Lead Gameplay Programmer - Wilmslow

Wilmslow / Derby
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Cloud Imperium is looking for a skilled and talented Lead Gameplay Programmer to work on our exciting PC space combat sim. The Lead Gameplay Programmer will work in a cooperative, cross-disciplinary team environment to implement game features and systems.


  • Overseeing a team of 2-6 programmers, scheduling and prioritizing their tasks
  • Reviewing performance of team members, providing mentoring as needed to improve their abilities and productivity
  • Document and peer review technical designs and code submissions with other software engineers
  • Keep up to date on state-of-the-art software engineering methods, practices, and technologies
  • Communicate with other team members, internal customers, and when required external customers to determine requirements
  • Identify technical and developmental risks/obstacles and generate solutions to overcome identified risks


  • 6+ years’ experience programming game features and systems, especially player-visible game features
  • 2+ years’ lead programmer experience
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Strong knowledge of C++, multi-threaded, optimisation and multiplayer programming
  • A passion for making and playing games
  • Excellent English communication and written skills
  • International travel may be required as part of the role


  • Two or more shipped products, especially PC products
  • Large code base development experience
  • Online game and/or MMO development experience, including client/server development of game features
  • First person combat development experience
  • Passion for science fiction and space exploration

This position is offered at our Wilmslow Studio by Cloud Imperium Games Ltd.