Software engineer

Automaton is looking for talented Software Engineers to join our core engineering team. Engineers at Automaton are tasked with finding solutions for a wide variety of core technical problems. Our engineers contribute to all Automaton projects including the highly anticipated MMO shooter Mavericks as well as other unannounced projects. Successful applicants are highly capable engineers who demonstrate a strong passion for both gaming and software development.


  • Implement and iterate on optimized systems that provide engaging experiences for our playerbase.
  • Tackle a wide variety of unrivaled challenges that come along with a live product.
  • Code review.
  • Debug, investigate, and implement features into existing large, complex codebases.
  • Identify, debug, and resolve potential issues in the development pipeline.
  • Be a part of our engineering scrum team, taking part in planning and daily standups.
  • Assist in playthroughs and provide feedback on improvements that could be made.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
  • A minimum of 1 year commercial experience programming in at least two programming languages and paradigms, including C++.
  • A solid understanding of mathematical principles relevant to games development.
  • A decent knowledge of working with both Windows and Unix based operating systems.
  • Experience with version control (e.g. Git).
  • Experience working as a part of an agile team.
  • Willingness to relocate to Cambridge, UK.
  • Applicants must have the permanent right to work in the UK as we do not currently support visa applicants.


  • Competitive salary (based on experience).
  • Benefits package including private health insurance, life assurance and travel insurance.
  • Join a fast growing and exciting company with excellent growth opportunities.
  • Working with a small, highly motivated team who are passionate to succeed.
  • Fully stocked fridges and weekly lunches.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Gym membership.
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Job details

Project: Company-wide

Salary: DOE

Location: Cambridge, UK

Area: Developer

Contract: Full-time

Posted on: 20 Jul 2018

Closing date: Nov 2018