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Senior Programmer (Independent Games Studio)

Job Title: Senior Programmer (Independent Games Studio)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sheffield
Salary: 35000 - 45000
Contact Name: Jamie Griggs
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description


Our client, an exciting independent AAA games development house based in Sheffield, is expanding rapidly and we are keen to talk to Lead Games Programmers. whether you come Lead Programmer role or a specific background such as Unity Lead or Unreal Lead programmer, we would like to hear from you.

The Programming role will hold up the technical backbone of my client’s game and provide the development team with technical solutions to carry out their vision and intention for the title.

You will use established Games Industry Middleware for AAA titles to make your tasks easier.

Writing quality code must be as natural to you as it is to manage & instruct other programmers in the team.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Be part of the Programming Leadership team to achieve the Products USP to Market.
  • Ensure a stable development environment, with code, art & design pipelines merged seamlessly.
  • Be responsible for planning accurate task list work in MS Project, Trello etc. for Sprints and Milestones delivered on time, including planning the work of others.
  • Write high-quality code to fulfil the high potential expectation for this title.
  • Champion coding standards across cross-platform development for PlayStation, Xbox & PC.
  • Find and fix complex bugs in any area of the product.
  • Write 1st class enemy AI, Collision detection, Physics or Graphical code including motivating other programmers to do the same.
  • Lead the Multiplayer online codebase successfully merging Sony & Microsoft APIs with Industry-leading middleware on each platform.
  • Be able to work with new tools, integrating them into the pipeline to instil new feature sets into the games.
  • Expert level of troubleshooting, particularly the codebase, art pipeline and logic flow of the game.

About you:

  • A degree in Computer Science or similar (or equivalent Industry level experience on AAA titles).
  • Games Development experience in a Senior, Lead or Management role.
  • Team Management experience including production schedules and technical documentation.
  • Ability to communicate cross-discipline on technical subjects to ensure clear and concise requirements are understood by all for planned work.
  • Knowledge/experience developing games with Unity or Unreal.
  • C# knowledge including games architecture and optimization experience.
  • Debugging and optimisation skills ready for the product entering QA and to Market.
  • Unity Engine Experience, Unreal Engine, CryEngine, Frostbite or similar.


What would make you stand out:

  • Ability to prototype and introduce new technical solutions.
  • Perforce version control, CVS or similar version control systems.
  • Experience developing games on console platforms – Xbox One, PS4, PC.
  • Excellent C# and/or C++ programming skills.

Other Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours.
  • Plenty of social events.
  • Parking.

We are looking for an individual who can help grow my client’s company and be part of a vibrant, energetic office. They are located in Sheffield, a green, modern cityscape set against the stunning backdrop of the Peak District National Park. Sheffield also has a thriving cultural scene boasting award-winning theatre, beer, music, festivals, street art and so much more.

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Verus Recruitment Partners are acting as a Recruitment Agency in relation to this vacancy and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

My client is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our community. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and age or disability status.