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Lead Engineer

First Contact is seeking a Lead Engineer to help us create the next generation of high-end VR games.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the engineering team and organize the daily engineering efforts

  • Play a key role in the architecture and implementation of a wide range of systems including game front and backend, content production pipelines and LiveOps toolchain

  • Lead the engineering team’s scheduling and planning efforts, interfacing with Production and Design to understand priorities and remove bottlenecks.

  • Hands-on programming is required. Write clear, portable, extensible, robust and maintainable code

  • Navigate complex development scenarios, identify and mitigate development risks

  • Demonstrate leadership and interpersonal skills: interface and collaborate with game designers, artists, audio designers, QA testers and outsourcing entities

  • Promote and ensure engineering standards and efficient production pipeline

  • Mentor, guide and grow team members

Required Experience

  • 5 - 10 years of professional experience in game development

  • Shipped multiple AAA title as a Senior or Lead Engineer on PC/console platforms

  • Expert experience in the FPS genre

  • Expert level UE4 knowledge in developing system level features  for multiplayer games

  • Strong knowledge of C/C++ and OOP patterns

  • Production-minded and practice practical problem solving to deliver under time and resource constraints

  • Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent degree in BS or above

  • Passion for games

Desired Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of the 3D rendering pipeline

  • Experience in developing production pipeline tools

  • Experience in mobile game development

  • Experience in VR development

Submission requirements

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter (optional)

  • Demo reel (if applicable) 

How to apply​

Must be eligible to work in the US. 


Questions about the position?

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