Lead Programmer

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Job Description

Orange Comet is seeking a Lead Programmer with expertise in C++ and Unreal. Our ideal candidate will bring wide-ranging experience across diverse programming disciplines within game development. We are open to filling this position with a Global Contractor.


  • Manage and lead the various programming teams, ensuring that game development proceeds smoothly.
  • Provide mentorship to programmers of varying skill levels to foster a culture of learning and growth.
  • Participate in talent acquisition efforts, aiding in identifying, interviewing, and onboarding the right talent for the team.
  • Conduct regular, thorough code reviews to ensure consistency and quality of the code base.
  • Play an active role in the design and implementation of game features.
  • Assist with task creation, scheduling and time estimations.
  • Collaborate effectively with other team leads to satisfy requirements spanning areas such as functionality, scope, and performance.
  • Continually seek opportunities to improve the production process and the quality of the game.
  • Troubleshoot and debug issues within the game.
  • Identify and help solve performance problems with the game.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in game development, with at least 2 years in a leadership role.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in C++ and Unreal.
  • Strong leadership skills .
  • Ability to work remotely and independently.
  • Exceptional communication skills facilitating effective collaboration across teams and time zones.
  • Prior experience with multiplayer game development.
  • Shipped at least one title.

Nice to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Experience with mobile game development.
  • Understanding of multiple areas of game development such as networking, graphics, gameplay, engine, etc.
  • Understanding of the full game production cycle, from conception to launch and live ops development.


  • Awesome company culture along with a fully remote position (best of both worlds!)
  • A rewarding role with opportunities to see yourself and the company grow.
  • We’re proud to be a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company!
  • Orange Comet is full of passionate and highly skilled individuals. We dream together, learn from each other, have fun and make a difference every day. Our culture is based on deep trust, individual freedom, and personal responsibility.

About the Company

Orange Comet is a next-generation gaming and entertainment company creating immersive games in partnership with the biggest entertainment properties in the world. By blending super-creative content and cutting-edge technology, our mission is to revolutionize the gaming landscape for the fanbases of our clients. We are powered by a passionate group of people who believe the future of all entertainment and media is on the verge of a revolution, and our diverse backgrounds, experiences, and industries, work to help our clients shape their businesses for the next generation of gaming opportunities that awaits.

Additional Information:

The base salary range for a full-time position is $80,000-$200,000 USD+ benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Our team can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.