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Lead Programmer - Indie Studio - London Posted Sep 21
Interactive selection , United Kingdom (London)
Our client is an independent studio that designs, develops and publishes Smartphone and Tablet games.

They are a dedicated team with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy being part of a lively, self-motivated, forward thinking company in an exciting and ever-evolving industry.

The Lead Programmer will be responsible for leading, developing, motivating and managing a team of programmers while collaborating with other teams on the project.

Lead and manage a programming team at technical and personnel level.
Mentor junior programmers in the team and plan their skill development.
Determine the technical needs for the team to work on a project
Evaluate the fitness of third party middleware in relation to projects
Help in setting up best practices for coding and conduct regular code reviews.
Setup a process to review the game on a regular interval during development cycle and identify areas of improvement.
Encourage team to create a strong technical document on different development platforms/consoles.
Setup processes while working in collaboration with other teams (internal or external) to efficiently meet the technical needs of the assigned project.
Plan and evaluate the work performed by team and analyse the impact on the project.
Identify risks and opportunities presented during the development of games, providing solutions to resolve potentially complex problems.
Estimate time to complete programming tasks/objectives and be committed to meet them.
Support the Producer in people management.
Support the Technical Director in technology-related tasks.

Masters or Bachelors degree in Computer Science or the equivalent in experience.
5+ years of experience of programming in C# or C/C++
1+ years of relevant experience as a team lead
3+ years of relevant experience using the Unity engine, preferably on Mobile games.
Worked at senior level or higher on at least one shipped title on mobile or console

Very strong skills in C, C++ and Object Oriented Programming.
Strong analytical skills.
Familiarity with performance bottlenecks and ways to resolve them, multi-threading, OS concepts, System programming, Optimization, etc.
Very strong debugging skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Advanced understanding of the challenges multiplatform development brings.
Familiarity with source control, preferably Perforce PLUS
Preferably worked on any game console or iOS/Android
Knowledge of OpenGL, DirectX and Physics Engine.
Knowledge of Networking API or AWS Experience of Android java or iOS objective-c development
Strong command of 3D maths and physics
Experience writing shaders
Experience of developing F2P mobile games and understanding of Live Ops
There is a fabulous BENEFITS package

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