Lead Gameplay Engineer (Hybrid)

Job Details:

Sharkmob’s London-based studio are searching for a Lead Gameplay Engineer to head up a team of Gameplay Engineers and ensure they’re able to design, implement, and iterate new, exciting and robust gameplay features.

Their London studio is growing fast and you’ll be joining at an exciting time, helping build the foundations of their engineering team.

You’ll be identifying risks, building roadmaps, and empowering the team to deliver against tight deadlines. Additionally, you’ll be collaborating with cross-functional teams, managing stakeholders across the studio, and mentoring direct and indirect reports as the subject expert in gameplay engineering.

Your responsibilities…

  • Work across disciplines to formulate a coherent plan around gameplay delivery and quality
  • Work closely with the Technical Director to develop studio-wide technology strategies and processes
  • Help develop designs and solutions to large-scale gameplay problems to facilitate the development of unique and world-class experiences
  • Liaise with other disciplines to reduce friction, streamline iteration, and productivity
  • Drive engineering excellence and high quality across their codebase
  • Mentor and encourage the development of your team and those around you
  • Work closely with the production team and directors group to inform their project timelines

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…

  • Shipped a AAA title in a senior or lead gameplay role or similar
  • 5 or more years experience in a senior or lead gameplay programming position
  • Excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals and mathematics
  • Thrive on ambiguity and coming up with solutions to abstract problems
  • Good understanding of modern game engines, their architecture, and capabilities
  • Understand the intricacies and complexities of developing networked games and features
  • Great communicator that loves to collaborate within your team and across disciplines
  • Natural leader that loves to support and bring out the best in people around you
  • Passion for online games
  • Good sense of game design and high quality in gameplay

Perks and benefits include…

  • VISA sponsorship (for you and your dependents)
  • Relocation support if moving to the UK, 1 month accommodation, flights/travel paid for, logistics/removal costs reimbursed)
  • Assistance for people relocating within the UK (reimbursement for expenses on travel into London for flat viewings and moving vans/couriers)
  • 30 days annual leave, in addition to all UK Bank Holidays
  • Discretionary annual performance-based bonus
  • Private pension (10% total, up to 5% individual contribution matched by Sharkmob)
  • BUPA private Healthcare, Cigna dental cover, life insurance scheme and income protection policy
  • £425 yearly preventative healthcare allowance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Weekly ‘wellness hour’ to be used each week during office hours

Sharkmob know the most important element of their studio is their team, they strive for a healthy and productive atmosphere in their office, they do this by providing feedback to each other, promoting a healthy work life balance, distributing ownership and making time for social activities and having fun!

Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Hybrid
Job Location: London

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