Lead Programmer (Hybrid)

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Posted 27 September 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameDave Moss

Job description

We're helping to support a powerhouse in the VR sector, XR Games, in their search for a Lead Programmer.

They've had incredible success and acclaim with the projects they've released and there's plenty they've got under wraps that will continue that trend.

They are looking for a Lead Programmer to assume overall responsibility for an exciting VR project. Reporting to the Head of Programming you will be responsible for growing and managing a team of programmers as well as being a key point of contact for the client.

Your responsibilities...
  • Overseeing the programming team, co-ordinating their efforts and ensuring the project progresses according to the defined timeline.
  • Provide technical guidance, make key decisions, and drive the project to completion
  • Line management responsibility for the programmers on your project and will help develop their skills and careers as well as the project
  • Play a key role in the recruitment of new programmers for the team
  • Act as one of the primary points of contact for client interactions where you will be able to address any technical queries or concerns
  • Assessing project requirements to allocate resources effectively and ensure your team has the right tools, technology, and talent to deliver
  • Work closely with production and HR to optimise the resources available
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Previous industry experience in a lead role
  • Shipped 2 or more projects as a Lead Programmer
  • Experience working on projects with a C++ / Unreal Engine tech stack 
  • Demonstrable team leadership/management capabilities
  • Strong C++ coding experience
  • Good experience with Unreal Engine
  • Experienced with porting projects
  • Strong decision making and leadership skills and a commercial understanding
Perks and benefits include…
  • Financial assistance for relocation
  • Visa sponsorship available
  • Private Healthcare plan
  • Total 8% shared contribution pension 
  • 25 days annual leave, plus public holidays, and your birthday off
  • Flexible start times, decide what works best for you
  • Access to Currys tech scheme
  • Regular studio and team activities and socials
  • Free game codes for XR’s latest titles