Lead Graphics Engineer (Hybrid)

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Posted 25 March 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameAdam Perry

Job description

Here at Aardvark Swift, we’re working with Guildford-based DPS Games to find a Principal Programmer to work on a new truly unique project. A gorgeous AAA free-to-play PC game that is being built based on player feedback!

This project will be self-published by DPS and backed by one of the biggest publishers of FTP games in the world. DPS’s leadership are industry veterans, and they're building a great studio culture in the best studio space in Guildford.

Your responsibilities...
  • Work closely with other disciplines to drive quality and achieve project goals.
  • Research and implement new features within Unreal engine.
  • Responsible for hiring, leading and mentoring the team

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role...
  • Extensive experience developing networked multiplayer games in the industry.
  • Ability to communicate clearly to enable collaboration across disciplines.
  • Professional experience of graphics programming in a modern game engine.
  • Expert C++ skills.
  • Experience with modern graphics APIs (DX12, Vulkan, console APIs, etc.).
  • Experience writing shaders in HLSL, GLSL, CG, or similar.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of current real-time rendering techniques.
  • Experience profiling and optimising CPU and GPU usage

Bonus points...
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Experience working with Unreal

Perks and benefits include...
  • 5 weeks of annual leave per year
  • Extensive wellbeing perks including mental health days, a dedicated well-being room, and a team of mental health first aiders and professional counselling
  • Health Insurance (including family coverage)
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension contributions
  • Career development and education opportunities within the company
  • Employee discounts and a personal gaming account 
  • Company events
  • Video game areas, Warhammer painting station, and a bespoke D&D table!
  • Dog-friendly office with an onsite canteen and an endless supply of snacks and drinks
  • Seniority awards 
  • Referral program