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Lead Gameplay Systems Programmer

Epic Games

Epic Games

Software Engineering
Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 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 projects have been leading the pack of real-time entertainment with our constantly growing team of engineering experts. We’re always improving on the tools and technology that empower content developers worldwide.

What You'll Do

Fortnite's Player Expression team is responsible for equipping our players with an incredible diversity of looks and styles to show off their personality and interests. We’re looking for a Lead Programmer who is passionate about developing games and people. You will lead a team of highly talented engineers pushing the envelope for customization and player choice across the Fortnite ecosystem - from characters to cars to entirely new experiences.

In this role, you will

  • Lead a team of 5+ engineers focused on gameplay-adjacent systems driving cosmetic customization and player expression.
  • Help build up your team through coaching, unblocking obstacles, code review, and sharing a positive, learning mindset.
  • Work closely with production and technical leadership to balance shipping new features with long term sustainability.
  • Build relationships with adjacent teams including art, performance, animation tech, and automation.
  • Advocate for the player experience, preserving and enhancing the library of cosmetics players have acquired.

What we're looking for

  • Previous experience and strong desire to lead and grow a team of developers.
  • Strong C++ skills and programming principles knowledge.
  • A passion for games with a willingness to focus on visual but gameplay-adjacent areas.
  • Talent for building robust, extensible, maintainable systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate fluently in English (written and verbal).
  • Unreal Engine development experience preferred but not required.


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.

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