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Simon Coenen

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Hello! My name is Simon Coenen, I'm a game programmer from Belgium currently working on an unnanounced project at Studio Gobo in Brighton, UK as a Platform Engineer.

Right after my internship at Electric Square - the sister studio of Studio Gobo - in the United Kingdom as a UI and metagame programmer, I was offered a permanent position. I've been working in the Brighton games industry for over 2 years now.

I love spending my time on personal projects related to engine and graphics programming.

Professional

  • Studio Gobo

    Apr 2019 - Now. Platform Engineer

    Hove, United Kingdom

    Unannounced title: Working on a new AAA title as a platform engineer.

  • Electric Square

    Sep 2017 - Apr 2019

    Brighton, United Kingdom

    Forza Street: Engine tech and metagame programming during production.

    Responsibilities:

    • Game security anti-cheat owner
    • Creating and maintaining continuous integration using TeamCity
    • Code maintenance and bug fixing
    • Working closely with the client in the US

    Unreleased Project: Programmer during the preproduction phase working with in small feature teams to quickly prototype and create an initial vertical slice.

    Responsibilities:

    • Prototyping game concepts in a feature small team
    • Communicating with design and art
  • Studio Gobo Brighton (aka Electric Square)

    Feb 2017 - Jun 2017. UI backend programming intern

    Hove, United Kingdom

    Forza Street : Working on metagame UI and backend systems during the preproduction phase of the project.

    Responsibilities:

    • Creating most of the UI in UMG based on UX wireframes
    • Programming systems to drive the metagame
    • Creating a data-driven system for metadata

Education

  • Digital Arts & Entertainment

    Howest, Kortrijk, Belgium

    Following the Game Development (programming) major. Graduated with highest honors.

  • Maths and Sciences

    Montfortcollege, Rotselaar, Belgium

    Secondary school - Maths and Sciences curriculum

    Involved in the school volleybal team and the design/creation of the yearbook.

Technology

Tools of the trade:
  • Visual Studio
  • Unreal Engine 4
  • Unity3D
  • VCS: Perforce, Git, SVN, Mercurial
Languages:
  • C++ (14)
  • C#/.NET/WPF
  • HLSL
  • HTML/CSS
  • Python