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Lead Programmer

Division: MachineGames | Department: Programming | Location: Uppsala , SE

 MachineGames is looking for an experienced Lead Programmer to join our team in Uppsala, Sweden.


  • Leads a team of engineers; facilitates productive problem solving and solution design through guidance and mentorship
  • Contributes as a team member while managing day-to-day development issues
  • Attempts to predict and avoid problems, while being prepared to troubleshoot and provide a resolution as needed
  • Provides technical guidance for tools, frameworks, and technologies
  • Ensures the project is built with the right methodology, coding practices, tech briefs, and code reviews; considers long term quality and potential future code sharing
  • Identifies project risks and plans mitigation strategies with the team
  • Advocates for system features, tools, and process changes that would improve developer workflows and productivity
  • Works closely with discipline leads and project stakeholders to achieve technical goals
  • Works with internal development teams and creative teams to coordinate delivery of project milestones
  • Reports to CTO and works closely with other team leads to scope, plan, and schedule features



  • 5+ years game industry programming experience
  • 3+ years as a technical lead
  • Programming experience on shipped titles
  • Very strong software architecture and engineering skills
  • Very strong C++ design and coding experience
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent data structure and algorithm knowledge
  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code that conforms to standards and practices
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and tasks
  • Self-motivated team player with very strong work ethic and cooperative attitude
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to build relationships with project stakeholders


Desired Skills:


  • Experience with the C++ standard library and boost
  • Experience with C++ 11/14/17
  • Experience with C#
  • Experience with profiling and optimization
  • Experience with rendering technologies
  • Experience with multithreaded and real-time systems
  • Experience with network and online features
  • Experience with idTech, Creation Engine, Unity, Unreal Engine
  • Experience developing tools and workflows
  • Programming experience with consoles (Xbox One, PS4, Switch)
  • Familiarity with data-oriented design

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