At Electric Square, we understand that the worlds we build are pivotal to the success of our games and the enjoyment of our players. With our diverse portfolio, which includes acclaimed titles like 'Diablo 4', 'Lords of the Fallen', ‘Assassin’s Creed VR’ and several other exciting AAA console games currently in progress (and even more surprises on the horizon!), we strive to deliver unforgettable gaming experiences.

Working in collaboration with four innovative studios, our team of 350+ talented individuals are dedicated to creating world-class projects. We foster a unique studio culture that empowers and inspires our teams, ensuring that everyone feels motivated to bring their best ideas to life.

We can offer you an award-winning working environment. At Electric Square, we don't just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Electric Square is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Electric Square Ireland is our brand-new 5th studio. It has big ambitions and a forward-thinking approach to game development, following in the footsteps of its world-class HQ in Brighton. We are searching for a talented and experienced Lead Programmer to join as a founding member of the studio and influence the creation of a world-class team and their debut title. The Lead Programmer is responsible for designing, developing, testing, and implementing systems and game code, and is happy to turn their hand to any task required. They are an active member of the code team, setting an example for and mentoring less experienced programmers.

[Please note: For this role we are seeking applicants based in, or who are able to relocate to, the Dublin area]


A Lead Programmer at Electric Square Ireland:

  • Leads code team, passing on experience and expertise and leads by example.

  • Develops technical design specifications for complex projects and implements them.

  • Designs, develops, writes, tests and implements systems and game code.

  • Works with designers, artists and other personnel involved in the development process as required to create the highest possible quality product.

  • Tests and refines gameplay features throughout the development cycle of the project.

  • Mentors and conducts regular one to ones with project engineering team.

  • Estimates own tasks and delivers high quality code to that schedule.

  • Performs code reviews with the team to ensure code quality.

  • Able to communicate effectively with our clients and maintain strong relationships with them.

What we'd love to see from you:

  • AAA game development experience

  • Proficient in C/C++ with a minimum of 6 years experience.

  • 5 years experience working in the video games industry.

  • 4 years experience in console or mobile programming.

  • Worked on at least 2 shipped games.

Keywords Studios is dedicated to following a well-established Equal Opportunities Policy. We endeavour to create a workplace which provides for equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.


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When you join Electric Square Ireland you can expect to enjoy a unique culture. The Studio knows that it’s the best people that make the best games and this is what Electric Square invests in. Below you will find all the benefits and perks you can enjoy as an Electric Square team member:

  • Life Assurance: The Company operates a Life Assurance scheme for permanent employees, from the moment they join the company. This is available to flexi employees on successful completion of probation.

  • Private Health Insurance subsidy: Keywords will cover up to 50% of the cost of scheme participation on successful completion of probation.

  • Pension: The Company offers access to a Personal Retirement Savings Account, through monthly payroll deduction.

  • Referral Scheme: This program encourages and compensates Keywords Dublin employees who refer professionals. An employee is eligible to a sum of €100.00 for the referral of a suitable candidate who takes up a position with us.

  • Tax Saver: Keywords offers a tax saving option for the use of public transport at significantly reduced prices for all employees in Dublin.

  • Bike to work scheme: Keywords takes part in the bike to work scheme, where employees can buy a new bicycle and equipment, tax-free. The employee pays back the purchase of the bicycle through a salary repayment.

  • Dell Advantage Program for Keywords Employees: This program allows employees access to exclusive discounts on Dell products for personal use.

  • Employee Shares Purchase Plan: Keywords employees can purchase shares in the company at a favourable discount.

  • Snacks and Sweets in the office, as well as coffee and fruit.

  • Crave Store: great selection of sandwiches, wraps, salads, and meals to choose from. Food is subsidised at 50% and drinks are cost price.

  • Studio events: our committee “Craic Pack” organises a great variety of events (competitions, breakfasts, board games nights, parties).

  • Team bonding: every department organizes meets up, lunches or dinners to get to know each other better.

  • Keywords Sports Groups: employees meet every week to play football or Badminton.

  • Monthly online/in person wellness webinars.

  • Monthly coffee morning.