• Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
  • Technology: Microsoft Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 24th Aug, 2021
  • Reference: SGP874563JFI

Senior Game Programmer - Dundee or Remote, Dundee City



Up to £65k DOE



My client is an ambitious and growing mobile game studio based in Dundee, Scotland. They have a 15 year legacy of making mobile games for some of the biggest brands on the planet. You will play a pivotal role in development of this world-leading IP, supporting the engineering teams with technical direction, planning and architecture in coordination with other disciplines and stakeholders to deliver a best in class game play experience.




  • Working with the client teams to plan and review technical solutions to deliver a best in class game play experience

  • Collaborating with the other disciplines, including artists, designers and server engineers, to design solutions, provide feedback and technical expertise and manage dependencies

  • Working with production to define and prioritise work to ensure we make the best use of our resources

  • Helping to shape best practices and processes and ensuring effective roll out among the teams

  • Proactively communicating challenges, risks and requests to stakeholders

  • Helping to grow the team technically and culturally through hiring and development

  • Coordinating knowledge sharing across the teams to help facilitate effective development



Your Skills


Required



  • Professional experience leading, managing and developing large engineering teams

  • A strong understanding of common game/software development tools including Unity and Git

  • Proven track record of architecting and developing mobile games

  • Comprehensive understanding of game development on iOS and Android.

  • A broad knowledge base that allows for interaction and engagement on a range of topics including game play, graphics, networking, etc.

  • A proven ability to communicate with individuals and groups that are a mixture of technical and non-technical

  • Demonstrable experience in creating clear and understandable documentation for technical and non-technical audiences

  • To be able to provide constructive and helpful feedback

  • The ability to diligently and proactively operate on multiple fronts and at varying levels of detail. Balancing short term and long term goals



Desirable



  • Overseeing multiple teams totaling 20 engineers

  • Experience developing free to play games

  • Experience working on a live title providing regular updates

  • Delivery of console or PC titles

  • Familiarity with Agile development processes

  • Understanding of data oriented design and client-server systems

  • Have worked with distributed teams in different time zones

  • People management experience, providing coaching, mentoring and conducting 1-1's



To apply or for more info contact c.whittle@nigelfrank.com or call 0191 338 6624

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