Junior Creative Technologist

Employer

Job Description

IGNITING CURIOSITY, MAKING IMPACT

Join us in creating Impact Entertainment

We combine the magic of technology with the science of stories to create emotionally engaging interactive experiences with purpose. Our team consists of leading experts in game design and development, multi-sensory technology, animation, graphic design, and immersive film, television, and live event production.

Our benefits:

AN ICONIC LONDON LOCATION

Our offices are based in Somerset House, the cultural hub of creativity and innovation.

Located in the heart of London, overlooking the River Thames, South Bank and the Houses of Parliament, staff have access to all that Somerset House has to offer. From bike racks, showers, snooker rooms, a 10-20% discount in various bars, cafes, and restaurants onsite to free access to exhibitions, make the most of what the inspiring location has to offer.

WE SUPPORT FLEXIBLE WORKING

Your time matters to us. We operate on a hybrid office / home working model

CLIMATE POSITIVE

Our workforce is climate positive. We're proud to partner with Ecologi - by donating to Ecologi every month on behalf of our team, we have taken our first steps to ensure we tread more lightly on our planet. You can see all the amazing projects our donations support on our F42 Ecologi Profile: https://ecologi.com/factory42

Factory 42 currently offers the following benefits to all permanent employees:

💪 LIFESTYLE BENEFITS: Cycle to work scheme, gym membership, electric car scheme

❤️‍🩹 PROTECTION BENEFITS: Life assurance

🏥 HEALTH BENEFITS: Private medical insurance & dental insurance

👍 ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: Employees can choose from a range of further benefits

💷 PENSION: Pension scheme, 3% employer contribution

🗣 WELLBEING BENEFITS: Free access to confidential counselling & advice as part of the Employee Assistance Programme

Inspired by our mission and culture? Apply now!

The Opportunity

We are looking for a new Junior Creative Technologist to join our creative development team and help deliver applied R&D into our product roadmap, and innovation horizon scanning so we maintain our use of cutting edge technologies in all our products.

Key Responsibilities
  • Build and deliver software and hardware prototypes across a range of technologies in XR & immersive technologies;
  • Support our Commercial and Product teams in building prototypes as part of sales pipeline & pitch presentations;
  • Support the CTO in technology horizon scanning and dissemination of that knowledge to the wider company;
  • Support Factory 42 creative teams by integrating/utilising and/or building software tools aligned with our strategic technology roadmap;
  • Assist Factory 42 development team in maintaining and operating product demonstrations (including software/hardware/physical set & props) for external customers and stakeholders;
  • Maintain well organised documentation that is shareable across the company;
  • Deliver prototypes and product demonstrations following all relevant Health & Safety guidelines

Essential

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Working in a team delivering immersive technology projects and producing work of an exceptionally high standard.
  • Communicating with other team members to establish effective pipelines and timely delivery of work.
  • Excellent creative problem solving, systems and design thinking skills.
  • Excellent C# / C++ and scripting language skills, demonstrable Unity or Unreal experience.
  • Hardware development skills, across a wide range of immersive technologies (e.g. audiovisual, haptics, robotics, displays, sensors, electronic circuit boards).
  • Degree in design / computer science / engineering or equivalent professional experience.
  • Ability to constantly learn and stay in touch with evolving technology and creative innovations.

DESIRED
  • Software Architecture Fundamentals in object-oriented design and data structures.
  • Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Familiarity and experience using software version control.
  • 3D computer graphics application knowledge (Maya, Houdini, 3DS Max...)
  • VR/AR/MR product development experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge of key elements of game development processes from concept to product launch.

Job Type

Fixed Term Contract - 9 months with view to extend.

Schedule

Monday to Friday 9:30am - 6:00pm (with the option to flex hours)

Who you are

We are looking for someone with a passion for XR and immersive technologies, and a hunger to bring cutting edge innovation into products that will delight our customers. The ideal person will be collaborative, eager to learn as well as share their experience with team mates, and will hit the ground running and help make an impact.

Our Values

Our culture is our DNA. It defines who we are, how we operate and how we recruit, reward and release people based on these values.

🙂 Happy: We are happy to come to work and happy to be at work

📚 Humble: We are humble enough to want to learn every day

🌎 Human Centered: Everything we do is about our customers

💪 Hungry: We are passionate about our mission and we come to work hungry to deliver

🌟 Honest: We take an honest, responsible and sustainable approach to everything we do

☄️ High Quality: We aim high and take huge pride in producing the highest quality work possible

Our interview process

First, you will meet the hiring manager for a 45 minute chat about all things Factory 42, the role and specifically the team you have applied to work with.

🌿 Remember, interviews are a two way thing - so use each stage as an opportunity to ask away any questions you may have for us too!

Next, you will meet another member (or three!) of the team you will be working with.

🌿 This will be a similar format as your first interview, where we will assess your skills and experience along with key competencies for the role.

Finally, our culture and values are our DNA; which is why every F42 member finishes our process with a light hearted culture fit interview. This is a chance for you to really get a glimpse into what it's like to work with us.