Lead Developer

Award-Winning Studio - Fantastic Benefits - Quirky Games

City of London
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Lead Developer in London

Are you an experienced Developer with a wild creative streak? Fancy heading up a Shared Tech team and using your skills to help other grow?

As Lead Developer of the Shared Tech team at this quirky, award-winning studio you’ll create software to support game development. One day you’ll be making tools and the next is sample technology and after that you’ll be looking to create new external vendor solutions.

This studio’s philosophy is to focus on creativity and genuine fun in order to create exciting and thoroughly enjoyable player experiences. As a part of the team you will get to enjoy private medical care, the studios shares scheme, flexible working hours, including work from home days, a discounted gym membership and loads more!

Lead Developer Responsibilities:

  • Focus on any area of development that can accelerate production
  • Identify technology solutions that can be applied to the development process
  • Create tools for the manufacture of games
  • Oversee all code produced by the team to ensure high standards at all times
  • Lead the Shared Tech team by identifying hiring needs, managing recruitment, mentoring staff and always leading by example with your code and conduct in the studio
  • Work with the wider studio and other teams to ensure Shared Technology is correctly focused and delivering as needed
  • Take part in opportunities to give feedback across the game life cycle and enthusiastically participate in the generation of new game concepts

Requirements for this role in London:

  • Extensive background working with complex technology solutions in the games industry
  • High level skills with IDEs, source control, automation and other software development practices and tools
  • Professional experience delivering usable software
  • Examples of high quality prototyping and full games
  • Background of work leading a team, through personal example and mentoring
  • Previous experience working in complex collaborations across teams and examples of strong communication and the following successes
  • It would be beneficial to have experience with Machine Learning as well

A little bit about the city: London

As the English capital, London is known to be a city full of opportunities. From cultures, foods, activities and greenspace, everything is at your doorstep in this city and there is something for everyone to enjoy. London Fashion Week, Michelin-star restaurants and festivals are just a few of the many delights London has to offer those looking for a taste of the city. London is, of course, famous for its extensive history, culture and attractions. Many of London’s museums and galleries are free to enter, meaning, especially as a newcomer to London, you are easily able to absorb the knowledge and arts the city has to offer.

Fortunately for the many commuters, public transport is one thing the city can be really proud of. London is well-known for its widespread underground system, boasting 11 lines stretching 402km in total. Additionally, the Night Tube, a 24-hour service, is available on Fridays and Saturdays, making getting home after an evening exploring or catching up with friends a breeze. Aside from the Tube, London offers buses, river buses, black cabs, ‘Boris Bikes’ and trams, so getting around the city should never be a problem!

Tags: Lead Developer, Lead Programmer, Lead Shared Tech Developer, Lead Shared Tech Programmer, Shared Technology Programmer, Shared Technology Developer, Lead Engineer, Head of Development, Head of Programming, Head of Engineering, Head of Shared Technology.

Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Reference: A010707

Company Benefits

cC Free drinks, fruit or food
eE Flexible working
fF Private medical/dental care
hH Cycle to work scheme
jJ Game jams
kK Team & company entertainment
lL Subsidised travel
qQ Pension
rR Extra holiday

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Reference: A010707

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