Our client is an independently-owned studio on the outskirts of London, and they're all about crafting engaging multiplayer experiences. They're now expanding the team for exciting new projects on PC and console, and are looking for superstars to help us make this happen.
As Technical Lead, you will oversee all the technological developments of an exciting new IP. Your responsibilities will span across the whole programming team for the project, overseeing the day to day development of the game while liaising with production and reporting to the studios’ technical leadership to establish and maintain strategic technical direction.
In charge of all technical aspects of the game, you will work closely with your programming area leads, as well as with the game design, level design, art and production teams, and act as the main technical point of contact for the project.
Coordinate development efforts of various programming teams (gameplay, online services, AI, engine…)
Work with leads of other disciplines (Game Design, UI/UX, Level Design, Production) to define and maintain the roadmap
Make strategical decisions regarding software architecture and tech stack choices
Inspire and mentor a large team of programmers
Be the key contact point for technical discussions with business partners
Co-ordinate technical planning, task scheduling and risk management with production
Drive recruitment of technical talent for the project
Essential Skills and Experience
Several years of experience in computer games, with several released titles
Prior experience as Lead Programmer on a large project
Experience in leadership and management of a large team of engineers
Experience with at least one online game with a strong server-side component
Excellent communication skills
Preferred Skills and Experience
Knowledge of modern server architectures
Experience working on a live game with regular updates
Perks & Benefits
Private medical insurance that will cover you, your partner, and children
Private dental insurance that significantly reduces cost of dentistry for you, your partner, and children
Pension scheme where the company matches your contribution
Complimentary gym membership
Free eye tests + discounted glasses
Quarterly revenue share after 1 year of service
Brand new state of the art office
Life drawing classes, and massage allowance
Free fruit juices and soft drinks + Beer and pastries on a Friday.
Childcare voucher scheme
Employee assistance programme