Senior to Lead Engine Programmer

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Posted 16 March 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGames Programming
Contact NameIvan Cannon

Job description

We are supporting Smilegate Barcelona as they seek an experienced Senior to Lead Engine Programmer to lead a team of highly skilled engine programmers and fostering a culture that balances productivity, innovation learning, and healthy communication. 

In this role, you will be bringing a strong understanding of Unreal Engine and how to expand it and a solid understanding of all game engine systems to work with and discuss needs from other departments and generate cost-effective pipelines.

Your responsibilities…
  • Working with all other departments to identify specific needs and build a structure that supports rapid prototyping while keeping code stability in the long term
  • Coordinate with QA, build engineers, and level design team to define the best coding processes that balance rapid iteration with stability
  • Be the representative and champion for the engine coding team to all other parties
  • Coordinate engine coders establishing code guidelines, code structure, and performance budgets
  • Communicate with console manufacturers to understand and get the best of the latest generation hardware
  • Continuously monitor the performance of all game systems
  • Help build up a world-class engine programming team by being involved in interviewing and hiring process
  • Be the mentor, guide, and leader of your team of handpicked coders
  • Provide meaningful feedback to your team through team meetings, 1 on 1 sessions, and 360 feedback
  • Be on top of the personal development goals of your coders, making sure there is always a healthy environment that fosters learning
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Excellent track record, with being credited on two or more shipped AAA games, either as senior or lead engine programmer
  • Experience and deep working knowledge on building game engine components
  • Unreal Engine working experience in a modern console environment
  • Innovative thinker with creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, iterative environment
  • Strong understanding of development processes, workflows, and tools
  • Ability to lead and delegate as required
Perks and benefits including…
  • Relocation package with VISA support
  • Monthly restaurant tickets approximating to 2,160€/year
  • Studio refreshments
  • 16 weeks Maternity and Paternity leave 
  • Private health insurance, including dental coverage
  • Team building events