Game Engine Architect

We are putting together a new team for a project that aims to speed up the development of exciting features for the students and teachers using Labster. We are looking for a Game Engine (Unity) Lead to help us deliver a high performance experience.

This is your chance to join an early stage project within a successful startup/ scale-up and shape the project's future. We are using Unity as the main game engine for our product and we are looking to rebuild our engine to be a high performance engine and delivery platform to enable us to create an amazing experience for our users.

What you'll be doing

  • Implementing game engine systems, tools and workflows for other developers and content creators, dependency management and quality checkers.

  • Driving and participating in conversations and decisions regarding the technical vision for the game engine with technical, product and content creator stakeholders.

  • Fostering a game development community involved in constant exchange of ideas, best practices, skills and innovation across teams.

  • Evaluating new frameworks and tools that can be integrated into the existing engine without breaking previous implementations.

If you've got these skills, we'd love to hear from you

  • +4 experience of Unity3D. Deep understanding of Unity workflows and tools specially on Asset bundles / Addressable asset systems.

  • You have been part of shipping multiple titles/ products preferably on mobile platforms and tool packages using Unity3D

  • Experience operating a game during production and post production phase (Game as a service mentality)

  • Expert in C#

  • Excellent track record of building a high performing engine and tooling for game designers and content creators

  • Strong understanding of game programming patterns and multithreaded/ parallel programming

  • Directing performance optimisation including CPU and GPU performance, memory, streaming and build processes

  • Knowledgeable in refactoring and optimizing when it’s appropriate

  • Excellent code review skills

Bonus skills

  • Experience with gamified education

  • Experience in at least one aspect of game technology development (audio, 3D, animation, gameplay, UI)

  • Experience of working with VR

  • Understanding of CI processes and product release cycle

  • Experience using one or more commercial game engines


Why Labster.

We are Labster. Creators of virtual science lab software that makes learning engaging, effective and accessible, to as many students as possible. We exist to empower the next generation of scientists to change the world. It’s our mission to support 100 million science learners globally by 2025. 

In the same way our technology empowers students, we thrive on an autonomous and innovative culture based on Holacracy, and ensuring that your work fits into your lifestyle. 

We encourage individual expression, boldly challenge how it’s always been done, and foster learning, creativity and growth. How you work is in your control, balanced by the comfort of access to like-minded, inspiring people, when you need it.

What’s in it for you? 

  • Be a part of making science accessible and engaging to the world’s future scientists 
  • Embrace the autonomy of Holacracy, and work that fits into your lifestyle
  • Fair and attractive salaries
  • Work with flexibility
  • Unlimited paid vacation (which we encourage you to actually take!)
  • Learning budget & freedom to decide what you learn!
  • Company-wide equity program
  • Opportunities to travel and meet your colleagues from around the world! (Covid permitting)