Technical Designer

Job Description

We are looking for a Unreal Engine Designer to join our core Virtex Stadium platform team. You will collaborate with the development and art teams to design, tweak, and optimize the VR user experience. Your analytical skills, user insights, and creativity aid in crafting experiences that engage and surprise users. You will have a great understanding of Unreal Engine and passion for designing social Virtual Reality experiences.

We are a growing studio, so this requires plenty of hands-on work creating, iterating, and tuning. You are comfortable with and even thrive 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. At the same time this is an opportunity for you to grow with the company and help shape it.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and improve the core platform, VR mechanics and key systems.
  • Create and provide multiple potential design and technical solutions, as well as articulate trade-offs and risks between different options.
  • Work collaboratively with the technical, art and design teams to create a great holistic experience.
  • Work on a wide variety of 3rd party standards and resources (often coming from different AAA studios or game engines) for a variety of different technical and design driven solutions.
  • Create clear design documentation that can be evaluated and implemented by non-designers.

Prerequisites

If you don't match all of these requirements but feel like you have something else to offer in this role, we would still love to hear from you.

  • 3+ years of experience in professional Game Design, including VR Game Design.
  • Proficiency at scripting in Blueprints and basic understanding of C++ Code.
  • Able to rapidly prototype concepts and later polish into production ready solutions.
  • Good knowledge of game flow and what makes a great user experience.
  • Can create and improve complex mechanics and/or systems with attention to the user impacts and downstream effects.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative problem solving skills.

Additional Skills (pluses)

  • Passion for Esports, VR or live events.
  • Experience working with UMG or comparative game oriented UI systems.
  • Solid understanding of actor hierarchy incl. C++ parent class relationships for blueprint actors.
  • Knowledge of procedural generation software (e.g. Houdini).
  • Familiar with Epic's standard best practices.
  • Familiar with Unreal Engine Virtual Production tools and pipeline
  • Experience working Unreal's AI and/or NPC system.

Benefits

  • Ability to work fully remotely (limited to UK and European time zones to facilitate collaboration).
  • Relocation support to UK incl. budget if you are interested in moving to London and working from the studio/office.
  • Latest VR equipment for all team members.
  • Stock Options depending on your previous experience.
  • Play Fund to support you exploring games and other social apps.
  • Workplace pension scheme for UK residents.
  • We are a registered UK Visa Sponsor.

Who We Are

As fans of Esports, we have envisioned virtual stadiums and a 3D viewing experience from the moment consumer Virtual Reality (VR) arrived. With the Virtex Stadium application launching in 2021, we make that dream a reality allowing Esports fans to view gameplay live, in 3D in the center of a virtual stadium. Something that's not been possible before in any other medium. Partnering with publishers and organisers, we are working towards providing a virtual stadium experience for all the top Esports games.

Virtex Entertainment is headquartered in London, UK with fully remote team members in various European countries.

Vision & Mission

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

So far we have just been playing and viewing games through 2D screens. Imagine you could only ever watch a football match on TV and never live in front of you in a real stadium?

We want fans to experience the intense excitement and joy only a live event with with a crowd can provide. VR is the ideal platform to deliver this wherever and whenever but we wouldn't be doing it any justice if we stopped there. In fact, this is where our mission starts as a virtual stadium allows us to create previously impossible experiences and opens up completely new territory with endless creative opportunities.

With everything we do, we aim to bring fans closer to the shows, games and teams that they love.

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.