Junior Software Engineer

Location : United Kingdom


  • Applications close on March 20 2022 
  • This role will have a work-from-home start until it is safe to work in our East London studio.  
  • You must have the right to work in the UK 
  • Applications with no cover letter or portfolio will not be accepted. Take the time to inform us why you want to be part of the Sports Interactive Team. 
  • Applications with no C++ experience will not be accepted. 
  • Experience with C# and Unity beneficial. 



Our studio is continuing to expand, and we have some amazing opportunities across all teams within Sports Interactive for Junior Software Engineers.

We are seeking University Graduates who can demonstrate a solid understanding of C++ and software development practices. We are offering you an exciting opportunity to become a part of the award-winning development team hear at SI.  

We have an outstanding development history across sports simulation games and a proven track record of developing talent. 

We get a lot of applicants, and we have a high-quality bar for entry; make sure that you can stand out from the crowd by including a portfolio of your work. Be sure to provide links to try out games or apps and show us what you have made on your journey towards joining the games industry. 

You do not have to love football to work at Sports Interactive but depending on the team that you want to work in, it can be beneficial. 

Those of you who make it to an interview will be required to undertake an online coding test. 



  • Core Technology
  • Tools and Automation
  • Match Engine
  • Competition and Rule groups
  • Gameplay
  • UI


Studio Overview 

Sports Interactive (SI) is an ambitious development studio creating immersive sports management simulations. Since 1994, we’ve captivated a global pool of players with our iconic, BAFTA award-winning game, Football Manager. We’re a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA having caught their attention in 2006 with our continuous critical and commercial success.

We’re a tenacious community, coming together at the Here East technology hub in Stratford, East London. Always expanding, the SI team takes on the gaming genre through a diverse array of disciplines. But no matter how big we dream, we keep our approach (and your schedule) flexible, creating a relaxed atmosphere where collaboration can thrive.

Working Here

We approach everything with passion, whether that’s making our mark on the gaming and football industries or doing our bit for the world around us. We want to share that outlook with everyone who shows up to work here each day. 

We like our talent tenacious, so you can expect to surround yourself with other ambitious individuals bringing their A-game to many different disciplines. We know collaboration is the key to constantly topping our best, and encourage our people to fiercely realise their own personal potential.

We believe everyone matters, no matter which part of the business you’re in. Above all else, we’re a team. A team with a down-to-earth dynamic, that works and plays together. We have fun doing what we do; one of the many reasons we’re one of the best places to work in the UK games business (Gameindustry.biz 2021 Large studio category).

And if you want a work/life balance, we’re behind you. Because while we live to create extraordinary games, we know that’s not all you’ve got going on. You can trust that we always keep things in perspective, fostering an environment where work can be more than just a job.

Our flexible working culture gives team members the responsibility to optimise their workloads, with in-office, hybrid and remote working options. Even in countries where we don’t directly employ*, we’ll even explore what’s possible via third parties and do our best to accommodate location preferences.

And when you’re not here making the world’s best management games, there’s a top-class benefits package for permanent team members based in the UK, including gym membership, private health, and dental care, plus many more perks. For those permanent team members outside of the UK, we strive to offer equivalent and localised benefits.  We’re also a London Living Wage employer and proudly boast one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry.

*We’re able to directly employ in the UK, Ireland, France, Sweden and Finland.

Inclusivity Matters
We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from any relevant candidate irrespective of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion, or belief. Our studio has disabled access and facilities.

This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder.  It does not form part of the contract of employment.