Senior Programmer – R+D – London

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Job Title Senior Programmer – R+D – London
Job Category Programming
Job Description Job description:

OPM are working with a globally respected studio who are currently looking for an engineer to join the R&D department to work on cutting-edge Virtual Reality experiences.

The role will entail development across all aspects of the project, so the ideal candidate for the job will be able to work at a high level within any of a number of typical game systems and they’ll have solid experience of VR and its associated gameplay, user experience and performance considerations. They should also preferably have a familiarity with Unreal Engine 4.

This role will be as part of a small, highly focused team so the successful applicant will need good collaboration skills as well as being highly self-motivated with an ability to show initiative and creative thinking.
Job summary:
The successful applicant will aid in the development of the project’s associated deliverables.
Responsibilities:
  • Rapid investigation and implementation of new systems and features, along with any required testing
  • Collaborating with the technical lead, other programmers and members of other disciplines to create high-quality deliverables
  • Keeping implementation on target to meet tight schedules
  • Providing innovative solutions to technical problems they may encounter during the project
  • Working closely with other technology teams within the R&D department

Essential skills:
  • Strong technical background in Computer Science, educated to degree level or higher, or with equivalent experience
  • Experience of programming in C/C++
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Experience of research and development
  • Experience of working with VR systems, and knowledge of associated gameplay, user experience and performance considerations
  • Shipped at least 1 successful game or similar product
  • Experience of version control systems: e.g. Perforce, svn, Git etc.
  • Willingness to work in a small team in a proactive way
  • Very quick and eager to learn new things
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to listen to others’ points of view

Advantageous skills:
  • Experience of console development
  • Experience of working with UE4, preferably on console
  • Knowledge of some or all of the following at a high level: rendering, networking, physics, audio, UI/UX and AI programming
  • Ability to adapt quickly in an agile environment
Salary DOE
Location London
Job Category Programming
Date posted 29/01/2018
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