Senior UI Programmer, Black Forest Games GmbH, Offenburg, Germany - A THQ Nordic Studio

Senior UI Programmer

We are currently looking for a multi-talented UI Programmer to implement rich, interactive user interfaces, menus and heads-up displays for our upcoming high quality projects with Unreal Engine. The right candidate needs to be proficient with user experience flows, good interface practices, and UMG implementation with clean code.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Implement UI related functionality: ingame menus, start screens, interactive and animated HUD elements, leaderboards and the like
  • Work closely with Creative Directors, Game Designers and UI Artists, make sure interfaces are matching the established game style, ensure high standards of ergonomics and userfriendliness for our interfaces with clean, maintainable and scalable code
  • Make the player experience as comfortable and intuitive as possible, and work with other stakeholders to react to feedback from QA, designers, focustest groups and usability studies
  • Work on game responsiveness optimization and the minimization of delays of any kind

 

Requirements:

  • 3 – 5 years of experience as an interface programmer in the games industry
  • BSc in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent industry experience
  • Shipped at least 1 PC / Console title from conception to completion
  • Solid understanding of UMG workflow, including console platform flow
  • C++ knowledge and the ability to implement engineside UI functionality/external calls
  • Knowledge of the modern games UI design approaches, including console titles
  • Familiarity with standard art tools like Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Selfsufficient starter mentality and ownership of the UI features
  • Creative and flexible mindset to improve processes and to overcome constraints
  • Working English and team oriented skills

 

Not required, but huge plus:

  • Scaleform knowledge: basic scripting, calls to external targets, etc.
  • Ability to draft UX flows and implement 2D Art for interfaces
  • C#, Lua or any other industry standard scripting languages
  • Experience with interface design in a general sense, being able to provide input on controller layout, modality issues, accordance between input and actions on screen
  • Understanding of a screen layout, screen readability, screen estate, a good feel for typography and iconography
  • Good knowledge of the color theory and graphic design principles
  • Knowledge of TRC and XR requirements
  • Experience with Openworldgames

 

Assessment

  • After checking your CV and application we would like to do a Skypeinterview followed by a test-task.

 

What else do we offer ?

  • Flexible working hours
  • 28 days of holiday
  • Competitive salary
  • Green office
  • Stability of a successful publisher paired with creative freedom of an independent studio

and the chance to work with a great team in an open culture where your opinion and input is welcome and considered, beyond your dedicated task.

 

Why join Black Forest Games ?

We are multi-national a team with a long history of looking for long-term companions – we are hiring for the studio, not for the project. This is an important part of our company philosophy. Talent is always welcome, no matter where you are from. We offer a family-friendly work-life-balance, a lot of flexibility, and the possibility to send your kids to an international school nearby - all of this in a region where kids still play in the nature and drive to school by bike. 

Black Forest Games is part of the THQ Nordic Family and THQ Nordic’s biggest internal studio. Here you will get to work on projects with new and also big longtime established IPs. You will be able to work on newest hard and software like Xbox One, PS4, Switch, Oculus, Sony PSVR and Unreal Engine.

As a bonus, Black Forest Games is located in one of the warmest, most beautiful and wealthiest areas in the South of Germany at the French border. We are located closely to Strasbourg, Karlsruhe and Basel. Getting here is a non-issue as well, because of the excellent traffic conditions – 3 airports about 30 minutes away, the Autobahn and the ICE station right around the corner.

 

Please send your application to jobs@bfgames.biz