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Senior Tools Programmer – R&D – London

Location: London, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago

Sony Interactive Entertainment London

OPM are working with a globally respected studio that is currently looking for an experienced tools engineer to join the R&D department to develop tools and APIs for a Virtual Reality technology platform.

Job description:

They’re currently looking for an engineer to join the R&D department to develop tools and APIs for a Virtual Reality technology platform.

This role will be as part of a small, highly focused team but one that will be working closely with other technical teams within R&D. The successful applicant will therefore need good collaboration skills as well as being highly self-motivated with an ability to show initiative and creative thinking.

Job summary:

The successful applicant will work on the project and/or its associated tools, aiding in the design and development of its associated deliverables, including documentation.


Rapid investigation, prototyping and implementation of new systems, along with any required testing

Experience of working in a production environment

Working closely with the technical lead, members of other disciplines and other technology teams within the R&D department to design and create the project deliverables

Keeping implementation on target to meet tight schedules

Providing innovative solutions to technical problems they may encounter during the project

Essential skills:

Strong technical background in Computer Science, educated to degree level or higher, or with equivalent experience

Experience of programming in C/C++

Ability to demonstrate an interest in the current state of Virtual Reality

Experience of version control systems: e.g. Perforce, svn, Git etc.

Willingness to work in a small team in a proactive way

Quick to gain familiarity with new source code

Eager to learn new things

Excellent communication skills and an ability to listen to others’ points of view

Advantageous skills:

Experience of console development

Experience of working with VR systems

Experience of programming in C#

Experience of working with Unity, preferably on console

Experience of rendering and real-time network programming

Ability to adapt quickly in an agile environment

Tagged as: Tools Programming

Tags: Tools Programming Categories: Programming , Technical


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