Senior UI Developer / Senior Tech Artist (UI) / UI Technology Lead NEXT GAMES / Helsinki

PUBLISHED: October 8, 2021

Do you know the inner workings of Unity UI inside out and have a passion for mobile games? We are looking for a Senior UI Developer / Senior Tech Artist (UI) / UI Technology Lead to join our mobile games studio in Helsinki as soon as possible. This is a new position within the team and the title can be tailored based on the applicants’ preferences. If you have the dedication and skills that we are looking for, this is a unique opportunity to work with some of the world’s best-known IPs such as The Walking Dead, Blade Runner and Netflix’s Stranger Things, as well as some other exciting unannounced projects.
What you will get to work on:
You would be starting out by bringing polish to our latest title Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales, while working alongside other artists and UX designers in refining UI assets and guiding them with optimal workflows. You will be helping to optimise the art assets with game performance front and centre in your mind and be constantly developing technical solutions to solve performance issues while executing artistic and game vision. You will be the missing link between concept art and our game programmers in helping to bring the game’s artistic vision to life in the engine.
In the long term you will have plenty of ownership in how we develop UI and can help Next Games as a studio to stay up-to-date with the latest UI tools and technologies in all of our future titles.

Your experience included:

    • Extensive experience working with UI implementation inside Unity
    • Shipping and working on Mobile Games in 2D and 3D
    • Performance optimisation in Unity
    • Mobile game art implementation and knowledge of its limitations
    • Comfortable using C# to develop functionality inside the game
    • Excel in cross-team communication

Nice to have:

    • 2D rigging knowledge and experience
    • Experience in profiling in Unity and on device
    • Experience working with Git
We are looking for someone proactive and engineering minded. Someone who is willing to take ownership in how to best implement and utilise existing and future UI tools.  You should be ready to work hard and be proactive to fill gaps in your knowledge when necessary. You will be ready to learn to work alongside a tight knit team of artists and developers and so great communication is a must. You should be ready to think of Next Games as an amazing step in your career to becoming a senior and/or establish yourself as a true expert in this field. This is a job for someone who is ready to live and breathe Next Games. You will become an essential part of our art team and there will be plenty of opportunities to grow.
We offer you an opportunity to put your skills and knowledge into work with diverse tasks. We value collaboration in our open and inclusive culture and you will get to work with great colleagues from different backgrounds. With us, you will have the opportunity to learn and develop yourself professionally – and have fun while doing it.
Next Games is proud to have a history of collaboration with some of the world’s biggest media properties, such as AMC’s The Walking Dead and Netflix’s Stranger Things. The fans of these properties are people young and young at heart, from all walks of life – not just those traditionally seen as ‘gamers’. At Next Games, we seek to delight and entertain players of all kinds. We do this by creating games that expand the worlds of the most beloved media and entertainment properties of our day.
Our core values – Caring, Curiosity, and Courage – guide us in our efforts, so these should be close to your heart as well. We aim high here at Next Games and will ask you to do the same. In exchange, you’ll be part of a team that is great to work with, who is dedicated and passionate about what we do – we believe passion is contagious. Giving each Nextgamer the tools and means to succeed in their job is our priority. We believe the fruits of our labor should be shared with everyone at Next Games. We offer the opportunity to work with a diverse bunch of passionate and dedicated people, a competitive salary and benefits package, but first and foremost a big challenge.
Does this sound like you? Send your CV and cover letter through the application link as soon as possible.
We will get back to you as soon as possible, so do not hesitate to submit your application.