Lead Gameplay Programmer

Guildford, UK
Engineering & Programming

Wargaming UK

Does the challenge of creating an exciting AAA Free to Play game at a new studio excite you? Here at Wargaming UK you have the chance to join a new creative project at the early stages of game development. You can leave your mark on the game and be part of creating something truly unique.  

We are self-publishing our own title, and are fully funded by Wargaming.net, one of the biggest publishers of FTP games in the world. Our studio leadership are industry veterans, and we believe we’re building a great studio culture in the best studio space in Guildford. If you think you have the talent to join a world class team, we’d love you to come and look at our studio.  

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Job Overview

The Lead Gameplay Programmer role will involve architecting and managing the implementation and maintenance of all areas of the gameplay code. They will also be involved in communicating the needs of the Gameplay team from the Tools and Engine team. Strong communication skills will be paramount to interact effectively with a wide group of discipline experts and the other leads on the project. The game will be developed in Unreal 4, so controlling the changes we make to allow for easy upgrading to latest versions will be one the main responsibilities of this role.

Reports To:

This position is based in London, UK and reports to the Technical Director. 

What will you do?

  • Managing and supporting direct reports

    • Mentoring and training of gameplay programmers

    • Hiring Manager

    • Project scheduling, resource management

    • Career development

    • 1-2-1s

    • Performance assessment

  • Design, implement, document and maintain gameplay systems

  • Supporting non-direct report engineers

  • Input on technical design

  • Technical problem solving

What are we looking for?

  • 7+ years programming experience in the gaming industry.

  • Strong familiarity with Unreal 4 toolchains.

  • Strong practical experience of C++

  • Loves working in small, cross-disciplined feature teams.

  • Passionate about mentoring technical talent.

  • Great verbal and written communication skills in English.

What additional skills/experience will help you stand out?

  • Experience working with highly distributed teams

  • Experience operating a live free-to-play game service

About Wargaming:

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Delivering legendary games since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO gaming industry with 4500+ employees and more than 20 offices globally. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms, including the massively popular World of Tanks and World of Warships.

Working in our company means always having interesting challenges and gaining valuable experience while working with top-class experts.

Take your place among our passionate and experienced team and bring out the best in yourself at Wargaming!


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