Lead programmer


We are looking to grow our small but talented team, to build a fast-growing studio that can deliver best in class games, through the use of cutting-edge technology and innovation.
As an Unreal Engine focused studio, we are excited to be build our technology based on the latest Unreal Engine 5 features so we are looking for skilled and passionate developers to help us achieve our goals.
To fulfil this mission, we are looking for a talented Lead programmer who is going to play a key role in the development of an upcoming PC & Console game. This is a remote first position and is an exceptional opportunity to become part of an innovative team composed by talented, creative and technically proficient developers.
This role requires the highest levels of passion and commitment, as well as exceptional technical ability.



As a Lead Programmer, you will form a core part of a small but experienced team on a new project. You will have the chance to join us at the early stages of a game and contribute to the shape and direction it takes. Your primary responsibility is to build and manage a team to take features from concept to completion. You will have an overall awareness of the needs of the game and be able to translate these into a set of systems which are flexible while meeting the high standards of engineering quality defined by the Technical Director. This role offers the opportunity to get involved with a wide range of specialisations such as gameplay, UI, physics, network and many more.

Key duties

  • Directing a team, liaising with senior-level stakeholders
  • Designing, writing and testing efficient code that meets high quality criteria
  • Working closely with Lead Designer to review game feature specifications and provide input where possible
  • Developing generic systems which will support the specialised programs’ functionalities (AI, 3D etc.) and facilitating their integration in the engine
  • Profiling and optimising to remove bottlenecks
  • Improving development process by developing tools and offering advice
  • Participating in the full development cycle of console and PC games, starting from prototypes through to release
  • Feature estimation



We are looking for an experienced Lead Programmer with an aptitude for communication and collaboration who has at least 5 years of experience in the game industry.

Personal Attributes

  • You are not afraid to push yourself out of your comfort zone
  • You love to encourage innovation
  • You have passion for games and technology
  • A proactive individual and collaborative across teams
  • Open to discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions
  • A desire to learn new skills and build on existing abilities
  • Exceptional teamwork skills within a multi-disciplined development team
  • Friendly, open minded, positive and proactive person


  • Ability to direct a team, delegate and work with senior-level stakeholders
  • Experience with Scrum and Agile methodologies
  • Experience mentoring team members and aiding in their development
  • Excellent C++ programming skills
  • Strong knowledge of the Unreal Engine
  • Strong knowledge of Epic Gameplay Framework
  • Understanding of programming algorithms and multithreading on CPUs
  • Strong knowledge of console architectures and optimisation techniques
  • Proven experience in PC & Console development with at least four shipped titles
  • Strong problem solving, conceptual and analytical skills
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritise effectively
  • Proficient in English
  • Computer engineering or computer science degree
  • Portfolio with some personal work showcases (github, demos etc.).

Nice to have

  • Experience in working with third-party physics engines
  • Knowledge of third-party engines


  • A permanent contract
  • Remote working
  • An industry competitive salary based on your qualifications and in line with experience
  • A friendly environment where curiosity and proactivity are championed
  • A cutting-edge development environment with access to the latest technologies
  • A creative and collaborative work environment
  • An exciting high-profile project
  • High quality game development equipment
  • Flexible start and end times to the working day
  • Monthly project and studio updates
  • Mentoring and regular one on one catch-ups with team members
  • Dedicated training time for self-improvement


Supernova is proud to offer a workplace free from discrimination. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better game experience for our players.

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