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Football Manager Gameplay AI Software Engineer

Stratford (London)/Remote (possible)


Football Manager Gameplay AI Software Engineer


This is a can't-miss opportunity!

We are looking for experienced gameplay/logic/AI programmers to join the Football Manager team and, specifically, the Gameplay team that ensures Football Manager is the most accurate football management game in the world.

The world of football is at your fingertips. Take Club Vision, Transfers and Contracts, Player Development, Dynamics, Social Media and Interaction to new and improved levels of quality and help to shape the future.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work within an experienced, talented and creative gameplay team
  • Maintain and improve existing gameplay systems
  • Design and implement new gameplay systems with a focus on maintainability, performance and attention to detail


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • BSc or equivalent degree and/or equivalent industry experience in a relevant field
  • At least three years professional C++ experience
  • Familiar with gameplay design and coding
  • Passion for development of gameplay systems, with an emphasis on problem solving.


  • Knowledge of football and SI games
  • Examples of work or personal projects

Studio Overview

Sports Interactive (SI) is the world’s leading developer of football management simulations through its Football Manager series of games. Founded in 1994 and now based in East London's booming technology hub at Here East in Stratford, SI, as a continually successful and profitable company, is now looking to expand its full-time staff as it pushes out across both existing and emerging gaming platforms.

SI’s games have enjoyed an unparalleled history of commercial and critical success, with 12 of its creations among the UK's Top 20 fastest-selling PC games of all time and five in the UK’s top 20 best-selling PC games of all time. Sports Interactive became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006.The studio is a vibrant environment, full of talented and dedicated people with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy working within a close-knit team as part of a lively, self-motivated and forward thinking company.

Sports Interactive looks after its staff’s well-being with a flexible working schedule that makes the studio a relaxed and friendly place to work (there are six staff lunchtime football teams and a wide range of regular social events). We’re also very proud of being parent-friendly and having high staff tenure (40% have worked here for over 10 years). Further information on Sports Interactive and its games is available on the SI website,

Applications with no cover letter will not be accepted