Hello! Variable State is looking for a contract programmer to work on Virginia. The role will begin in May and last for 15 months. This is a fixed term contract and will not lead to a full time position I'm afraid, even if you are entirely lovely. Responsibilities: Developing features and systems in coordination with design Bringing Virginia to a variety of platforms, overseeing compliance, compatibility and certification Ensuring build stability at every stage of the project You must be able to: Work remotely, using your own hardware and software Participate in web-based company chat and video conference Be available for normal business hours in UK time / GMT+0 Work in Unity, write in C# Design and write structured, well thought out code Submit work via Perforce Work independently with confidence, own your tasks and deliver to quality in a timely manner and to deadline Added bonuses: You have shipped PC or console titles before You’re familiar with Unity You live in or near London, England We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of age, gender and ethnicity, but, as women, LGBTQs and members of ethnic minorities are under-represented in games, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. We value folk who are patient in their dealings with others and who are thoughtful and conscientious in their approach to work. We like people who are open and communicative about what they do, who like sharing knowledge and enjoy educating team members about their field of expertise. Interested? Please drop us a line with your CV at email@example.com. Thanks! Oh yeah! Just to give you a bit more information about the game and the people you could be working with: Variable State is a virtual studio based out of the UK and Ireland. It was set up by myself, Jon Burroughs, and my friend Terry Kenny back in January of 2014. We each have over a decade of experience working in studio game development, which is partly why we don't want to do it anymore. I've worked at various times for companies like EA and Rare, Terry's worked for Rockstar on the GTA games. We're collaborating with composer Lyndon Holland and, from time to time, with artist Wayne Peters. Virginia is our first game. It's a first person interactive story something-or-other, equal parts inspired by Twin Peaks and Thirty Flights of Loving. We've shown off a limited demo at some trade shows and plan to release a full length version a some point next year. You can read some of the press coverage of the game here: link! If it tickles you and the job spec seems like your kind of thing please do get in touch. A word of warning, even though we're a virtual studio and work remotely, we really need someone who'll be prepared be available during business hours in UK / GMT+0 time. That doesn't necessarily preclude anybody applying who lives in a different time zone, but it's something you should definitely be mindful of. Thanks for reading. And thank you to anyone who has got in touch so far. I'll try to get back to everyone in due course!