Senior - Lead Programmer (Hybrid Options)

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Posted 16 November 2022
Salary Negotiable
LocationPortsmouth
Job type Permanent
DisciplineProgramming
Reference18322
Contact NameIvan Cannon

Job description

Aardvark Swift are supporting Climax Studios as they look to add Senior Programmers, ideally with experience in using Unreal, to their team.

They’re looking for a programmer that takes creativity seriously with a true passion for games. At Climax they emphasise and embrace those who see things in a different way and aren’t afraid to try-out new things and push themselves out of their comfort zones.

If you are a down to earth and creative thinking Senior Programmer, someone who can bring their experience and considerable coding talents to the studio then this role will be of interest to you.

Your responsibilities… 
  • You will take ownership of the design and development of key game systems
  • Provide support and mentorship to the junior programmers in the team
  • Rapidly gain in-depth knowledge of new technology and development practices
  • Develop standard methodologies and effectively communicate these to other team members and disciplines
  • Bring technical expertise and experience to the challenges of game development
  • Effectively profile and optimise game systems

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • A degree in computer science, games development or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years commercial games programming experience
  • A deep understanding of engine architecture and experience of the full development lifecycle
  • Proven AI knowledge would be ideal
  • Design and content team collaboration experience
  • Advanced C++ programming skills
  • Extensive Unreal experience
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management and organisation skills and an enthusiastic team worker
  • A logical thinker with strong analytical and maths skills
  • Excellent Maths
  • A real passion for games programming
  • Experience working within a team

Perks and benefits include…
  • BUPA Private Medical Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Private Dental Insurance
  • Eye-Care Vouchers
  • Group Income Protection
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle To Work Scheme

Climax was established 30 years ago, and they’ve amassed a history of developing digital experiences across all formats, winning multiple awards along the way all while fostering a friendly, focused, ambitious and relaxed working environment where career progression is supported by ongoing training and development.

Their seafront location at Gunwharf Quays overlooks the harbour and is only a short walk from the train station, bars, restaurants, and coffee shops so you can make plenty of use of the studio discount card for the shops in the local shopping centre!

The studio is big on socialising together and has plenty of in-house clubs and socials, from board games, tennis, football to D&D nights, making lots of opportunities to socialise, including project wrap parties, team and studio events, Christmas and summer parties and some great charity fundraising events.