Lead Gameplay Programmer

  • aleja "Solidarności" 171, 00-877 Warszawa, Poland
  • Full-time
  • Department: Code
  • Location: Poland / Warsaw

Company Description

People Can Fly is one of the leading and most experienced Unreal Engine studios in the world. We took off in 2002 and since then, we have never slowed down. We made our mark on the action-shooter genre, developing titles such as Painkiller, Bulletstorm, and Gears of War: Judgement. After being part of the Epic Games family, our desire to stay free and create on our own terms eventually made us independent.

Over the years our studio has grown from 40 to nearly 300 people, whom we affectionately call ‘aviators’, located across the globe. You’ll now find us not only in Poland but also in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. Our world-class creative teams are currently working on two exciting AAA projects - Outriders and a brand new action-adventure title. 

We make great games and this is why freedom and ownership stay at the center of everything we do. We make sure that our culture stays informal, whilst direct communication and a quick decision-making process really matter. As a PCF aviator, you’ll have a real impact on the games we’re working on. You’ll also receive access to our solid know-how, creative resources, and constructive feedback at every stage of development. We want to embrace your contribution!

This is a unique moment in our history. Take flight on this amazing journey with us and become a part of something truly special!

Job Description

  • Setting clear the vision and goals of the entire gameplay features
  • Providing mentorship, direction, and best in class engineering principles to ensure quality results and efficient working practices
  • Conducting regular code reviews and supporting  the coding team to achieve excellence
  • Conceptualizing playable elements and oversee the execution and implementation of those elements into the game
  • Establishing and documenting best practices for scripting and feature implementations
  • Developing and maintaining the systems architecture necessary for other developers to implement features in the game 
  • Testing, debugging, profiling, and optimizing implementations
  • Working with Production Team to plan development and provide accurate  tasks assignment within the team 
  • Conducting performance reviews of staff members in close collaboration with HR Team
  • Supporting the hiring team in the recruitment process


  • At least 8+ years of experience in the production of games for consoles and PC, min. 2 years in a leadership role 
  • At least 2 shipped AAA projects from start to finish with credits as a programmer
  • Strong mentoring and leadership skills
  • A keen sense of what makes gameplay systems fun 
  • Excellent skills in C/C++ and Unreal
  • Strong math skills
  • Strong familiarity with AI, physics, animation, and gameplay code in general
  • Experience with character scripting, animation blending, and similar techniques
  • Ability to diagnose problems and make quick and accurate decisions
  • Experience with profiling and optimizations
  • Being able to work efficiently under tight deadlines
  • Proficiency with Swarm and Perforce, knowledge of Jira and Confluence
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Open-minded team player attitude
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivation Passion for games

Nice to have

  • Experience working on multiplayer games
  • BS (or higher) in Computer Science or similar discipline (Physics, Math, EE, etc.)
  • Scrum certification

Additional Information

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and performance-based bonuses
  • Personal development opportunities and the possibility to work in a multicultural environment
  • Work in a creative team with people full of passion for what they do
  • Private health care including dental treatment & MultiSport card
  • Business trips and integration events
  • Comprehensive assistance in relocation
  • Fresh fruits, snacks, and beverages for everyone in the office
  • Free library with a wide range of games and books
  • In-company English language classes and Polish lessons for foreigners
  • An informal atmosphere, no dress code, no unwanted formalities
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