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Unreal Engine - Engineer

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

Do you want to push game engine visuals beyond lowest-common-denominator consumer hardware?

Are you excited to work on several high end projects every year, instead of the same one for half a decade?

The techniques, technologies, and tools for real-time rendering are rapidly converging with the traditional offline rendering tools and production pipelines of the VFX industry. As they blend, new thrilling opportunities arise, and ILP wants to be at the frontier of this race.

To be successful in this role. We believe you have excellent communication skills at all levels, both on a technical and creative basis. That you are artistically as well as technically inclined, with strong time management & organisation skills. Last but not least, we believe you carry with you a strong teamwork ethic.

Your work will include:

  • Together with artists push state of the art for real-time rendering realism
  • Lead optimization efforts and constantly work to improve performance
  • Establish real-time workflow and integrate with existing VFX pipeline, ranging from asset ingest to creating builds
  • Provide mentorship, problem solving and bug triage for real-time rendering to our artists
  • Liaison with producers to establish deliverables and processes per project
  • Create and implement maintainable and well structured code that can grow and evolve across projects
  • Work with the producer to identify needs or opportunities for custom, show-specific tools
  • Work with producers, technical and creative leads to provide input for the budgeting process for technical development and real-time elements of a project

You need the following:

  • A strong passion for visuals
  • Excellent knowledge of modern rendering algorithms and techniques, including shading languages
  • 10+ years professional development experience, including 5 in game development or an adjacent field
  • Deep knowledge of C++
  • Strong familiarity with Unreal Engine, including blueprints, coding plugins, build system, etc
  • Strong skills in leveraging profiling tools for optimising performance and solving bugs

Experience in the following areas are considered a plus:

  • AAA games industry leadership experience
  • Experience with additional game engines, like Unity, Frostbite, CryEngine/Lumberyard, etc
  • Skill and experience in other programming languages like C#, Rust, Python

Great Place to Work

  • You get to be a pirate

  • Social and friendly work environment

  • We do world class epic stuff

  • Innovative and fast-paced culture

  • Centrally located kick-ass office

  • Work–life balance perks

About the company

Important Looking Pirates is one of Scandinavia's biggest visual effects studios. Located in the heart of Stockholm we create photorealistic VFX for international TV series and feature films.

ILP was founded by artists in 2007 with the vision to become one of the top international suppliers of VFX. Since our management are artists themselves the focus of the company has always been on the quality of our work. That focus has not only earned us the big productions we are working on today but also international recognition and several of the most prestigious industry awards. We can proudly say that we have assembled one of the best visual effects teams in the business, currently with around 110 talents from all corners of the world.

Our latest projects include films like Star Wars - Rise of Skywalker, Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom and Aladdin, and TV series like Lost in Space, Watchmen, Game of Thrones and Westworld.

Our nheadquarters is located in the famous Norstedts building on the islet of Riddarholmen. The office is designed to inspire creativity and to provide the best possible work environment for creating spectacular visual effects. Almost a third of the office consists of social areas where the pirates gather to have lunch and celebratory fikas, get company updates, participate in fussball tournaments, and hang out for Friday beers.

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