PlayMagic is looking for a LEAD PROGRAMMER to come and work on an innovative Next-Gen Console and PC action game using Unreal Engine.


• Lead the development and software engineering of next-generation video games
• Designing, implementing and testing of game functionality based on design, using Unity3D and Unreal Engine
• Contribute to the overall architecture and design of the technology plan of the company and game titles
• Accurately schedule and assign tasks with an understanding of and appreciation for milestones, schedules, deadlines and efficient development processes
• Write clean, professional and maintainable code
• Write professional and detailed technical documentation
• Continuous refinement and optimization of existing code for speed and memory usage
• Produce prototypes of gameplay ideas and features
• Communication and collaboration with other team members in different departments (e.g. Art, Design, Production)
• Conception of APIs, tools and workflows to optimize the pipeline
• Expansion of existing projects for new hardware or devices if required
• Proactively problem-solve performance and stability issues when necessary
• Foster a culture of sharing knowledge, best practices and standards
• Identify bugs and issues and suggest solutions to mitigate problems
• Ensuring a high product quality, together with Quality Assurance
• Support and contribute to new ideas to game design and implement proof of concept
• Mentor and support new team members


• 6+ years experience at a professional video game company including at development experience with current or next gen hardware (PS4, Xbox One)
• At least 3 shipped game titles as a Lead Programmer
• Demonstrated leadership experience in a gaming environment
• Profound technical knowledge of Xbox One and PS4
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or similar discipline or equivalent work experience
• Advanced C++/C#, strong architecture and low-level performance programming skills
• Excellent 3D Math and Linear Algebra skills
• Familiar with modern practices of object-oriented programming and processes


• Work with major VR Platforms (Oculus, GearVR, Vive, PSVR)
• Work with major modern consoles (XBox One, PS4, Switch)
• Experience optimizing C++/C# code for performance
• Experience with multithreaded systems
• Knowledge of any major third-party middleware (PhysX, SpeedTree, etc)
• Familiarity with Git or other modern SCM best practices

About PlayMagic

PlayMagic is a game studio that designs and develops games based on high profile licenses and original IP across a wide range of formats for the hard-core market segment. With a studio based in Malta, and one in Kyiv, the company is currently working on the Remake of Ubisoft’s XIII with Microids, an FPS for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac and on an Original IP for next-gen consoles and PC.

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Job posted on 5 October 2020

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