Hey Dev Shed

I'm currently looking for a Lead Tools Programmer for our studio based in Cambridge, UK.

Jagex Ltd, the UK’s leading independent online games studio, is looking for bright and passionate programmers who want to work with cutting edge technology to join our team.

Joining the RuneScape Technologies team, you would be developing new in-house tools to support our content development and graphics teams while also working with our code libraries, scripting language, game engine and existing in-house tools. RuneScape has exciting plans to evolve and grow its tools and content development platform, and we need your help to do it!

Key Duties Include:

•Acting as lead on projects, overseeing design and development
•Developing and maintaining bespoke content creation tools using Java/HTML5 to the highest standards
•Researching new technology, platforms, techniques and ideas
•Enhancing both the tools team libraries and the game engine libraries
•Line managing the Tools Development team

Essential Requirements:

•High-level knowledge of Java/C++ and of object orientated programming techniques
•Excellent communication skills
•Clear understanding and appreciation of code design philosophies
•Strong academic background at degree level or equivalent
•Good industry track record, which may include previously published products, or tools development experience
•Keen understanding of the modern content creation pipelines
•Experience as a lead programmer
•Ability to think creatively to solve coding problems
•Capacity to demonstrate a high degree of initiative, determination and flexibility
•Experience of working with agile methodologies (e.g. Kanban)

Desirable Requirments:

•Knowledge of other platforms including, but not limited to, Mac OS, Linux, iOS and Android
•Experience of working on network and MMO games
•Experience using HTML5, including WebGL/WebAudio