Senior Developer - Tools Programmer (Realtime)

  • Technology
  • London, United Kingdom

Senior Developer - Tools Programmer (Realtime)

Job description

Framestore is an Oscar, Bafta, and Emmy award-winning global creative company working in film, advertising, AR/MR/VR, theme park dark rides, and pre/post visualisation work among many other creative endeavours.


Our London-based Engine team is responsible for delivering high-quality products and projects across our realtime filmmaking, previs, postvis and techvis; VR, AR, Film, Virtual Production, real-time animation and other exciting platforms. 

We are looking to hire a Tools Programmer who will design, implement, enhance and ensure the proper functioning of tools to realise workflows for our realtime filmmaking processes and improve the effectiveness of our internal production teams. We are looking for an individual with specialist and strategic knowledge to design and build these tools in close collaboration with existing Software Development and Pipeline teams to enable Framestore to bring the benefits of realtime technology to all aspects of the business at scale.



What you’ll do:

  • Design and implement features in-engine and assess their feasibility to enhance the production pipeline

  • Develop, debug and optimise code, with documentation and support

  • Integrate and support plugins for third-party applications such as DCC and productivity tools (Maya, Substance, etc)

  • Work with CG artists and technical directors in order to understand their practices and workflows, proactively looking for opportunities where tools can bring improvements

  • Design tools with intuitive, artist-friendly, user interfaces capable of wrapping complex backend systems

  • Peer review technical designs with other software engineers

  • Mentor other engineers as needed to increase their abilities and productivity

Job requirements

What we’re looking for:

  • Strong Industry Experience with C++ and Python

  • Use of UE4/UE5 in a professional environment

  • Evidence of tools developed, utilised and comprehensively documented within an agile team environment


You might also have:

  • Experience with animation and rigging
  • Understanding of CG with respect to VFX or Games


Framestore is proud to employ extraordinary talent across all genders, races, nationalities, religions, ages, abilities, and sexual preferences. We aim to encourage and support all of our current and future employees to achieve their potential. No job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.


Here is a short video of what it's like to work as part of our amazing Framestore Technology team!