Lead Developer

  • Full-time

Company Description

If it’s iGaming, we know a thing or two. Light & Wonder’s digital team leads the global gaming market, providing jaw-dropping content and innovative software that powers the world's most successful online gaming providers.

Position Summary

As a Lead Developer at LNW you will lead our development team to create a wide variety of online slot games using our in-house Typescript library, Synergy.  You will be responsible for a team of developers with varied experience, ranging from junior to senior developer. You will also be responsible for allocating work within your team and keeping track of their progress.  A large part of the role will also be maintaining games in production, both legacy and recent.  These games are made with a variety of frameworks and as such you will be expected to be able to work on these without prior experience when necessary. 

In order to be successful in the role, you must have several years of development experience in a professional setting at a senior level or above. Although you will receive plentiful help from other team members, you should be able to learn and solve problems independently.  

You will have the opportunity to work with other LNW developers and team members around the world, gaining knowledge from them as well as from the Bristol office.  

Some examples of our completed games are available here https://igaming-demo.lnw.com  

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities   

  • Manage a team of developers with mixed abilities. 

  • Hold regular catch ups with team members and weekly dev meetings. 

  • Take part in a variety of planning, update and estimation meetings. 

  • Program new interactive Typescript games alongside other developers. 

  • Ensure the code base maintains a good quality by reviewing Pull Requests. 

  • Lead the game client development, ensuring it is delivered on time and to a high standard. 

  • Integrate art and sounds provided by other members of the team. 

  • Fix any game issues found by our internal quality assurance (QA) team or clients. 

  • Take charge of managing live issues assigned to our studio. 

  • Hold daily stand ups to share progress with the team working on the game. 

  • Contribute suggestions or small fixes to our game framework, Synergy. 

  • Plan the development of games in detail prior to starting development. 

  • Assist in the hiring process. 



  • Several years of development experience in a professional setting at a senior level or above 

  • Previous experience managing a person or a team (such as leading development of a game) 

  • Thorough knowledge of Typescript and preferably other languages 

  • Completion of formal training in programming or software development via a university degree or equivalent course 

  • Strong leadership qualities, ideally with experience leading a small team 

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills 

  • A high standard of coding and development practices 

Nice to haves 

  • Good knowledge using Typescript and Node.js 

  • Previous experience working with a game of any kind, particularly gambling games 

  • Knowledge of a wide range of programming languages 

  • Experience working in Scrum environments 

  • Knowledge of automation technologies such as Jenkins 

Additional Information

Why work with us at Light & Wonder?

  • Competitive benefits, an open and supportive environment as well as a modern and exciting workplace
  • The opportunity to interact with global teams on a regular basis
  • Tangible and genuine development - at Light & Wonder, you can take your career where you want it to go!

And if that’s not enough; you will get to enjoy a stunning work location and flexible working practices whilst we provide you with the guidance and development skills you need to progress quickly and enhance your career.


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