Principal Game Programmer -Indie - Central London

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Job Title Principal Game Programmer -Indie - Central London
Job Category AI / Artificial Intelligence,Tools,Lead Programmer,Network / Online / Server,Physics,Web Developer,Technical Director,Gameplay,Mobile / iOS / Android,Graphics / Engine,Build Engineer,Core Technology,Audio Programmer,UI / Front End,Animation Programmer,Flash / Actionscript / HTML5,Database / SQL
Job Description Principal Game Developer (Lead Level)​

We are looking for a Principal Client Engineer with exceptional technical skills and the ability to lead teams and work with stakeholders to fulfill the studio’s strategic technical goals.The Principal Engineer 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.
Along with the Producer, 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.

Responsibilities:

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
  • Helping identify and appoint new hires as well as develop team members
  • 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
  • Mentoring team members, giving feedback, setting expectations and delegating
  • Collaborating with the Principal Engineering Team shaping best standards across the studio 
  • Act as ambassador for the studio both internally and externally


Requirements:
  • 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.


About Us

We are one of the UK's largest independent game makers with around 100 exceptionally talented and seriously hardworking people who devote their careers to crafting awesome original games.We produce around three new titles every year and deliver them to millions of players with backing from the UK’s top industry veterans and carefully selected partners.You’ll find our games on Smartphones, Console and PC platforms being enjoyed by millions of people all over the world!

Please contact Cassandra Donnelly on 01279 871330 cassandra@interactiveselection.com if you are interested in this position. Please forward your CV in a Word format. View Many More Interactive Selection Jobs 
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Salary Competitive with Benefits
Location London, UK & Europe
Job Category Programming
Date posted 14/11/2017
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Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of Interactive using their internal reference 2861.
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