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Lead Gameplay Programmer

Epic Games

Epic Games

Software Engineering
Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 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 programming experts. We’re always improving on the tools and technology that empower content developers worldwide.

What You'll Do

We are a new and growing team at Epic, aiming to build innovative new experiences and technology as part of our collaboration with Disney. As a Lead Gameplay Programmer, you will be in a leadership role on a small and focused team, playing a critical role in driving current and future projects. You will be responsible for driving core gameplay features and supporting collaborative development between programmers, designers, and artists. You will have opportunities to work on a variety of initiatives, get hands-on with cutting-edge technologies, and work with talented internal and external teams, all while building impactful experiences from concept to delivery.

In this role, you will

  • Lead development for a project or initiative, championing both technical excellence and player experience
  • Guide, mentor, and help build a highly effective programming team
  • Work closely with art and design to create and iterate on gameplay features, while maintaining strong architectural and algorithmic direction
  • Collaborate with Unreal Engine teams to contribute to ongoing feature development
  • Optimize and fix bugs in existing systems
  • Contribute ideas toward all aspects of the project’s production and development
  • Write robust, maintainable code

What we're looking for

  • Experience as a leader in a programming role, with demonstrated ability to lead a team effectively
  • Significant experience developing games or other interactive real-time technology applications
  • A keen analytical mind with creative problem-solving skills and the ability to think outside of the box
  • Proficiency in C++ with a deep understanding of gameplay systems, mechanics, and tools
  • The ability to empathize with users and to balance the inherent tradeoffs in developing with the user in mind
  • Strong teamwork and cross-discipline collaboration skills, including the ability to deliver and respond to constructive feedback
  • Self-motivation, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work independently
  • Creativity in problem-solving and the ability to think outside of the established solutions


We pay 100% for benefits for both employees and dependents and offer coverage for supplemental medical, dental, vision, critical illness, telemedicine, Life and AD&D, long term disability insurance as well as weekly indemnity (short term disability) and a retirement savings plan with a competitive employer match. In addition to the EAP (employee assistance program), 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.

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