Senior Engine Programmer

Aiming to create best-in-class experiences that last forever in players memories, a team of Game Industry veterans is building a new AAA Open World game studio in Barcelona.
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Smilegate Barcelona is seeking an experienced Senior Engine 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 architect high-level systems to low-level performance tweaks in C/C++.
  • A strong understanding of the Unreal engine and how to expand it.
  • Understanding of all game engine systems to work with and discuss needs from other departments and generate cost-effective pipelines.
  • A deep desire to be part of a brand new team and project.

What the role involves:

Working hand in hand with all other departments to identify specific needs and build a structure that supports rapid prototyping while keeping code stability in the long term.

  • Coordinate with QA, Build Engineers, and Level Design team to define the best coding processes that balance rapid iteration with stability.
    • Be the representative and champion for the Engine coding team to all other parties.
    • Coordinate with and complement gameplay and AI programmers.
  • Coordinate with the rest of the coders establishing programming guidelines, quality goals, and performance budgets.
    • Fully analyze the platform to understand and get the best of the latest generation of hardware.
    • Continuously monitor the performance of all systems.
  • Help build up a world-class engine 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 on building Game Engine components.
  • Unreal Engine working experience in a modern console environment.
  • Innovative thinker with creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, iterative environment.
  • Strong understanding of development processes, workflows, and tools.


  • 23 vacation days per year + Christmas Holiday (From Dec 24 ~ Jan 1) 
  • Flexible Working Hours & Flexible Friday.
  •  Restaurant Tickets:  approx 180 € per month (2.160€/year).
  • Private Health insurance including dental coverage.
  • Breakfast in the Office.
  • Company parties and events.
  • Relocation package and VISA support. 
  • Friday beers and the most important....very nice SmileMates 


Are you ready to join our Smile-family? We are already excited to have you! 

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

We usually respond within a week

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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08008 Barcelona Directions View page

Why join us?

We offer you an excellent place to work in the center of Barcelona, well communicated in a sunny office. We will keep you engaged and motivated. You will be part of the next AAA open world game and you will enjoy the process.

But let's go to the details:

  • Medical Insurance

    Smilegate will cover you with our medical plan.

  • Office perks

    Weekly fresh fruit, tasty coffee, and other office daily needs.

  • More benefits incoming

    Stay tuned! We're working to get an amazing welcome pack for our new joiners.

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