SENIOR GRAPHICS PROGRAMMER

Third Kind Games, or TKG as we call it, is a growing, independent game developer based in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, the heart of the UK games industry.


The founders of TKG have extensive experience in the development of critically acclaimed titles such as the DJ Hero series, Guitar Hero Live and DiRT.

 

TKG  was founded in 2016 in response to an industry which needed a fresh, agile approach to games development. In fact, our Founders built their careers at studios with Activision, Codemasters, Sony, Crytek and more.


TKG focuses on emerging technologies and greenfield projects, supported by a dynamic and creative team who are able to explore new ground in this ever-changing landscape. 


Our latest title in development is Blankos Block Party (https://www.blankos.com), a collectables game using block-chain technology, where the player can build their own worlds, create their own MMO gameplay, and blend their Blankos to create totally unique new characters.


We are always expanding and we are looking for others to join us as Third Kinders.


WHAT IS LIKE TO BE A THIRD KINDER?


Third Kinders are a diverse team of people. They are collaborative, high performers who embrace ideas and knowledge from everyone in the TKG family,  with the aim of developing and inspiring ourselves and our games. 


Work-life balance and flexibility are very important to us and our team. We also actively encourage our teams to explore their creativity outside of work on their own projects. 

BENEFITS


In addition to offering a competitive salary, we offer many benefits which include 25 days holiday a year (plus bank holidays) and additional service days. A healthy pension, Private Medical Insurance, flexible working, plus video games, books and board games library, to name but a few. 
 

ROLE OVERVIEW

  • Robust practical knowledge and professional experience with C++/C# and HLSL/CG.

  • 3 plus years of professional experience with graphics programming in a modern game engine.

  • Good experience in rendering techniques, optimisation, memory management, and content pipelines.

  • Work with our team to develop features that address, enhance and achieve the objectives of the game.

  • Deliver and own the technical design and implementation of large-scale rendering features.

  • You will be responsible for ensuring that our games work as intended, free of bugs and exceeding the standards that we, customers and our players expect.

  • With your passion for gaming, you will have an interest in exploring and implementing new graphics related technologies.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR FROM A "THIRD KINDER"

  • You will have good knowledge of Graphics Programming across all phases of game development, from feature design and implementation to bug-fixing. 

  • You will support and develop the team’s approach to emerging technologies and industry developments.

  • You will be a team player, with a positive attitude and the ability to work autonomously, whilst knowing when to ask for advice from your colleagues.

  • Good communication skills with the ability to contribute to Scrum meetings, create innovative solutions for our games and help drive the development of the project and the team.

IDEAL SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

 

  • 3+ years' experience in a similar Programming role. 

  • 3+ year's experience in a similar Programming role working with C++/C# and HLSL/CG languages.

  • 3 experience profiling and optimising code for optimal CPU, GPU, memory, and bandwidth usage.


DESIRED SKILLS

 

  • Professional experience with Unity or Unreal Engine 4.

  • Professional experience working on PC and consoles.

  • Experience with real-time networked multiplayer games.

If you think this is the role for you please send us your CV and an introductory email, which helps us to get to know you better. We aim to respond to your application within 2 working days. 

Usually we will conduct a telephone interview, prior to any face to face or virtual interviews.
 

LOCATION

Royal Leamington Spa is a well known hub for game development in the UK. It has become known as Silicon Spa for its booming population of game developers and businesses, and it has a rich history in game development dating back over 30 years. It is a beautiful spa town with great shopping, dining, and recreational spaces, situated close to Warwick, Shakespeare’s Stratford, and the Cotswolds.

 

The company has recently moved to a charming new office located directly in the centre of Royal Leamington Spa, just a 1 minute walk from the shops and cafes.

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