VFX Programmer

Award-Winning Indie Studio - Owned By Games Giant - Relocation Support

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VFX Programmer in Manchester

If you are a VFX Programmer with a great portfolio of work and a passion for creating games that feel great to play, this role in Manchester could be the perfect next step in your career. 

As a VFX Programmer, you’ll be responsible for continuously developing the studio’s mobile games to improve them and keep them looking and feeling great for players. You will be working on their highly successful mobile game at this award-winning studio, as well as highly anticipated new releases. This indie studio is owned by a huge games corporation so has strong backing and funding from a highly successful parent company.

You should have a keen eye for detail and be enthusiastic about games with solid knowledge of what is required to create stunning gameplay. As part of your position at this studio, relocation support is available (on a case by case basis) to help you settle into Manchester if you will be relocating for this role.

VFX Programmer responsibilities:

  • Continue development on the studio’s successful mobile game among a team of various disciplines
  • Implement new game features for UI, VFX and animations
  • Improve game features artistically but also be able to code them

Key requirements for this role in Manchester:

  • University degree (or equivalent) in a technical art related subject OR an excellent portfolio representing your technical art skills
  • Knowledge of 3D hierarchical/transformation concepts
  • Understanding of game flow and logic
  • Knowledge and experience with: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, 3Ds Max/Maya

The following attributes are desirable but not essential:

  • Experience in the games industry
  • Natural problem solver who thinks outside the box
  • Understands what makes a game look and feel good and is fun to play

This is a great opportunity for a Visual Effects Programmer to join a thriving studio and share in their current and, undoubtably, future success. If you’re passionate about creating beautiful games and seamless player experiences, this role could be ideal for you.

Working at this studio, you will benefit from a flat hierarchy and friendly culture, discounts on company and partner products and a financial bonus scheme. Alongside this, the studio places high value on employee health, resulting in regular wellbeing activities and various social events put on throughout the year.

If you’re interested in this role and would like to know more about the opportunity, then contact jm@skillsearch.com to discuss and apply, or apply online by attaching your CV below.

Tags: VFX Programmer, VFX Engineer, VFX Developer, Visual Effects

A little bit about the city: Manchester

Labelled as a lively, up-and-coming city, Manchester was named as a ‘Top 10 Most Exciting City in the World’ in 2018. The city is one of the most linguistically diverse in western Europe and this is demonstrated in its varied and thriving music, art and fashion scenes. There are many cultural and historic areas of Manchester which are great to explore, from art galleries to old warehouses which have been transformed into coffee shops.

Excellent transport links are available in Manchester, including trains to and from London leaving every20 minutes. Additionally, Manchester is home to an extensive tram system which makes getting around the compact city a breeze. For those thinking of relocating with little ones, Manchester is a great option due to its abundance of grammar schools and an excellent choice of primary schools.

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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Company Benefits

bB Training provided
cC Free drinks, fruit or food
eE Flexible working
gG Bonus/reward scheme
mM Health & wellbeing
nN Relaxed working environment

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Senior VFX and Animation Consultant Joe McKernan

Joe is our Animation and VFX Consultant, his passion for the latter springing from being blown away by the effects in Star Wars at a young age. His love hasn’t wavered and Joe always seems to bring out a new Star Wars t shirt every dress down we have! We are lucky to have him considering that he once got stuck half way up a mountain in Borneo so now he goes for flatter holidays – most recently driving across America in a Mustang.

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