Principal Engineer - Core Development



We are looking for an experienced engineering lead for our Core Development team. They will take ownership of the shared systems that power our first-person VR titles. Alongside our studios, they’ll collaboratively drive our best-in-class VR traversal and interaction systems, ensuring that our reusable components can be easily adopted and customized. They will guide feature development to ensure world-leading functionality and performance.

A creative, organized generalist with a love of VR and immersive entertainment would be ideal for this role. Someone who can balance pragmatic engineering, durable architecture and a great user experience for single and multiplayer titles.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop re-usable Unreal Engine plugins, which provide game features and productivity tools to multiple studios.
  • Technically innovate in the field of first-person interaction and embodiment – collaborate with the game teams to build novel solutions to unsolved problems.
  • Oversee code quality and documentation, integrating work from live projects.
  • Evangelize the tech with compelling samples, demos and rapid prototyping.


Essential capabilities:

  • 5+ years of professional programming experience, with a minimum of one shipped title on a current-generation console, PC, VR headset or mobile.
  • Experience leading engineering teams or projects – able to gather client requirements, maintain a backlog, define milestones and a roadmap, and estimate work reliably.
  • A thorough knowledge of C++ including high-performance programming.
  • Fluent in applying 3D math principles to real-time programming – matrices, quaternions, vectors etc.
  • Good English communication skills with an ability to communicate complex technical information to non-technical staff.
  • A supportive collaborator, recognizing the importance and value of people within a technology environment.

Desired experience:

  • Comfortable using and customizing Unreal Engine 4/5, including its plugin architecture, gameplay framework, animation system and replication model.
  • Experience programming for virtual reality experiences; aware of VR control methods, comfort considerations, etc.
  • Experience developing for PlayStation, Steam or Oculus/Meta.
  • Rapid prototyping experience.


Who we are -

We are nDreams, a world-leading game developer and publisher with nearly a decade of VR specialism. Combining a drive to push technological boundaries with proven gaming excellence, we are the team who set the standard for VR action games with Fracked and the award-winning Phantom: Covert Ops.

With our team’s triple-A credentials and sensibilities, alongside bespoke VR technologies, we’ve got the skillset, processes and creative vision to deliver innovative, high-end games for all VR platforms and genres. If it’s VR gaming, you will find nDreams at the forefront of it.

Our projects continue to advance the present and define the future of VR. Want to be a part of it? Apply today to join a studio with a state-of-the art collaborative workflow and diverse talents assembled from world-leading games developers and publishers.

Why nDreams?

Our expanding company shares a passion for innovation, collaboration and leading the future of VR. We encourage an open and diverse culture and empower people to explore ideas and put their own stamp on their work. With humble beginnings as an independent studio, we combine amazing projects and considerable scale with a personal, caring touch.

We offer great perks, including flexible hours, duvets days, your birthday off, dedicated personal development time and support, as well as regular socials and parties. Beyond this, there’s an excellent holiday offering, pension scheme, health insurance, life cover and much more. Our newly refurbished nDreams studio space has some fantastic facilities and is built around collaborative work (and play!).


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