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Senior C++ Programmer – Unreal Engine Cross-Platform Games – Hybrid/Onsite Wakefield, UK

Location: Wakefield, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #26122 Posted: 6 months ago

OPM are working with a leading AAA Game Developer based in the North of the UK. They are seeking an ambitious, driven, and enthusiast individual to join their team to develop AAA games for an unannounced world class IP.

The Senior Programmer is a new role dedicated to working on games and with trusted industry partners on genre-defining IP. They are looking for someone who lives and breathes code, who is a creative thinker, and enjoys the challenge of providing solid solutions to complex problems. This role involves working across many areas of game development, helping to design, schedule, and deliver code with cutting-edge technology on all the latest platforms.

As a Senior Programmer, you will be self-motivated with a high level of initiative and able to work unsupervised. The ideal candidate will be able to quickly adapt to and support in-house working practices and assist in mentoring Junior Programmers, as well as the usual responsibilities of an experienced Programmer.




•             Develop and implement cutting-edge, intuitive solutions for next-gen gameplay, debugging, maintaining, and extending your own and existing code

•             Write robust and maintainable code, optimising code for performance per platform

•             Meet game design and technical requirements as well as internal coding standards, communicating with designers, artists, and other coders to ensure game requirements and quality

•             Identify and solve development obstacles or risks that arise, suggesting improvements and implementing solutions to improve performance and reliability

•             Write and maintain technical documentation

•             Collaborate productively within a large multi-disciplined project team environment, communicating ideas and issues clearly, and supporting all coders on your team as required

•             Be responsive to deadlines and work well under pressure, meeting multiple production objectives and deadlines




•             Excellent C/C++ skills at a professional level

•             Ability to quickly familiarise yourself and work with a large existing codebase

•             Ability to prototype as well as produce final code

•             Strong debugging, profiling, and optimising, system design and 3D math skills

•             Any knowledge of console, general games and/or multiplayer development, and/or development tools such as Visual Studio and Perforce/other version control systems would be an advantage

•             Unreal experience would be preferable but not essential



Huge array of benefits including but not limited to:


Holiday: 26 holiday days annually, increasing with service to 31 days, plus national public holidays

Private Medical Insurance: PMI scheme offers comprehensive cover to access private medical treatment, taking the stress and strain out of waiting for treatments via the NHS

Pension Contribution: Tax efficient salary sacrifice contributory pension scheme where the studio matches 4% of salary, plus 10% of any contribution you make

Healthcare Cash Plan: Cash-back on treatment costs, from flu jabs to chiropractors

Dental & Vision: Cash-back on routine or emergency costs, free eye tests

Income Protection: Financial help if unable to work due to illness or injury

Critical Illness: Financial help if diagnosed with critical illness

Life Assurance: Financial security for your loved ones at a difficult time

Flexible Hours: Flexible start and finish times




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Tags: C Categories: Programming , Technical


Daniel Fox

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