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Lead Programmer - C++

Lead Programmer C++, to lead a team of seven, working with this award winning developer of VR / AR (PSVR2 / Quest3 / VisionPro) titles. 

The studio are looking for a Lead Programmer to help bring their unannounced next-gen VR game, a fun multiplayer shooter, to life. You will be collaborating with a talented team to help explore, create, and deliver innovative software.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build high-quality, scalable features for our AAA-quality VR games.
  • Assist the game producer with task planning and management.
  • Guide features through the full development cycle – from rapid prototyping, throughout development and release, with iteration/balancing and bug fixing.
  • Work alongside the Technical Director to develop robust, innovative systems.
  • Communicate technical designs for game features.
  • Help QA to understand game systems and their properties so they can test and verify work accurately.
  • Be a positive behavioural and mental role model for the team and studio.
  • Create a healthy working environment, ensuring positive scenarios of success for your team.
  • Support an agile, fail-fast methodology when discovering and exploring gameplay content.

Essential capabilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of C++ programming, design patterns and software engineering principles.
  • 3D maths, algorithms and data structures knowledge.
  • Communication skills - Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to communicate with technical and non-technical people to help them overcome issues.
  • Aptitude for providing feedback, noting potential issues, and mentoring junior coders.
  • Performance-minded development and optimisation skills.
  • Collaborative with a multi-discipline team, empowering artists, and designers.
  • Capable of understanding complex tasks to produce results efficiently.

Desired experience:

  • 8+ years proven experience developing high-quality features for 3+ published PC, console, or mobile titles.
  • Experience working on a multiplayer game and has a working knowledge of best practices during development.
  • Experience working professionally with Unreal 4, with Unreal 5 being an extra bonus.
  • Experience developing for VR.
  • Interest in the VR market and the latest gameplay innovations.

The studio consists of 25 devs, they encourage an open, creative, and diverse culture, empower people to explore their ideas and put their stamp on projects. They combine big projects and opportunities with a personal, caring touch.

Salary to £75k plus benefits. This position is in-house, 5 days per week in the studio. 

Lead Programmer - C++

Brighton and Hove, UK
Full time

Published on 19 Feb 2024

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