Lead Programmer (Hybrid)

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Posted 28 November 2023
Salary Negotiable
LocationLeeds
Job type Permanent
DisciplineProgramming
Reference19470
Contact NameShani Owen

Job description

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

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

XR 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
  • Support and develop the skills and careers of the Programmers in your team
  • Assist with the recruitment of new Programmers for the project team
  • Act as one of the primary points of contact for client interactions to address 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 Programmer 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
  • Experience with porting projects
  • Strong decision making and leadership skills and a commercial understanding
Perks and benefits include…
  • Relocation support and visa sponsorship
  • 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