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Gameplay Programmer

Virtex Stadium

Virtex Stadium

Software Engineering
Remote
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2024
WHO WE ARE

Virtex is built on a passion for esports and its biggest moments. Having been a part of it as competitors, organisers and fans, we cherish the unique atmosphere of a live show. We choose the stadium over the stream every time. With Virtex Stadium, we are building a platform that combines the best of both worlds: to create the most exciting experience in esports and bring you much closer to the game.

Just like our favourite teams, we know it takes different types of skills to win and while Virtex Entertainment is headquartered in London, UK, we support fully remote team members all over Europe and the UK so you can work wherever you work best!

We are looking for an experienced Gameplay Programmer to join our core Virtex Stadium platform team. You will collaborate with the development, art and design teams to design and optimize our user’s experience. Your analytical skills, user insights, and creativity aid in crafting experiences that engage and surprise users.

As an ideal candidate, you will have a great understanding of Unreal Engine and a passion for designing virtual experiences. We are a growing studio, so this requires plenty of hands-on work creating, iterating, and tuning systems/mechanics. You are comfortable operating in an ambiguous environment where goals and constraints are mostly team-driven and where change, big and small, is a critical part of the process.

Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and improve the core platform, VR mechanics and key systems.
  • Create and provide multiple potential design and technical solutions, as well as articulate trade-offs and risks between different options.
  • Work collaboratively with the technical, art and design teams to create a great holistic experience.
  • Work on a wide variety of 3rd party standards and resources (often coming from different AAA studios or game engines) for a variety of different technical and design-driven solutions.
  • Create clear design documentation that can be evaluated and implemented by non-designers.

Prerequisites:

If you don't match all of these points but feel like you have something else to offer in this role, we would still love to hear from you.

  • 3+ years of Gameplay Programming experience, with demonstrable work on at least one published title.
  • Proficiency at scripting in Blueprints and a basic understanding of C++.
  • Able to rapidly prototype concepts and later polish into production-ready solutions.
  • Good knowledge of game flow and what makes a great user experience.
  • Can create and improve complex mechanics and/or systems with attention to the user impacts and downstream effects.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative problem-solving skills.

Additional Skills:

  • Experienced working with animation blueprints, rigging, control rigs and animation retargeting
  • Experience creating a range of complex custom shaders using unreal material editor
  • Passion for Esports, VR or live events.
  • Experience working with UMG or comparative game-oriented UI systems.
  • Solid understanding of actor hierarchy incl. C++ parent class relationships for blueprint actors.
  • Knowledge of procedural generation software (e.g. Houdini).
  • Familiar with Epic's standard best practices.
  • Familiar with Unreal Engine Virtual Production tools and pipeline.
  • Experience working Unreal's AI and/or NPC system.

Benefits:

  • Ability to work fully remotely (limited to UK and European time zones to facilitate collaboration)
  • WFH Equipment budget for your home office needs
  • In place of traditional PTO, we have unlimited holiday but we expect you to use 20 days minimum each year, plus seasonal company wide breaks
  • Learning and Development budget to explore fun stuff outside of your day-to-day role
  • VR equipment for all team members
  • Industry budget to support you in exploring events, new games, latest developments and esports.
  • Annual budget for wellness and taking care of yourself
  • Workplace pension scheme for UK residents
  • Private healthcare for UK residents or through a local provider via OysterHR
  • Stock Options
VISION & MISSION
The future of live entertainment is immersive, interactive, and accessible from wherever, whenever. Say goodbye to the limitations of 2D screens. There is a better way.
Imagine if you could only ever watch football matches on TV and never experience a real-life stadium. What if the stadium came to you? This is the vision that Virtex Stadium delivers.
Our mission is to bring the intense excitement and joy of a live event to every fan around the world. We do it by partnering with publishers, organisers, teams, brands and creators. Together we build previously impossible experiences, with endless creative opportunities.

We bring esports fans closer to the shows, games and teams that they love. By bringing the true feeling of a live event into a virtual world, Virtex Stadium aims to be home to the most memorable and unique events in gaming.