Lead UI Engineer (Hybrid)

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Posted 20 March 2023
Salary Negotiable
LocationRoyal Leamington Spa
Job type Permanent
Contact NameDave Moss

Job description

Playground Games, the first-party Xbox Games Studio, are searching for a Lead UI Engineer to work with the UI team to foster a highly technical and collaborative engineering group.

The studio are passionate about making genre-defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and, enjoyable for their community. They are excited to be rebooting the much-loved Fable franchise and are expanding their diverse team to create a new classic in the action RPG genre.

As a Lead UI Engineer at Playground Games, you will be responsible for setting team goals, line management, career development, and helping shape their technology. Their ideal candidate is a proven engineering lead who is passionate about their craft, experienced in UI as a problem domain, and thrives off working with others.

Your responsibilities…

  • Work with stakeholder groups to identify UI and core technology requirements
  • Provide tech direction for our custom, proprietary engine
  • Manage goals and ensure delivery of work for a team of engineers
  • Define, deploy, and measure career development goals
  • Interview and evaluate UI Engineering candidates
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 5+ years of engineering experience, with demonstrable work on one or more published titles, ideally AAA
  • Experience leading a team of engineers
  • Strong understanding of UI frameworks and patterns
  • Expert knowledge of C++
  • Keen collaboration and delivery mindset
  • A genuine passion for video games
  • WPF experience is a bonus

This is a fantastic opportunity to make “world-class games”  with an established, talented, and collaborative team at one of the industry’s most exciting first-party game studios. Playground Games is an equal opportunities studio and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.