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Lead Engineer


SEGA Europe Ltd

Competitive plus benefits


United Kingdom

Programming and Development




Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time


Position at Hardlight

Role Overview - Lead Engineer

As a lead engineer you will be essential in taking titles through development, to release and live operation.

  • Lead the engineering team to achieve project goals and deliver high quality game experience

  • Help with planning, work estimation, resource requirements and tasks scheduling

  • Collaborate with the other department leads to complete work on time to a high standard

  • Collaborate with the studio technical management to conceive and maintain a high standard of technical architecture

  • Oversee and mentor engineering team members

  • Oversee game releases - client releases coordinated with server deployments

  • Adhere to and enforce good engineering practices and company tech standards

  • Care about the games we are making and how they can be better.
Essential Skills & Experience

  • Strong engineering skills are essential. You have a high level of C++ or C# experience, and a passion for problem solving

  • Experience in multiple areas of game development technology

  • You have shipped multiple titles as a senior engineer and preferably in a lead position

  • You have exceptional communication skills

  • You care about the development process and improve it at every opportunity

  • Experience developing and shipping titles using a game engine. Unity experience is a bonus.

  • Experience with client/server technologies is beneficial, as well as experience with networking, database engines and server infrastructure

  • Experience with running a live product, regular update releases and LiveOps is beneficial.

Why work at HARDlight?

  • Industry leading competitive salary & benefits. Including (but not limited to), Family Healthcare, Pension

  • Flexible working hours

  • Season ticket loan for Rail travel

  • Generous Developer Bonus Scheme

  • Free breakfast and fruit

  • The opportunity to be a large part of a small team, developing innovative titles with a huge SEGA back catalogue

  • Based in the 'Heart of England' in stunning historic Royal Leamington Spa, with great connections to London & Birmingham.

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