Lead Programmer Role – Console AAA Titles.

Job Specification


  • Helping to create beautiful games.
  • Working on our own and other multi-platform game engines, with a diverse range of titles and codebases.
  • Having the creative freedom to put your keen interests in games into practice.
  • Joining a development team with over 10 years of average experience that has remained unchanged for the past 4 years.

If so, you may be interested in becoming a Lead Programmer at this studio!


  • Take control of a project and work with an established team to tackle a wide variety of coding tasks, including graphics rendering pipelines, physics, networking, gameplay, UI, AI and optimisation.
  • Manage the project code team, assign out tasks and track their progress.
  • Assist and mentor junior programmers, oversee the quality of their work.
  • Work closely with other departments to create or improve art asset creation and workflow.
  • Share knowledge with other members of the programming team.
  • The ability to work with more established graphics engines and update them regarding the use of modern rendering techniques.
  • Work as part of a small but perfectly formed close-knit team, where your opinion and efforts really count.


  • Ability to manage a small team of programmers.
  • Enthusiasm for programming, technologies and methods and a desire to keep up to date.
  • Expert knowledge of the development process and the tools used.
  • Excellent C/C++ programming knowledge.
  • Excellent math skills.
  • An interest in games.
  • A keen eye for detail.


  • Two or more years of industry experience in a lead or senior programmer role.
  • At least two shipped console or PC titles.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of at least one core discipline (Graphics, Physics, Networking, gameplay/AI).
  • Experience in profiling and optimization techniques.
  • Experience with multi-threaded programming.


  • Knowledge and experience of other game engines such as Unity, UE4.
  • Knowledge and experience of the Universal Windows Platform.
  • Knowledge in a variety of special FX techniques.
  • Knowledge of graphics pipelines and hardware.
  • Knowledge of other programming languages such as C#, LUA, Python etc.
  • Knowledge of project management software (such as Hansoft or Jira).


  • All relevant qualifications considered


We’re pretty sure we’re the best place to work, period. Some of our developer benefits include:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Flexible lunch hours
  • Personal development plan and annual potential annual performance bonuses
  • Vitality Private Healthcare (for you and your family)
  • Christmas bonuses
  • Awesome office facilities; cinema, video game suite, state of the art kitchen and custom poker room (Middlesbrough studio)
  • Regular team lunches and title launch parties
  • Additional leave for moving house and birthdays
  • Cycle scheme
  • Relocation package​

Interested in this job?