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Lead Engine Developer

Epic Games

Epic Games

Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

Unreal-powered projects have been on the bleeding edge of real-time entertainment for over 20 years. Our team of engineering experts are always innovating to improve the tools and technology that empower content developers worldwide.

What You'll Do

As an Unreal Cloud Services team member, you will build the ultimate suite of cloud-based, real-time collaborative content creation tools based on Unreal Engine. You set the agenda to empower content developers worldwide to accomplish their ideas in a seamless, cooperative, and distributed environment.

In this role, you will

  • Lead a geographically distributed team of 5+ engineers focused on cloud collaboration tools in Unreal Editor, UEFN, and related tools
  • Work closely with the Product team to help shape future cloud-first and multi-user workflows
  • Bridge the gap between traditional single-user local machine development and highly scalable distributed real-time cloud experiences
  • Cooperate tightly with our backend, infrastructure, and web frontend engineers to architect the best solutions
  • Propose/review architecture, systems, and technical approaches to ensure they satisfy surface-level and deeper, engineering-specific requirements
  • Write, review, and advocate for robust, maintainable code with extensibility in mind

What we're looking for

  • Previous experience and a strong desire to lead and grow a team of developers
  • Excellent native coding skills and programming principles knowledge (C++, Rust, C)
  • Experience in running workloads in the cloud and designing clients interacting with it (networking, protocols, AWS, docker, S3, databases, Kubernetes)
  • Knowledge in asset management for the game and movie industry, including revision control, cook pipelines, and digital asset management (Git, Perforce, DDC, Content Cooking)
  • Firm grasp of UI and tools development best practices
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 5 or other Game Engines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


We pay 100% for benefits except for PMI (for dependents). Our current benefits package includes pension, private medical insurance, health care cash plan, dental insurance, disability and life insurance, critical illness, cycle to work scheme, flu shots, health checks, and meals. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents.


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.