Lead Programmer

Fully Remote Options – Indie Studio and Top-Quality Games – Brilliant Benefits Package

Job Type
Salary on application
18 days ago

Lead Programmer in Toronto 

Are you a Game Programmer with plenty of leadership experience? Do you like the sound of working on a sequel to a bestselling game? If this sounds appealing, we’d love to hear from you! Read on for details of this opportunity... 

As a Lead Programmer at this studio in Toronto, you will be working to manage and inspire a team of talented programmers, providing high level direction and working on day-to-day development of the sequel you’ll be focused on. 

This thriving studio is currently working on the sequel to a multi-million-copy selling game. So, if you’re passionate about supporting a team, getting your hands dirty, and flourishing in a new role, you will fit in perfectly here! 

Lead Programmer key responsibilities: 

  • Lead and manage a programming team 
  • Provide time estimates to complete programming tasks and be committed to meet them 
  • Help to set up best practices for coding 
  • Conduct regular code reviews 
  • Help guide the creation of technical design documents 
  • Review the game on a regular basis during development 
  • Ensure solid coding practices are maintained 
  • Look after recruitment and onboarding as well as guide and mentor the programming team 
  • Propose ideas to improve the development of projects in the studio 

Key requirements for this role in Toronto: 

  • Skilled in C++ 
  • Significant prior game programming experience 
  • University degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar 
  • Leadership or mentoring experience 
  • Knowledge of programming languages and software engineering practices 
  • Experience developing AAA games on console platforms 
  • Experience in Unreal Engine 4 or similar 

Do you think you could be a good fit for this role? Get in touch today! Contact Ryan on rt@skillsearch.com or apply using the form below. 

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A little bit about the city: Toronto   

As the largest city in Canada, and growing, Toronto prides itself on diversity, with a wide range of cultures, foods and art available. Named by Forbes as one of the ‘World’s Most Economically Powerful Cities’, Toronto is certainly somewhere worth settling in. Alongside the economic benefits, Toronto’s transport system is strong thanks to their public buses and streetcars, which use hybrid-electrics, therefore creating minimal environmental damage.   

The city also boasts numerous art galleries, museums, operas, orchestras and much more, as well as being home to several sports teams. Generally regarded as a very safe city, and with several prestigious schools situated there, Toronto is an especially great option for people with families considering relocating.

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 to 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 the last time he moved, it was only 2 doors down from his old place!

Europe: +44 (0)1273 287 007

North America: +1 (437) 887 2477


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