Splash Damage

Here at Splash Damage, our approach is simple: hire top tier talent and give them plenty of autonomy in a friendly and collaborative working environment.

Today we’re best known for our 8 consecutive number one hits and more that 330 awards and nominations in some of the world’s most famous universes.

We've created the Enemy Territory franchise for id Software, have dominated the multiplayer aspects of Doom 3 and Batman: Arkham Origins, scaled new heights with Brink, and released RAD Soldiers on mobile and desktop, and worked on Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Most recently we've worked on Gears of War 4 multiplayer, and have our first wholly owned IP for PC, Dirty Bomb in Open Beta on Steam.

Splash Damage achieved 'Best Independent Developer'​ at the Develop Awards, and was listed in The Guardian's 'TechMedia Invest 100'​, and we've celebrated a 'Best Companies'​ accreditation from the Sunday Times for the past three years.

Splash Damage Bromley, UK
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
GAMEPLAY PROGRAMMER Programming - Bromley       ABOUT SPLASH DAMAGE Located in the London borough of Bromley, Splash Damage is all about crafting the world's most engaging multiplayer experiences. Our recent projects include our multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb as well as Gears of War 4. We're growing our studio for exciting new projects on PC and console, and are looking for talented and passionate developer to help create them. We look after our staff with a  comprehensive package of perks and benefits , and have been awarded The Sunday Times’s Best Companies accreditation three years running. We believe our teams create better experiences when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that. THE ROLE As a Splash Damage Gameplay Programmer, you will be responsible for implementing new and exciting game features.  You will be required to effectively manage your own time and workload. You will primarily be working with the Design team, helping them to realise their ideas through rapid prototyping and iterative agile development. You will also work closely with the AI Programmers to coordinate gameplay and AI requirements as well as the Animation and Audio teams, hooking up new gameplay features to the animation and audio systems as required. Work with the Design Team to define gameplay requirements Work with the various content generation teams to make great-looking and fun games Work with Production to time plan and maintain roadmaps Have a passion to create new game-related features ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE At least one shipped title Experienced and proficient in C++ Ability to write clear, maintainable and portable code Ability to estimate work complexity and time costs Good verbal and written communication skills Good understanding of game-development related mathematics PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Experience with Unreal Engine 4 at source code level Experience with multiplayer programming Multiplatform development experience Experience with multi-threaded development Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Mathematics related field Experience working in small focused teams
Splash Damage Bromley, UK
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
AI PROGRAMMER Programming - Bromley, United Kingdom       About Splash Damage Located in the London borough of Bromley, Splash Damage is all about crafting the world's most engaging multiplayer experiences. Our recent projects include our multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb as well as Gears of War 4. We're growing our studio for exciting new projects on PC and console, and are looking for talented and passionate developer to help create them. We look after our staff with a  comprehensive package of perks and benefits , and have been awarded The Sunday Times’s Best Companies accreditation three years running. We believe our teams create better experiences when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that. The Role As Splash Damage’s AI Programmer, you will be responsible for creating and refining the Artificial Intelligence for both multi-player and single-player components of our games. Reporting to the Lead Gameplay Programmer and close to the Gameplay and Design teams, you will work on the design, implementation and support of all AI gameplay systems, tools and pipelines. With a focus on clarity, reusability and performance, you will not only contribute to the creation and deployment of new techniques or middleware, but also improve, debug, maintain and document the existing AI-related code base. Essential Skills and Experience Practical and demonstrable professional experience with AI programming in the context of videogames Strong interest in researching and implementing new AI related technologies Experienced and proficient in C++ Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code Good verbal and written English skills Strong math skills Preferred Skills and Experience Professional experience with gameplay and multiplayer programming Professional experience with UE4. Experience with multi-threaded development Multiplatform and Console development experience Experience with content driven development
Splash Damage Bromley, UK
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Production - Bromley, United Kingdom       ABOUT SPLASH DAMAGE Located in the London borough of Bromley, Splash Damage is all about crafting the world's most engaging multiplayer experiences. Our recent projects include our multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb as well as Gears of War 4. We're growing our studio for exciting new projects on PC and console, and are looking for talented and passionate developer to help create them. We look after our staff with a  comprehensive package of perks and benefits , and have been awarded The Sunday Times’s Best Companies accreditation three years running. We believe our teams create better experiences when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that. Job Description Splash Damage are seeking an Associate Producer to work closely with the Lead Producer on a AAA project. The Associate Producer will work closely with the Producer in ensuring the timely, high quality delivery of the project or its components.  