Lead Programmer

Fully Remote within the UK - Champion Self Development - New MMO

Job Type
Salary on application
17 days ago

Skillsearch is helping a growing, independent game developer based in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire find a Lead Programmer to join their welcoming and collaborative team, working remote within the UK. This full-time role offers an excellent salary and benefits as you work on emerging technologies and greenfield projects. 

As a Lead Programmer, you will be supported by a creative team who are able to explore new ground in this ever-changing landscape. The group aims to develop and inspire themselves and their games, and you will be encouraged to explore your creativity outside of working on your own projects. 

Some of the primary responsibilities you will take on in this Lead Programming role include: 

  • Ensuring the programming team contributes to player satisfaction and enjoyment and making the games more fun to play 
  • Recruiting and guiding a small team of Programmers, creating a positive environment which focuses on open feedback, mentoring, and the career development of your team 
  • Prioritising the daily workflows to ensure a balanced approach to workload and production management on behalf of the Programmer team 
  • Helping run creative planning sessions, scrums, and retrospectives 

To apply for this Lead Programmer position, you will need 10 years of industry experience and 5 years of C++ or C# experience. You will also require the following: 

  • Experience leading a team 
  • Experience with engines such as Unity, Lumberyard and Unreal 
  • Keen understanding of how an engine works and the commercial implications 
  • Ability to take a design brief and flesh out the ideas, find the problems and the fun, and explain these to relevant stakeholders 

In return for your dedication and inclusive approach, you will earn a favourable salary, benefits, and the support to grow as a developer. 

If this full-time Lead Programmer job in the UK sounds right for you, please apply with Ryan from Skillsearch 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 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!

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