Graphics Programmer


Located in the heart of the UK, Derby serves as the home for BULKHEAD, a centre for creativity and innovation matched by its occupants here at Cardinal Square. Housing our AAA team, our modern, highly accessible and ever-evolving work space is a hospitable and welcoming environment for all those who join us on our journey. With a body of over 100 talented team members spread across multiple teams and projects, involvement remains a key focal point in our growth and expansion as we go from strength to strength. Adapting with an ever-evolving industry has been a key principal for our young company as we move forward, with each individual as important as the last, a focused and versatile ensemble determined to remain functional in a competitive environment. Check out more here:

  • 4 x 8hr days
  • 100% salary
  • Hybird Remote, Derby
  • Offers relocation

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in Derby, UK ⚠️

We are looking for a Senior Graphics Programmer who has excellent knowledge of UE4/UE5 to join the team working on WARDOGS, our Multiplayer All Out Warfare Shooter.

The team at BULKHEAD are a group of developers, who strive to build impressive multiplayer games. Our team members are multi-disciplined developers who strive to push boundaries, question the norm and are always looking for better ways to do things.

If you have the skills and passion we are looking for and want to be part of something special, we want to hear from you!

This is an in-studio role, and this is non-negotiable; however, we can offer bespoke relocation packages.


  • Utilize your technical skills to optimize and develop core areas of the engine
  • Research and implement new features in Unreal
  • Delivering the vision of the game whilst ensuring technical performance
  • Low-level optimization within the render pipeline, crafting shaders and delving into the newest APIs
  • Work alongside Technical Artists to support with implementation and development of new shaders
  • Produce prototypes, tools, and systems
  • Mentor and provide technical guidance to junior programmers in the team.


  • Experience in Realtime 3D rendering
  • Have strong grasp of C++, software design, programming and debugging.
  • Technically proficient in DirectX 12 or Vulkan
  • Have a strong grasp of 3D math's for games.
  • Experience writing game code with tight performance constraints.
  • Experience writing optimized code in Unreal Engine.
  • Worked on and released at least one title using Unreal Engine 4/5, preferably on

console platforms.

  • A desire to craft multiplayer games.


  • Shipped a commercial multiplayer game.
  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or other relevant experience.

A pioneering UK video game studio dedicated to creating world-class gaming experiences.

Working Week

All our employees work a 4 day work week 32hrs per week

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Our Vacation Policy

Generous annual leave depends on job title and a 4-day work week.

  • 28 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 80 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

We mostly work onsite from our office in Derby UK.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 110 across 7 departments:

  • arts and design
  • engineering
  • education
  • human resources
  • finance
  • +2 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • C++
  • Realtime 3D rendering
  • C++
  • DirectX 12
  • Vulkan
  • 3D math's
  • Game code optimization
  • Unreal Engine
  • Mentoring

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