Engine Team Lead - Games - North UK

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Job Title Engine Team Lead - Games - North UK
Skills Required Programming
Job Description Location – North UK

Job Type – Permanent

Format – Cross Platform

Salary – DOE


The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the engine team within a collaborative multidiscipline environment implementing engine features that meet the requirements of the project’s Lead Designer and Lead Programmer.


  • Excellent C/C++ programming skills, with good knowledge of object oriented development.
  • Experience with commonly used development tools such as Visual Studio and perforce.
  • Familiarity with common scheduling, task and issue tracking tools – MS Project, Jira etc…
  • Able to create, manage and track schedules for a team of engineers.
  • Self-motivated and pro-active with a strong work ethic.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject or equivalent industry experience.
  • 6 years of commercial software development experience with significant involvement in 2 published games.
  • Knowledge of common algorithms, data structures and patterns, and the ability to apply them to problems while keeping constraints and performance in mind.
  • Able to analyse unfamiliar code of a reasonable complexity to understand and extend the functionality of an existing module.
  • Has knowledge of different software development methods such as Test Driven Development, Unit Testing, Agile etc…
  • Proven ability to debug defects of a reasonable complexity.
  • Experience working at a low-level with at least 1 current generation console platform.
  • Proven ability to learn and be productive using unfamiliar APIs quickly.
  • Experience with CPU and GPU profiling, and optimization of code and shaders.


  • Work with production, engineers, design and art team leads to create task estimates and schedules for the engine programming team and track development efforts across the team.
  • Balance active code development with the management requirements and responsibilities of a discipline lead.
  • Ensure the delivery of practical and timely solutions by the engine programming team that meets the game design and technical requirements.
  • Mentor, manage and regularly review individuals to build a cohesive and effective team.
  • Ensure code is modular, self-contained, and defensive and observes the technical constraints on the system by leading regular technical design and code reviews.
  • Ensure coding standards are followed, and help to enforce good programming practices within the engineering team.
  • Ensure the creation of technical documentation for the engine programming team.

To apply please forward over your CV to <a href=mailto:officemanager@opmjobs.com>officemanager@opmjobs.com</a>

Max Hurd - Programming Consultant

OPM Response Ltd

Direct Line: + 44 (0) 1206 214420

Email: <a href=mailto:Max@opmjobs.com>Max@opmjobs.com</a>

Skype: max.hurd.opm

LinkedIn: <a href=http://uk.linkedin.com/in/maxhurdopm>http://uk.linkedin.com/in/maxhurdopm</a>

Twitter: OPM_Programming
Salary DOE
Location North East
Job Category Programming
Date posted 13/02/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of OPM using their internal reference 1530.
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