Lead Programmer

Human Head Studios, Inc. is seeking a talented, passionate Lead Programmer to join our team! This position is for a new multi-platform AAA project based in our Madison, WI studio.

The ideal candidate has considerable experience leading development on a large cutting-edge code base and has the ability to architect and implement critical game components.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, development, architecture, and implementation of the core game systems
  • Manage and mentor less experienced programmers, including task assignments and follow up
  • Collaborate with the design team on game features
  • Demonstrate and apply strong problem-solving and debugging skills in C++
  • Write clean, professional, and maintainable code
  • Implement features in C/C++ that are CPU and memory-efficient
  • Proactively problem-solve performance and stability issues
  • Work in cooperation with designers, artists, animators and level designers to design, implement, polish, debug and optimize high quality gameplay features and systems

Job Requirements

  • 5+ years of relevant programming experience, with demonstrated understanding of software engineering practices and proven coding skills
  • At least one shipped modern console or PC title in the Lead Programmer role
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • Strong task and schedule management skills
  • Proficient in C/C++ and object-oriented programming
  • Ability to work well in a fluid, changing environment as creative challenges evolve
  • Good communication skills, able to work well under pressure
  • Self-motivated and passionate about making video games
  • Experience developing for Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience developing for PS4

Job Type: Full-Time


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