Are you an experienced Senior Programmer with a keen interest and passion in AI?


For 30 years we’ve been creating incredible video games at our multiple studios, but Rebellion is more than just games. We have our own film and mo-cap studio, we create board games, publish books, and through 2000AD, publish comics and graphic novels such as the amazing Judge Dredd.

We operate across multiple UK locations, with studios based in Oxford, Warwick, Liverpool, and Wakefield. Work-life balance is important to us, and we want everyone at Rebellion to work in the way that works best for them. So, if you are based in the UK, we are always open to discussing how we can support remote and/or flexible working options.

We are on the lookout for a Senior AI Systems Engineer to join our Core Tech Team as we develop a mixture of exciting unannounced projects!

The Rebellion Tech team is a team of highly skilled and experienced programmers who develop our in-house engine, Asura with cutting edge technology. It’s exciting to be part of this collaborative team, you’ll work on developing AI and Entity systems that our project teams will utilise to make our games.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to work with a small team developing new, and maintaining current AI and Entity systems, on our bespoke in-house engine.


  • Be a key part of an agile development team, and assist the Technical Director with planning and review of features and mentoring less experienced programmers
  • Implement solutions to feature requests, considering performance, maintainability, and appropriate resource usage
  • Ensure coding standards are followed by participating in regular code reviews
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather and analyse technical constraints and establish solutions
  • Integrate modules or components while minimising the impact on projects
  • Establish and maintain contact with counterparts across all projects, share knowledge and best practices, and put those learnings to use.
  • Be involved in the optimisation of systems


  • Professional experience in a related role in games development on multiple published games
  • Excellent C/C++ programming skills, with superb knowledge of object-oriented development
  • Good knowledge and experience with existing and modern AI technologies such as pathfinding, behaviour trees, character controllers
  • Experience working with a large game codebase, its modules, and middleware
  • Comprehension of software performance considerations, with the ability to design and implement well performance systems
  • Knowledge of common algorithms, data structures, and patterns, and their application
  • Ability to analyse unfamiliar code of a reasonable complexity to understand, extend, refactor, and optimise an existing module
  • Experience mentoring more junior coders


We offer an extensive benefits package to our team including:

  • 22 days holidays + Christmas closure (typically 4 days) & Bank holidays (increasing with service at 5 years – one day each year until you reach 31 days)
  • Private Medical Insurance, healthcare cash plan, including dental and Vision
  • Life Assurance, Income Protection & Critical Illness Cover
  • Enhanced Family Leave
  • Interest Free, Tax-Free loans
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • EAP a range of Mental Health and Wellbeing Support
  • Plus loads more… including a wide range of discounts, freebies, and social events!

About Us

Whichever team you join at Rebellion we are proud of our open, friendly, and creative atmosphere. We love what we do, and we have fun doing it! As a big indie developer, we have complete creative freedom over our titles which allows us to work on a massive variety of projects across all the major platforms.

Find out more about us here

Our size, stability, and the variety of in-house expertise across multiple industries, makes Rebellion completely unique! We work in our own way, and we celebrate that as the key to our success. We foster an inclusive culture where you are encouraged to be yourself, to express your creativity and your talent. We are people focused and will support you in every way to can be the best at what you do. We recognise the importance of enjoying what you do and having a healthy work-life balance. We offer a friendly, creative, and relaxed working atmosphere, with sensibly managed projects and a wide variety of benefits and development opportunities for all our teams to ensure you are fully supported with your physical and Mental Well-being.

We are actively recruiting for a diverse team and continue to add to our culture of growth and inclusion. Rebellion encourages innovation in all areas, and we look forward to hearing how you can help us to be better. We encourage all demographics of culture, gender, ethnicity, neurodiversity and beyond, because a representative team makes better products.

If you are interested in working at Rebellion, but this role doesn’t sound quite like you, we’re recruiting for a range of positions across the studio and we’re always happy to receive speculative applications via our website. Visit our Careers website to view all our live vacancies: Rebellion: Careers

Tagged as: Algorithms, Codebase, Data Structures, Design, Entity Systems, Maintainability, Middleware, Object

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