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Lead Gameplay Programmer


Hangar 13 Games


Brighton, UK

United Kingdom

Programming and Development




Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time



What We Need:

Someone to Lead development of our Gameplay systems. You will work closely with design to advance and implement the vision for the Gameplay systems. In this role you will sit across the intersection of design, engineering, animation, audio and user experience. You will be expected to be fluent across all of these disciplines and be able to help everyone achieve their respective ambitions. We believe that a truly good Gameplay engineer is one of the hardest positions to find and we hope that you are that person.

What You Will Do:

Someone who has been a significant contributor as a Lead Gameplay engineer on previous AAA games. You should be comfortable and excited to work in an iterative, experimental paradigm. We think you should be familiar with the demands of the role but also still hoping to learn and improve the manifestation of this role. We expect you to push systems development and lead your team to define ambitious goalposts for this project. We also expect that you will be a good mentor for any junior engineers on your team able to help train them into more senior capabilities.

Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:

  • 7+ years industry or related experience
  • 2 or more published titles
  • Previous experience leading (preferably), or being a strong contributor to a gameplay engineering team
  • Strong 3D Math skills with expert C/C++ experience
  • Strong understanding of current data structures, algorithms and methodologies
  • Wide-range of game application and game engine skills (e.g., AI, physics, camera, animation, audio, etc.)
  • Current console experience

Who We Are:

Hangar 13 is the internal 2K development studio behind the award-winning Mafia III. The studio is comprised of industry veterans drawn from a diverse range of studios, who have collectively shipped hundreds of titles across a wide variety of genres. Though we hail from all over the world, and our backgrounds are wildly different, one thing binds us all together - the belief that "Every Player's Story is Unique."
Hangar 13 is based in four locations: Novato (California), Brighton (UK), and Brno & Prague (Czech Republic). We are currently hard at work on our next AAA titles.

This role is based at our Brighton location, who partner with the other Hangar 13 sites to develop all of our games as one global team. Hangar 13's Brighton location provides the opportunity to work on big-budget, AAA console and PC games in the coolest city in the UK!


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