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Lead / Senior Programmer


Aardvark Swift


Wakefield, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Programming and Development




Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time


We're working closely with one of the longest running independent games companies in the world. They support and help games creators all around the world to bring their games to market across all gaming platforms.

We're currently helping them to find a Senior / Lead Programmer, who can join their team in highly valued role. We're looking for someone truly senior, with the knowledge and experience of several years in the games industry. You'll also need first class planning / architecture skills as well as technical skills.

You must be capable of looking ahead, taking risk out of projects and communicating the same with your teams. You will play an integral role in introducing new tech, prototyping, training, mentoring and developing the code skills of the team.You will be able to show first class planning / game architecture skills as well as technical skills. Successful candidates must be able to clearly and accurately communicate progress to managers and producers.


  • 5+ years working in the games industry.
  • Proven team management experience including producing schedules and maintaining a clear communication path for issues as needed.
  • Excellent working knowledge of C++.
  • Excellent Maths skills.
  • Experience working on gameplay systems and be able to solve technical problems in this area.
  • First class communication skills.
  • Provide a level of excellence in technical architecture and execution.
  • First class planning skills, looking ahead to take risk out of projects.
  • Knowledge of console programming and mobile programming and associated languages.
  • Knowledge of Unity and/or Unreal.
  • Proven ability to Prototype and introduce new tech solutions.

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