Senior Programmer - Near Light



We are looking for a Senior Programmer to help bring our unannounced next-gen VR game to life at Near Light. You will be collaborating with a talented team to help us explore, create, and deliver innovative software.

If you are someone who sees the potential in VR, we want to hear from you! Apply yourself to the studio’s goal of trail-blazing fresh, creative and immersive uses of every discipline, to converge on truly innovative games and experiences.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Writing stable, readable and modular C++ code that best uses the Unreal Engine.
  • Working closely with the design department to ideate, plan, implement and balance gameplay features and player-facing mechanics.
  • Building flexible and robust systems and tools that empower the art and design teams to create and balance the game.
  • Collaborating with production to estimate timescales for feature implementation and issue resolution.
  • Profiling and optimising code and systems.
  • Taking ownership of key features, ensuring a stable codebase and great player experience.


Essential capabilities:

  • 5+ years of professional knowledge of C++ programming.
  • Working knowledge of the Unreal engine.
  • Ability to write readable, robust and performant code utilising appropriate design patterns and software engineering principles.
  • 3D maths and data structures - Thorough knowledge and proficient application of 3D maths, algorithms and data structures.
  • Collaborative - An empathetic individual who can collaborate with a multi-discipline team, empowering artists and exchanging ideas/technical plans with the design team.
  • Self-learning and mentoring - Someone who desires to research, learn, and improve their knowledge, and pass that knowledge on to others.
  • A knack for making game mechanics feel right, creating convincing and fun interactions.
  • Capable of understanding complex tasks to produce results efficiently.

Desired experience:

  • Proven experience developing high-quality features for published PC, console or mobile titles.
  • Experience working on a multiplayer game and working knowledge of best practices during development.
  • Experience working professionally with Unreal 4, with Unreal 5 being a bonus.
  • Experience developing for VR.
  • Interest in the VR market and the latest gameplay innovations.


Who we are -

We are Near Light, an award-winning developer and publisher delivering world-leading interactive VR experiences. We are the latest studio to join the VR Developer & Publisher company that is nDreams.

Near Light is looking for new team members who can help to shape our next-generation VR games and we encourage individuals from all backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, genders and experience levels to apply for this role.

Why Near Light?

Our growing studio shares a passion for innovation, collaboration and defining the future of VR. We encourage an open, creative, and diverse culture, empower people to explore their ideas and put their stamp on projects. With humble beginnings as an independent studio of our own, we combine big projects and opportunities with a personal, caring touch.

We have the small, inclusive, and open creative atmosphere of a start-up, with the experience and backing of the team behind Shooty Fruity, Fracked, and #1 Selling, Award-winning Phantom: Covert Ops. This is a rare opportunity to contribute to the culture of a growing studio and be at the heart of both a new team and project right from the start.

We offer in-house, hybrid and remote opportunities alongside great perks, including flexible hours, duvets days, your birthday off, dedicated personal development time and support, and regular socials and parties. Beyond this, there’s an excellent holiday offering, pension scheme, health insurance, life cover and much more.


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