At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar North is seeking an experienced Lead Front End Developer to join our Social Club team, both as an individual contributor and someone who can lead a talented and diverse team of developers. This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar’s unique game development studio in the heart of Edinburgh.


  • The Rockstar Games Social Club is a technology platform that powers Rockstar’s online titles and our ability to deliver world-class player experiences.
  • We create and maintain high-impact features for Grand Theft Auto Online, Red Dead Online, the Rockstar Games Launcher, and the Social Club website, as well as the core Social Club player, accounts ecosystem, and related social and messaging channels.
  • We also align technology and tools with our digital distribution platform to create solutions that enhance our games and empower various teams within Rockstar – including development, marketing, security, and customer support – to engage with our players.


  • Lead a team of front-end developers to build and maintain features and applications utilizing JavaScript (React).
  • Work alongside colleagues from other disciplines to integrate application front-ends into the wider system architecture.
  • Research, document and promote the adoption of new process and architecture across the wider Social Club team.
  • Collaborate with Product Managers and Producers to plan and schedule future team projects.
  • Collaborate with other Rockstar technology teams across our worldwide studios.
  • Provide mentorship to members of the team.
  • Demonstrate expert technical knowledge that can be used to guide the team to solve complex tasks.


  • Minimum of 6-8 years of professional web development experience.
  • A degree in computer science or equivalent.
  • Great communication skills as a core member of an internationally-based team.
  • Passion for web technologies and a desire to remain up to date with the latest technologies.


  • Previous leadership / managerial experience.
  • Experience working with UX teams.
  • Expert in HTML & CSS.
  • Expert in modern JavaScript/ECMAScript with experience in React.
  • Experience with shared code and use of source control platforms.
  • Knowledge of Agile software development processes.
  • Appreciation of software development and accessibility best practices.
  • Experience with Visual Studio.
  • Passion for games (especially Rockstar Games titles).


Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Experience authoring for mobile devices.
  • Experience working on high-traffic, responsive websites and applications.
  • Experience working with .NET.
  • Experience with design systems.


Please apply with a resume and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or race.

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