Senior Unreal Engineer


Vaarst
Company 
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

Up to £80,000 per annum

Job Highlights
  • Vaarst focuses on making the world a cleaner, greener and safer place by deploying technology for good.
  • Vaarst are hiring an experienced and highly skilled Senior Unreal Engineer to join our innovative team, reporting to our VP of Robotics & Simulation Engineering.
  • We offer, 25 days annual leave + public holidays, increasing 2 days per year up 35 days, private medical insurance, including Dental & optical.
Job Requirements/Description

Location: Bristol, 2+ Days Per week in the Office

Salary: Up to £80,000 if you have all of the required skills and experience

About Vaarst:

Vaarst focuses on making the world a cleaner, greener and safer place by deploying technology for good. We’re using techniques in artificial intelligence, autonomy, computer vision and marine robotics to create a difference in the world with underwater technology for our clients in offshore wind and the subsea industry.

Founded in 2021 by our sister company Rovco, we’ve announced funding of more than £20 million, been voted one of the most innovative and sustainable companies working towards net zero and won awards for Best Use of AI and Best Technology Innovation.

Discover your place in a hybrid team of 150+ people that celebrates diversity knowing that every perspective is a valuable part of our success and that empowers you to achieve a fulfilling work-life balance.  

Vaarst are hiring an experienced and highly skilled Senior Unreal Engineer to join our innovative team, reporting to our VP of Robotics & Simulation Engineering. In this role, you will lead the development of state-of-the-art digital twins and robotic simulations that drive the clean energy transition. As a key team member, you will design, develop, and optimize products and tools for both internal and external customers, supporting data analysis and autonomous robotics deployment in the offshore wind industry.

You will work closely with the product team, cross-functional engineering teams, and various stakeholders throughout the entire product lifecycle. Your responsibilities will encompass high-level software development, architectural design, and adherence to rigorous quality standards using Modern C++ and Unreal Engine. As a Senior Engineer, you will also mentor junior engineers, provide technical leadership, and contribute to strategic planning.

We’ll welcome your ideas & input and support your development

In addition, this is an incredible opportunity to help further the transition to renewable energy.

Objectives & Responsibilities:

Vaarst is an exciting and dynamic environment meaning these are likely to change as we grow, upon joining your objectives and responsibilities will include:

  • Write and maintain high-quality, efficient, and scalable code using Modern C++ within the Unreal Engine framework.
  • Architect and develop advanced digital twins and robotic simulations using Unreal Engine.
  • Implement sophisticated features and functionalities that accurately represent real-world offshore wind environments and robotic operations.
  • Lead and participate in all phases of the product lifecycle, from initial concept and design through to implementation, testing, and deployment.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to the development team.
  • Mentor and support junior engineers, fostering a collaborative and growth-oriented environment.

You should apply if you have.

(we know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the confidence gap. You don’t have to match all the listed requirements exactly to be considered for this role):

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, with a focus on Unreal Engine and Modern C++.
  • Strong understanding of software design patterns, and architectural principles.
  • Proven track record of leading, developing and supporting high-quality software solutions for complex systems.
  • Expertise in Unreal Engine, including blueprints and C++.
  • Understanding of the pitfalls of software development and how to avoid them.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor a team of engineers.

Grow together with Vaarst where you will learn and use the following:

  • Maritime Robotics knowledge to support developing autonomous solutions.
  • Digital twin user interface essentials to support experts to analyse data.
  • Developing photorealistic view to support development of Computer vision algorithms and machine learning models

Benefits

At Vaarst, we’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive. Our hybrid-remote approach and state-of-the-art Bristol Office Hub provide a welcoming space designed to nurture your creativity, productivity and well-being.

In addition you’ll get an extensive range of benefits so you can focus on doing your very best work:

  • Flexible, hybrid working so you can work when is best for you
  • 25 days annual leave + public holidays, increasing 2 days per year up 35 days
  • Private medical insurance, including Dental & optical
  • Career and learning development through paid courses, conferences and events
  • Curiosity fund – up to £500 to spend on learning which is not role related
  • Up to 10% company bonus
  • Pension up to 6% company contribution
  • Volunteering day, to give back to your local community
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recognition & rewards for doing great work and living our values and behaviours
  • Flexible working options including, reduced hours, part time, job share, phased return to work, term time working, compressed hours
  • We’re a sociable, tight-knit team with monthly socials
  • Hybrid working, Most teams work in our offices 2+ days a week to collaborate and be hands on with our technology. When you do visit our Bristol office is 10 minute walk from the train station, with its own balcony and Fresh fruit & snacks and drinks in the office
Vaarst
Company 
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

Up to £80,000 per annum

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