Lead Game Programmer

Multi-Platform AAA VR Shooter - Well Established Studio - EU Based

Job Type

Are you looking to collaborate in a multidisciplinary team to steer the implementation of engaging game features and systems for groundbreaking VR games and experiences? If so, we want to hear from you! Skillsearch is looking for a collaborative and talented Lead Game Programmer to join our client's inclusive and welcoming team and be part of an exciting project. This full-time game programming role is based in Amsterdam and comes with a favourable salary of £40,000 and many excellent benefits.

As a flexible Lead Game Programmer, you will work closely with the other discipline leads, your producer, and the game director to set up the technical direction for the project. You will also stand at the project's core and set up the overarching plan and technical design with input from your team in conjunction with the chief engineer.

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

  • Use your knowledge of C++, object orientation, design patterns, algorithms and data structures to create solid technical designs and steer your team toward the best implementation of a feature or system
  • Adapt and expand upon the studio pipeline and coding standards to develop spectacular, immersive games and experiences
  • Constantly consider performance so games and experiences can keep running at a smooth 72+ FPS
  • Analyse problems and debug them to locate and fix challenging bugs quickly
  • Guide and mentor, all programmers in your team so they can technically grow within the studio

To apply for this lead game programming job, you must have managed a team of programmers for at least one game project and been responsible for delivering the project on time and at the expected quality level. You also should have written several games/projects in C++ and have a good understanding of all concepts of the language, such as object-oriented approach, pointers and references, containers, inheritance, polymorphism, structures, etc. In addition, you will need experience creating multiple (hobby) projects using the Unreal Engine and an excellent understanding of creating blueprints and optimising code through using C++ and the Unreal pipeline. A background working in VR is also advantageous.

In return for your dedication, collaboration, and commitment, you will receive a salary of £40,000 and the following benefits:

  • 26 standard vacation days with an option to buy 5 more
  • Free pension plan
  • Free train commuting when living outside of Amsterdam
  • The latest VR hardware which you can borrow and take home
  • Flexible working hours and more!

If this Lead Game Programmer job in Amsterdam sounds like the right career move for you, please get in touch with Chay at cp@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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Chay Peters

Games Programming Resourcer

Chay works alongside Katie and Ryan as a Games Programming Resourcer after a dramatic career change from being a plumber, so you can be sure to count on Chay to get you unstuck from an unideal job and smoothly into a new role! Don’t worry, he’s also got a gaming background with his favourite series being Modern Warfare and of course Crash Bandicoot, so with these combined skills he’s sure to bag you the role you’ve been waiting for!

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