Senior AI Programmer


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Posted 1 month ago

Our client, an upcoming AAA studio based in Scotland and in central Europe, that currently works on a new IP, sci-fi RPG project is now seeking a proactive Senior AI Programmer to design and implement large scale animation systems and provide technical support to other team members within the animation team. 


  • Deliver high quality AI gameplay systems using appropriate levels of abstraction
  • Choose appropriate AI solutions to balance the performance and behaviour requirements of the game
  • Identify and debug technical problems quickly and efficiently
  • Prioritise, plan and manage the time of assigned tasks with minimal oversight
  • Help define the technical direction and develop innovative solutions for difficult AI problems
  • Help mentor junior members of the AI programming team, and communicate clearly with other team members and teams with minimal external help
  • Support other teams with the use of AI systems developed by the team
  • Use appropriate data structures and algorithms to maximize efficiency (for both development time and runtime performance)
  • Be vigilant for and report new problems, delays and risks to the appropriate lead/director
  • Request support from higher levels when required


  • Excellent awareness of AI specific paradigms and algorithms including performance and trade-offs of different approaches
  • Able to tune AI systems based on high level design input with minimal assistance
  • Strong C++ programming and debugging skills
  • Strong communication skills, and comfortable working across teams and mentoring staff.
  • Extensive algorithm and data structure skills (including time and space complexity and real world vs theoretical performance)
  • Able to understand and utilize multi-threading primitives
  • Able to understand and utilize high level networking concepts
  • Capable of reading and quickly understanding complex code
  • Self-motivated and driven to creatively solve problems.
  • Able to plan the work to build an entire sub-system including external dependencies with minimal input
  • Videogame programming experience on AI gameplay systems, including having shipped at least one AAA PC/console title.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, high growth, start-up company environment
  • Ability to work full-time based in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Bachelor’s degree with a Computer Science/Software Engineering focus or similar experience


  • Visa and relocation package assistance. 
  • Private health care for the candidate and the dependents.
  • Career progression in fast-paced, high growth, start-up company environment.

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Job tags: AI Engineering
Job region(s): Europe
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