Unreal (Real-Time) TD
The Third Floor
London, UK
4d ago

THE THIRD FLOOR is the world’s leading visualization company with offices in Los Angeles and London as well as on location with productions around the world.

Since 2004, the studio has helped clients visualize and maximize content by producing computer-animated blueprints, known as previsualizations .

The Third Floor is a fun, creative company founded by artists, for artists. We work on extremely high-profile projects, while maintaining a small studio feel.

Recent examples of our work include projects for Marvel, Disney, Lucas Film, Legendary Entertainment, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Sony, HBO, EA and many more.

The Third Floor London is looking for an Unreal TD and Engine Developer to work within the Technology department. The ideal candidate will come with extensive Unreal Engine experience.

They will work with our visualization teams to support their work on shows and well as working with the R&D and Pipeline teams to develop tools and apps for the internal teams and clients.

Responsibilities :

Work directly on shows to create custom, show-specific tools, and solutions

Support the visualization teams with exporting Assets and Animation from Maya to Unreal and back

Helping troubleshoot artist problems and issues with TTF proprietary Mercury Maya / Unreal Pipeline

Support the project teams with the technical implementation in Unreal

Support the rendering of shots out of Sequencer in Unreal

Support the use of built-in and proprietary Unreal based VR / AR tools on shows

Support performance profiling and run time efficiency efforts

Work with the Technology team to evaluate new technology for use at the studio and identify areas of improvement in current workflows

Responsible for making builds of in-house tools and plugins

Essential Skills :

1-2 years of industry experience

Proven communication and problem-solving skills

Extensive knowledge of Unreal Engine, including Blueprints, Sequencer, profiling, FBX workflows

Comfortable with the Unreal build system

Excellent understanding of version control

Proven games industry experience, with a Technical Director credit on at least one published title

Desired Additional Skills :

Scripting experience Python preferred

Knowledge of C++ and the ability to write Unreal plugins

Solid understanding of the VFX pipeline & DCC tool experience - Maya, Motionbuilder, and Nuke

Familiarity with traditional filmmaking workflows, roles, and departments

Slate / UMG (Unreal UI systems)

Understanding of VR and AR

Experience building for iOS devices and a working knowledge of the Apple Development environment

Understanding of Virtual Production tools and techniques

Personal attributes :

Able to think creatively and resolve technical challenges and limitations

Excellent communication skills at all levels, both on a technical and creative basis

Artistically as well as technically inclined

Strong time management & organization skills

Strong teamwork ethic

TTFL Perks :

  • Training & Development - We offer group training sessions for all roles and disciplines.
  • Coffee Wednesdays - Supporting independent coffee shops, every Wednesday afternoon, our studio takes a mid-week break to socialise and have that all-important screen break!
  • Monthly Superhero Nomination - Each month we ask you to nominate a member of staff as your Superhero of the Month. The team member with the most nominations is then awarded a voucher of their choice.
  • Weekly Happy Hour - At the end of each week we celebrate team birthdays. We offer a wide selection of drinks, snacks and sweets.
  • Monthly Offsite Team Lunches - Once a month we like to treat our workers located at the film studios to a team lunch.
  • Work-life balance - We believe in a healthy work-life balance and encourage our staff to start and finish work on-time, we strive to avoid overtime and weekend work.
  • Social events - We understand the importance of social interaction and we hold annual summer picnics, Christmas party and a February blues party.
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