Cloud Imperium is looking for a skilled and talented Gameplay Programmer to work on our exciting PC space combat sim. The Gameplay Programmer will work in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary team environment to implement game features and systems.


  • Design and implement well-engineered, reliable, scalable, and maintainable code for existing and new gameplay features
  • Follow best practices, development processes, documentation, and coding standards
  • Keep up to date on state-of-the-art software engineering methods, practices, and technologies
  • Understand requirements from design and work with Senior/Lead programmers to develop solid solutions, systems and features
  • Reviewing other programmers’ code as required


  • 3+ years’ experience programming game features and systems, especially player- visible game features
  • Strong knowledge of C++ programming language
  • Strong mathematics skills, including proficiency with matrices, trigonometry and linear algebra
  • Multiplayer networking and multi-threaded programming experience
  • A passion for making and playing games
  • Good English communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Potential for occasional overseas travel to visit our other studios


  • One or more shipped products, especially PC products
  • Large code base development experience
  • Online game and/or MMO development experience, including client/server development of game features
  • First person combat development experience
  • Passion for science fiction and space exploration

This position is offered at our Wilmslow Studio by Cloud Imperium Games Ltd.