Project Lead (Programming)
As a programming project lead, you will have the important mission of ensuring that the technological vision and creative ambitions of a game are realized. Technical, budgetary, and human constraints and requirements may test your leadership, organizational skills, and ability to delegate, but your talents will always allow you to find ways to keep things on track.
You will not be doing this alone! You will work with teams of talented and inspired programmers, supervised by equally passionate team leaders. You will work with these managers to guarantee team cohesion and to plan and oversee the work so that every issue is addressed, every deadline is met, and every person is engaged and able to grow.
Every initiative you take, whether it’s about time management, optimizing tools and features, or making sure technology works properly, will have a direct impact on the quality of the game. In other words, you will have the chance to see the fruit of your efforts and the genius of your teams reflected behind the players’ controllers.
What you’ll do
In this role, where no two days will be like, you will:
- Organize and coordinate the project’s various technical activities and resources required throughout the production cycle based on needs and priorities.
- Act as a bridge between management and the programming teams to confirm that the vision and needs of one are understood and met by the other.
- With the help of your team leads, make sure that the roadmap stays on track and those cohesive systems are developed in parallel.
- Define and implement new ways of doing things that will make it easier for teams to do their work in the long run.
- Suggest improvements and solutions that will help achieve the project's objectives.
- Report the concerns, recommendations, and observations of the programmers to the management team.
- Monitor the evolution of the game architecture’s and ensure the technologies are working well.
- Oversee resource planning and recruitment
- Adopt a respectful and caring approach to maintain the professional well‑being of the members of your team.
What you bring
- A bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or an equivalent field
- 10+ years of programming experience and at least five years of experience managing a game programming team
- Experience in the production of at least one full game
- A thorough understanding of video game production (animation, sound, 3D, etc.) and the reality of the different working units
- Excellent mastery of various programming principles
- A sense of leadership and team spirit enhanced by good communication skills
- An empathetic approach when it comes to managing stress in a fast-paced environment (there’s always a solution, and you know it)
- An open and innovative mind coupled with excellent synthesizing skills
- An educational approach and a desire to share your extensive technical expertise
What to send our way
- Your CV highlighting your background and skills
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If you are excited about solving game-changing challenges, cutting edge technologies and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown.
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