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Lead Gameplay Developer – AAA Games – London

Location: London UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago

NaturalMotion London

Job Title – Lead Client Developer – AAA Games – London

Location – London

Job Type – Permanent

Salary – Competitive

Job ID – 13161


OPM are working with a major UK Developer looking for Principal Programmer with a wide range of skills to work on an AAA title.


You should have an exceptional talent for coding with C++.


Ideal candidates will bring a wealth of industry knowledge and proven AAA title releases.


In the role, you must be capable of looking ahead, taking risk out of projects and maintaining exceptional communication with your team.


You will also play an integral role in introducing new tech, prototyping, training and mentoring the coding team, and be a key figure in shaping the future success of the game post launch.





  • Leadership of all programmers on the project
  • An active role in scheduling and project coordination using Agile
  • Create, maintain and optimize game features
  • Produce professional quality C++
  • Proactively highlight and solve potential issues in the code and toolchain
  • Deliver the Product Lead’s vision of the core game
  • Enforce best practices for documentation, unit testing, and code reviews




  • Expert C++ experience and high proficiency in writing optimized real-time code
  • Experience of creating a number of deep and complex mobile game projects
  • Superb time management and organisation skills
  • Exposure to line management responsibilities including motivating, man-managing and shaping the team culture & personality
  • Experience of leading and mentoring a team of 5+ coders
  • Proven ability to expertly diagnose issues and solve complex problems

Bonus points:

  • Go/PHP/Java/C/Objective-C/ActionScript experience (we love polyglot engineers!)
  • Functional programming experience
  • Commercial experience on scalable distributed mobile systems
  • Experience reacting to operational issues in a live online game
  • A passion for computer games; specifically strategy, social and mobile


Tagged as: Senior/Lead Programmer

Tags: Senior/Lead Programmer Categories: Programming , Technical


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