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Position: Senior Programmer – R+D – London
Employer: OPM Recruitment Ltd
Category: Programmers
Location: UK - London
Salary: DOE
Date posted: Friday, May 12th 2017

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