Lead Programmer (m/f/d)

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Areas of Expertise:
Business Operations, Programming and Development
Mainland Europe
Black Forest Games GmbH
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We are looking for an experienced Tech-Lead to join our team. The person in this position will be responsible for organizing and overseeing a team of talented programmers in our current and future projects. He should have the ability to shape a technical vision and work with the programmers to turn it into reality. He should also be as good of a programmer as a communicator, have superior management skills and a very solid coding background. The Tech Lead will directly help to define the course of development during all its stages.


- Guiding and overseeing our programmers as well as mentoring them

- Coordinating tasks and creating guidelines, including expansive documentation

- Establishing quality benchmarks and demonstrating knowledge

- Remain hands-on with the code

- Playing an active part in the recruitment of new candidates

- Responsible for tools that go along with features; ensure they are useable and appropriate for artists, games, and the engine

- Be forward thinking - able to keep up-to-date on current techniques, research, graphics data, hardware, etc. and integrate them into development


- Min. 5 years in games-development

- Exceptional C++ programming skills and experience with multi-threaded programming techniques

- At least two PS4/Xbox One/WiiU/PS3/X360 games shipped, at least one while being involved during the entire development cycle

- Passion for mathematics and complex algorithms

- Good understanding and practical experience of optimization

- Experience managing and leading a team of programmers with various experience levels

- Outstanding verbal and written interpersonal communication skills

- Fluent English

Not required, but a huge plus:

- Additional management qualifications

- Extensive SPU and threading experience

- Substantial DX11, DX12, GNM or Vulkan experience

- Familiarity with a wide range of graphical rendering techniques

- Experience working on all aspects for gameplay programming

- Console experience on multiple major platforms

- Extensive optimization experience with Razor, GPAD, PIX and Spark (and any other relevant profilers)

- Unreal 4 experience

Reporting Lines:

- You will directly report to our Technical Director

- Regular communication with our producers


- CV

- Skype interview (case-by-case)

- Test-Task (ca. 8 hours, can be spread on two/three days, we will look more at the approach than at the result)*

- Ideally on-site interview if possible + presentation of previous work

Contact Details:
Black Forest Games GmbH
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Contact: Hiring Manager

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