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Lead Gameplay Engineer

LILA Games

LILA Games

Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023

Lead Gameplay Engineer (Unity)

Job Details:

  • Employment Type: Full-time
  • Permanent Location: Remote (Global)
  • Reporting To: Technical Director
  • Number of Openings: 1
  • Compensation: Competitive Salary + Equity

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly experienced and motivated senior Unity developer to lead the development of a high-performance, mobile-optimized shooter game. The ideal candidate should be adept at solving complex problems, taking initiative, and devising creative solutions.

As the Gameplay Lead you will build and lead a team to develop FPS combat mechanics for an ambitious game with high-performance and optimized features.


  • Provide technical leadership for developing combat and gunplay mechanics for a mobile shooter game using the Unity engine.
  • Tackle the most significant technical challenges in the new shooter game, including hit accuracy, server-authoritative gameplay, physics, animations, AI, memory optimizations, and rendering large game worlds on low-end mobile devices.
  • Develop efficient and optimized gameplay code using Photon Fusion.
  • Evaluate and select the best middleware solutions for AI, audio, etc.
  • Create and maintain a strong engineering culture, including code quality standards, software development best practices, and testing methodologies.
  • Collaborate with product managers and designers to understand game features and assist in breaking down engineering tasks for the team.
  • Contribute to project planning and resource allocation, providing technical input and risk assessments.
  • Manage a team of developers, offering mentorship, guidance, and performance feedback.
  • Regularly profile the game to maintain performance and code quality.
  • Participate in code reviews.
  • Ensure optimal performance, quality, and stability of the game.


  • 10+ years of experience.
  • Expert knowledge of the Unity game engine and a track record shipping commercially successful games.
  • Prior experience working on mobile shooter games.
  • Ability to estimate and plan tasks and features effectively.
  • Expertise in application architecture, multithreading, async, and thread-safe code.
  • Proficient in profiling games, identifying bottlenecks, and resolving performance issues.
  • Adherence to technical best practices and guidelines, focusing on continuous improvement .
  • Familiarity with data-oriented programming and Unity DOTS.
  • Understanding of backend/networking is a plus.
  • Experience working on a Battle Royale game is highly desirable.


  • Competitive salary and equity.
  • A fast-paced, autonomous work environment with challenging and engaging tasks.
  • Transparent and open communication culture.

Eligibility & Cultural Fit:

  • At Lila Games, we embrace a culture of honest and direct communication.
  • We seek individuals who are masters of their craft or are committed to becoming one.
  • We value talent and the ability to improve significantly.
  • A strong work ethic and dedication to the product are essential.
  • Please review the Lila Games Values document carefully before applying:

Application Process:

  • Resume: Submit your resume using the application form.
  • Video Interviews: If selected, we will schedule several video interviews.
  • Offer: If selected, we will send you a formal offer letter, including compensation and other logistical details.