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Hi-Rez Studios

Alpharetta, Georgia - United States
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Lead Gameplay Programmer


Hi-Rez Studios is immediately hiring an experienced Lead Programmer to work at our studio on Paladins in Alpharetta, Georgia. 

Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins & Tribes: Ascend,; as we embark on exciting new online game projects.

What our Lead Programmers do:

    • Works closely with Technical Director to create & maintain the code base at a set quality and efficiency bar.
    • Carries out supervisory responsibilities for the Programming team
    • Provides direction & mentoring to the programming team
    • Design and architect new game enhancements and implement bug fixes using UE3
    • Design and architect other client or server systems as required.
    • Test and refine systems throughout the development cycle of the project.
    • Work closely with design and art disciplines in the development of products.
    • Write clear, maintainable, portable code.
    • Participate in code and architecture reviews.

Who we are looking for:

    • Exceptional C/C++ design and programming skills.
    • Proven outstanding debugging and technical problem ownership skills.
    • 7+ years of experience with programming for video games, with shipped PC/Console titles.
    • Bachelor’s degree or greater in Computer Science or similar discipline (Math, Physics, CE or EE) or equivalent experience through professional game development, indie projects, or mods.
    • Experience leading or mentoring less experienced programmers.
    • Experience with the Unreal Engine.
    • Team-oriented, but self-motivated.
    • Thrives upon change. Comfortable prototyping and working with an iterative development process that changes rapidly.
    • Passion for games. Strong work ethic.
    • Problem solver.

Preferred candidate has:

    • A strong appreciation for competitive games and plays them on their free time.
    • Familiarity with Jira from a tools perspective.

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