Junior Online Programmer

Job Description

We are looking for a Junior Online Programmer to help us build the home of Esports!

We'd love to find someone starting their journey into online programming, with an open minded approach, to learn and excel their skills in that field. You would be involved into building online subsystems, tweaking current ones and implementing latest features from third party providers.

We are a growing studio, so this requires plenty of hands-on work creating, iterating, and tuning systems/mechanics. It would be great if you're comfortable operating in an ambiguous environment where goals and constraints are mostly team driven and where change, big and small, is a critical part of the process.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborative work with the team to design robust, safe and scalable systems
  • Implement/maintain client side features for various online services such as: Cloud Save, Friends, Parties, Matchmaking, etc.
  • Integrate 3rd party libraries
  • Create blueprint interfaces for the design team
  • Create documentation for implemented solutions
  • Basic backend maintenance

Ideal experience:

  • Good C++ skills, algorithms and basic data structures
  • Good understanding of client-server network model
  • Good understanding of tcp/upd/http stacks
  • Good understanding of UE4 standards and architecture

It would be extra awesome if you have:

  • Experience working with UMG in Unreal Engine
  • Understanding of REST API principles
  • Experience with VR/XR applications
  • Experience with version control (Git/Perforce/Subversion)

Benefits

  • Ability to work fully remotely (limited to UK and European time zones to facilitate collaboration).
  • In place of traditional PTO, we have unlimited holiday but we expect you to use 20 days minimum each year.
  • Learning and Development budget to explore fun stuff outside of your day-to-day role.
  • Latest VR equipment for all team members.
  • Play fund to support you exploring VR games and other social apps.
  • Annual budget for attending esports events.
  • Relocation support to the UK if you are interested in moving and working from the studio/office in London.
  • Workplace pension scheme for UK residents.
  • Private healthcare for UK residents or a budget towards a local provider outside of the UK.
  • We are a registered UK Visa Sponsor.
  • Stock Options.

Who We Are

As big fans of esports, we began to envision virtual stadiums and a 3D viewing experience a long time ago! With the Virtex Stadium application launching on PC and VR in 2021, we want to make that dream a reality by allowing esports fans to view gameplay live in 3D, in the centre of a virtual stadium. Partnering with the wider esports ecosystem (incl. publishers, leagues, teams), we are working towards building the virtual home of esports.

At Virtex, we’re powered by a team who have taken part in esports live events as competitors, organisers and dedicated fans so we know what makes a good live show and we’ll choose the stadium over the stream every time. 

Just like our favourite teams, we know it takes different types of skills to win and while Virtex Entertainment is headquartered in London, UK, we support fully remote team members all over Europe so you can work wherever you work best!

Vision & Mission

We want to contribute and make watching esports an exciting place, because we believe it is the future of gaming and entertainment. Creating a VR and cross-platform experience for esports feels like a perfect fit for us because all of our favourite games are already 3D, whether they are a PC, console or a mobile game.

Our vision is for fans to experience the intense excitement and joy only a live event with with a crowd can provide. Our mission starts as a virtual stadium that allows us to create previously impossible experiences, opens up completely new territory with endless creative opportunities but we're not stopping there.

With everything we do, we aim to bring fans closer to the shows, games and teams that they love while creating experiences everyone can enjoy. We know this is the future of esports and we want to be the ones who bring this vision to life; Watching on the stream? No, we'll see you in the stadium.

How to Apply

To apply please email jobs@virtexstadium.com

Please include the following:

  • The job you are applying for in the subject line
  • CV
  • Portfolio / Website / Demo Reel (if available)

Virtex is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or race.