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Lead Gameplay Programmer

As lead programmer, you will be instrumental in the execution of the game design, tech and gameplay. We've got a team of amazing individuals that you will force multiply. The right person for this role will have to balance between management and being an individual contributor. We're looking for a forward thinker, a bit of a futurist. You've shipped a lot of games, but want to do more.  You should have a mind that always seeks out to do the right thing for the project and are great at making tradeoffs when they are required. 

You are:

  • Quality Driven and Proactive
  • Supportive and Collaborative:  You know that the best work comes from a team who trusts and respects each other. You strive to collaborate with others and don’t care whose ideas win. Best ideas win.
  • Flexible and Iterative
  • You’ve shipped a title or two prior as a programming lead: You have experience in game development, have worked on a variety of features, and are unafraid to just do the research when needed. 
  • Curious and passionate: You read and/or play games most days. You know what’s going on in the world of gaming, and can’t wait to talk to others about it.

You will:

  • Have a strong desire to make amazing and hilarious video games. 
  • Be a master of C++ and object oriented programming.
  • Have experience and be comfortable with a variety of gameplay features. 
  • Be experienced with leading and managing a team of gameplay programmers. 
  • Be able to assess, prioritize, and estimate features, and good with scheduling and working with Production. 
  • Be able to debug code that you didn't write, provide feedback, or modify functionality. 
  • Help push for quality and create usable tools / systems utilizing your knowledge of Unreal Engine 4. Must have shipped games on Unreal in a professional environment.
  • Have a designer brain: You can support the design team with suggestions and knowledge of best practices in order to avoid unnecessary missteps.
  • Be cool with using JIRA or other project management tools. 
  • Excellent communication skills - we have a two site team, and need folks who are great communicating both verbally, and written/via Slack

BONUS:

  • Experience driving an agile team.
  • Experience with hardware platforms beyond PC: Console or mobile. 

 

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