Lead Game Programmer - NW England

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Job Reference: BBBH3476
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Games Programming
Location: North West England
Salary: Competitive Rate


Our client is looking for a Lead Game Programmer, you will report into the Head of Game Programming and be part of a dedicated and dynamic team working closely with our talented animators, artists and designers.
You are currently working in a senior game programming position looking for the next step in your career with a strong working knowledge of programming in C/C++.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Analyse and understand the game design documents in order to define the required functionalities and the game system that must be developed.
  • Comply with all coding standards, ensuring the creation of high quality, performance-minded code.
  • Write game specific code for levels; level / creature scripts and frontend / HUDs / in game menus and bosses.
  • Work closely with other departments to create levels in accordance to game design documents.
  • Correct identified gameplay bugs.
  • Exploration of new practices to continually improve the quality of game development.
  • Regular review of code, scripting and level implementation to ensure it is of the required quality.
  • Allocating tasks, schedules and bugs to Programmers.
  • Assisting Head of Game Programming when required.
  • Identify poorly coded / implemented systems and restructure existing code to make it more efficient.
  • Collaborate with other functions in developing the tools required to make the necessary gameplay adjustments.
  • Keep up to date with industry advancements and technologies.
  • Identifying and ensuring that all employee relations matters (including absence, performance and conduct) are dealt with in line with Company policies and procedures and in liaison with Human Resources.
  • Ensuring adequate staffing levels to cover for absence and busy periods.
  • Carrying out local inductions and probationary reviews for all new starters to ensure competence in the full range of tasks they are required to undertake.
  • Mentoring Programmers and Junior Programmers with direction from Head of Game Programming.
  • Carrying out employee review with direction from Head of Game Programming.
  • Delegating work to employees and monitoring output
  • Providing / arranging any required on-the-job training and coaching.
  • Work with production to identify and escalate risk.
  • Approachable and friendly manner. Able to work well in a team.


Relevant Experience:

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or the equivalent in experience.
  • Demonstrable experience of programming in C/C++.
  • Worked at senior level or higher on at least one shipped title on mobile or console.


Skills & Qualifications:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Computer Science or related subject.
  • Fluent in C++ and object oriented programming.
  • Demonstrates dependability and commitments to projects / tasks.
  • Ability to think creatively to solve coding problems.
  • Ability to debug difficult problems.

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