Manager, Software Engineering

About the Employer
  • Unity
  • Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

We are looking for a Senior Manager, Software Engineering with a strong technical background in engine and/or graphics programming, from a AAA game production to join our Spotlight team in Stratford.

The Spotlight Team works closely with the best Game Studios and Developers to really push the boundaries of what is possible in Unity. You will implement new Unity features, or optimize current features in conjunction with our partners. You will work with many different teams both internally and externally so you should enjoy meeting new people, and be prepared to travel. This is a great opportunity to contribute to big game projects without being tied to the 2-3 year development cycles that typically involves.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced lead programmer that understands what it takes to achieve AAA quality. They own the relationship with our external partners as well as collaborating with the different disciplines on a game team in order to realize our partners vision.


  • Build and lead the Stratford Spotlight team
  • Work with external teams to enable the creation of Unity showcase titles
  • Develop features, workflows or effects as needed
  • Partner with and provide feedback to other internal Unity teams


  • Previous experience leading and building teams
  • Good people management and leadership skills
  • A background in AAA games development having shipped several titles on PC or Console
  • Great communication skills and ability to work effectively on shared projects with designers, artists, testers, and other developers
  • Ability to travel once per month on average, locally and internationally.

Bonus Points

  • Tools/UX development experience
  • Strong multithreaded programming skills
  • Graphics programming experience
  • Gameplay programming experience
  • Deep understanding of game engine architecture (either in-house or commercial engine)
  • Experience with Unity, Unreal, CryEngine or other 3D game engines

About Unity Technologies

Unity is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity’s platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices.

The company’s 1,400+ person research and development team keeps Unity at the forefront of development by working alongside partners to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms. Apps developed by Unity creators were downloaded more than three billion times per month in 2019 on more than two billion unique devices. For more information, please visit

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