Junior Tools Programmer

Games Jobs - Programming - North West

Job Title Junior Tools Programmer
Job Category Programming
Job Description We’re looking to recruit an enthusiastic and talented Junior Tools Programmer to join the team at the BAFTA award winning games studio, Travellers Tales. Where you will be working at the core of all their productions, working on their AAA titles across all platforms. If successful, you will play a significant part in shaping the way art, animation and designs are produced across new projects, as well as keeping our technology up to date with the state of the art in the industry

Regularly featuring in the top 10 of the Develop 100 "Worlds Most Successful Games Studios" and consistently producing much loved AAA games across all formats. They have a long history of 20 years coupled with consistent financial success, which makes the prospect of a career with this studio more stable than a Lego house.

They build all our favourite worlds, Middle Earth, Gotham City and the magical world of Hogwarts to name a few along with the cult heroes that live there, working on these titles would be the perfect role for someone who has always wanted to bring their childhood to life.

They are looking for candidates with:

• A good degree in Computer Science, Maths or Physics or related subject (2.i or above)
• Fluent in C++ and object oriented programming
• Experience of Direct X, OpenGL or similar graphics APIs Experience of writing user interfaces using one or more common UI libraries (Win32 GDI/wxWindows/Qt/...)
• Ability to interact with non-technical disciplines (such as artists and designers), understand their needs, deliver solutions they find intuitive and helpful
• A real desire to make users' day-to-day work easier, simpler and more productive

A strong candidate will also have one or more of the following:

• Experience of writing plugins for common 3D and 2D packages (Autodesk Maya and Adobe Photoshop preferably)
• A confident grasp of the mathematics involved in CG rendering and animation
• The ability to analyse and optimise algorithms for efficiency
• Experience developing products for one or more non-PC gaming devices

For more information or to apply for the role, please contact Mark Hope at Aardvark Swift on +44 (0) 1709 834777 or e-mail mark@aswift.com
Salary £20K - £24K
Location North West, UK, North West
Job Category Programming
Date posted 04/01/2013
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of Aardvark Swift using their internal reference 7317_MH308TP1.
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