Gameplay Engineer

London, UK
We’re looking for a creative games programmer with a passion for understanding what’s needed and getting things working quickly. Someone who can get up to speed on new requirements and technologies and get workable solutions in place fast. You’ll be working on a wide range of diverse and challenging problems in a mission driven team.

About us

At DeepMind we've created a unique environment for long-term ambitious research to flourish in. Our world-class interdisciplinary team combines the best techniques from deep learning, reinforcement learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms.

We’ve made a number of high profile breakthroughs towards general AI, we now have all the ingredients in place to make further significant progress over the coming years. Our business has a start-up entrepreneurial culture but operates within a large, high profile global company - so you will need to be flexible and ready for anything

The Team

As part of the Research Group, the Worlds Team provides DeepMind Researchers with the best training and testing environments possible, across a variety of domains. These range from bespoke mini-games aimed at answering specific research questions, to expansive first-person games using modern 3D engines. The output from the Worlds Team is crucial in helping steer DeepMind’s research forward.

Projects we’ve worked on include AlphaGoDM Lab, and DQN on Atari as well as contributions to countless publications. The team consists of developers with backgrounds in engineering, games and VFX.

The Role

You’ll work closely with Research and other members of the Worlds team to accelerate the development of game environments as we explore new avenues of research. You’ll rapidly prototype new areas and deliver early solutions. You’ll collaborate with scientists, artists, engineers and designers to iterate on these solutions. You’ll add new game features to existing game environments, and make brand new environments available.

You’ll join a close knit team of talented individuals who openly share ideas with one another.

About You

  • Strong software engineer with extensive industry experience in PC, console or mobile games development; or comparable experience in other interactive media.
  • Computer Science degree or compelling portfolio of published work.
  • Prototyping and rapid iteration experience.
  • Statistical reasoning skills highly beneficial.
  • Experience with C++, C#, Objective C, or Java.
  • Experience working closely with Designers.

To accompany your application, please submit a covering letter, answering the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in DeepMind?

  2. What interests you about the games DeepMind has created?

  3. What game of your own are you most proud of and why?

DeepMind welcomes applications from all sections of society. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Competitive salary applies.


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