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Lead Gameplay Programmer

Lead Gameplay Programmer

JOB ID: R000063542
Full Time

About the Company

Warner Bros. Discovery, a premier global media and entertainment company, offers audiences the world's most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film, streaming and gaming. The new company combines WarnerMedia's premium entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery's leading non-fiction and international entertainment and sports businesses.

About WB Games Montréal

WB Games Montréal is a division of Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment (WBIE). Founded in 2010, we are 300+ creative team members strong who join forces every day to create unforgettable AAA experiences across all platforms.

The Production Team at WB Games Montreal is proud to offer permanent flexibility to its employees. Remote working is always allowed. Key members of our production team may be required to attend in person critical meetings occasionally. This policy applies to anyone with legal permission to work in Canada and located in Canada only.

Job Description

In this role, you'll oversee managing a group of programmers to develop, maintain, and optimize cross-platform systems and tools that include gameplay, graphics, animation, physics, networking, and other core systems. It will be your responsibility to establish work priorities, develop plans and assist production in planning and assigning tasks to team members.


  • Work closely with content directors, game and level design, art and production to develop systems, deliverable schedules and technical design documentation.

  • Manage a team of gameplay programmers and collaborate with production to distribute tasks.

  • Conduct interdepartmental team meetings to gather requests regarding features and implementation strategies.

  • Participate in the recruitment of new members of the gameplay programming team.

Job Qualifications


  • 7+ years of experience in video game programming.

  • Have participated in the delivery of at least 2 AAA game titles.

  • Have significant experience in managing development teams


  • B.Sc. in computer science or equivalent, is an asset.


  • Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership abilities.

  • Be motivated and able to collaborate well with content creation teams in a multidisciplinary environment.

  • Strong desire to build cutting-edge technology.

  • Strong C/C++ and 3D math skills

  • Good understanding of programming principles for gameplay, AI, animation, physics and networking.

  • Knowledge of the complete programming lifecycle of AAA video games, including prototyping, production, and delivery of the final product.

  • Excellent organization and writing skills. Bilingualism English/French is strongly desired.

  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine 4/5 game engine, a plus.

Management has the right to add or change duties and job requirements at any time.
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