At Keywords Studios, we are delivering a strengthened Create service line to our clients, combining the cross-functional expertise of our Game Development and Art Services. Collaborating across our global integrated network of 70+ studios, our talented Keywords teams deliver the highest quality video game content, passionately building on much-loved IPs as well as helping shape fresh content from the ground up in partnership with our clients.
Forgotten Empires, a Keywords Create studio, is a full-service game developer focused on Windows PC games. While headquartered in the U.S., our team consists of 80+ passionate individuals from around the globe, each of whom brings a unique skill set and perspective to the table.
We are now looking for a Lead Software Engineer who is passionate about Real-time strategy games, mainly the "Age of Empires" franchise to join the Forgotten Empires studios remotely in Europe. A Key leader who will be responsible to interface with our client and running a team of remote Software engineers.
Managing your team working on a C++ codebase on a custom (legacy) engine.
Guiding team members on code maintenance and new feature implementation.
Updating, writing new features and optimizing an existing engine.
Determining project requirements and developing work schedules for the team.
Delegating/tracking tasks and achieving daily, weekly, and monthly goals.
Working with a multidisciplinary team to align on overall project goals; work with other leads to complete projects.
Liaising with team members, management, and clients to ensure projects are completed to standard.
Experience & Requirements
Proven C++ experience
Previous leadership experience.
2+ years experience in the video game industry (with at least 1 completed project)
Experience working in a team environment.
B2-C1 English level – conversational and written.
Player/Development experience with RTS games is a plus (especially Age of Empires)
Attractive salary and package
Benefits - private medical care, sports card
Casual and professional work environment
Company equipment provided and internet cost reimbursed