At Deep Silver FISHLABS we have over 12 years of experience and 120 million installs under our belt. Having rocked the indie circuit for quite some time, we joined the Deep Silver / Koch Media family in late 2013. Today, we are one of three internal development studios run by our parent company, alongside Deep Silver Volition in the US and Deep Silver Dambuster Studio in the UK.

We specialize in high-end 3D games across a broad range of platforms – be it classic systems such as console and mobile or new hardware like Apple TV and Nintendo Switch. Our award-winning portfolio includes the blockbuster space action shooter Manticore - Galaxy on Fire (available on the Nintendo eShop) and the tactical zombie brawler Dead Island: Survivors

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Lead Programmer (m/f)

Your Crew

As Lead Programmer on our new console title you will oversee all developing- and coding-related processes and operations within the project. In close collaboration and alignment with our Technical Director and Senior Programmers you will be central contact person for all tech-related issues

Your Mission

  • Operational overall responsibility for the technical fields like gameplay, UI, core technologies etc. and with it for all aspects of the technical realization of our new console title
  • Responsibility for all coding- and engineering-related topics within the project
  • Technical leadership across various feature teams
  • Lead and support the feature teams in all steps and stages of the development
  • Generalistic overview of needs and capabilities within the teams, and deduction of appropriate measures in close collaboration with Producing and Technical Director
  • Identify and evaluate new technological opportunities as they appear

Your Skillset

  • At least 7 years of relevant work experience and thereof at least 2 years in a similar leadership position in the video gaming industry
  • At least two shipped titles
  • University degree in computer science (or comparable education)
  • Proven leadership abilities and strong communication skills
  • Deep technical knowledge of game development processes and game engines - experience with Unreal Engine would be a plus
  • Strong ability to solve technical problems
  • Good knowledge of the English language (written and spoken)
  • Self-contained, motivated and aim-oriented way of working as well as high level of self-motivation
  • Expert knowledge of the games industry

Mission Support

  • Here’s to you! Fresh fruit, free beverages and special conditions for gym membership
  • Do it! Personal responsibility, freedom and short decision-making routes
  • The Unit! Open office, friendly atmosphere and with professionals always willing to lend a hand
  • There you are! Centrally located, bright and modern offices where creativity flourishes
  • Have Fun!Of course play some games along the way
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