Lead Gameplay Programmer

Remote Across UK - Highly Successful VR Gaming Studio - New Team New Project

Job Type
Salary on application

Do you have Gameplay Programming experience, and are you seeking a new job? Skillsearch is helping a highly successful VR gaming studio find a full-time Lead Gameplay Programmer, and the remote role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package. 

As a Lead Gameplay Programmer, you will be responsible for leading the game team in prototyping and shipping genre-leading VR gameplay to best-in-class standard. Working alongside our diverse team of designers and artists, you'll be delivering high levels of innovation with both your team and your work, collaborating with our technology teams to ensure robust performance on-platform. 

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

  • Work with your team within an agile framework to discover and build fun and innovative gameplay 
  • Be part of the project leadership team and collaboratively guide the development of the game from inception to shipping 
  • Manage the code side of our agile prototyping and iteration process, taking successful output through to robust production systems 
  • Architect and plan the technical design of gameplay systems and associated tools, processes, and data 
  • Work alongside technology programming and content creation leads, shipping your game at a consistent framerate on multiple platforms 

To apply for this Lead Gameplay Programmer role, you will need eight years of professional game programming experience, with a minimum of three shipped titles on console, PC or VR headset. You will also require the following: 

  • Expert knowledge of C++, including high-performance programming 
  • Solid 3D maths and data structures knowledge, with performance-minded development and optimisation skills 
  • Demonstrable professional games industry experience in delivering game features, systems, tools, and pipelines using Unreal 4 
  • Good working knowledge of all aspects of game development 

If you’re looking to impact and create change positively, you will be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package for your inclusive and committed approach. 

We'd love you to apply for this Full-time remote Lead Gameplay Programmer job, and we're waiting to hear from you. Please contact Ryan at rt@skillsearch.com today. 

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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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