Lead Games Developer

Senitor Associates Limited
London (Greater)
£55k - £60k pa + Excellent Benefits
11 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Lead Games Developer - London, Strand - £55K - £60K (DOE)

I am currently recruiting for a Lead Games Developer with exceptional technical skills and the ability to lead teams and work with stakeholders to fulfill my client's strategic technical goals.

The Lead Games Developer is responsible for technical strategy and execution of projects from conception to market, gathering requirements, building, managing and motivating technical feature teams, planning and delegating feature and system architecture and aspiring to a high quality bar.

You will be a project stakeholder and member of the project's Leadership Team, jointly sharing responsibility for time, budget and quality considerations on larger projects, typically with a turnaround of 1-2 years.


In addition to team lead duties, the role will also include:

* Interpreting design requirements as well as the studio's creative aspirations
* Agree and implement strategy for project R&D, infrastructure, systems and features
* Analysing technical capabilities and resourcing requirements
* Collaborate on the roadmap and sprint planning, providing estimates and technical plans
* Coordinate planning to ensure technology plans are robust and communicated to stakeholders, reporting progress both internally and externally
* Collaborating with the Principal Engineering Team shaping best standards across the studio
* Act as ambassador for the studio both internally and externally
* Excellent programming skills in C# and / or C++, with an understanding and passion for readable, robust code and best practices
* Previous commercial experience in a game studio and / or commercial experience working in a large development team
* Familiarity with game engines like Unity (preferably) or Unreal
* Strong understanding of game development tooling and processes, art workflow, performance optimization and memory management
* Experience using source control systems such as Git & Perforce
* Strong maths skills
* A strong passion for making games

Desirable experience:
* Experience leading a project or mentoring a team
* Programming for consoles including an understanding of TCRs/TRCs and the certification process
* Experience with modern graphics programming, including Cg/HLSL and/or compute shaders, is a strong plus.
* Experience with mobile SDKs (Android & iOS) and frameworks (e.g. 2DToolkit).
* Understanding of client / server communication and data serialisation.
* Understanding of 2D and 3D animation principles.
* Experience with build scripts and systems i.e. Jenkins, Team City, Ant, Make etc...
* Skills in scripting languages (JavaScript, Python).
* Experience using and scripting common art and 3D software packages (Photoshop, Illustrator, Blender...) is a plus.

Located in the heart of London my client has its own games rooms and fully stocked fridge. You'll find plenty of social events as well as competitive salary (DOE) and an excellent benefits package.

Interviews are happening now so it's really important that you get in touch ASAP email your CV to ********************** or call Jack now on **************

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