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Lead Game play Programmer / Must have AAA Experience

Sector:
Type Permanent
Location:
Salary: Competitive Salary
Contact: Robin Stallick
Contact Number: 0203 216 2589

Job Description

A multi award winning studio with an impressive track record of developing world calls AAA Games  is looking to add to its family of staff.  Reporting to the Technical Director, the Lead Player Programmer will manage a team of gameplay coders and drive through all aspects of an ‘AAA’ game’s requirements in accordance with the Game Director’s lead. Working and managing the team every day, the Lead Player Programmer will work to promote the creative vision of the project, hold reviews and provide feedback to the team, lead-by-example, and push the boundaries of gameplay coding for video games.


 


Key Responsibilities
  • Lead a team, with industry wide renown in the creative vision for the project. Conduct regular reviews and manage the coding team to excellence.
  • Work very closely with the Game Director to understand and establish the vision and evangelise this to the team.
  • Be a role-model for the coders by emphasizing project and company goals, providing feedback on performance and mentoring.
  • Train coders in the team. Be well aware of the ‘state of the art’ and assess new trends and emerging techniques.
  • Be the point of contact for all player code work.
  • Manage the player programmers, including regular one-on-ones.
  • Manage player code schedule and bugs to minimise risk and ensure smooth running of the department.
  • Oversee, advise and drive the whole player team to ensure quality results and efficient working practices.
  • Implement player gameplay features to a high quality.
  • Oversee all relevant documentation to the project.
  • Proven track record as a team lead with experience on at least two successfully-published titles, participating in the development from concept to publishing stage.
  • Experience working on player character’s control, traversal and camera mechanics are highly desirable.
  • Expert understanding in C/C++.
  • An advanced understanding of the main gaming platforms and the requirements needed to develop software on them.
  • A good understanding of game technology principles.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge in mentoring, leading and managing an experienced team of programmers.
  • Experience defining, designing, implementing, and supporting production process for creative software teams.
  • Experience working in fast-moving development environments; needs to be flexible to cope with changing requirements.
  • Strong passion for gaming is a must.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Benefits
  • Private family medical care
  • Private dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Long-service holiday reward
  • Brand new custom designed studio
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse, Yoga & Life Drawing.
  • Quarterly salary adjustment reviews
  • Monthly 1on1s with your Line Manager
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex
  • Staff only merchandise store
  • State of the art office with the entire 140+ team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Overseas Relocation Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Finder’s Fee
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses
  • Free Seasonal Flu Jab


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