Lead Gameplay Programmer - Studio Elevation (Remote within UK)



Elevation is re-establishing the boundaries of VR. We’re looking for a talented Lead Gameplay Programmer to help us explore, create, and deliver world-leading innovation in software and VR hardware. Become one of the founding members of Elevation, pathfinding a remote first studio, crafting a new generation of VR development and bringing core VR games to fruition.

As Lead Gameplay Programmer, you will be responsible for leading the game team in prototyping and shipping genre-leading VR gameplay to best-in-class standard. Working alongside our diverse team of designers and artists you will be delivering high levels of innovation with both your team and your own work, collaborating with our technology teams to ensure robust performance on-platform. You will be part of an exciting studio driving the discovery, implementation, and refinement of intuitive, world-class, aspirational VR games.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with your team within an agile framework to discover and build fun and innovative gameplay.
  • As part of the project leadership team, collaboratively guide development of the game from inception to shipping.
  • Manage the code side of our agile prototyping and iteration process, taking successful output through to robust production systems.
  • Work with your team to architect and plan the technical design of gameplay systems and associated tools, processes, and data.
  • Work alongside technology programming and content creation leads, shipping your game at consistent framerate on multiple platforms.
  • Support and empower other disciplines in independently creating robust and performant game content.
  • Ensure our code is clean, maintainable, performant and documented, setting an example with your own work.
  • Manage the game programming team, mentoring and developing your staff and ensuring excellent communication across disciplines.
  • Be an ambassador for Elevation when dealing with other parts of the business, external partners and clients.
  • Be a positive behavioural and mental role model for the team and studio, fostering a culture of excellence, professionalism, collaboration and honesty within your team and Elevation.


Essential capabilities:

  • Eight years of professional game programming experience, with a minimum of three shipped titles on console, PC or VR headset.
  • Expert knowledge of C++ including high-performance programming.
  • Solid 3D maths and data structures knowledge, with performance-minded development and optimisation skills.
  • Demonstrable professional games industry experience in delivering game features, systems, tools, and pipelines using Unreal 4.
  • A good working knowledge of all aspects of game development.
  • Comfortable working in an Agile environment, with an ability to respond positively to change as the project progresses.
  • Strong English communication skills with a focus on positive cross-discipline teamwork and an ability to communicate complex technical information to non-technical staff.
  • An ability to critique code and suggest improvements diplomatically.
  • An aptitude for providing game feedback, noting potential issues, and suggesting improvements.
  • A committed team player, happy developing team members through constructive feedback and mentoring.

Desired experience:

  • Previous Leadership experience.
  • Professional experience of VR game development.
  • Substantial experience shipping AAA console or PC games in Unreal 4.
  • A working knowledge of Python and C#.
  • A solid understanding of Blueprint and how to interface it to C++.


Who are we?

nDreams Studio Elevation is 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.

Why nDreams - Studio 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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