Lead game engineer

Average Salary
£42,640
Job Forecast
+2%
Currently Employed in Scotland
20,888
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What is a Lead game engineer

You'll have the opportunity to create state-of-the-art concepts from scratch. Your day could involve discussing new combat sequences for a lead character or working on new dialogue for a cutscene.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Lead the creation of a game from start to finish.
  • Work across multiple departments to make sure a game is being made to a high standard.
  • Develop character, dialogue and storyline ideas.

Getting in and Qualifications

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There are a variety of options for becoming a Lead Game Engineer.

Useful subjects:

  • Art
  • Computer science  

A Software Development Foundation Apprenticeship in S5/6 could be a useful starting point.

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to ensure you have the right information.

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Lead Game Engineers have knowledge of animation and computer scripting language such as Python.

A Modern Apprenticeship in IT and Telecommunications is also potentially a good way to start your journey into the gaming industry. 

Another option to consider is doing a Graduate Apprenticeship in IT: Software Development, which would enable you to get a degree level qualification while working in the industry.