Programmer - Near Light



We are looking for a 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:

  • Build high-quality, scalable features for our exciting AAA-quality VR games.
  • Exchange ideas and technical plans with the code and design team.
  • Guide features through the full development cycle – starting with rapid prototyping, and evolving through production development, iteration/balancing and bug fixing.
  • Share your understanding of 3D maths, data structures, and performance-minded development and optimisation skills.


Essential capabilities:

  • 2+ 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 such as transform hierarchies, matrices, quaternions, vectors, and how to use them to realise gameplay features inside a modern game engine.
  • A good working knowledge of 3D and animation engine features.
  • Knowledge of game development processes, real-time implementation, optimisation, and cross-platform development.
  • Demonstrable experience in delivering game features and systems using real-time game engines, e.g., Unreal or Unity.
  • Collaborative - An empathetic individual who can collaborate with a multi-discipline team, empowering artists and exchanging ideas/technical plans with the design team.
  • 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 a working knowledge of best practices during development.
  • Experience working professionally with Unreal 4, with Unreal 5 being an extra 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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