Playground Games is looking for a Lead UI Engineer to join our Fable team on a permanent basis.

About us:

As a first-party Xbox Game Studio, we are passionate about making genre-defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and, most of all, fun. We are excited to be rebooting the much-loved Fable franchise and are expanding our diverse team to create a new classic in the action RPG genre.

About the role:

As Lead UI Engineer, you will work with the UI team to foster a highly technical and collaborative engineering group. As lead you will be responsible for setting team goals, line management, career development and helping shape our technology.

Our ideal candidate is a proven engineering lead who is passionate about their craft, experienced in UI as a problem domain, and thrives off working with others.

This is a permanent role based at our state-of-the-art facilities in Royal Leamington Spa.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with stakeholder groups to identify UI and core technology requirements.
  • Provide tech direction for our custom, proprietary engine.
  • Manage goals and ensure delivery of work for a team of engineers.
  • Define, deploy, and measure career development goals.
  • Interview and evaluate UI Engineering candidates.

What you’ll bring:

  • 5 years of engineering experience, with demonstrable work on at least 1 published title (ideally AAA).
  • Experience leading a team of engineers.
  • Strong understanding of UI frameworks and patterns. WPF experience is a plus.
  • Expert knowledge of C++.
  • Keen collaboration and delivery mindset.
  • A genuine passion for video games.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make “world-class games”  with an established, talented, and collaborative team at one of the industry’s most exciting first-party game studios.

Playground Games is an equal opportunities studio and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. 

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“The working environment within the engineering team provides the opportunity to influence and drive features whilst surrounded by the expertise and knowledge to develop and innovate.”