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Lead Programmer (UK only, Remote/Hybrid/Brighton)

We’re FuturLab, the award-winning game studio behind PowerWash Simulator, the Velocity series, Peaky Blinders Mastermind, and many more awesome games.

We’re looking for an experienced Lead Programmer to join the team/exciting world of PowerWash!

If you take just as much pride in optimising workflows as you do in coding the perfect water flow – then we are looking for you! The PowerWash Simulator team at FuturLab is seeking an experienced Lead Programmer to head up a talented team of over 10 programmers on our live, multiplatform game. Working closely with the leads of multiple disciplines, you’ll help build the vision of the game, ensuring it becomes an actionable technical design that will deliver a quality experience for our players.

The successful candidate will have shipped at least two titles, with at least one being a multiplatform project. Experience with post-launch support and updates is very welcome, especially on consoles. As well as being extremely well-organised, we’re looking for someone who is kind and patient.

As a remote-friendly studio, we are pleased to offer remote working wherever possible. This role can be fully remote, based out of our sunny seaside office in Brighton or a mixture of both!

At FuturLab, we believe patience is as good for our games as it is for our people. Therefore, we are a no-crunch studio, with a focus on wellbeing. You can read more about life at FuturLab here.

Role and Responsibilities: 

  • Lead, support, and provide technical guidance for the team of experienced programmers so they consistently produce high-quality work that meet the required standards and technical requirements.
  • Plan and develop features and systems, maintaining a high level of hands-on experience and expertise with the game codebase.
  • Identify and resolve technical risks to the project before they impact development or content creation schedules.
  • Collaborate with Art, Design, Production, and other departments to implement pipelines, workflows, and tools needed to deliver frequent updates across 6+ platforms.
  • Build and maintain bridges with stakeholders to realise the company vision.


  • Expert in C#.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Unity.
  • At least 8 years of professional game development experience.
  • Ability to break down and scope out technical tasks.
  • Experienced in leading and mentoring a team.
  • Shipped at least 1 multiplatform title.
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic, and able to work independently.
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to both a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Excellent communicator both verbal and written.


  • Console development experience. 
  • Experience with maintaining a live game


  • Salary range: £60k to £80k (dependent on experience)
  • Performance related bonus.
  • Annual salary reviews based on your performance.
  • Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (No weekends, No overtime, No Crunch!)
  • Opportunity to work from anywhere in the UK!
  • Opportunities to attend and speak at gaming events/conferences.
  • Free game codes, game swag and merchandise.
  • 21 days annual leave + 9 Bank Holidays, which includes our very own FuturLab Bank Holiday!
  • 2 Duvet Days. (No questions asked)
  • Extra day off for your birthday.
  • Studio closure over the Christmas period.
  • Bike2work scheme.
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity leave.
  • Enhanced Sick Pay.
  • Enhanced Pension.
  • Private Healthcare.
  • Remote therapy service through Spill.
  • Eye tests & standard glasses for display work.
  • Paid training and volunteer days per year to work on your personal development.
  • Amazing offices with a great culture. E.g. Regular social activities, Free fresh fruit, Free iced treats in the Summer and Free locally roasted, Small Batch Coffee and Speciality Teas!

Equal Opportunities
We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process as required, please add any adjustment requests to your application.

Unfortunatly, candidates without a valid UK work Visa cannot be considered.


Lead Programmer (UK only, Remote/Hybrid/Brighton)

United Kingdom
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience

Published on 14 Mar 2024

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