Lead Programmer

Job Title: Lead Programmer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-01-16
Reference: LAT/C160119
Contact Name: Lakhvir Takhar
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 16, 2019 18:05

Job Description

Lead Programmer - London, United Kingdom - Full-time

Creative Personnel are very proud to offer the amazing opportunity to work with one of the most illustrious studios in London. Our client have a dedicated team full of drive, passion and creativity. If you are someone who enjoys being part of a lively, self-motivated, forward thinking company then this is the perfect opportunity for you. In addition our client offers a whole host of benefits which include; Flexible office working hours, Beer & Wine fridge, Training Budgets, Private Healthcare and many more!  

The perfect candidate will be an excellent communicator, who enjoys problems solving and is very open minded to new ideas. As a Lead Programmer you will be responsible for leading, developing, motivating and managing a team of programmers while collaborating with other teams on the project.

  • Lead and manage a programming team at technical and personnel level.
  • Mentor junior programmers in the team and plan their skill development.
  • Determine the technical needs for the team to work on a project
  • Evaluate the fitness of third party middleware in relation to projects
  • Help in setting up best practices for coding and conduct regular code reviews.
  • Setup a process to review the game on a regular interval during development cycle and identify areas of improvement.
  • Encourage team to create a strong technical document on different development platforms/consoles.
  • Setup processes while working in collaboration with other teams (internal or external) to efficiently meet the technical needs of the assigned project.
  • Plan and evaluate the work performed by team and analyse the impact on the project.
  • Identify risks and opportunities presented during the development of games, providing solutions to resolve potentially complex problems.
  • Estimate time to complete programming tasks/objectives and be committed to meet them.
  • Support the Producer in people management.
  • Support the Technical Director in technology-related tasks. 

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or the equivalent in experience.
  • 5+ years of experience of programming in C# or C/C++
  • 1+ years of relevant experience as a team lead
  • 3+ years of relevant experience using the Unity engine, preferably on Mobile games.
  • Worked at senior level or higher on at least one shipped title on mobile or console

  • Very strong skills in C, C++ and Object Oriented Programming.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with performance bottlenecks and ways to resolve them, multi-threading, OS concepts, System programming, Optimization, etc.…
  • Very strong debugging skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong reporting and documentation skills.
  • Result-oriented.
  • Problem solving and open minded.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt new technical changes as per project need.
  • Advanced understanding of the challenges multiplatform development brings.
  • Familiarity with source control, preferably Perforce 

  • Preferably worked on any game console or iOS/Android
  • Knowledge of OpenGL, DirectX and Physics Engine.
  • Knowledge of Networking API or AWS
  • Experience of Android java or iOS objective-c development
  • Strong command of 3D maths and physics
  • Experience writing shaders
  • Experience of developing F2P mobile games and understanding of Live Ops requirements
  • Passion for Gaming!


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