Lead Gameplay Engineer (Hybrid)

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Posted 25 March 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameAdam Perry

Job description

Stellar Entertainment are searching for a Lead Gameplay Engineer to play a key role in the development and delivery of their AAA titles.

The company is currently working on an unannounced AAA project – an arcade racing title being built in Unreal 5 for Gen 5 consoles and PC, pushing the boundaries of all aspects of the game to create an incredible experience. 

As the Lead Gameplay Engineer, you will play a vital role in bringing this project to life.

Working closely with the production team and game designers, you will be responsible for leading a team of engineers to develop cutting-edge gameplay systems that will provide players with exceptional experiences.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing gameplay mechanics, controls, and systems from initial design concepts through to final implementation.

Your responsibilities...
  • Lead a team of gameplay engineers to create top-notch gameplay mechanics, controls, and systems that provide players with exceptional experiences.
  • Collaborate with designers, animators, artists, and producers to ensure gameplay systems are cohesive with overall game vision.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain gameplay mechanics and systems.
  • Ensure that gameplay systems are user-friendly and easy to understand, meeting the needs of all target audiences.
  • Optimize and debug gameplay systems to ensure bugs are minimized, performance is maximized, and the game's vision is achieved.
  • Act as a technical leader and mentor for the team, providing guidance and training.
  • Define engineering processes and best practices, and continuously work to improve the team's efficiency and productivity.

The skills and experience you'll bring to the role...
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in a gameplay engineering or similar role.
  • At least one demonstratable experience of designing and implementing a core gameplay system from scratch.
  • Expert knowledge of C++, with experience in object-oriented programming and design patterns.
  • Strong understanding of game engines and tools (Unreal Engine 4/5, Unity, etc.).
  • Experience leading a team of engineers and mentoring developers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong debugging and problem-solving skills.
  • Passion for video games and playing games across multiple genres and platforms.

Perks and benefits include...
  • Flexible/hybrid working policy
  • Annual leave that increases and a festive office shutdown
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Private healthcare plan including dental and optical support, mental health, and an online GP
  • Pension plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Flu jab vouchers
  • Regular team incentives and social events
  • International placement scheme giving the opportunity for developers to live and work in the Netherlands at Stellar's Utrecht studio