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Experienced/Senior Software Engineer (Porting)

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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Royal Leamington Spa

Role Overview – Experienced/Senior Software Engineer (Porting)

We are looking for an Experienced/Senior Generalist Programmer who will not only be a key member of development, but also a role model for junior team membersβ€―in ourβ€―game porting projects at SEGA HARDlight. You’d be working closely with many different SEGA studios on new and existing IPs, to bring these much-loved titles to new platforms – including Google Stadia, Microsoft Game Pass, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo etc.


  • Work as a key member of the Engineering Team to design and implement game systems and project features
  • Collaborate with the Engineering Lead to conceive and maintain a high standard of technical architecture
  • Assist with planning, work estimation and task scheduling
  • Work with the other departments to complete work on time to a high standard
  • Mentor Engineering Team members
  • Adhere to and enforce good engineering practices and company tech standards
  • Care about the games we are making and how they can be better.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Strong engineering skills are essential. You have a high level of C++ and C# experience, and a passion for problem solving.
  • Experience in multiple areas of game development technology.
  • You have great communication skills.
  • You care about the development process and improve it at every opportunity.
  • Experience developing and shipping titles using current game engines or proprietary engines.


  • Experience in porting.
  • You have shipped multiple game titles preferably in an Experienced/Senior Engineer role.
  • Experience with client/server technologies is beneficial, as well as experience with networking, database engines and server infrastructure.
  • Experience with running a live product, regular update releases and LiveOps is beneficial.

Why work at HARDlight?

  • Industry leading competitive salary & benefits. Including (but not limited to), Family Healthcare, Pension.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Season ticket loan for Rail travel.
  • Generous Developer Bonus Scheme.
  • Free breakfast and fruit.
  • The opportunity to be a large part of a small team, developing innovative titles with a huge SEGA back catalogue.
  • Based in the β€˜Heart of England' in stunning historic Royal Leamington Spa, with great connections to London & Birmingham.