Lead Programmer (Major IP, RTS Game)

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Closing Date: 31/08/2022
Contract Permanent
Working Hours Full Time, Part Time
Location Middlesbrough
Salary Negotiable
Company Double Eleven

Job Description

We see ourselves as a new civilisation of people emerging to make the world of gaming better. We’re a different breed of games company – we do things our own way in our own style, not necessarily following what’s been done before.

Our people are at the heart of our evolution and we nurture them to be their best. Without them our vision would fail.

We strive to avoid crunch, overtime is optional and always paid, and we offer flexible working hours to allow you to enjoy a normal family life whilst making great games.

We’ve helped millions to fight their way through fearsome mobs in Minecraft Dungeons, battle each other and the environment in Rust: Console Edition and most recently worked with Bethesda Game Studios to craft new adventures for Vault Dwellers around the world in Fallout 76.

We’re growing rapidly and as a result we’re looking for a Lead Game Programmer to join us remotely or in our studio in Middlesbrough (UK), home to both coast and countryside (and one of the cheapest places to live in England!) As a Lead Game Programmer at Double Eleven, you’ll be responsible for leading the code team on an important RTS title for a major partner, developing, motivating and managing a team of programmers while collaborating with other teams on the project.

In this role you will set up camp at our HQ in Middlesbrough. We are continuing to assess the covid-19 situation, and our studio is set-up with the necessary Covid-19 support measures to keep our teams safe. The wellbeing of our teams is at the heart of everything we do, and we are keen that all our teams feel safe and reassured. Where suitable, permanent remote working can be discussed.

Strictly no agencies (sorry guys!) and we can sponsor a visa/offer a full relocation package for this role (see below all benefits!).

WOULD YOU ENJOY

  • Helping to create beautiful games
  • Being part of an amazing team working on multiple AAA titles
  • Being trusted to work independently and proactively to the highest standards
  • Working with experienced teams in the industry

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Design, develop, write, test and implement systems and game code
  • Test and refine game-play features and systems throughout development
  • Estimate tasks and deliver high quality code to that schedule
  • Perform code reviews with the development team to ensure code quality
  • Help develop technical design specifications
  • Work with designers, artists and publishing as required to create the highest possible quality titles

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • At least 2+ years experience as a Lead/Senior Programmer in the games industry
  • Excellent knowledge of C/C++, Visual Studio
  • Self-motivated with a can-do attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including with team members outside of the code team
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively
  • Ability to coach a small team of programmers
  • Able to break down and structure tasks to meet deadlines efficiently
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written

SKILLS OR INTERESTS CONSIDERED A BONUS

  • Knowledge and experience of game engines such as UE4 and Unity
  • Strong maths skills
  • Experience in profiling and optimisation techniques
  • Experience with multi-threaded programming
  • Experience with post-launch ongoing product development and delivery
  • Continuous integration and build automation experience
  • Experience with art packages and pipeline development
  • Experience with low level optimisation, shader programming, physics or mathematics
  • Experience in an Agile development environment
  • An appreciation of RTS games

QUALIFICATIONS

All relevant qualifications considered

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