Lead Programmer (m/f), Black Forest Games GmbH, Offenburg, Germany - A THQ Nordic Studio

Lead Programmer (m/f)

We are looking for an experienced Tech-Lead to join our team. The person in this position will be responsible for organizing and overseeing a team of talented programmers in our current and future projects. He should have the ability to shape a technical vision and work with the programmers to turn it into reality. He should also be as good of a programmer as a communicator, have superior management skills and a very solid coding background. The Tech Lead will directly help to define the course of development during all its stages.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Guiding and overseeing our programmers as well as mentoring them
  • Coordinating tasks and creating guidelines, including expansive documentation
  • Establishing quality benchmarks and demonstrating knowledge
  • Remain hands-on with the code
  • Playing an active part in the recruitment of new candidates
  • Responsible for tools that go along with features; ensure they are useable and appropriate for artists, games, and the engine
  • Be forward thinking – able to keep up-to-date on current techniques, research, graphics data, hardware, etc. and integrate them into development

 

Reporting Lines:

  • You will directly report to our Technical Director
  • Regular communication with our producers

 

Requirements:

  • Min. 5 years in games-development
  • Exceptional C++ programming skills and experience with multi-threaded programming techniques
  • At least two PS4/Xbox One/WiiU/PS3/X360 games shipped, at least one while being involved during the entire development cycle
  • Passion for mathematics and complex algorithms
  • Good understanding and practical experience of optimization
  •  Experience managing and leading a team of programmers with various experience levels
  • Outstanding verbal and written interpersonal communication skills
  • Fluent English

 

Not required, but a huge plus:

  • Additional management qualifications
  • Extensive SPU and threading experience
  • Substantial DX11, DX12, GNM or Vulkan experience
  • Familiarity with a wide range of graphical rendering techniques
  • Console experience on multiple major platforms
  • Extensive optimization experience with Razor, GPAD, PIX and Spark (and any other relevant profilers)
  • Unreal 4 experience

 

Assessment:

  1. CV
  2. Skype interview (case-by-case)
  3. Test-Task  
  4. Ideally on-site interview if possible + presentation of previous work

 

What else do we offer ?

  • Flexible working hours
  • 28 days of holiday
  • Competitive salary
  • Green office
  • Stability of a successful publisher paired with creative freedom of an independent studio

and the chance to work with a great team in an open culture where your opinion and input is welcome and considered, beyond your dedicated task.

 

Why join Black Forest Games ?

We are multi-national a team with a long history of looking for long-term companions – we are hiring for the studio, not for the project. This is an important part of our company philosophy. Talent is always welcome, no matter where you are from. We offer a family-friendly work-life-balance, a lot of flexibility, and the possibility to send your kids to an international school nearby - all of this in a region where kids still play in the nature and drive to school by bike. 

Black Forest Games is part of the THQ Nordic Family and THQ Nordic’s biggest internal studio. Here you will get to work on projects with new and also big longtime established IPs. You will be able to work on newest hard and software like Xbox One, PS4, Switch, Oculus, Sony PSVR and Unreal Engine.

As a bonus, Black Forest Games is located in one of the warmest, most beautiful and wealthiest areas in the South of Germany at the French border. We are located closely to Strasbourg, Karlsruhe and Basel. Getting here is a non-issue as well, because of the excellent traffic conditions – 3 airports about 30 minutes away, the Autobahn and the ICE station right around the corner.

 

Please send your application to jobs@bfgames.biz