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Senior Graphics Engineer – Star Wars

Engineering (London-UK)

At NaturalMotion, we make games that wow people. We innovate to create experiences that previously were impossible and that would not exist without us. We take pride in making titles that reach a large audience and in creating communities that last. For the past six years, NaturalMotion Studios have been named as one of the Best Places to Work in the UK games industry by gamesindustry.biz

We embrace a hybrid work environment. Within this role, you would work 2 days per week (Tuesday and Wednesday) in our London (or Brighton) office and the remaining days at home.

Job Purpose

We are looking for a Senior Graphics Engineer - Unreal to join us at NaturalMotion/Zynga in creating Star Wars: Hunters™, a competitive arena combat game for the Nintendo Switch system and mobile devices. Star Wars: Hunters brings players together to engage in thrilling, squad-based, multiplayer battles featuring a diverse array of distinctive new Star Wars characters. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with engineering, design, user experience, product and analytics teams to identify needs and work to specifications to implement rendering solutions in Unreal Engine for mobile and Nintendo Switch.
  • Write well crafted, efficient and testable code in C++ and HLSL/GLSL for Metal, Vulkan, OpenGL and DirectX.
  • Tackle problems across rendering, optimization, tooling development, and making beautiful visuals run smoothly on a wide range of devices.
  • Bring a proven understanding of algorithms, design patterns, debugging and memory/performance optimization.
  • Strive for excellence in software craftsmanship, and collaborate with peers to improve software design.
  • Grow with the business; stretch yourself and learn new skills and domains.
  • Have fun; we’re making games!

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Developed and released multiple games as a C++ mobile, console or PC software game developer.
  • Familiarity with complexities of shipping games to Android & iOS devices on different chipsets and hardware specifications.
  • Experience with games as service and live operations.
  • Strong C++ and shader language programming and debugging experience
  • Experience working with current graphics algorithms and hardware
  • Expertise with debugging a wide range of graphical issues
  • Developed and released two or more games with Unreal Engine, as a Senior Graphics Engineer or Experienced Graphics Engineer.
  • Excellent problem solving and strong interpersonal skills

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary and discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • Create next-gen games that will be played and loved by millions of players around the world
  • Work in a family-oriented, collaborative team that invests in your development and growth on-the-job
  • A diverse team of friendly, fun and supportive co-workers
  • Flexible working hours & crunch-free working culture
  • Summer/Winter parties and weekly Happy Hour in the studio
  • 26 days holiday + bank holidays, 2 paid personal days
  • 6 months of fully paid maternity/adoption leave or 16 weeks of fully paid paternity leave (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Pension plan with a double matching employer contribution (capped at 8%)
  • Private medical insurance, dental insurance and healthcare cash plan
  • Life insurance, accident insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Company Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Fitness Reimbursement plan worth £600 per annum
  • Charitable Giving Platform to which the Company contributes a 2:1
  • Annual season ticket advance and cycle to work scheme

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

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