Senior Lead Game Programmer

Successful Netherlands Studio - Multi-platform VR Action Shooter - Awesome Benefits

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9 days ago

Skillsearch is looking to recruit a dedicated and experienced Senior Lead Game Programmer to join our client's welcoming and inclusive team. This full-time lead programming role is based in Amsterdam and comes with an excellent salary of €85,000 and a fantastic benefits package. 

As a Senior Lead Game Programmer, you will be responsible for managing and directing the development of technology for a game development project, both for current projects and future developments. You will take the project’s vision, technical requirements, timeline and budget into account while motivating the tech team and taking on the technical challenges within the project, identifying risk areas and coming up with approaches and solutions during the game's development 

If you were already working in this lead programming job, here are some things you would be doing: 

  • Working closely with lead programmers and principals to deliver all of the technical systems of a large game project 
  • Ensuring tech team compliance with the project’s vision, technical requirements, timeline and budget 
  • Building up an outstanding tech team and directing and mentoring the project’s tech leads and principals 
  • Participating in high-level planning of the project and guiding the tech team to meet project milestones and budget 
  • Identifying high-level, tech-related project risks and coming up with decisions and solutions to mitigate those 

To apply for this Senior Lead Game Programmer role, you will need a background in managing a team of programmers for multiple game projects and being responsible for the projects being delivered on time, within budget and at the quality level expected to technical specification and stability. You should also have written several games/projects in C++ and understand the language's concepts, such as object-oriented approach, pointers and references, containers, inheritance, polymorphism, structures, visibility, smart pointer types, templates, multiple inheritance and overloading. In addition, it would be a clear bonus if you have created projects using the Unreal Engine and have a good understanding of creating blueprints and optimising code using C++ and the Unreal pipeline.  

In return for your passion, collaborative approach and commitment, you will receive a generous salary of €85,000 and the following benefits: 

  • 26 standard vacation days with an option to buy 5 more 
  • A healthy lunch buffet with regular hot meals and specials (when working at the office) 
  • Relocation cost compensation depending on your situation 
  • Free pension plan 
  • Flexible working hours and more! 

For full details and to apply for this inclusive and collaborative full-time Senior Lead Game Programmer job in Amsterdam, please get in touch with Chay from Skillsearch at today. We look forward to hearing 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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Chay Peters

Games Programming Resourcer

Chay works alongside Katie and Ryan as a Games Programming Resourcer after a dramatic career change from being a plumber, so you can be sure to count on Chay to get you unstuck from an unideal job and smoothly into a new role! Don’t worry, he’s also got a gaming background with his favourite series being Modern Warfare and of course Crash Bandicoot, so with these combined skills he’s sure to bag you the role you’ve been waiting for!

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