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Lead / Senior Programmer - C++ - Manchester

  • Location: Manchester, North West
  • Salary/rate: to £70k
  • Date posted: 07/10/19
  • Job reference: 6997
  • Permanent

Opportunity for a Lead Programmer or Senior Programmer looking to take the next step in their career, to join this fantastically managed independent studio.

Previous titles they have worked on have received high Metacritic scores of over 77 and 78 respectively. They are currently working on an incredible AAA cross-platform title, with more exciting projects in the pipeline.

The Studio prides itself on a good work/life balance, with flexible working around core hours in a friendly and relaxed environment. Based just 5 minutes away from the vibrant Manchester city centre, with excellent transport links, and free parking in the large car park next to the building.

Free weekly exercise classes are available for all staff, including Yoga and Boot Camp.


Advanced knowledge of C++ / C#.

Familiarity with working in 3rd party engines like Unreal Engine 4 and Unity.

Multiplatform development experience.

At least 2 years in a Lead Coder or Tech Director role

Approachable attitude and work ethic.

Self-motivated worker who can prioritise workload of entire code team.

Outstanding management and communication skills.

Strong understanding of game development practices.

Able to suggest and implement improvements to the company’s development practices.

Well versed in current and emerging Software / Hardware



Take the lead in technical strategy and code direction for the studio.

Provide concise development progress updates to production team.

Able to provide feedback, guidance and advice to code team as needed.

Recognize development and technical risks on projects and implement contingency plans and process to prevent/minimize risk in the future.

Recruiting coders to build a strong code team.

Mentoring and developing team members with a focus on performance management.

Being the standard bearer for coding practices in the studio.

Developing and maintaining a high bar of quality for the code team.

Frequently review work and provide feedback to the development team.

Work closely with other team leads to ensure positive working relationships across all disciplines.

Working closely with Production team to schedule tasks for entire code team to ensure milestones are met.


Salary to £70k, CVs to 
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