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Lead Programmer - Indie Studio - London Posted Apr 16
Interactive Selection , United Kingdom (London)
 
Our client is an independent studio that designs, develops and publishes
Smartphone and Tablet games.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
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 assigned or third party middleware.
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 area 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 involved with the development of games and provide solutions to resolve complex problems.
Provide estimate time to complete programming task/objectives and be committed to meet them.
Support the Producer in people management.
Support the Technical Director in technology-related tasks.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:
Masters or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or the equivalent in experience.
5+ years of experience of programming in C# or C/C++
2+ years of relevant experience as a team lead
3+ years of relevant experience using the Unity engine preferably on Mobile games.

SKILLS:
Very strong skills in C, C++ and Object Oriented Programming.
Strong analytical skills.
Should be familiar with performance bottlenecks and ways to resolve them, multi-threading, OS concepts, System programming, Optimization etc.…
Very strong debugging skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Strong reporting and documentation skills.
Result-oriented.
Problem solving and open minded.
Flexibility and ability to adapt new technical changes as per project need.
Advanced understanding of the challenges multiplatform development brings.

PLUS
Preferably worked on any game console or iOS/Android
Knowledge of OpenGL, DirectX and Physics Engine.
Knowledge of Networking API or AWS
Strong command on 3D maths and physics
Experience of developing F2P mobile games and understanding of Live Ops requirements
Passion for Gaming!

BENEFITS:
They offer their employees some great benefits which include flexible office hours, 25 days of annual leave, a pension plan, private healthcare, not to mention weekly football, birthday cakes, monthly breakfasts and a friendly and creative working environment.

Ref: 2960..We are an equal opportunities recruitment agency that values diversity and does not discriminate.  We encourage clients to welcome applicants from all backgrounds

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