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Senior Software Engineer (Porting)

Senior Software Engineer (Porting)

As a Senior Software Engineer you will not only be a key member of development but also a role model for junior team members in our game porting projects at SEGA HARDlight.

You’d be working closely with many different SEGA studios on new and existing IPs, including AAA games, to bring these much loved titles to new platforms – including PlayStation, Xbox, Microsoft Game Pass, Nintendo etc. You’d work on a variety of custom engines, so experience with C++, low level programming and CPU/GPU/Memory optimisations is important.

You will be expected to actively encourage good engineering practices, mentor team members for to reach the highest possible quality of games SEGA wants to achieve.

This is an exciting opportunity to bring SEGA titles to a larger audience, and to be instrumental in creating a fantastic working relationship between many SEGA studios.


  • Work as a key member of the Engineering Team to design and implement game systems and project features
  • Collaborate with the Engineering Lead to conceive and maintain a high standard of technical architecture
  • Assist with planning, work estimation and task scheduling
  • Work with the other departments to complete work on time to a high standard
  • Mentor Engineering Team members
  • Adhere to and enforce good engineering practices and company tech standards
  • Care about the games we are making and how they can be better.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Strong C++ engineering skills are essential
  • Experience in multiple areas of game development technology
  • Experience in low-level programming and platform specific APIs
  • Experience in CPU, GPU, or memory optimisations
  • You have shipped game titles, ideally on a AAA game
  • You have great communication skills
  • You care about the development process and improve it at every opportunity

Why work at HARDlight?

  • We believe that making the best games relies on having the best people, so we make sure that we look after ours, even more so with everyone working remotely during COVID-19…
  • For our gaming buffs, you can get involved in various social groups and enjoy free SEGA games on Steam
  • Fitness fanatics will love our discounted gym membership and ride to work scheme. You can find your zen with our weekly virtual yoga classes as well as online physical therapy with our masseuse.
  • We hold regular company updates to keep everyone in the loop and we stay connected with social events like virtual pub quizzes and more
  • We support your learning & development with access to online courses through Udemy, and webinars and resources on mental health and financial wellbeing
  • When you’re in the virtual office, we’ll make sure you have everything you need when it comes to tech/furniture, and we pride ourselves on having flexible working hours to ensure that you have a life outside of your home office
  • You'll have access to a comprehensive benefits package that includes life assurance, income protection, private healthcare & dental insurance schemes and an enhanced contributory pension scheme. We offer competitive salaries and a fantastic bonus scheme so that you can stay motivated and focused on making SEGA the best it can be.

We want people of all backgrounds to see themselves represented and included in our work, so we actively seek to diversify our team and bring more voices to the table. All applicants are welcome!

The role will initially be remote, as we have not returned to the office yet. The expectation is that when we do return to the office, we will be taking a hybrid working approach and you will be expected to work 3 days in the office with the option of 2 days out of the office.


Senior Software Engineer (Porting)

Royal Leamington Spa, UK
Full time

Published on 04/21/2022

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