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Lead Programmer

  • Location: London
  • Salary/rate: Up to £71,000 (depending on experience)
  • Date posted: 10/12/19
  • Job reference: 7581
  • Permanent
This vacancy has now expired.

We are partnered with ustwo Games in London and they need a Lead Programmer to join them.

This innovative studio is best known for their BAFTA award winning IP ‘Monument Valley’ and are a team who love making interactive experiences that delight players and challenge the medium.

Ustwo’s ethos is born from a passion for the industry and eclectic influences that encourage them to think about games in non-traditional ways, helping to make digital experiences that defy (and hopefully define) expectations. You will be instrumental in continuing to develop the ustwo world!

The Role:

  • As part of project leadership, you will be collectively responsible for quality of the product and efficiency of the team (up to 10 people)
  • Leading the programming team on your project (up to 4 programmers), to help plan and guide programming work
  • Collaborating with other leads to make design decisions that take into account technical cost and risk
  • Line-managing other programmers, mentoring and supporting personal development within the team
  • Ensuring code quality and good working practices are developed and maintained
  • Owning technical decision-making, building a codebase that can be iterated during development and is performant and maintainable after release
  • Leading by example: write code, do code reviews, collaborate with designers and artists
  • Guiding engineering work from the very beginning of the project, from initial prototype to post-release support. Change approach to suit different stages of the project

Requirements:

  • 7+ years industry experience
  • You have experienced multiple full production cycles
  • You have shipped at least one project as a Lead Programmer
  • Firm understanding of how to write games in Unity/C#
  • You can demonstrate broad knowledge of games engineering techniques
  • Experience working on 3D games and good 3D maths skills
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and decision-making skills

Bonus Points:

  • Mobile app development experience
  • Secondary skill sets (game design, art, audio etc.)
  • ObjC/Swift/Java/Xcode/Android Studio
  • PC/Console development experience
  • Graphics programming experience
  • Unreal Engine
To discuss this opportunity in more detail please get in touch and send your CV to louise.wardale@amiqus.com
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