Engineering Manager

Cambridge /
Development – Programming /
Permanent
About Frontier
Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England.
 
With a growing team of over 600 talented people, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.  

We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster, Jurassic World Evolution and Planet Zoo.

We are continuing to grow our team to support our existing portfolio and an exciting and ambitious future roadmap, which includes the development of both own-IP titles and licensed-IP titles. Our IP-license partners include Universal (Jurassic World), Formula 1 and Games Workshop (Warhammer).

We are also growing our team to continue the growth of Frontier Foundry, our games label for publishing games developed by carefully selected partner studios. 

We're looking for an engineering manager to build and manage our growing team of graphics programmers. You will be working with a wide range of teams and individuals to ensure the team understands and delivers work to the engine and game teams. A key part of the role is to help plan future road-map work and to assemble the building blocks of our future technology. To do this you'll need to work closely with multiple stake holders to realise the Artistic and Technical vision. As the product owner for the Rendering systems Frontier will empower you to make the decisions that count and represent the development goals that drive our success. We want to find people who are passionate about improvement, efficiency and communication, people who can manage a diverse team of highly skilled programmers as well as contributing to the code-base on a regular basis. You should be passionate and knowledgeable about the area of graphics coding and able to work with a technical lead to set the direction of the team as well as provide mentorship to new junior members of the team. 

Responsibilities:

    • Manage a group of passionate graphics coders
    • Serve as the "product owner" for the graphics team.
    • Promote and support cross team and discipline collaboration.
    • Oversee the development and creation of internal documentation, best standards and practises.
    • Develop and improve practices like code reviews and knowledge sharing
    • Understand and resolve skill and resource gaps within the team with a view to delivering the company vision.
    • Liaise with game teams and core technology in regards to feature requests and deliveries.
    • Technical contribution.
    • Line management.
    • Ensuring the team is kept up to date and aligned on issues and work.
    • Work with production to build and execute development plans.

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Proven leadership skills
    • Solid real-time coding background with a preference to having graphics experience
    • Pragmatic approach to software development and problem solving
What we can offer you
We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.

Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.