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This is a full-time University placement for 1 year.

Applications close March 13th 2020

We’re offering a year-long industrial placement, at our head office in Middlesbrough, to University students currently studying a Computer Games or related degree.

Our software engineer placements involve working on real game code: you’ll be helping to port top PC releases to PS4, XB1 and Switch, or maybe helping out on our own IP projects. You’ll also help to develop our in-house tools and support the overall development process.

You’ll be working on the same projects as our experienced developers, and will work directly with them. You will gain valuable experience in the whole game’s development cycle, including bug tracking and working with a QA team.

We like to see students who’ve gone beyond the requirements of their course: we’re happy to look at examples of your own projects and code, so feel free to include them with your application.

We are fundamentally different in the way we work and what you may be used to, our company was created on the premise that people could have normal lives and do what they love doing.  On the rare occasions we work overtime it’s almost always paid and from time to time we also offer voluntary out of hours paid projects. Think of us as a crew instead of a studio, heading in the same direction and dependent on one another to succeed.

This role requires a good level of skill and enthusiasm. Our expectations are high given our reputation in the industry. In addition to being skilled, we place great emphasis on integrity, working hard and team solidarity.


  • Currently studying a Computer Games or related degree
  • Enthusiasm for programming, technologies and methods, as well as a desire to keep up to date
  • Excellent C/C++/C# programming knowledge
  • Keen eye for detail


  • Excellent maths skills
  • Experience with 3D graphics APIs such as Direct3D, OpenGL
  • Experience in profiling and optimisation techniques
  • Experience with multithreaded programming
  • Knowledge and experience of other game engines such as Unity, UE4
  • Knowledge of other programming languages such as Python, LUA.
  • An interest in games


All relevant qualifications considered.


We’re pretty sure we’re the best place to work, period. Some of our developer benefits include:

  • Flexible working hours.
  • Flexible lunch hours.
  • Personal development plan and potential annual performance bonuses.
  • Vitality Private Healthcare (for you and your family).
  • Christmas bonuses.
  • Awesome office facilities; cinema, video game suite and state of the art kitchen (Middlesbrough studio).
  • Regular team lunches and title launch parties.
  • Additional leave for moving house and birthdays.
  • Cycle scheme.
  • Potential relocation package.


Double Eleven Limited is a full-service publisher and developer, with head office located in Middlesbrough and other studios in Kuala Lumpur and Birmingham. Current studio projects include Minecraft Dungeons (2020), Rust Console (2020) and Prison Architect (PC & Console). As an independent publisher, Double Eleven have focused on bringing great games to new platforms and audiences including titles from the PixelJunk series, Prison Architect, and Goat Simulator. Double Eleven has also developed a strong reputation for technical skill, working on external titles such as the Lego Harry Potter series (PS4/XB1/Switch) and Crackdown 3 (Windows 10).


In 2017 and 2018, we were voted one of the best places to work in the UK Games Industry by

Double Eleven is a name to describe the people that create all the value. From development to business development to marketing and distribution, there’s a huge amount of talent and experience here from all levels of the games industry. Through hard work, integrity and solidarity, we are able to use that experience to create and bring to market great games that people enjoy.

To apply please email [email protected] with a copy of your CV and covering letter which highlights why you would be ideal for this role. We will endeavour to get back within a week of the closing date.