Carry1st Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria Full-time 2024-06-28

Carry1st is Africa’s leading publisher of mobile games and digital content. Operating at the intersection of games, publishing, and fintech, we scale awesome content in frontier markets by solving hard problems.  Across our publishing and Pay1st business lines, we are partnered with top global game companies like Riot Games, Activision, and Stillfront.  We are backed by top investors like: a16z, Bitkraft, Google, Konvoy, Riot Games, Sony and Nas.

As a Lead Unity Engineer you will be responsible for leading a team to develop game features, work in close collaboration with studio designers and artists to make our shared vision of the game a reality.

You will…

  • Analyze and understand game development needs and feasibility to best serve the production team
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to the development team
  • Guide the team in architectural decisions and system design to ensure scalability and maintainability
  • Develop game features in Unity according to Game Design Documents
  • Develop internal Unity tools for Game Designers (i.e. level design, game variable changes)
  • Collaborate with other engineers, artists, producers, product managers and designers


What makes you a great candidate?

  • 4+ years of experience in Game Development using Unity, including 1+ year in a leadership role
  • Proven track record of shipped mobile games and deep knowledge of the mobile gaming industry
  • Proficient with VCS tools (e.g., Git), CI/CD tools (e.g., Jenkins), and cloud infrastructure (e.g., Firebase)
  • Strong skills in self-motivation, problem-solving, and working effectively in a distributed team environment
  • Experience in release management and working with Google Play Console and App Store Connect (desired)


What will it be like to work at Carry1st?

Carry1st is a fast-growing, dynamic place to work. And while we are laser focused on building the flagship mobile internet company in Africa, our team is fully remote and 100% global – with people in 25+ countries! At Carry1st, you will…

  • Build awesome, industry-changing products, every day
  • Grow with a VC-backed startup at the intersection of gaming, fintech, and web3
  • Work from anywhere in the world with international teammates
  • Own shares in the Company – enabling you to benefit from the value you create 

Some additional perks…

  • Co-working excursions: Travel to meet your colleagues in cities around the world
  • Awesome equipment: Get everything you need to work effectively 
  • Remote working allowance: Put an additional $600 / year to optimise your WFH experience
  • Learning and development: Attend courses, conferences and training events
  • Social events: Participate in regular company events to relax and connect with teammates
  • Birthday leave: Enjoy a paid day off on your special day  

We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. Join us!

Learn more about Carry1st…

  • Andreessen Horowitz shared why they invested in Carry1st
  • VentureBeat announced that Carry1st has raised $27 million to develop and publish mobile games in Africa
  • Remerge hosted Cordel on a podcast to discuss Carry1st and the African gaming market