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This is a full-time position based in the Middlesbrough office.

Applications close 30 September 2020

Currently Double Eleven is working fully remotely and we continue to assess the COVID-19 situation, with the safety of our staff our top priority. We are still actively recruiting and onboarding new staff. We will provide you with everything you need to join remotely whether you will need to relocate to the UK (or within the UK) now, or at a later date.

Double Eleven are looking for a Lead Programmer. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome candidates from all backgrounds and walks of life.


  • Helping to create beautiful games
  • Working on our own and other multi-platform game engines, with a diverse range of titles and codebases
  • Having the creative freedom to put your keen interests in games into practice
  • Joining a development team with over 10 years of average experience that has remained unchanged for the past 4 years

If so, you may be interested in becoming a Lead Programmer at Double Eleven! We are fundamentally different in the way we work and what you may be used to. Our company was created on the premise that people could have normal lives and do what they love doing.  On the rare occasions we work overtime it’s almost always paid and from time to time we also offer voluntary out of hours paid projects. Think of us as a crew instead of a studio, heading in the same direction and dependent on one another to succeed.

We are looking for an experienced and/or highly skilled individual. Expectations are high given our reputation in the industry. In addition to experience and skill, we place great emphasis on integrity, working hard and team solidarity.


  • Take control of a project and work with an established team to tackle a wide variety of coding tasks, including graphics rendering pipelines, physics, networking, gameplay, UI, AI and optimisation
  • Manage the project code team, assign out tasks and track their progress
  • Assist and mentor junior programmers, oversee the quality of their work
  • Work closely with other departments to create or improve art asset creation and workflow
  • Share knowledge with other members of the programming team
  • The ability to work with more established graphics engines and update them regarding the use of modern rendering techniques
  • Work as part of a small but perfectly formed close-knit team, where your opinion and efforts really count


  • Ability to manage a small team of programmers
  • Enthusiasm for programming, technologies and methods and a desire to keep up to date
  • Expert knowledge of the development process and the tools used
  • Excellent C/C++ programming knowledge
  • Excellent math skills
  • An interest in games
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Two or more years of industry experience in a lead or senior programmer role
  • At least two shipped console or PC titles
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of at least one core discipline (Graphics, Physics, Networking, gameplay/AI)
  • Experience in profiling and optimization techniques
  • Experience with multi-threaded programming


  • Knowledge and experience of other game engines such as Unity, UE4
  • Knowledge and experience of the Universal Windows Platform
  • Knowledge in a variety of special FX techniques
  • Knowledge of graphics pipelines and hardware
  • Knowledge of other programming languages such as C#, LUA, Python etc
  • Knowledge of project management software (such as Hansoft or Jira)


All relevant qualifications considered.


We’re pretty sure we’re the best place to work, period. Some of our developer benefits include:

  • Flexible working hours.
  • Flexible lunch hours.
  • Personal development plan and potential annual performance bonuses.
  • Vitality Private Healthcare (for you and your family).
  • Christmas bonuses.
  • Awesome office facilities; cinema, video game suite, state of the art kitchen and custom poker room (Middlesbrough studio).
  • Regular team lunches and title launch parties.
  • Additional leave for moving house and birthdays.
  • Cycle scheme.
  • Potential relocation package.


Double Eleven Limited is a full-service publisher and developer, with our head office located in Middlesbrough and a second office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since becoming an independent publisher, Double Eleven has focused on bringing great games to new platforms and audiences including titles from the PixelJunk series, Prison Architect, and Goat Simulator. Double Eleven has also developed a strong reputation for technical skill, working on external titles such as the Lego Harry Potter series (PS4/XB1/Switch), Limbo (Vita) Crackdown 3 (Windows 10) and most recently brought Minecraft Dungeons (Switch, PS4 & Xbox One) to players around the world in partnership with Mojang and Microsoft.


In 2017 and 2018, we were voted one of the best places to work in the UK Games Industry by

From development and business development, marketing to distribution, there’s a huge amount of talent and experience here from all levels of the games industry. Through hard work, ambition and humanity, we are able to use that experience to create and bring to market great games that people love.

To apply please email [email protected] with a copy of your CV and covering letter which highlights why you would be ideal for this role. We will endeavour to get back within a week of the closing date.