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Lead Programmer

Vancouver, BC Remote
Full Time
17 hours ago

Smoking Gun Interactive (SGI) is an industry leading independent game development studio focused on creating revolutionary gaming experiences. It was founded in 2007 by the award-winning industry veterans and creative forces behind Company of Heroes™. Since that time SGI has developed a wide range of games- from original IP, AAA game concepts, to mobile apps, console titles, and even immersive online experiences.

We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, and a creative and driven work environment with our passionate team of talented professionals on high quality projects.

As a Lead Programmer at Smoking Gun Interactive (SGI), you’re a talented and driven person who enjoys working on great projects. You have experience in a variety of areas of game development and are able and willing to work on any area of game programming needed, with a focus on full-stack development experience. You’re experienced in mentoring and training programmers and are responsible for the oversight and management of a team of programmers.

In this role you will:

  • Collaborate with the Technical Director to establish a unified technology vision for the project including writing and reviewing technical design documents;
  • Produce high-quality, efficient, clean, and modular code;
  • Collect and document users' requirements and develop logical specifications;
  • Research, evaluate and synthesize technical information to design, develop and test computer-based systems;
  • Develop data, process and network models to optimize architecture and to evaluate the performance and reliability of designs;
  • Plan, design and co-ordinate the development, integration and operation of computer-based systems;
  • Assess, test, troubleshoot, document, upgrade and develop maintenance procedures for applications software;
  • Lead and co-ordinate teams in the development of software and integrated information systems, process control software and other embedded software control systems;
  • Show proactivity in identifying tasks/problems that need tackling, outside of known scheduled work, from refactoring to bug fixing;
  • Be able to go above and beyond in their daily tasks as required;
  • Provide mentorship and training for programmers to create an atmosphere of cooperation and learning;
  • Provide and accept feedback on all aspects of code quality (performance, readability, testability, design);
  • Demonstrate forward thinking in regards to what impact design and implementation decisions will have on the overall project during each phase of development;
  • Work with Production in the creation and risk-management of project milestone goals and schedules;
  • Coordinate the hiring, supervising and managing of other members of the team.

To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a programmer in the game industry and or related field;
  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent;
  • Passion for playing and creating innovative games – you consider yourself a gamer;
  • A natural affinity for being strongly self-motivated and an independent worker;
  • Expert working knowledge of C++, Standard Library and Object Oriented Design;
  • Strong understanding of general and 3D math, statistics and probability;
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities, proven ability to tackle hard problems in creative ways;
  • Excellent Oral and written communication skills;
  • A positive attitude with a desire to work within a team environment towards a common goal;
  • Impressive ability to estimate work load and execute on the work in the time estimated.

It would also be great if you had experience with:

  • Any of the following languages, C#, Java, Lua, HLSL/Cg shaders;
  • Mobile: iOS, Android;
  • Test Driven Development;
  • Visual Studio, Perforce;
  • Unit testing and TDD for server development;
  • C# server environments, AWS, Azure, GCP;
  • Running a live server environment and supporting operations.

Additional Information

Smoking Gun Interactive is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOC: 2174

Language primarily used: English

Wage range: $90,000-$120,000

Software and Programming