Lead Programmer

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Posted 04 December 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameMatty Kidsley

Job description

We’re working with Black Forest Games in the search for a Lead Programmer to join their international team and work on Ips known worldwide. BFG are currently working on ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin’ and you will lead a team of developers working on this title.

As a Lead Programmer you will oversee and support a team of Gameplay Programmers creating the Turtles title using Unreal Engine. A key element of your role will be to mentor the team and it’s developers of varying skill levels, as well as promoting a collaborative and friendly culture.

Black Forest are part of the fastest-growing publisher in Europe, Embracer Group, and the biggest studio of THQ Nordic Vienna. Their last release was the highly successful remake of ‘Destroy All Humans!’. They look to combine the creative freedom and culture of an independent studio with the financial security of a big publisher.

Your responsibilities will include…
  • Manage projects by planning and delegating tasks to a diverse team with varying skill levels
  • Collaborate across departments
  • Mentor, coach and inspire team members to elevate their technical prowess
  • Foster a friendly and collaborative work environment, promoting teamwork, synergy and conflict resolution
  • Craft remarkable games and uphold company values
  • The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 7 or more years of professional games programming experience
  • 5 or more years in a leadership position
  • Proficient in C++
  • A proven track record of effective leadership skills
  • Good English language skills
Bonus points if you have…
  • Familiarity with UE4 or UE5
  • Knowledge of profiling, optimizing code and linear algebra concepts
  • Contributed to recent AA/AAA character-based games
Perks and benefits include…
  • Flexible working hours and a 38 hour working week
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Additional free health insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Mental health support
  • Free accident insurance
  • Fitness area in the studio
  • Free English and German language classes
Black Forest Games is located in one of the most beautiful in Southern Germany, located close to Strasbourg, Karlsruhe, and Basel. You can also base yourself in Strasbourg, France, and get to the studio easily by making the short cross border commute by train or car.