On a day-to-day basis, the Associate Producer will be responsible for assigned tasks related to game development, including such possibilities as running agile teams and owning production processes, preparing project related documentation, coordinating with external vendors creating project assets, evaluating project deliverables and providing feedback to the Producer, and other duties as specified by the Lead Producer. Responsibilities Facilitate communication with internal developers and external client on key production aspects as determined by the Lead Producer. Track progress against milestone submissions and sprint goals. Plan sprints and run agile teams. Track the delivery of assets by external vendors. Maintain aspects of the project roadmap.  Coordinate QA and Usability Testing. Other duties as needed. Desirable Skills & Experience Experience as an Associate Producer. Detail focussed with excellent communication. Creative and innovative. Able to work autonomously and within a group. Demonstrates good leadership skills. Follows and establishes working methods that emphasize quality and innovation. Familiar with production tools and multimedia software. Strong conceptual and technical writing skills (in English). University degree or equivalent. Perks & Benefits Alongside our brand-new headquarters, stocked up drinks fridge and a never-ending supply of coffee, all of our roles come complete with the following perks and benefits: - Private medical insurance that will cover you, your partner, and children (Equivalent of £1500 a year) - Private dental insurance that significantly reduces cost of dentistry for you, your partner, and children - Pension scheme where the company matches your contribution - Complimentary gym membership (Worth up to £720 a year) - Free eye tests + discounted glasses - Quarterly revenue share after 1 year of service (at its lowest offered employees £250) - Brand new state of the art office - Life drawing classes, and massage allowance - Free fruit juices and soft drinks + Beer and pastries on a Friday. - Childcare voucher scheme - Employee assistance programme - Referral fee Find out more on our  Perks & Benefits  page. Studio Culture Splash Damage offers a fun, friendly and relaxed working environment. Everyone here shares a passion for video games and that shows in daily office life. We also regularly get together for social events like pub quizzes, cinema nights, football, and company parties.
Splash Damage Bromley, UK
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
BRAND MANAGER Marketing - Bromley, United Kingdom       ABOUT SPLASH DAMAGE Located in the London borough of Bromley, Splash Damage is all about crafting the world's most engaging multiplayer experiences. Our recent projects include our multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb as well as Gears of War 4. We're growing our studio for exciting new projects on PC and console, and are looking for talented and passionate developer to help create them. We look after our staff with a  comprehensive package of perks and benefits , and have been awarded The Sunday Times’s Best Companies accreditation three years running. We believe our teams create better experiences when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that. THE ROLE Splash Damage is looking for a Brand Manager to lead the charge on Dirty Bomb and the studio’s own external identity as Splash Damage grows into a driving force in the global gaming industry. Working under the Associate Marketing Director, you’ll manage the global strategy to keep our games relevant and grow our player base through your knowledge of business analytics and strong sense of brand positioning. As the owner of our brands, you’ll drive their creative development by leading a small team consisting of Social Media Manager, Community Manager and Associate PR Manager, and work with the Art and Video Leads to produce strong and engaging key art, packaging, advertising media and trailers. WHAT WE WANT YOU TO DO Help to lead the global brand strategy for Dirty Bomb and the studio, coordinating with the development team and partners on product vision, strategy and business goals. Lead and develop a small team that includes PR, Social Media Management and Community Management, ensuring that their work is always on-brand and supporting the brand strategy. Work with the Marketing Art Lead and the Marketing Video Lead to manage creative asset development, including key art, digital advertising creative, social media, packaging and promotional merchandise, ensuring they align with the overall brand strategy and are delivered on time. Manage relationships with external partners and help to develop co-marketing beats, produce physical merchandise, and build the maximum amount of exposure for Dirty Bomb and the studio. Work with the analytics team to identify game and player trends to drive business recommendations. Deliver post-campaign analysis and return on investment on individual brand campaigns, analysing brand & market performance. Manage the Dirty Bomb Steam Store front, keeping it fresh and up to date, while testing approaches to art and copy that will lead to an increase in engagement. Generate new solutions that contribute to Brand evolution. Ask questions and challenge the status quo. Contribute to a culture of creativity and idea generation. SKILLS YOU WILL NEED Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field required. MBA preferred. The ability to positively lead and grow a small team, providing guidance, empowerment and a clear path towards improvement. Extensive product marketing experience in the games industry, with demonstrated track record of planning & executing creative marketing programs on a global level. In-depth knowledge of the PC Video Game market and Steam, preferably with a passion for multiplayer PC shooter games. Understanding of games-as-a-service, virtual goods and emerging technologies and trends. Attention to detail in producing and reviewing copy that is snappy, engaging and on-brand. Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication/presentation skills, and a proven ability to work collaboratively across internal, external and international teams. A strong foundational understanding of both consumer research and business analytics. Preferred experience with user acquisition or retention marketing, with a focus on data analysis, campaign optimization, and reporting. Results-oriented, self-motivated, extremely organized and detail-oriented
