Shader Artist

Spiderling Studios
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June 12, 2024
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As a Shader Artist at Spiderling Studios, you will be responsible for creating and optimising shaders for characters, environments, and visual effects, ensuring a balance between visual quality and performance. You will be working on a brand new title, contributing to its unique visual style and technical innovation. This role offers a 6-month contract with the possibility of extension, a fully paid trial month, and the flexibility of working remotely.


Key Responsibilities

  • Create and optimise shaders for characters, environments, and visual effects.
  • Work closely with the team to understand visual and technical requirements.
  • Optimise shaders for a balance between visual quality and performance.
  • Document shader code and development processes for future reference.
  • Identify and resolve visual and technical issues related to shaders.



We’re looking for a person with experience in

  • Unity development
  • Shader programming (fragment, vertex, geometry and compute shaders)
  • Post-processing techniques
  • Raymarching and raytracing
  • Advanced lighting effects, including global illumination, ambient occlusion, and reflections
  • Volumetric effects, such as clouds, explosions, and fire

Nice to have

  • Artistic eye
  • Experience with GPU physics simulations (particles, fluids, position based dynamics)
  • Experience with voxel rendering


More Information

  • 6 months contract (can be extended), 1 fully paid trial month
  • Fully Remote (preferably on a time zone near GMT) 
  • Potential start time right away


How to Apply

  • Please send your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you're the perfect fit for this role.
  • Include "Shader Artist" in the subject line of your email together with your name.
  • In your application, please also attach or provide links to specific examples of shader work from your portfolio that highlight your skills and experience relevant to this role. This will help us better understand your expertise and suitability for our project.

Join Spiderling and be a part of the team creating the industry’s best physics-driven destruction games. We look forward to hearing from you!

Spiderling Studios

Spiderling is a small indie game developer based out of the UK, but with team members all over the world. We specialize in physics based games as well as physics based building games.

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Besiege is a physics based building game in which you construct medieval siege engines. Battle your way through a 54 level singleplayer campaign, unleash chaos with your friends in multiplayer, create your own worlds with the level editor, customize your game with mods through the workshop.

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