Lead Programmer – London Mobile Games Studio

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Job Title Lead Programmer – London Mobile Games Studio
Job Category Programming
Job Description Our client is an independent studio that designs, develops and publishes Smartphone and Tablet games.

They operate worldwide on a F2P model, via the acquisition, retention and monetization of a sustainable player base whilst insuring their satisfaction, fun and engagement with the virtual world they have built for them to share with their friends. They are a dedicated team with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy being part of a lively, self-motivated, forward thinking company in an exciting and ever-evolving industry.

Lead Programmer will be responsible for leading, developing, motivating and managing a team of programmers while collaborating with other teams on the project.


  • Lead and manage a programming team at technical and personnel level.
  • Mentor junior programmers in the team and plan their skill development.
  • Determine the technical needs for the team to work on a project
  • Evaluate the fitness of third party middleware in relation to projects
  • Help in setting up best practices for coding and conduct regular code reviews.
  • Setup a process to review the game on a regular interval during development cycle and identify areas of improvement.
  • Encourage team to create a strong technical document on different development platforms/consoles.
  • Setup processes while working in collaboration with other teams (internal or external) to efficiently meet the technical needs of the assigned project.
  • Plan and evaluate the work performed by team and analyse the impact on the project.
  • Identify risks and opportunities presented during the development of games, providing solutions to resolve potentially complex problems.
  • Estimate time to complete programming tasks/objectives and be committed to meet them.
  • Support the Producer in people management.
  • Support the Technical Director in technology-related tasks.

Required Experience:

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or the equivalent in experience.
  • Extensive experience of programming in C# or C/C++
  • Good experience as a team lead
  • Extensive relevant experience using the Unity engine, preferably on Mobile games.
  • Worked at senior level or higher on at least one shipped title on mobile or console


  • Preferably worked on any game console or iOS/Android
  • Knowledge of OpenGL, DirectX and Physics Engine.
  • Knowledge of Networking API or AWS
  • Experience of Android java or iOS objective-c development
  • Strong command of 3D maths and physics
  • Experience writing shaders
  • Experience of developing F2P mobile games and understanding of Live Ops requirements
  • Passion for Gaming!
Salary DOE
Location London
Job Category Programming
Date posted 18/02/2019
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