Senior Software Engineer

Games Programming Leamington Spa, United Kingdom


Position at Hardlight

Role Overview – Senior Software Engineer


As a Senior Software Engineer you will be instrumental in taking game titles through development, to release and live operation.



  • Work as a key member of the Engineering Team to design and implement game systems and project features
  • Collaborate with the Engineering Lead to conceive and maintain a high standard of technical architecture
  • Assist with planning, work estimation and task scheduling
  • Work with the other departments to complete work on time to a high standard
  • Mentor Engineering Team members
  • Adhere to and enforce good engineering practices and company tech standards
  • Care about the games we are making and how they can be better.

Essential Skills & Experience


  • Strong engineering skills are essential. You have a high level of C++ or C# experience, and a passion for problem solving
  • Experience in multiple areas of game development technology
  • You have shipped multiple game titles preferably in a Senior Engineer role
  • You have great communication skills
  • You care about the development process and improve it at every opportunity
  • Experience developing and shipping titles using a game engine. Unity experience is a bonus.
  • Experience with client/server technologies is beneficial, as well as experience with networking, database engines and server infrastructure
  • Experience with running a live product, regular update releases and LiveOps is beneficial.

Why work at HARDlight?

  • Industry leading competitive salary & benefits. Including (but not limited to), Family Healthcare, Pension
  • Flexible working hours
  • Season ticket loan for Rail travel
  • Generous Developer Bonus Scheme
  • Free breakfast and fruit
  • The opportunity to be a large part of a small team, developing innovative titles with a huge SEGA back catalogue
  • Based in the ‘Heart of England' in stunning historic Royal Leamington Spa, with great connections to London & Birmingham.