3D Programmer - Studio Elevation (Remote within UK)



nDreams Studio Elevation will be bringing the evolution of VR development to core gamers.

This is an all-new studio seeded by the creative talent that brought you the innovative, genre defining award-winning VR title Phantom: Covert Ops.

We are looking for exceptional talent to help pave the way forward with fresh innovation for the next generation of VR hardware and software.

The Role

Elevation will re-establish the boundaries of VR. We’re looking for an exceptionally talented 3D Programmer to help us explore, create, and deliver world leading innovation in VR games. Become one of the core team members to help path-find our remote first studio, crafting a new generation of VR development and bringing core VR games to fruition.

As a 3D Programmer, you will be responsible for expanding our world-class VR interaction technology in Unreal to provide a level of immersion and presence that has not yet been seen in VR games. You’ll be working in collaboration with a diverse team of programmers, designers, and artists to create genre-leading titles. Drive high levels of innovation with both your team and your own work, alongside the delivery of VR game interaction and refinement of aspirational VR games.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and refine the system that powers the player character’s VR interactions with the world using next-generation VR hardware and Unreal Engine.
  • Evangelise VR mechanics and conventions and help drive industry and VR platform innovation.
  • Work within an agile sprint-based ‘fail-faster succeed-sooner' methodology when discovering and exploring new interaction techniques.
  • Support other disciplines in creating robust and performant interactive game content.
  • Work with peers to ensure our code is clean, organised, and easy to maintain.
  • Break down and estimate timescales for your tasks.
  • Help with the higher-level technical design and project planning for your areas of work.
  • Contribute to nDreams shared studio technology and drive technical innovation.
  • Be a positive behavioural and mental role model for the team and studio.


Essential capabilities:

  • 2-3 years of professional 3D game programming experience, with a minimum of one shipped title on a current-generation console, PC, VR headset or mobile.
  • A thorough knowledge of C++ including high-performance programming.
  • Proven, demonstrable inherent knowledge of 3D maths and programming concepts including transform hierarchies, matrices, quaternions, vectors, IK techniques and how to use them to realise gameplay features inside a modern game engine.
  • A good working knowledge of 3D and animation engine features.
  • Proven, demonstrable knowledge of game development processes, real-time implementation, optimization, and cross platform development.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering game features and systems using real-time game engines e.g., Unreal or Unity.
  • Strong English communication skills with a focus on positive cross discipline teamwork and an ability to communicate complex technical information to non-technical staff.
  • A committed team player, recognizing the importance and value of people within a technology environment.

Desired experience:

  • Professional experience of VR game development.
  • Professional experience developing shipped games in Unreal 4.
  • A good working knowledge of game physics systems.
  • A good understanding of Blueprint and how to interface it to C++
  • Prior experience with Perforce and Visual studio
  • Experience developing for PlayStation, Xbox, Steam or Oculus
  • Comfortable working in an Agile environment, with an ability to responsive positively to change as the project progresses.
  • Approachable and light-hearted, with a good sense of fun and a positive mental attitude.


Why nDreams Elevation?

This is the opportunity to build upon an already proven, world-class foundation of VR expertise, to further shape and mould a new way of working, that continues to deliver and innovate for the next generation of core VR games.

We are a remote-first studio, with all the perks that come with it. Work from anywhere to help us push the boundaries of VR, with cutting-edge technology and the support of our established VR expertise from the wider nDreams group.

Rapidly growing to support a variety of genres, nDreams is one of the world’s leading developers/publishers focused on VR games, creating multiple studios dedicated to making the best games out there.


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