Senior Gameplay Programmer - CA Sofia

Programming | Total War

We have an excellent opportunity for a passionate and experienced game developer to join our Total War team as a Senior Gameplay Programmer.

Based at our well-established studio in Sofia (Bulgaria) you will be working as a key member of the code team on our next Total War title. In this role, you will be able to make a real impact on our game. You will bring your knowledge and experience to help push the boundaries of our game by collaborating with the wider development team, striving to make our titles better than ever before and producing efficient and effective solutions to the complex challenges presented by the Total War Campaign & Battle environment.

Key Responsibilities

In the role of Senior Gameplay Programmer, you will be working with the team responsible for campaign gameplay on the next historical Total War project. Using your excellent coding skills and expertise, you will be working to build and improve the game's high quality gameplay systems.

You will be involved in developing new features for the game and be highly competent in maintaining new and existing systems. This includes behavioral elements of the AI and tooling for analysis. You will also collaborate and problem solve with the wider game development team on the project.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Extensive games industry experience
  • Excellent C++ programming skillset, with knowledge of the latest standards
  • Ability to write clean, maintainable, and portable code
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience working in a large codebase
  • Self-motivated with a drive to improve yourself and others
  • A desire to collaborate closely with other disciplines to streamline our development processes and eliminate bottlenecks
  • Passion and interest in games and game development


  • Experience of a complete game development lifecycle from pre-production, through to post-release support
  • Broad gaming experience and a sense for good game design
  • An avid gamer, ideally strategy games

Creative Assembly is about the right people making the best games. We are united through our values; Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust.

Winner of multiple Best Place to Work Awards, we house many talented people, from juniors to industry veterans who constantly challenge us and make sure we are striving for the best within our games and our studio life.

We have studio sites in Horsham UK and Sofia Bulgaria, including a number of bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedicated motion capture site.

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:

  • Additional medical and dental health insurance for you, your partner and kids, life insurance, and free health care screening
  • Additional holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all Bulgarian Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support including; SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops, on-site training with renowned specialists and global conference attendance
  • Wellbeing support with an employee assistance programme
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast every day - toast, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, soft drinks and more in our fully stocked kitchen
  • Office massages
  • Studio parties for you and your family; such as our Summer and Christmas parties, Children’s day party, wrap parties for game releases

Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.