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Hawkswell (logo)

75013 Paris

Date : 02.05.2023
Reference : AFJV-EDEV2028-25447


Hawkswell is a Paris-based video game development company founded and managed by industry veterans with 15-20 years' experience in hands-on production and editorial coordination and supervision. We are united by our passion and expertise in Interactive Storytelling and the RPG (Role Playing Game) genre, our ambition is to create powerful and engaging worlds in which our players will be able to forge their own epic stories.

Lead Gameplay Programmer

Permanent contract Paris (75)

Position Duties

Under the supervision of the Technical Director, you will Interact with multidisciplinary developers and designers to help them to craft a unique experience for the players.

You'll be joining a dynamic and motivated Tech team of 6 where you can freely express yourself and thrive as a team !

Main objectives :
  • Manage the gameplay programming team working collaboratively towards shared goals.
  • Continuously work to minimize technical debt and maintenance hazards.
  • Define the architecture, rework, and maintain the gameplays systems.
  • Design and implement the different systems within the deadlines.
  • Participate in the recruitment process for the programming team.

Candidate Profile

Required Skills and Experience :
  • Prior experience of working in a programming leadership role within the games industry.
  • Deep technical understanding of working with the Unreal Engine 4/5 systems in a commercial context.
  • Have a solid grounding in Computer Science theory and C++ development and have a genuine enthusiasm for the subject.
  • Be empathetic and passionate about a healthy work culture.

Nice to have :
  • Leadership, sense of priorities and responsibilities ;
  • Ability to organize and manage the work of a team ;
  • Team spirit ;
  • Good communication skills ;
  • Desire to push back the barriers of technology.
  • Stay informed about new technologies in game industry.
  • Experience with console development

Additional Information

Additionnal :
  • Compensation according to profile and experience
  • Health insurance
  • Flextime & remote working possible
  • Meal vouchers & transport subscription half paid
  • Community of board game / roleplaying game players

The position is based in Paris, France.

Some of us might tend not to apply for jobs unless we feel we do not meet exactly all items in the job description. We believe that high-performing teams include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't match everything listed in the job description. Let us know why this role appeals to you, why you will be great, and which requirements will stretch you.


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