Splash Damage Bromley, UK
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
AUDIO DIRECTOR Audio - Bromley, United Kingdom       ABOUT SPLASH DAMAGE Located in the London borough of Bromley, Splash Damage is all about crafting the world's most engaging multiplayer experiences. Our recent projects include our multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb as well as Gears of War 4. We're growing our studio for exciting new projects on PC and console, and are looking for talented and passionate developer to help create them. We look after our staff with a  comprehensive package of perks and benefits , and have been awarded The Sunday Times’s Best Companies accreditation three years running. We believe our teams create better experiences when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that. THE ROLE Splash Damage is looking for an Audio Director to guide our talented team in crafting outstanding audio experiences for our players. In this role you will inspire, support and empower our audio designers to deliver their best. You will define, champion and hold the audio vision for our projects and maintain alignment through every stage of development. As an Audio Director you will: Define the audio quality in collaboration with our Project Directors and Leads. Motivate and inspire the audio team, enabling them to pursue their passion and excel in their areas of expertise. Maintain and support alignment in the team for the audio style & mood for our projects. Mentor, coach and manage the audio team with regular 1-2-1s, setting objectives and supporting a collaborative environment. Collaborate with production and discipline Leads on project planning, workflows and audio direction. ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE Have been Audio Lead or Director, with extensive experience developing AAA titles. Worked with script writers and voice providers to ensure Dialogue is of excellent standard. Ability to communicate with composers and direct the composition of music. Be able to organise and engineer large-scale field recording sessions. Have experience with game audio middleware such as Wwise and Fmod. Familiar with industry standard audio software such as Reaper. Experience in mixing and mastering of linear media such as trailers and cinematics. Ability to design game audio tools to drive speech/sfx/music in innovative ways. Have experience directing Foley, and working with Foley providers. Be able to oversee and assist in supporting a localisation pipeline.
Splash Damage Bromley, UK
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
AUDIO DESIGNER Audio - Bromley, United Kingdom       ABOUT SPLASH DAMAGE Located in the London borough of Bromley, Splash Damage is all about crafting the world's most engaging multiplayer experiences. Our recent projects include our multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb as well as Gears of War 4. We're growing our studio for exciting new projects on PC and console, and are looking for a talented and passionate developer to help create them. We look after our staff with a  comprehensive package of perks and benefits  and have been awarded The Sunday Times’s Best Companies accreditation three years running. We believe our teams create better experiences when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that. THE ROLE As an Audio Designer at Splash Damage, you will be responsible for the recording, design and implementation of Sound Effects and Dialogue in our games. Join our awesome audio team and help us make some amazing sounding games. REQUIRED SKILLS You must have Industry experience as an Audio Designer along with 1+ complete cycle of a shipped AAA title Have in-depth knowledge and experience with many types of microphones and recorders Be able to take an active role in field recording sessions, managing multiple mics and recorders Have thorough experience working with dialogue including editing, planning and processing Have experience with audio middleware such as Wwise Be familiar with industry-standard audio software such as Reaper and a variety of plugins Have experience in tracklaying, mixing and mastering linear media such as trailers and cinematics Work with the development team to design cutting edge game audio tools for speech/sfx/music in innovative ways Have experience with game engines including Unreal 4 DESIRED SKILLS Experience with other game engines such as Cryengine and Unity Experience editing music stems for AAA games and implementing in Wwise and game engine to a professional standard Keep up to date on industry standards and developments in sound production and mixing techniques in other fields such as film and music A degree in music or sound design A basic understanding of how code is written is a plus Experience with video editing tools such as Vegas and Premiere
Splash Damage Bromley, UK
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
CINEMATIC ARTIST Art - Bromley       ABOUT SPLASH DAMAGE Splash Damage is an independently-owned studio on the outskirts of London, and we're all about crafting engaging multiplayer experiences. This year so far, we've launched our multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb on the PC and completed Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and Gears of War 4 for Xbox One. We're now expanding our team for exciting new projects on PC and console, and are looking for superstars to help us make them happen. THE ROLE As a Cinematic Artist at Splash Damage you will be responsible for creating high quality in-game cinematics that will tie together gameplay and narrative through realistic acting, compelling action and expressive dialogs. The candidate will have to: Construct in-game cinematic sequences following the direction and feedback from the Cinematics Lead Collaborate with tech artists, artists and animators to ensure the highest quality on the implementation and delivery of the cinematic content Manage the cinematic asset organization within the project Liaise