Lead Programmer

Growing Indie Studio - Own Studios Cross Platform IP - Unity Console/PC Game

Employment Type
Salary on application

Skillsearch is looking for a collaborative and experienced Lead Programmer to join our client's growing and welcoming team. In this full-time lead programming role, you will work remotely with our client's Guildford-based team, and the position offers a favourable salary and benefits. 

As a Lead Programmer, you’ll be working as part of a small, tightly knit multidisciplinary team, of which you will be the main port of call when it comes to all things engineering. You will also work directly alongside the Creative Director and Executive Producer to identify the project’s needs concerning engineering and to map them out against the project timeline.  

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

  • Work closely with the creative management to understand the features, mechanics and tools required to facilitate the intended experience and how to translate them to engineering tasks 
  • Manage and support the team of programmers with their day-to-day tasks and needs 
  • Take technical ownership of major game systems from concept to completion and work with other coders and disciplines to iterate them to a high standard 
  • Work alongside content creators to identify tools and processes that will speed up, automate and optimise the content creation process 

The ideal candidate for this lead programming job will have extensive experience with Unity engine’s various systems with a focus on Gameplay, Physics and AI, but also hold a solid understanding of UI, graphics, performance and multiplatform development. The successful applicant will also have experience managing and mentoring fewer senior members, reviewing their work and collaborating to champion growth and excellence. Additional requirements include: 

  • Demonstrable expertise in C# Unity coding 
  • 5+ years of industry experience, ideally with 2+ released titles on multiple platforms 
  • An understanding and passion for clean code architecture, design patterns, and extensible, robust, well-documented code 
  • An exceptional understanding of performance, optimisation and best practices for developing games for multiple platforms 
  • The ability to own the development of substantial systems from conception to completion 

As a vital member of the team and in return for your expertise, inclusive approach and commitment, our client will provide an attractive salary and benefits, including 25 days of holiday, flexible working and more! 

If this full-time Lead Programmer job working remotely with a Guildford-based team motivates and inspires you, please get in touch with Ryan from Skillsearch at rt@skillsearch.com today. We'd love to hear from you! 


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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Senior Game Development Consultant Ryan Templeman

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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