Lead Gameplay Programmer

Jul 01, 2022
London, United Kingdom
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Lead Programmer will be responsible for leading, developing, motivating and managing
a team of programmers while collaborating with other teams on the project.


●      Lead and manage a programming team at technical and personnel level.

●      Mentor junior programmers in the team and plan their skill development.

●      Determine the technical needs for the team to work on a project

●      Evaluate the fitness of third party middleware in relation to projects

●      Help in setting up best practices for coding and conduct regular code reviews.

●      Setup a process to review the game on a regular interval during development cycle and identify areas of improvement.

●      Encourage team to create a strong technical document on different development platforms/consoles.

●      Setup processes while working in collaboration with other teams (internal or external) to efficiently meet the technical needs of the assigned project.

●      Plan and evaluate the work performed by team and analyse the impact on the project.

●      Identify risks and opportunities presented during the development of games, providing solutions to resolve potentially complex problems.

●      Estimate time to complete programming tasks/objectives and be committed to meet them.

●      Support the Producer in people management.

●      Support the Technical Director in technology-related tasks.


●      Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or the equivalent in experience.

●      5+ years of experience of programming in C# or C/C++

●      1+ years of relevant experience as a team lead

●      3+ years of relevant experience using the Unity engine, preferably on Mobile games.

●      Worked at senior level or higher on at least one shipped title on mobile or console


●      Very strong skills in C, C++ and Object Oriented Programming.

●      Strong analytical skills.

●      Familiarity with performance bottlenecks and ways to resolve them, multi-threading, OS concepts, System programming, Optimization, etc.…

●      Very strong debugging skills.

●      Excellent communication skills.

●      Strong reporting and documentation skills.

●      Result-oriented.

●      Problem solving and open minded.

●      Flexibility and ability to adapt new technical changes as per project need.

●      Advanced understanding of the challenges multiplatform development brings.

●      Familiarity with source control, preferably Perforce


●      Preferably worked on any game console or iOS/Android

●      Knowledge of OpenGL, DirectX and Physics Engine.

●      Knowledge of Networking API or AWS

●      Experience of Android java or iOS objective-c development

●      Strong command of 3D maths and physics

●      Experience writing shaders

●      Experience of developing F2P mobile games and understanding of Live Ops requirements

●      Passion for Gaming!

COVID 19 note:

Both Ubisoft and FGOL are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff. We are currently working remotely during the stages of lockdown the UK has been subject to. Our offices have been set up to meet strict health and safety standards appropriate to the challenges of COVID 19, and we currently keep any physical attendance to a minimum. Our policies are constantly reviewed and may change over time as the risk level varies.


Ubisoft FGOL offers its employees some great benefits which include:

  • Flexible office working hours
  • 25 days of annual leave + 8 UK Bank holiday + Christmas company day(s) off
  • 1 day off if you get married (Wedding Day)
  • Mobile and Tablet  Allowance
  • Game Allowance
  • Duvet Day
  • Personal Travel Allowance
  • Home Office Furniture Loan Scheme
  • Sick pay
  • Training Budgets
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private healthcare, Reduced gym membership, life insurance, critical illness & Disability cover
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season ticket loan (for tube/rail costs)
  • Profitability bonus
  • Recruitment Referral Fee awards
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