What we need:

Smilegate Barcelona is seeking an experienced Senior Gameplay Programmer to join a team of highly skilled coders. We are looking for an 

individual to foster a culture that balances productivity, innovation, learning, and healthy communication.

We are looking for someone with:

  • The ability to code high-level systems to low-level performance tweaks in C/C++.
  • A strong understanding of how to transform design requests into meaningful and working features.
  • Good game design knowledge complements and amplifies design specs to create player-centric rewarding experiences.
  • A deep desire to be part of a brand new team and project.

What the role involves:

Working with designers to build a structure to support rapid prototyping while keeping code stability in the long term.

  • Coordinate with engine coders to define the best programming environment for each development phase.
  • Be the representative and champion for gameplay code to all other parties.
  • Coordinate and complement work from system designers.
  • Coordinate with the rest of the gameplay coders establishing code guidelines, quality goals, and performance budgets.
  • Work hand in hand with the combat, world, and mission design teams to make sure they have the most efficient tools.
  • Analyze, validate and incorporate feedback from the team and external user testing.
  • Help build up a world-class gameplay programming team by being involved in interviewing and hiring process.
  • Be a mentor for other coders to foster a continuous learning environment.
  • Provide meaningful feedback to your team through team meetings, 1 on 1 sessions, and 360 feedback.

Role requirements:

  • Excellent track record - credited on at least 1 shipped AAA games either as Senior / Lead gameplay programmer.
  • Experience and deep working knowledge of gameplay and AI systems.
  • Unreal Engine working experience in a modern console environment is a plus.
  • Innovative thinker with creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, and iterative environment.
  • Strong understanding of development processes, workflows, and tools.


  • Breakfast in the Office.
  • Restaurant Tickets: approx 180 € per month (2.160€/year).
  • 23 vacation days per year + Christmas to the new year (the office is closed from 24th December to 2nd January).
  • Fully stocked studio kitchen (Nescafe coffee, organic fruits, snacks, and beverages).
  • 16 weeks Maternity and Paternity leave 
  • Hybrid work model (3 days in the office, 2 days work from home) and Flexible Friday.
  • Private Health insurance, including dental coverage.
  • Incredible office in Barcelona in Torre Glories, 15min from the beach and 1 min from Glories Mall.
  • Team Building Events.
  • Relocation Package with VISA support.

We value diversity and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all suitable applicants. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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