Java Tools Developer (12 Month Placement)

Feral Interactive is offering year-long industrial placements with our Tools team for current, full-time university students studying Computer Science or a related degree. We specialise in bringing AAA games to new platforms and audiences.

We are looking for proactive programmers to contribute to the development of our internal web-based applications and online services. You will work on a variety of projects that underpin our process of game development and improve workflow throughout the whole company.

Working as part of Feral’s Tools team you will contribute to a wide range of applications , from company-wide internal productivity and management tools, to external partner portals which facilitate our close collaborations with some of the biggest technology companies in the world. Your specialised development tools will also integrate tightly into our games development process, helping to bring AAA games to a number of platforms.

We are a small but expanding company with a current team of around a hundred people, so you’ll quickly get to know your colleagues. You will have the support of our more experienced developers and can look forward to working collaboratively with the team. Due to the nature of our work we can maintain a small company attitude with a large company output.

We like to see students who have gone beyond the requirements of their course, so we’re happy to look at examples of your own projects and code if you include them or a link to your online portfolio or GitHub with your application.

This is a full-time position for 12 months at our studio in Wandsworth, London. Placements usually start over the summer after the end of the academic year, with most students joining us at the beginning of July.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Currently studying Computer Science or a related degree
  • Experience with Java and SQL
  • Basic understanding of JavaScript and HTML/CSS
  • Good written and verbal communication

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience with scripting languages (for example, PHP or Python)
  • Knowledge of Java Servlets, JSPs, or Bootstrap
  • Comfortable using the UNIX command line
  • A desire to do your best work all of the time


  • Annual salary of £20k
  • A fantastic learning opportunity to work with a studio bringing AAA games to new platforms
  • Flexitime
  • Relaxed small company atmosphere

About Feral

Feral Interactive is a leading developer and publisher of games for macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch and Windows platforms, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such hits as Alien: Isolation™ for macOS, Linux and Nintendo Switch, GRID™ Autosport for iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch, ROME: Total War™, Tropico™, Company of Heroes™ and XCOM® 2 Collection for iOS and Android, Life is Strange 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider®, Total War: THREE KINGDOMS, XCOM® 2, and Company of Heroes™ 2 for macOS and Linux. Most recently Feral Interactive developed the Windows version of Total War: ROME REMASTERED as well as developing and publishing the title on macOS and Linux.

How to Apply

If you’re ready to help us produce great games, send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to, addressed to Naoko Pierce. Applications without a covering letter will not be reviewed.

Closing date : Friday 3 June 2022