadmaps and delivering against tight deadlines. Collaborating with cross-functional teams & managing stakeholders across the studio, you need to be an expert C++ engineer with extensive experience of delivering in a AAA or similar professional environment.


  • Work closely with the Design team to prototype new, innovative & exciting game experiences.

  • Develop game systems that stretch from the network layer, to gameplay, to screen.

  • Liaise with other disciplines to reduce friction and streamline iteration.

  • Work collaboratively & communicate effectively to maintain engineering excellence and high quality across our codebase.

  • Work closely with the production team to inform project timelines.


  • Demonstrable experience of having shipped at least one title or equivalent experience of working on a AAA title in a Gameplay Engineering role or similar.

  • A confident & skillful C/C++ programmer with experience of using C/C++ in a Gameplay Engineering role or similar.

  • High level of understanding of computer science fundamentals and mathematics.

  • You understand the concepts behind developing networked gameplay systems.

  • You have a passion for online games.

  • You have a developed sense of game design and high quality in gameplay features.

Remuneration and benefits

  • Competitive salaries based on up-to-date data from external benchmarking providers & reviewed annually.

  • 30 days annual leave, in addition to all UK Bank Holidays.

  • Hybrid work-from-home policy.

  • Discretionary annual performance-based bonus.

  • Private pension (10% total, up to 5% individual contribution matched by Sharkmob).

  • BUPA private Healthcare, Cigna dental cover, life insurance scheme and income protection policy.

  • £425 yearly preventative healthcare allowance.

  • Core studio hours 10:00-16:00 with 1 'wellness hour' to be used per week.

  • Daily breakfasts, snacks & refreshments at the studio.

  • VISA sponsorship (individual & dependents).

  • Relocation assistance for people within & outside of the UK.