with the relevant departments to resolve any technical dificulties ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Strong experience and at least 1 published AAA game working in layout/cinematics Great working knowledge of UE4 cinematic tools or equivalent tech Cinematography experience, focusing in scene composition, pacing and editing Self-motivated, good communication skills, and a great team-player attitude PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Previous game or film experience working on action-oriented sequences and cut scenes Experience working with cameras and motion capture in Maya, Motion Builder or other 3D applications Technical problem solving PERKS & BENEFITS Alongside our brand-new headquarters, stocked up drinks fridge and a never-ending supply of coffee, all of our roles come complete with the following perks and benefits: - Private medical insurance that will covers you, your partner, and children   - Private dental insurance that significantly reduces cost of dentistry for you, your partner, and children   - Pension scheme where the company matches your contribution   - Complimentary gym membership    - Free eye tests + discounted glasses   - Quarterly revenue share after 1 year of service    - Brand new state of the art office   - Life drawing classes, and massage allowance   - Free fruit juices and soft drinks + Beer and pastries on a Friday.   - Childcare voucher scheme   - Employee assistance programme   - Referral fee Find out more on our  Perks & Benefits  page. STUDIO CULTURE Splash Damage offers a fun, friendly and relaxed working environment. Everyone here shares a passion for video games and that shows in daily office life. We also regularly get together for social events like pub quizzes, cinema nights, football, and company parties.
Splash Damage Bromley, UK
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
STORYBOARD ARTIST Art - Bromley, United Kingdom       ABOUT SPLASH DAMAGE Located in the London borough of Bromley, Splash Damage is all about crafting the world's most engaging multiplayer experiences. Our recent projects include our multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb as well as Gears of War 4. We're growing our studio for exciting new projects on PC and console, and are looking for talented and passionate developer to help create them. We look after our staff with a  comprehensive package of perks and benefits , and have been awarded The Sunday Times’s Best Companies accreditation three years running. We believe our teams create better experiences when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that. THE ROLE Splash Damage is looking for a talented Artist to create cinematic storyboards and concepts to help us build stunning and inspiring art for an upcoming title. You’ll be inspiring the team and helping visualize the narrative while collaborating with the Cinematic Lead to ensure that the visual style and pacing is maintained. You will help to establish the artistic vision for Cinematics and be highly film literate, with a good understanding of layout, composition, sequential drawing and editing. As a Storyboard artist, you will Help establish and drive the visual narrative in collaboration with Leads. Iterate and explore ideas based around the game and narrative design. ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Strong drawing skills Be able to tell a good story through editing. Strong understanding of framing and visual narrative. Fluent with relevant storyboard, graphics and editing software. Be aware of technical and budgetary restrictions. Be able to follow established designs and produce consistent work. Be able to work either independently or as part of a team. Be dependable and able to meet deadlines. Be equally open to change and take direction, as well as contributing with your own ideas and creativity. PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Previous experience in game development or film a major plus Good understanding of photography principles. Interested in interactive experiences (games)
Splash Damage Bromley, UK
20 Feb, 2018
Full time
ART DIRECTOR - WARGAMING PARTNERSHIP Art - Bromley, United Kingdom       ABOUT SPLASH DAMAGE Located in the London borough of Bromley, Splash Damage is all about crafting the world's most engaging multiplayer experiences. Our recent projects include our multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb as well as Gears of War 4. We're growing our studio for exciting new projects on PC and console, and are looking for talented and passionate developer to help create them. We look after our staff with a  comprehensive package of perks and benefits , and have been awarded The Sunday Times’s Best Companies accreditation three years running. We believe our teams create better experiences when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that. THE ROLE Splash Damage is looking for a talented Art Director to help us build stunning and inspiring art for an upcoming title. You’ll be inspiring the team and maintaining the quality bar while collaborating with Art direction and Design to ensure the game looks great and plays fantastic. You will help establish the vision for the game and you will be a key point of contact for our world-leading development partners. As a Splash Damage Art Director, you will: Drive the visual quality in collaboration with the Project Directors and Leads Motivate the art team ensuring they keep the artistic style & mood consistent with our defined visual style Manage the art team including holding regular 121s, setting objectives, looking after the team’s welfare and providing mentoring Collaborate with production and discipline Leads on project planning, workflows and visual direction ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Strong understanding of art fundamentals and visual design (including understanding of composition and colour) Good artistic knowledge of game development workflows and pipelines (Modelling, Mapping, Texturing and World Building) Management experience and demonstrable leadership capabilities Passionate about world building and gameplay Passion for military themes and history Multiple shipped AAA games PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Preference for realistic art style