nDreams

Senior UI Programmer - Core Development

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Description

We are looking for an experienced UI programmer for our Core Development group. Working with diverse teams across our four studios, this engineer will create and refine UI systems and components for Unreal Engine 5-based VR games. They’ll empower UI artists and designers to create more engaging spatial interfaces, moving beyond simple 2D panels that float in 3D space. As part of nDreams Core Development, they’ll be contributing to multiple high-profile VR titles.

A collaborative, user-focused engineer who enjoys working with artists and designers would be ideal for this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and build UI frameworks and systems specifically for VR use cases.
  • Extend the Unreal Engine editor with tools and scripts that allow us to author UI effectively.
  • Collaborate closely with the Principal UI Artist and Core Development team, identifying and prioritising UI development for current and upcoming projects.
  • Act as a consultant for the UI Artists, UX Designers and programmers of each game team. Help guide bespoke UI work and extensions to core systems.
  • Fix bugs and support core systems through multiple project lifecycles.
  • Collaborate with project stakeholders to spec out deliverables, identify dependencies, scope tasks and track progress.
  • Communicate system design and best practices to a broad audience. Appropriately use wiki pages, diagrams, and code documentation.

Requirements

Essential capabilities:

  • At least 3 years of experience in the games industry, including work on UI for shipped titles.
  • A good understanding of UX and UI fundamentals.
  • Development experience with Unreal Engine 4/5 and confidence in using UMG for the implementation of UI systems.
  • Experience working closely with others in a cross-discipline team.
  • Ability to rapidly prototype UI systems and iteratively improve their quality, minimising technical debt.
  • Understanding of UI frameworks and best practices, and ability to architect and implement them in a scalable way.
  • Proficiency in object-oriented programming for games, using C++.

Desired experience:

  • Experience writing editor extensions and tools within Unreal Engine 4/5. Can expose functionality sensibly to Blueprint/Python scripts.
  • Experience working on multiplayer games.
  • Contributed UI code to a title that shipped on a console or VR platform. Familiarity with at least one current or next-gen asset pipeline.
  • Experience with UI Materials Lab and Common UI.
  • Experience with metagame systems (perks, unlocks, progression, inventory, etc.)

Benefits

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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