Lead Engine Programmer - Barcelona, ES

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Posted 13 June 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameDave Moss

Job description

Lead Engine Programmer


Smilegate - Barcelona, ES

Smilegate Barcelona is seeking an experienced Lead Engine Programmer to lead a team of highly skilled engine programmers to perform most effectively,  fostering a culture that balances productivity, innovation learning, and healthy communication. 

For this role, you will need... 
  • The ability to operate at a high and low level - capable of hands-on work as well as leadership and mentorship to your team
  • A strong understanding of the Unreal engine and how to expand it
  • Knowledge of all game engine systems to work with and discuss needs from other departments and generate cost-effective pipelines
  • A deep desire to build up a world-class Engine team
  • Excellent track record - credited on at least 2 shipped AAA games either as Senior / Lead Engine programmer
    Experience and deep working knowledge on building Game Engine components
    Proficiency in Unreal Engine in a modern console environment
    Innovative thinking with creative problem-solving skills
    Ability to work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, iterative environment
    Strong understanding of development processes, workflows, and tools
    Ability to lead and delegate as required

As a Lead Engine Programmer, you will...
  • Coordinate with QA, Build Engineers, and Level Design team to define the best coding processes that balance rapid iteration with stability
  • Be the representative and champion for the Engine coding team to all other parties
  • Coordinate Engine coders establishing code guidelines, code structure and performance budgets
  • Communicate with console manufacturers to understand and get the best of the latest generation hardware
  • Continuously monitor the performance of all game systems
  • Help build up a world-class Engine Programming team by being involved in interviewing and hiring process
  • Be the mentor, guide, and leader of your team of handpicked coders
  • Provide meaningful feedback to your team through team meetings, 1 on 1 sessions, and 360 feedback
  • Be on top of the personal development goals of your coders, making sure there is always a healthy environment that fosters learning

Just some of the benefits of working with Smilegate include...
  • Breakfast in the Office
  • Restaurant Tickets: approx 180 € per month (2.160€/year).
  • 23 vacation days per year + Christmas to the new year (the office is closed from 24th December to 2nd January).
  • Developing your career working in a super exciting environment with a great working atmosphere, international work environment
  • Fully stocked studio kitchen
  • 16 weeks Maternity and Paternity leave PLUS full parental flexibility
  • Beer Thursdays
  • Flexible Working Hours & Flexible Friday
  • Flexible working conditions of Work From Home
  • Private Health insurance, including dental coverage
  • Incredible office in Barcelona in the heart of 22@ (games room, shower, auditorium, canteen, gym, etc.) 15min from the beach and 1 min from Glories Mall.
  • Team Building Events.
  • Relocation Package/assistance and VISA support

Interested? Want to know more?

Get in touch with Dave on+44 (0)1709 834 777 now or email dave.m@aswift.com