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Senior Programmer

Programmer - Development - Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Job Title Senior Programmer
Job Description

Climax Studios was established nearly 30 years ago, we have an extensive history in developing all kinds of digital experiences across all formats, and we have won multiple awards along the way.

We have a state of the art studio located in the heart of the beautiful Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth overlooking the Harbour.

You take your creativity seriously and games should be what get you fired up and passionate. At Climax we embrace those who see things in a different way and aren’t afraid to try-out new things and push themselves out of their comfort zones.

We are seeking a down to earth and creative thinking Senior Programmer, a programmer who can bring their experience and considerable coding talents to our studio, an engineer that we can learn from as well as teach and grow with.


You will take ownership of the design and development of key game systems
Provide support and mentorship to the junior programmers in our team
Rapidly gain in-depth knowledge of new technology and development practices
Develop standard methodologies and effectively communicate these to other team members and disciplines.
Bring technical expertise and experience to the challenges of game development
Effectively profile and optimise game systems


A deep understanding of engine architecture and experience of the full development lifecycle.
Proven AI knowledge would be ideal
Design and content team collaboration experience.
Advanced C++ programming skills.
Excellent written/verbal communication skills.
Strong time management and organisation skills and an enthusiastic team worker.
A logical thinker with strong analytical skills.
Excellent Maths.
A real passion for games programming.
Experience working within a team.

A degree in computer science or equivalent.
Minimum of 3 years commercial games programming experience.


Regular social events
Cycle To Work Scheme
Fresh fruit and snacks
A friendly, focused, ambitious and relaxed working environment
Ongoing training and development, with career progression
Discount card for all the shopping centre stores
Great seafront location, a short walk from the rail station, bars, restaurants, coffee shops

Please don’t forget to include your CV, a cover letter, and most importantly a link to your GitHub, website or portfolio, it’s very difficult for us to assess your code abilities if you don’t provide us with any. Please remember that we make games and games are fun so it we would love to receive a well-written and passionate cover letter.



Sector Development
Category Programmer
Level Mid-Level
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary DOE
Date Posted 2 August 2020
Contact Stuart Godfrey
Email [email protected]
Reference CSPG
Recruiter Climax Studios
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