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Senior Developer | Based in Newcastle, UK

Hammerhead is an immersive media company, focused on creating the next generation of virtual worlds and entertainment for VR/AR/MR.

With unique production capabilities and state-of-the-art 3D/4D capture facilities across our two specialist studios, Hammerhead and Dimension, we are busy working on exciting original games, cool projects and R&D collaborations.

We love to work with people who want to bring original and amazing ideas to life to create extraordinary experiences and are seeking a like-minded senior developer who can bring knowledge and experience to be a guiding voice for the future of our development team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly growing and pioneering studio. Competitive salary depending on experience.

Responsibilities

  • Work on full production cycles from brainstorming and rapid prototyping to developing fully fledged systems and fine tuning mechanics, as well as stress testing and bug fixing.
  • Developing innovative gameplay, AI, physics, UI, vehicles, weapons and character controls.
  • Ability to turn creative design briefs into practical technical development plans. Identifying technical requires and potential difficulties of each project.
  • Solve tough technical problems with simple, efficient and creative code.
  • Perform team code reviews and provide feedback and advice to junior developers.
  • Define and enforce high quality programming practices and coding standards.
  • Help ship VR/AR/MR projects across multiple platforms including various headsets to PC, mobile and console.
  • Liaise with external middleware providers and platform deployment teams.

Requirements

  • Advanced C++/C# programming skills with knowledge of best practice programming patterns.
  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, modular and portable code.
  • Experience with Unity C# development and/or Unreal Engine C++ development.
  • 3-4 years proven experience in game development, with shipped titles.
  • Multiplatform development experience such as VR, AR, PC, console, mobile and/or web.
  • Capability to manage and direct a team of game developers and track their progress against schedule.
  • Experience working with source control systems and a solid understanding of how to coordinate development across a medium sized team.
  • Must be able to manage and prioritise own workload and identify and act upon areas where internal processes and systems can be improved.

Desirable

  • Familiarity with virtual reality head mounted displays and motion controllers.
  • History of work within rapid prototyping environments such as game jams.
  • Passion for video games, films and other creative mediums.
UX / UI Designer | Short term contract: Flexible location - remotely or London/Newcastle offices

Hammerhead is an immersive media company, focused on creating the next generation of virtual worlds and entertainment for VR/AR/MR.

With unique production capabilities and state-of-the-art 3D/4D capture facilities across our two specialist studios, Hammerhead and Dimension, we are busy working on exciting original games, cool projects and R&D collaborations.

We love to work with people who want to bring original and amazing ideas to life and create extraordinary experiences.

We are seeking a talented UX/UI designer for a short-term contract to work on a fantastic opportunity for a ground-breaking Microsoft Hololens project.

Responsibilities

  • Liaise with our design and production teams to build requirements and wireframes.
  • Design and iterate upon user interfaces for immersive experiences.
  • Work closely with our art team as they implement your designs.
  • Produce promotional materials including social media assets and project proposals.

Requirements

  • Strong portfolio of work demonstrating a range of styles.
  • Experience working on creating beautiful and functional user interfaces.
  • Excellent visual design, typography, layout, and colour sensibilities and skills.
  • Good working knowledge of user flows, interaction design and prototyping.
  • Able to seek out creative and design / functionality related solutions on own initiative.
  • You should have a background from a graphic design field, with strong Photoshop and Illustrator skills.
  • Be able to present sound rationale for design decisions.

Desirable

  • Unity/Unreal experience.
  • 3D art experience.
  • Familiarity working and using virtual reality head mounted displays and motion controllers.
  • Knowledge or experience of data visualisation.
  • Passion for video games, films and other creative mediums.

Join Us

Can’t see a role for you – get in touch anyway. We’re always keen to hear from people excited about the immersive industry and want to create original entertainment properties, build products, and provide production services that result in extraordinary immersive experiences.

We believe in diverse teams and welcome people of from all backgrounds.

Our story started with magic dragons and love crazed robots. We’d love to hear from you and learn about your story.