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Real-Time Developer - Unreal Engine

Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, BC, Canada


As Distillery’s primary real-time developer, you will drive how we leverage Unreal Engine to provide artists the power and flexibility to generate beautiful real-time imagery, as well as provide clients with robust and fluid review capabilities to drive the creative vision.



  • Act as technical lead on Distillery’s version of Unreal Engine

  • Oversee the development of the tools within Unreal and the general Unreal pipeline

  • Develop controls and interfaces to accelerate artist workflows

  • Develop controls and interfaces to empower creative review and feedback

  • Work cross-functionally with other departments to ensure parity between DCC packages and Unreal. Profile and optimize scenes to meet project requirements

  • Develop shaders, tools, particle systems, and modules for the internal library.


Core Competencies:

  • Experience developing virtual production projects, games, applications, or VR/AR experiences using Unreal Engine

  • Passionate about real-time rendering and computer graphics technology.

  • Excellent communication skills and able to work effectively across multiple teams.

  • Solid organization skills with adherence to coding standards and other established protocols. (Comfortable with version control and CI)

  • Independent, self-driven, able to effectively meet deadlines.

  • Solid grasp of HLSL and Python

  • Experience with DX12 + DXR or other modern graphics APIs is very valuable

  • BA in related fields or equivalent experience

  • Proficiency with C++ and OOP a plus


Preferred Competencies:

  • High level of problem solving and creative thinking skills.

  • Strong English communication skills.

  • Ability to quickly learn and leverage new software.

  • Time management and organizational skills.

  • Strong teamwork and interdisciplinary thinking.

  • Keen artistic eye.


Who We Are:

Distillery VFX is a full-service boutique visual effects studio in Vancouver, BC, Canada, 

We're an ensemble of experienced compositors and generalists focused on delivering high-end environment and compositing work.

Our namesake is derived from our team’s deepest core value:

To refine our processes and workflows to their purest and most efficient forms.


What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary based on experience

  • A fun, creative and collaborative environment

  • Learn from the best in the biz

  • Dog-friendly workplace

  • Hybrid workplace

  • Commitment to COVID-19 Safety

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