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Graphics Programmer

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Red Kite Games, a game development company based in Leeds, UK, is seeking an experienced graphics programmer to join their team. The successful candidate will work on a variety of exciting open world AAA games, delivering and integrating robust graphical features and associated engine and pipeline functionality. They will also mentor less experienced team members, follow best practices and development processes, and assist in planning their work and the work of others. The ideal candidate will have shipped multiple titles, delivered at least one title in DX12 or Vulkan, possess strong C++ programming skills, strong 3D math and problem-solving skills, and a passion for graphics, games, and game technology. Red Kite offers a flexible benefits package, including flexitime, a 35-hour working week, early finish Fridays, annual bonus, 27 days holiday, and more. The company has a relaxed and friendly studio culture and is a proud supporter of the gaming charity SpecialEffect.

Job description

Specialising in AAA PC and console development, Red Kite has a proven track record in the creation of cutting-edge games across varying genres.
Having set up home in the beautiful Grade-II listed Park Row House in Leeds city centre, Red Kite continues to develop top-quality games for multiple world-class AAA publishing partners such as Sony, Microsoft, Activision, 2K, SEGA, Epic, Warner Bros., 505, Rare, Codemasters, Mediatonic and Remedy.
Several titles include Hogwarts Legacy, Fall Guys, Mafia: Definitive Edition, Mafia III: Definitive Edition, Control Ultimate Edition, Two Point Hospital, Knockout City, Battletoads, Crackdown 3, Payday 2, Team Sonic Racing, DiRT 4 and God of War III: Remastered.
It’s a very exciting time to join Red Kite; not only are we working on multiple high-profile games for gen 9 platforms, we're also developing our own IP. Here’s what we can tell you about:
·       We’re partnered with Mediatonic working on the smash-hit, Fall Guys
·       We’re working on a high-profile AAA 1st person shooter in UE5
·       We’re working on Red Kite’s first original game
One of the most interesting aspects to working at Red Kite is the diversity of projects present within the studio. It's certainly never boring and we constantly find ourselves pushing the boundaries when it comes to the gameplay that we're creating and the technologies that we're engineering.

The Role @ Red Kite Games

Red Kite are working on a variety of exciting open world AAA games and has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced graphics programmer to strengthen and shape one of our teams.
In this role you’ll be responsible for the delivery and integration of robust graphical features and associated engine and pipeline functionality, in collaboration with our multi-disciplined development teams.
Your knowledge and expertise will also be invaluable in supporting projects across a multitude of platforms, genres and game areas.

In your new role you will:

    • Work on a wide variety of projects and tasks, contributing to the development of bespoke graphics systems
    • Devise innovative solutions to overcome platform constraints
    • Follow best practices, development processes, documentation and coding standards
    • Mentor less experienced people share knowledge and best practices with the team
    • Assist in planning your work and the work of others

To be successful you will have:

    • Shipped multiple titles
    • Delivered at least one title in DX12 or Vulkan
    • Strong C++ programming skills
    • Strong 3D math and problem-solving skills
    • Strong working knowledge of shaders
    • A broad knowledge of GPU architecture and contemporary graphics techniques
    • Knowledge of profiling tools (e.g. PIX, VTune, etc.)
    • A passion for graphics, games and game technology

Experience in any of these areas may be advantageous but not essential:

    • Prior console development experience
    • Adoption of efficient development methodologies (e.g. continuous integration, automated testing, tools pipelines, etc.)
Red Kite is located in central Leeds, a major European city connected to London by rapid rail links and the M1 motorway – plus the rest of the world via Leeds Bradford airport. It's home to some of the best restaurants, bars and museums in the North of England, and is within easy reach of spectacular countryside (the Yorkshire Moors and Bronte Country), historical York and the Yorkshire East coast (you should definitely check out Whitby and Runswick Bay).
We offer a superb flexible benefits package – which includes but is not limited to:
·         Flexitime – Including work from home on Fridays
·         35 hour working week
·         Early finish Fridays
·         Annual Bonus
·         27 Days Holiday (Minimum) – Including your birthday, Duvet Days and Christmas Eve
·         5 Learning & Development Days per year – Including Udemy Access
·         Employee Assistance Programme – Including health, mental health and wellbeing support
·         Enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Adoption pay
·         Life Assurance, Income Protection and Critical Illness
·         Relocation Support & Visa Sponsorship
Nurturing Red Kite's studio culture is at the heart of everything we do and has been proudly recognised by the following awards:
· – Best Places to Work 2022
·       Best Companies – A World Class, 3 Star place to work for 2023
·       TIGA STAR Award for excellence
Red Kite is a social studio – the team regularly gather for drinks, game nights, film nights, to play sports etc. – making this a great place to build a career whilst making friends...and let's not forget Red Kite's legendary Summer BBQ and our epic Christmas party – plus much more!
Red Kite's studio is relaxed and friendly. Every team member has the opportunity to shine and we pride ourselves on providing a positive social atmosphere, facilitated by shared interest groups, after-work clubs and charity fundraising events. Red Kite are proud supporters of the gaming charity SpecialEffect.
Come join the team, build a rewarding career, and help to make great games with a lovely bunch of people!
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Location: Red Kite Games, Leeds

Country: United Kingdom

Date found: 2023-03-17

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