Principal Engineer

VR & AR Development - Pioneering Change in Sport - Working with World's Largest Sporting Events

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Skillsearch is looking for a collaborative and skilled Principal Engineer to join our client's inclusive and thriving team. This full-time principal engineering role is based in Basingstoke and comes with an attractive salary of £65,000 and an excellent benefits package.  

This is a new and exciting role within the company, which ultimately is responsible for building and extending upon their Virtual Rendering system that enables artists to create compelling and photorealistic virtual worlds for use in broadcast productions. As a flexible Principal Engineer, you will also be responsible for creating the necessary tooling to allow operators to provide high-quality services to stakeholders.  

In your first few weeks in this Principal Engineer role, you can expect to: 

  • Be a technical mentor to the development team, influencing decisions within the team 
  • Build good relationships and communicate effectively with stakeholders 
  • Develop a scalable and performant Unreal renderer for use in broadcast 
  • Quickly understand requirements, owning and delivering solutions with autonomy and without any direction 
  • Develop and maintain UE4 plugins and extend the company's existing systems into Unreal 

To apply for this principal engineering job, you will need an in-depth understanding of UE4, C++ 14/17 and experience making UE4 editor plugins to aid artist workflows. You should also have expertise in GIT and source control, Vector/Matrix maths and algebra, and Visual Studio IDE. In addition, you should have a computer science or equivalent degree, although this is not essential, and knowledge of character animation workflows and the UE4 mobile experience (iOS & Android). 

In return for your passion, collaborative approach and commitment, you will receive a generous salary of £65,000 and the following benefits: 

  • 25 days of annual leave in addition to 8 public holidays 
  • Enhanced pension scheme with 5% matching 
  • Flexible working 
  • Optional private healthcare 
  • Onsite gym and more! 

For full details and to apply for this full-time Principal Engineer opportunity in Basingstoke, please get in touch with Jack from Skillsearch at today. We look forward to hearing from you! 


Here at Skillsearch, we're a recruitment company. In the simplest form, this means we place people at new companies - but it's so much more than that. For the past 30 years, we've been busy helping people (like you) with sought after skills find jobs in the Games, Interactive and Enterprise Systems industries all around the globe. Our company comprises a team of dedicated consultants that work across various niche technologies, including Games, Virtual Reality, AR and XR, Workday, Oracle, Peoplesoft, and eCommerce. We are always exploring other cutting-edge markets. Follow us to see a few of the jobs we're working on, find out which events you can see us at, and keep up with news in the technology, gaming and interactive world. Welcome to Skillsearch! 

Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Interactive Consultant Jack Baxter

Jack heads up our Interactive and Immersive division in our games team and he’s a great fit for the role thanks to his love of all things XR, including *trigger warning* The Metaverse. With a background in recruitment in other industries, Jack decided to move himself, his partner and his daughters from London to the coast and take on a new challenge in an industry he’s passionate about, which is where he found us! If you’re as excited as Jack to be a part of how we’ll make and play games in the future, get in touch with him today!

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