Lead Programmer (UK Remote)

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Posted 13 September 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameDave Moss

Job description

Stainless Games are looking for a Lead Programmer with a love for games and a genuine passion for coding to work on their projects spanning console, mobile and PC titles.

At Stainless Games, you’ll be collaborating with talented colleagues in a refurbished fun and relaxed environment on the beautiful Isle of Wight. Stainless is an independent developer, established in 1994, with a catalogue of multi-million selling titles under their belt. Over the years they've developed more than 40 games and 300 titles for Mobile, Console, PC, Steam and VR for gamers to enjoy.

The studio has a diverse team that’s grown to over 75 devs dedicated to creating sector-leading indie games who draw on the studios rich history of crafting unique worlds. Stainless places great emphasis on being led by their teams and the studio ensures well-being and mental health are considered in all aspects, allowing their teams to put all their passion into creativity.

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 4 or more years game development experience with one or more shipped titles
  • Experience of mentoring and/or leading other coders
  • Strong C++ skills
  • Experienced in Unreal Engine 4
  • Problem-solving mindset
  • Understanding of multiple gameplay technologies, such as AI, Physics, Navigation, Scripting, UI, Rendering
  • Fluent in English and effective cross discipline communication skills
  • Ability to work flexibly, and to deadlines
Non essential but desirable extras…
  • Good demonstrable knowledge of C#
  • Experience with scripting languages (LUA)
  • Other middleware experience (Unity 3D)
  • Familiarity with agile development methodologies
  • Platform experience beyond PC (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, iOS/Android)
Perks and benefits include...
  • 22 days annual leave plus UK public holidays and a 2-week festive shutdown
  • Flexible working around reasonable core hours
  • Hybrid working available at each team members discretion
  • Pension contributions
  • Private medical cover with Bupa
  • Assistance with working visa, application process and fees
  • Relocation assistance
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Discounted ferry travel for employees
  • Mental health first aiders
  • Regular social events and activities both in and out of work
The Isle of Wight is one of the UK most attractive lifestyle destinations, being one of the sunniest places in the UK, where you’re never more than 25 minutes from a beach, making it ideal for outdoor living and family life.

Stainless games can assist with arranging visa sponsorship should it be required.