Principal Programmer - nDreams Studio (Hybrid)



We are looking for a Principal Programmer to help bring our unannounced next-gen VR game to life at nDreams.

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:

  • Designing and directing high-quality, scalable features for our exciting AAA-quality games.
  • Applying specialist knowledge and experience to cutting-edge feature and system development.
  • Working with the production team to plan, steer and review code work across a project.
  • Guiding a code team in the production of clean, efficient and reusable code.
  • Driving the technical quality of gameplay, systems and visuals throughout our products.


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.
  • An experienced generalist who's self motivated, a team player and takes the lead on complex projects.
  • An advanced knowledge base of C++ programming, data structures, design patterns and software engineering.
  • A proven track record programming high quality features for published PC, console or mobile titles, along with authoring efficient and scalable game systems.
  • A thorough knowledge of 3D maths and data structures, along with performance minded development and optimisation skills.
  • Experience leading and mentoring other programmers.

Desired experience:

  • 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 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 games with Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord, Synapse, 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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