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Rocksteady Studios is an award-winning, critically acclaimed video game developer. Founded in 2004, we are home to the widely celebrated Batman: Arkham series of games. Our philosophy for game development is all about treating people well to create quality entertainment that stands the test of time. We’re a one-project studio that built our success by combining genre-defining gameplay and character-driven cinematic narrative with AAA production values. Born in the heart of London, our multicultural team takes inspiration from the culture and history of our home in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

Rocksteady is looking for a Lead Rendering Programmer to join our dedicated and collaborative team to work on our upcoming AAA title Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

The role involves leading, supporting and providing technical guidance to our team of experienced rendering programmers. Working closely with the Rendering Director and other tech leads, you’ll help to ensure the team delivers the systems needed to create the highest quality game experience for our players in line with the artistic vision of our Art Director.

You’ll also be applying your technical expertise directly by writing code, making optimisations, and resolving complex and challenging issues.

This role will be offered as either hybrid or fully onsite, and the pattern of studio working days is flexible.

Responsibilities

  • Leading, supporting and providing technical guidance for our team of experienced rendering programmers

  • Working with Production to ensure success in hitting our timelines through effective short- and long-term planning

  • Developing rendering features and systems

  • Profiling, optimising and helping set budgets

  • Coming up with creative solutions to support content creators

  • Leading by example in development best practices

  • Maintaining and improving team effectiveness and efficiency

Requirements

  • A high level of technical ability, including with C++

  • Professional game development experience on high quality projects

  • A broad and comprehensive understanding of rendering techniques

  • Knowledge of a variety of CPU, GPU and asset optimisation approaches

  • Self-directed, organised and able to prioritise effectively

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4

  • Familiarity with the latest generation of consoles

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at [email protected].