Lead Rendering Programmer (Hybrid)

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Posted 27 February 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameAdam Perry

Job description

We’re working with Rocksteady Studios as they seek to bring in a Lead Rendering Programmer to lead, support and provide technical guidance to their team of experienced Rendering Programmers.

As Lead Rendering Programmer you’ll be working closely with the Engine Director and other tech leads, helping to ensure the team delivers the systems needed to create the highest quality game experience for players in line with the artistic vision of the project’s Art Director.

You’ll also be applying your technical ability directly by writing code, making optimisations, and resolving complex and challenging issues.
Rocksteady is an award-winning, critically acclaimed developer, founded in 2004, they are best known as the studio behind the widely celebrated Batman: Arkham series.

Their philosophy for game development is all about treating people well to create quality entertainment that stands the test of time. They're a one-project studio that built their success by combining genre-defining gameplay and character-driven cinematic narrative with AAA production values. Born in the heart of London, their multicultural team takes inspiration from the culture and history of one of the most diverse cities in the world.

Your responsibilities…
  • Leading, supporting and providing technical guidance for a team of experienced Rendering Programmers
  • Working with Production to ensure success in hitting project timelines through effective short and long-term planning
  • Developing rendering features and systems
  • Profiling, optimising, and helping set budgets
  • Coming up with creative solutions to support content creators
  • Leading by example in development best practices
  • Maintaining and improving team effectiveness and efficiency
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • A high level of technical ability, including C++
  • Experience of working on AAA projects
  • 3 or more years’ experience in graphics/rendering programming for games
  • Broad and comprehensive understanding of rendering techniques
  • Knowledge of a variety of CPU, GPU, and asset optimisation approaches
  • Self-directed, organised, and able to prioritise effectively
  • Bonus points if you have experience of…
  • Unreal Engine 4 or 5
  • Developing for Xbox Series X/S, PS5
Rocksteady provides a host of perks and benefits including…
  • Relocation support and assistance, support for your relocation and visa application costs
  • Private medical and dental cover for you and your family
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Family support policies including enhanced parental leave and access to emergency childcare
  • Flexitime policies so you can work at the times that make sense for you
  • 25 days annual leave plus UK public holiday, and 2 optional and additional days for volunteering
  • Exercise subsidy for gym membership and exercise programmes, choose what works for you
  • Subsidised train travel and a cycle to work scheme
  • Regular wellbeing events and a subscription to the mindfulness app Headspace
  • Access to learning courses and resources to upskill yourself
  • Social events throughout the year, and regular lunches with your team in studio or delivered if you're working remotely
  • In-house game and book library, access to all DC Comics on Comixology, access to the Warner Media Screeners app that’s over 18k films and 25k episodes of TV!
  • Parties, guest speakers, activity groups, games competition, private screenings of Warner movies