Lead Programmer – Wakefield

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Games and Level Design, Programming and Development
Region:
UK
Area:
North West UK
City:
Wakefield
Posted:
17-Jan-18
Company:
Team17 Digital
Job Ref:
720240810


Team17 Games Label is busier than ever working on an array of successful and great new games IP. We are expanding rapidly - 2014, 2015 and 2016 have all been record years. We offer a friendly and challenging working environment and multitude of different game IP's across all platforms. We work with propriety and third party middleware and our collection of titles includes Worms, The Escapists, Overcooked, Yooka-Laylee and so much more!.. With such a variety you will not be bored!! This is a truly senior role - we are looking for team members that possess first class planning / architecture skills as well as technical skills. You must be capable of looking ahead, taking risk out of projects and communicating same with your teams. You will play an integral role in introducing new tech, prototyping, training, mentoring andbr developing the code skills of the team. Team17's games studio is based in the middle of Yorkshire - the home of a hundred Heritage sites, music festivals, art galleries and theatres. Close to Leeds, the coast, and the famous national parks of the Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Moors. With 40% of Yorkshire covered in National Park, it is hardly a surprise to find out that in a recent USwitch.com survey, parts of Yorkshire were categorised as the 2nd best place in the country to live. We are also considering candidates based in the West Midlands too as an option Job Description: We are looking for a Lead Programmer to join our development teams as well as supporting our Games Label partners with exciting new projects. You will be able to show first class management, planning / game architecture skills as well as technical skills. You must be capable of truly looking ahead, taking risk out of projects and communicating 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. Successful candidates must be able to clearly and accurately communicate progress to managers and producers. Essential Skills:

-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.
Desirable Skills:

-Knowledge of console programming.
-Knowledge of mobile programming and associated languages.
-Knowledge of Unity and/or Unreal.
-Proven ability to Prototype and introduce new tech solutions.
Remuneration: Highly competitive salary plus excellent benefits package

Contact Details:
Team17 Digital
Tel: +44 (0)1924 267776
Contact: The Recruitment Team
Email:

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