Unity Developer (Generalist)

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Posted
May 19, 2021
Contract
United Kingdom
Remote

We’re looking for a Unity C# developer to join the team here at Thud Media and get involved in our ongoing game and tools development. The ideal candidate for this role will have worked on released game titles, have experience in tool development and have a hunger to learn new processes and technology.

This is a great opportunity to be a part of our busy, close-knit crew working remotely, contributing to games and animation creation.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Take a game from wireframe through to release candidate
  • Collaborate with asset developers to bring projects together
  • Work with initiative and to schedule milestones
  • Take on technical challenges and find solutions to process hurdles
  • Optimise and test the software to ensure stability
  • Recommend and implement improvements to existing games/tools

Requirements

  • Have shipped at least 1 title with Unity
  • Excellent knowledge of C#, with a clear understanding of coding best practices
  • Knowledge of version control processes; Git, Sourcetree etc
  • Team development experience
  • Proactive; able to solve issues effectively
  • Understanding of animation techniques and production

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Have worked on commercially released game titles
  • Degree in a Computer Science, Mathematics or Scientific discipline
  • Experience with non-Unity game engines (UE4 etc.)
  • Understanding of UI/UX principles
  • Experience with scripting; HTML, JavaScript, Python
  • Experience with mobile dev and SDKs (Android & iOS)
  • Experience using common art and 3D software packages (Photoshop, Illustrator, Blender…) is a plus

Restrictions

  • No agencies please

Project Duration

  • Initial 3 month contract (with potential for extension)

How to Apply

Email your application over to jobs@thudmedia.com, with the subject line: Unity Developer

Please include attachments or links to your latest and greatest work: CV, portfolio, examples of code/app work, Github, itch.io, etc.

Candidates must have the ability to work in the UK / have a full work Visa in place for the entirety of the contract.

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Who Are We

We’re Thud Media, an award winning development studio making games, apps and experiences for various platforms. We are specialists in Unity with several game releases to our name for PC and mobile, as well as studio (TV) and installations. In addition we have created over twenty HTML5 games for browser and mobile platforms since the company began.

We develop standout interactive content and experiences, games for all ages, including specialised preschool content. We build websites that meet our high design expectations and have created interactive eBooks, quiz show apps, second screen experiences and more for a variety of projects and clients.

The company is based in Cardiff, Wales in a studio alongside Cloth Cat Animation; we have a rich grounding in design, animation and VFX and combine this with our technical expertise to deliver compelling interactive content.

We take fresh approaches to the conventions of web and game design, utilising our diverse skillset and the collaborative experience at our core. Our passion is working with our clients to craft bespoke content that is expertly built to brief.

Recent Projects

The Magnificent Train Journey is a vibrant route finding puzzle game designed and built in WebGL for Tansport for Wales, created to encourage engagement with their new national campaign. The game is about connections, the player customises their train avatar, a nod to the ownership ideals of the competition, and then takes that through the stages. Working out the puzzles of connecting rail (and road), they must find the most efficient way to make links.

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