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Principal Visual Effects Programmer – Console and PC – Cambridge

Location: Cambridge, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago


Our client is looking to expand and develop its visual effects technologies, to further empower its content creators and wow its players. They’re looking for a Principal Programmer with a passion for particles and beyond, someone with their own ideas as well as background knowledge from games or other high performance graphics applications on how to bring a whole new level of integrated VFX to our clients world class titles. Technologies such as particles (Including GPU particles), mesh effects, lighting, full screen effects, and more will fall under your remit that touches on most visual aspects of our titles.



  • A proven track record at Senior/Principal level in high quality realtime VFX programming is essential. AAA games experience is preferable but they will consider candidates with relevant experience from outside the games industry e.g. film or television
  • Knowledge of modern realtime graphics techniques for VFX
  • Strong C++ and shader programming experience
  • Broad understanding of game engine and tools architecture
  • Familiarity with art authoring pipelines is a bonus.



  • Building, extending and supporting an enhanced VFX pipeline for the in house engine
  • Collaborating with artists to establish and improve VFX authoring processes
  • Working with other programmers and technical artists to integrate VFX into games
  • Profiling and optimising VFX across multiple target platforms
  • Pro-actively contributing to both the VFX and cross-discipline teams
  • As a senior member of the programming team, you will be expected to support the development of colleagues, including graduates.
  • Enjoys working collaboratively with a cross-discipline team
  • Ability to solve problems and adapt to emerging requirements
  • Open to exploring new ideas and approaches
  • Gives and receives criticism well
  • Ability and willingness to develop others through effective mentoring and coaching skills
  • Ability to see the bigger picture and make a wider strategic contribution.

Tagged as: VFX Programming

Tags: VFX Programming Categories: Programming , Technical


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