Lead Game Developer

Brand New Project - Cross Platform - Hands-on & Managerial Responsibilities

Job Type
Salary on application
25 days ago

Skillsearch is looking for a passionate Lead Game Developer who will oversee the development team of one of our client's new and unannounced games through launch and beyond. This full-time Lead Developer role is remote in the UK and offers a favourable salary and benefits. 

As an experienced and talented Lead Game Developer, you will help direct the technology on the project with the advice of the CTO while supporting the team in developing this ground-breaking game and technology. You will also handle complex problems and bring your development experience into new and innovative solutions. 

In your first few weeks in this Lead Game Developer role, you can expect to: 

  • Provide technical oversight to the development team, helping to deliver quality software within approved deadlines 
  • Communicate with project stakeholders, team members and external partners to ensure smooth development and visibility 
  • Ensure the quality of the code you and the team write, creating amazing gameplay experiences in a clean, efficient and polished way 
  • Help your team at large with solving technical issues 
  • Guide by example and champion the project’s culture, production and development processes 

To apply for this Game Developer role, you will need experience guiding medium size teams and making games with Unity using C#. You will also require expertise in delivering code for games, having shipped at least three complete games for 6-10 years as an individual contributor or a Lead. In addition, you should have experience with rapid prototyping and agile or iterative game development. Familiarity with Git, CI/CD pipelines, automated testing and the development of multiplayer systems is also essential. 

As a vital member of the team and in return for your expertise, inclusive approach and commitment, our client will provide a favourable salary and the following benefits: 

  • 22 days of annual holiday 
  • Private medical insurance 
  • Life assurance 
  • Pension scheme (matched up to 5%) 
  • Flexible working and more! 

We'd love for you to apply for this full-time, remote Lead Game Developer job in the UK, and we're waiting to hear from you. Please get in touch with Ryan from Skillsearch at rt@skillsearch.com today. 

Here at Skillsearch, we're a recruitment company. In the simplest form, this means we place people at new companies - but it's so much more than that. For the past 30 years, we've been busy helping people (like you) with sought after skills find jobs in the Games, Interactive and Enterprise Systems industries all around the globe. Our company comprises a team of dedicated consultants that work across various niche technologies, including Games, Virtual Reality, AR and XR, Workday, Oracle, Peoplesoft, and eCommerce. We are always exploring other cutting-edge markets. Follow us to see a few of the jobs we're working on, find out which events you can see us at, and keep up with news in the technology, gaming and interactive world. Welcome to Skillsearch! 

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

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Ryan Templeman

Principal Game Development Consultant & Game Development Team Lead

Ryan leads our dev team, focusing on scouting out the best programmers in the industry! We think he’s working here mostly get his hands on new Lord of the Rings VR experiences as soon as they come out although, with his level of knowledge, maybe he should be helping make them instead!  He is one of the few people on the team that is a born and bred Brightonian. In fact he has never moved far - to the point where last time he moved, it was only 2 doors down from his old place!

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