Lead Programmer – Toronto, CA

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Job Description

Lead Programmer

Torn Banner – Toronto, CA 

Have you ever thought of packing up all of your belongings and making the move to beautiful Canada?

This awesome studio is looking for a Lead Programmer to manage the programming team at their Toronto office. You should be passionate about providing high-level direction, supporting a team of engineers, and getting your hands dirty with day-to-day development.

You should be an accomplished engineer that enjoys collaborating closely with the engineering team to build a technically excellent game across multiple platforms.

Your day-to-day tasks will include…

  • Lead and manage a programming team at a technical and personnel level
  • Provide estimate time to complete programming tasks/objectives and be committed to meeting them
  • Help in setting up best practices for coding and conduct regular code reviews
  • Encourage and help guide the creation of technical design documents
  • Setup a process to review the game on a regular interval during the development cycle and identify areas of improvement
  • Collaborate with Directors, Designers and production to ensure efficient development practices
  • Ensure that solid coding practices, technical briefs, and code reviews are maintained
  • Ensure regular internal communications and encourage a positive and ambitious team atmosphere
  • Demonstrate good leadership, enthusiasm, and sense of commitment
  • Take responsibility for recruitment, on-boarding, development, and professional training of the programming team
  • Propose solutions to improve the development of projects in the studio
  • Maintain a strong understanding of multiplayer FPS games

The skills and XP you'll bring to the role…

  • Proficiency in C++
  • 5+ years professional video game programming experience
  • A strong and efficient communicator with excellent management skills
  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent
  • Previous leadership/mentorship experience, or leadership interest and potential
  • A good knowledge of programming languages and software engineering practices
  • Experience in developing AAA titles on multiple console platforms
  • Experience in Unreal Engine 4 or similar engines
  • Comfortable wandering around unexplored game design territory, and excited to help refine ideas into shippable features

The following will gain you BONUS POINTS…

  • Previous experience as a Lead Programmer on a shipped/live game
  • A history of working in a small/medium sized development studio

The studio will offer you…

  • Profit sharing
  • Four weeks paid vacation
  • A no crunch policy on development
  • Relocation assistance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Weekly happy hour
  • Healthcare and benefits

Are your bags packed? Are you ready?

Get in touch with me to learn more!

Email dave.m@aswift.com or call +44 (0)1709 834777.

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