Unity app and games developer

Posted On: February 11th, 2016    Job Type: Part Time    Job Location:

Exciting opportunity for Unity app developer at Minilab Studios

We are looking for a friendly new team member to come and join us in our studio in Hackney, London. Just few steps away from the Broadway market, London Fields station and park.

About us


Minilab Studios is a brand new creative production company that is seeking to make the most beautiful, engaging digital products that children can get their hands on. Whilst we are our own entity, we are also the digital arm of award-winning comic and children’s book publishers Nobrow and Flying Eye Books.

We have already launched our first children’s app, Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System on iOS, which was based on one of our scientific picture books, ‘Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space, by illustrator Ben Newman and quantum physicist Dr Dominic Walliman.

Whilst we have a close relationship with our sister companies, we won’t necessarily be restricted to developing projects that started life as a book. That said, when we do decide to embark on a digital project based on a book product, we won’t be looking to do straight ebook-type conversions. We want to make sure that we are always providing our customers something different, whether it be an educational resource, game or toy.

About the role

We would love to work with somebody who:

– has 3+ years professional experience in game development with Unity (both 2D and 3D) and C#.
– is passionate about games and interactive media (children’s sector a plus).
– has a good understanding of mobile development and the relevant technologies, screen sizes and operating systems.
– is good at maths.
– has a head for good UX and slick UI.
– can competently use the Unity UI system to work across all screen-shapes and sizes.
– is keen to learn how to use new plug-ins
– has an understanding of animation, physics and particle engines.
– is comfortable animating with code.
– has a grasp of graphics editing software such as Photoshop, Illustrator etc.
– has shipped at least 2 mobile titles to market (iOS and/or Android).
– is able to give examples of previous projects and explain levels of involvement.
– displays tidy programming practices and can take care of optimisation/file size etc.
– always wants to make the best product possible.
– can be instrumental in planning out scopes of work.
– is a good communicator and works well within a creative environment.
is forthcoming with new ideas and keeps abreast of tech news.

Good level of English

– familiarity with the Flash IDE.
– an eye for design.
– some knowledge of 3D packages such as Maya.
– an interest in AR experiences.

We are looking for people to grow with the company.
The role will be full time and you will be expected to work in-house at our offices in East London.

You will primarily be working alongside our lead creative as well as an animator.

Market rate salary based on experience.
Applicants must be able to work in the UK.
International applicants with knowledge of an additional language (especially French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Russian) are welcome and we can provide some help in the relocation process.

If you fit the bill and are interested in joining us on this exciting new foray into the world of digital, we would love to hear from you!

Applications should be sent to email hidden; JavaScript is required stating ‘DEVELOPER APPLICANT’ in the subject field. Please include links to your best work and a bit about yourself.

Application deadline: Friday 26th February 2016.

We will contact you by Friday 4th March 2016 if we would like to interview you.

Minilab Studios

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