Position at Hardlight
Role Overview – Lead Engineer
As a lead engineer you will be essential in taking titles through development, to release and live operation.
Lead the engineering team to achieve project goals and deliver high quality game experience
Help with planning, work estimation, resource requirements and tasks scheduling
Collaborate with the other department leads to complete work on time to a high standard
Collaborate with the studio technical management to conceive and maintain a high standard of technical architecture
Oversee and mentor engineering team members
Oversee game releases – client releases coordinated with server deployments
Adhere to and enforce good engineering practices and company tech standards
Care about the games we are making and how they can be better.
Essential Skills & Experience
Strong engineering skills are essential. You have a high level of C++ or C# experience, and a passion for problem solving
Experience in multiple areas of game development technology
You have shipped multiple titles as a senior engineer and preferably in a lead position
You have exceptional communication skills
You care about the development process and improve it at every opportunity
Experience developing and shipping titles using a game engine. Unity experience is a bonus.
Experience with client/server technologies is beneficial, as well as experience with networking, database engines and server infrastructure
Experience with running a live product, regular update releases and LiveOps is beneficial.
Why work at HARDlight?
Industry leading competitive salary & benefits. Including (but not limited to), Family Healthcare, Pension
Flexible working hours
Season ticket loan for Rail travel
Generous Developer Bonus Scheme
Free breakfast and fruit
The opportunity to be a large part of a small team, developing innovative titles with a huge SEGA back catalogue
Based in the ‘Heart of England' in stunning historic Royal Leamington Spa, with great connections to London & Birmingham.