Virtual Reality Toolkit Developer - 1 year contract

Job Type:
Areas of Expertise:
Graduate, Programming and Development
Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland
University of York & Wild Rover Productions Ltd
Job Ref:


Virtual Reality Toolkit Developer

Ref: 5591

Based at Wild Rover Productions, Ltd., in Belfast, a well establish worldwide broadcast television production company, you will lead the technical thread of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project between Wild Rover and the University of York. This project aims to develop a toolkit for the software package Unity to help streamline prototyping and production workflow for cinematic VR programmes.

Preferably you will have a PhD in computer science, games design, visual effects or a closely related area. A MSc degree in the same area will also be considered. Experience in Unity scripting is a essential.  Knowledge of virtual reality programming is highly desirable.

You should be experienced in writing software and proficient in coding in C#, Javascript and/or C++. You will ideally have experience in app publishing for Android, iOS, Oculus, Steam and/or related platforms. You will have good communication and team-working skills and an ability to work independently to provide innovative solutions. You will need to be confident presenting and explaining your solutions both to the company and to external parties.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with Wild Rover Productions and University of York academics, which will provide extremely interesting and diverse challenges and presents an excellent opportunity for career development.

Wild Rover Production’s programmes have aired (and continue to air) worldwide.  These include projects for BBC One, Channel 4 in the UK, ABC in the US and many others – see for details. Recognizing the uptake in Virtual Reality systems, Wild Rover have started to position themselves to be able to generate high quality content for this exciting new medium.  This position represents a unique opportunity to work with a top production company in support of developing cutting-edge cinematic VR programmes.

The salary will be fixed and will be up to £30,175 per annum on Grade 5 of the University’s salary scales. There is also an additional £4,000 for training and development. 

You will be a University of York employee but be based at Wild Rover Productions Ltd. in Belfast.

The post is available full-time, on a fixed-term contract basis.

Salary will be: £30,738 a year.

Closing date: 26 April 2017

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Contact Details:
University of York & Wild Rover Productions Ltd
Tel: 01904 32 0000
Contact: Ellen Tunbridge

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