We offer a competitive salary, which is dependent on experience.


Fabrik is a unique independent games studio looking to expand its highly experienced team in Manchester.

We are about to celebrate our 6th birthday and we are currently looking at expanding our team up to 30 by December 2020 as we are working on a globally recognised sci-fi/horror, AAA cross-platform title for the next 2.5 years.

Over the next 5 years, Fabrik will be bringing the development of world-class games to market with new IP creation always at its heart. This will be done through co-development opportunities and working on future-facing platforms which means further expansion into a different genre of games and technologies.

The Studio prides itself on a good work/life balance, with flexible working around core hours in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Based at Arbeta, we are just 10 minutes away from the vibrant Manchester city centre, with excellent transport links and free parking in the large car park next to the building.

Free weekly exercise classes are available for all staff, including Yoga and Circuit Training.

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Lead Programmer who can work with us to develop exciting experiences, in a welcoming studio where you will be integral in shaping our team and games. In joining our team, you would have the opportunity to take ownership of key components of the production of a full game and further develop your skills and career. 



  • Strong working knowledge of C++

  • Familiarity with working in 3rd party engines like Unreal Engine 4 and Unity

  • Multiplatform development experience

  • At least 2 years in a Senior Programmer or Lead Programmer role

  • Approachable attitude and work ethic

  • A self-motivated worker who can prioritise tasks for entire code team

  • Exceptional management and communication skills.

  • Sound understanding of software development practices.

  • Ability to adapt or suggest adaptations to existing Engines and Workflows

  • Good working knowledge of continuous integration practices



  • Take the lead in code direction for the studio.

  • Provide concise development progress updates to production team.

  • Able to provide feedback, guidance and advice to code team as needed.

  • Identify development risks on projects and develop contingency plans to put into place with the team.

  • Be able to grow and develop the code team, with a focus on mentoring, developing team members and performance management.

  • Be responsible for ensuring we follow solid coding practices and maintaining a high bar for our code quality.



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