Lead Programmer

About Karta

Karta is a metaverse studio that empowers brands, artists and sports teams to connect with billions of people inhabiting the world's most popular virtual worlds. With a marketer's mindset and over 50 years of combined experience in marketing, gaming, music and esports, Karta has pioneered a new, accessible and effective way for brands to establish a long-term presence and achieve tangible success within the metaverse. We collaborate with exceptional brands, including BLACKPINK, Amazon Music, TWICE, Republic Records, Ronald McDonald House and many more.

Founded in July 2021 by Erik Londrรฉ, a former Fnatic executive and Tony Barnes, a music industry veteran, Karta is headquartered in London.

We make brands playable.

Karta is a rapidly growing startup with ambitious plans, offering an opportunity to make a significant impact and leave an indelible mark on our company's success. We are a team of tech enthusiasts and innovation junkies, seamlessly blending technology and creativity. Our driven, experienced and visionary team encourages fresh ideas and a passion for moving fast and achieving greatness!

๐Ÿ” About the role 

Weโ€™re looking for a driven, well-organised and skilled Lead Programmer who is passionate about developing state of the art games and experiences that the Roblox audience loves for some of the worlds biggest brands, artists, IPs and sports teams. Remote position with a good overlap with European time zone

๐Ÿค“ Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the Programming team in terms of defining and developing workflows, processes, and setting quality standards for both client-side and back-end development.

  • Lead the Programming team in terms of developing individual programmers' skill-sets, including not only their technical skills but also their ability to communicate and collaborate effectively.

  • Assist with the creative process by advising Game Designers, Producers and the Commercial Team on the viability of proposed game-play mechanics and systems.

  • Assist the Commercial Team, Game Designers and Producers by ensuring that the data-reporting elements of our Roblox experiences are providing appropriate data in a usable format.

  • Be a champion for creative efficiency, developing ways to ensure that work is portable between projects, and that programmer downtime is used in ways which support Karta's future projects by building templates and other re-usable elements.

  • Being an advocate for cross-disciplinary collaboration, making sure that technical staff are communicating and collaborating with game design and art departments when necessary 

People management 

  • Managing a team of programmers in terms of workload, task delegation, providing individual support to the teams development.

  • Communicating client specifications to the programming team.

  • Keeping projects on schedule to meet deadlines and conducting code reviews.

  • Manage programmers and help them meet their development goals

  • Manage work from the team regularly and ensure that quality and scheduling goals are met.

  • Manage and mentor less experienced programmers, including task assignments and follow up.

Skills required

  • 2 years + of experience in leading programming/engineering development on the Roblox platform professionally.

  • Published titles credited as Lead Programmer or equivalent

  • Strong task and schedule management skills

Ideal attributes 

  • You have extensive experience with Roblox and have worked in a similar position in an established studio. 

  • Has experience of scaling a team 

We offer 

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘ Generous rewards & company-sponsored meetups & travel perks

๐ŸŽจ Freedom to create and innovate

๐ŸŽฎ Fully remote set up

๐Ÿ˜Ž Unlimited holidays

๐ŸŒณ Mental health counselling services

๐ŸŽ“ Access to a wide range of L&D courses to progress your Karta Career


Remote (United Kingdom)

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