Lead Unreal Programmer – Barcelona, ES

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Job Description

C++ Lead Unreal Programmer

Smilegate – Barcelona, ES

Barcelona-based studio Smilegate are searching for an experienced senior / lead engine programmer to direct a highly-skilled team efficiently and pro-actively; fostering a studio culture that balances productivity, innovation, development and healthy communication. 

Your key responsibilities in this role will include…

  • Working in close collaboration with other departments to pinpoint development requirements and build a structure that supports rapid prototyping while keeping code stability in the long term
  • Coordinating with the QA, build engineers and level design teams to define the best coding processes that balances rapid iteration and stability
  • Representing the engine coding team to all other parties
  • Managing engine coders, establishing code guidelines, code structure and performance budgets
  • Communicating with console manufacturers to understand and utilise the maximal potential of the latest generation hardware
  • Continuously monitoring the performance of all game systems
  • Continuing the establishment of a world-class engine programming team by participation in the interview and hiring process, then mentoring, guiding and leading your team of handpicked coders
  • Providing consequential feedback to your team through meetings, 1-on-1 sessions and 360 feedback
  • Assisting the personal development goals of your coders, ensuring a healthy environment that fosters learning and growth

What you'll bring to the role…

  • The ability to operate at high and low level; displaying a capability in hands-on work as well as leadership and mentorship to your team
  • An in-depth knowledge of the Unreal Engine and how to expand it
  • A familiarity of all game engine systems in order to work with and discuss requirements from other departments and generate cost-effective pipelines
  • An active enthusiasm and drive for constructing and augmenting a world-class engine team

The experience and skills you'll need…

  • An excellent track record with the inclusion of credits on at least 2 shipped AAA games as a senior / lead engine programmer
  • An expertise in building game engine components
  • A background in utilising the Unreal Engine in a modern console environment
  • Innovative thinking with creative problem solving skills
  • An ability to work in highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, iterative environment
  • An established comprehension of development processes, workflows, and tools
  • A capacity to lead and delegate as required

Some of the benefits of working with Smilegate include…

  • 23 vacation days per year + Christmas holiday 
  • Flexible working hours
  • Ticket restaurant
  • Private health insurance including dental
  • Fruit and beverages available
  • Company parties and events
  • Friday drinks
  • Relocation package and work permit support (when needed)
  • Special tax regime support

If this looks like the perfect role for you don't hesitate to get in touch!
Email dave.m@aswift.com or call +44 (0)1709 834777

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