Lead Engineer

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Posted
May 24, 2021
Full Time
Anywhere
Remote

Greensky Games was founded with one mission: bring VR into the mainstream by building games that couldn’t possibly exist on any other platform.

We believe the immersiveness and physicality of VR will fundamentally change what a "game" is, bringing gaming to a massive audience, far beyond what’s now considered the gaming market.

As a Lead Engineer, you will lead and grow highly-skilled developers with technical vision and mentoring, delivering ground-breaking VR games including SWARM and future titles. The position is not solely managerial: the applicant is expected to spend a significant portion of their time contributing as a lead Unity/C# developer.

We’re a fully remote team. You can be located anywhere in a timezone between PST-EST. We've found that large time zone differences can be tough in a small team. You don't need to be in the US.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement game features and systems in Unity/C#
  • Manage engineers and help them meet their development goals
  • Monitor work from engineers regularly and ensure that quality and scheduling goals are met
  • Work well with designers and artists to implement the vision of the game
  • Establish clear coding best practices and lead regular code reviews
  • Ensure the quality, stability, and scalability of the product with the elaboration of tests and of a strong quality assurance process
  • Participate in all project phases, from concept to maintenance
  • Create and maintain technical design documents

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with building and leading engineering teams
  • 8+ years professional development experience in the games industry
  • 3+ years Unity development experience
  • Experience bringing multiple game titles to ship and beyond
  • Excellent understanding of software design techniques
  • Strong knowledge of performance/memory constraints of game software
  • Experience with Agile development
  • Experience with Git/Github, or ability to pick it up quickly
  • Great attention to details and the will to deliver bug free releases
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Extras:

  • Experience building & maintaining live service multiplayer games
  • Experience with Oculus Quest and other VR headsets
  • Experience with JIRA
  • Experience working at an indie studio

About Us

Greensky Games is the developer behind SWARM, a fast-paced, arcade-style grapple shooter where you really feel like Spiderman, with a gun. Only possible in VR. Greensky Games’ mission is to bring VR into the mainstream by building games that couldn’t possibly exist on any other platform: intense, physical, flow-state inducing. It was founded in 2019 by veteran VR developers and is funded by Y Combinator and other top tier VCs.

About Swarm

SWARM is a fast-paced, arcade-style grapple shooter, with quick sessions, bright colorful worlds and globally competitive leaderboards that will take you back to the glory days of arcade games.

Armed with just a grappling hook and your handy pistols, you’ll be plunged into a flow state as you grapple, shoot and battle your way to the heart of the SWARM before it’s too late. Twitch reactions won’t be enough to carry you through, you’ll need to think strategically and plan your next move to stay alive. Intense. Demanding. Exhilarating.

Did we mention hard?

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