Senior Engine Programmer

On-site in Paris or Montpellier - Stylised Action RPG - Indie with Publisher Backing

Job Type
Salary on application
8 days ago

If you are a passionate gamer and a talented programmer looking to work on exciting projects in a supportive and inclusive environment, our client would love to hear from you! Skillsearch is seeking an experienced and collaborative Senior Engine Programmer to join our client's inclusive and welcoming team. This full-time engine programming role is based onsite in Paris or Montpellier, France, and offers an attractive salary and benefits. 

As a dedicated and attentive Senior Engine Programmer, you will play a critical role in the tech and programming team, tasked with optimising and customising Unreal Engine 5 to meet the needs of the studio's projects. You will work primarily with C++ and Blueprints to create tools and features that enhance the game's graphics and performance and assist with the console porting process for PS5 and Xbox Series. 

In this Senior Engine Programmer role, some of your primary responsibilities will include: 

  • Graphics and performance optimisation 
  • Development of tech tools for the team 
  • Console porting support for PS5 and Xbox Series 
  • Participating in bug/crash fixing and code reviews 
  • Helping the CTO/Lead Programmer with IT, infrastructure and tech-related tasks 

To succeed in this engine programming job, you will need at least 4 years of experience in the game development industry as a programmer, including at least 2 years as an Engine Programmer or in a similar role in an Unreal Engine production. You will also require the following: 

  • Experience creating editor tools in Unreal (either in C++ or Blueprint Utilities) 
  • A focus on writing clean, well-organised code in C++ and visual scripting 
  • A user-focused approach, with a keen eye for making tools efficient and user-friendly 
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to write clear documentation 

You will receive an excellent salary and benefits package for your knowledge, expertise and flexibility. 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with Ryan from the Skillsearch team today at to apply and register your interest in this full-time Senior Engine Programmer position in Paris or Montpellier. We're looking forward to meeting 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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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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