Company: Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
You will be a key member of W+K Amsterdam’s growing interactive and VR lab and work very closely with our creative teams.
You are a creative developer that has a strong appreciation for game mechanics, user experience and craft.
You’re a creative problem solver who doesn’t just look for the easiest way out, but can guide us to the best creative solutions.
You take initiative and get involved in projects.
You’re excited about pushing the limits of VR interactivity and gameplay.
You are the multitool of the department, able to self-learn new applications and guide us towards emerging innovations.
You are passionate about creating innovative new realities with AR and VR + (MR).
You also have impeccable taste and are ideally very familiar with art and technology trends.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIREMENTS
+ Work closely with creative directors and producers to implement VR gameplay features, user interface and functionality using the Unreal Engine
+ Contribute ideas and solutions on all aspects of VR game production and development
+ Deep technical understanding of HTC Vive, Oculus and other VR Headset capabilities
+ Ability to write clean code
+ Ability to debug and QA projects
+ Familiarity with 3d pipelines and ability to create systems for real-time production.
+ Basic 3D Modeling a plus
+ Familiarity with C++ / HTML5 / unity / 3DS Max or C4D / vvvv always a plus
HARDWARE PROTOTYPING (25%)
+ Developing proof of concept interactive prototypes for clients and internal initiatives
+ Working closely with creative teams to determine when a prototype is required and functional requirements of the prototype
+ Working on R+D to find technical solutions for client challenges
+ Willingness to learn about new and emerging technologies
+Understanding of, and ability to develop prototypes using Arduino technology
+ Knowledge of wearables / haptics
Level – Mid (3-5 years experience)
Reports to: Head of Interactive Production
Timing: freelance with opportunity to go full time – Starting asap
How To Apply:
IMPORTANT – Applicants must be able to freelance in The Netherlands without needing a visa.
Please send your CV and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Freelance Developer”