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Senior Programmer - Dundee, UK

Video Games - Software Engineering
Ref: 373 Date Posted: Tuesday 19 Jan 2021
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Clients Hyper Luminal Games are looking for a superstar Senior Programmer with 5+ years experience in Unity. HLG collaboratively promotes open communication. They don’t stifle creativity; in fact, they continuously encourage it!  

You bring experience that deserves recognition as a Senior developer. At Hyper Luminal they know that you
need to be master of your own destiny and drive your own work. But, when you want it you will be supported
by your department and peers, teamwork is a core value pillar in the studio.




  • 5+ years of experience working in games development in Unity.
  • Fluent in C# with expert knowledge of the Unity API.
  • Expert knowledge of Git, or another similar source code management system.
  • Extensive experience working within and managing a team.
  • Extensive experience with cross-platform development.
  • Experience meeting project deadlines and targets regarding tasks and deliverables.
  • Experience using task management software.
  • Experience communicating project requirements both verbally and through written documentation.
  • Experience providing clear feedback and mentorship to junior and mid-level programmers.



  • Experience developing on PC, Console and Mobile platforms.
  • Experience managing and participating in code reviews.
  • Experience working with online services.
  • Fluent in languages such as C++, Java, Python, JS, Go


Skills and Abilities

  • Expert software engineering and software architecture principles.
  • Expert debugging skills with extensive experience working in an existing codebase.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, with the ability to manage and prioritise your own and
  • others workloads efficiently to meet deadlines.
  • Highly motivated and productive, a self-starter capable of motivating others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with fluency in English.
  • Strong skills in close teamwork within both local and global environments.
  • A creative and logical approach to problem-solving with an end-user focus.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • A clear, concise and accurate communicator in all formats.
  • Adapts well to new processes and pipelines.


Duties and Tasks

  • Working in the Unity engine on a daily basis, using C# to create core game systems and mechanics.
  • Communicating and working within the team to identify the most efficient way of completing tasks.
  • Creating code to meet project and platform requirements.
  • Establishing pipelines and processes to continually improve the teams’ effectiveness.
  • Writing performant code within the requirements of the target system.
  • Leading standups and team meetings for communication of project goals.
  • Organising and executing the burndown of the team’s code tasks, using Jira and working with the
  • studio producer to meet project deadlines



At Hyper Luminal Games they are passionate about their employees and provide development opportunities for
all staff. They take pride in the fact that they understand individual reward systems for all team members,
encompassing not only remuneration but a responsibility, recognition, and individual learning.

Competitive salaries, a generous pension scheme, life insurance and 28 days of holiday increasing yearly to a maximum of 33 days after 5 years.


Life as a Luminary

At Hyper Luminal, creative collaboration is the key to success. Team members are given a range of responsibilities within a flat hierarchical structure, to enable an entirely team-driven games development
process. Your role at Hyper Luminal is to ensure our games and software utilise a 'best in class' codebase, helping the studio to continually raise its quality bar and reach beyond what is generally expected of a smaller development team.

HLG value your commitment and strive to ensure that all team members are included in a range of after-work
activities to help prosper curiosity and creativity, including exciting games nights, delicious dinners and unique
team-based events.

This is a fantastic role, which will require all your skill, talent, confidence and above all, your passion to be part of the team creating truly impressive landmarks in gaming.

The role offers an attractive salary, benefits and a great career opportunity.

If you believe this is the ideal role for you, click apply NOW! 
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Note: Must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

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