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Product Development Lead – Manchester– VR Facial Animation

OPM Response
Employer OPM Response
Category Programmers
Salary DOE
Location UK - North West

An exciting opportunity for an experienced front-end application developer to join our client, a world-leading provider of facial animation technology, based at the Manchester office.


They’re expanding, following the development of revolutionary new real time facial capture technology, which won the “Best Real-Time Graphics and Interactivity” award in 2016.


They’re looking for a multi-talented application developer to help create the next generation of real-time facial performance capture and animation tools and solutions.




Technically own our internal application suite supporting a team of award winning animators making the tools robust, efficient and constantly improving
Manage the migration of R&D projects and technology into the production suite.
Understand and capture user requirements and translate them into effective UI/UX.
Lead on quality software engineering practices, be passionate about standards and code.




Minimum 2.1 degree from a Red Brick University in Computer Science or related subject.
Excellent Python and C++ skills (preferably C++ 11/14), including multithreading.
Extensive experience of front-end application development.
Excellent software engineering skills in an agile environment – JIRA in particular.
Familiar with working in a continuous integration environment
Good understanding of UI/UX principles.




An interest in the video games industry
Developing user interfaces in C++, Python & Qt.
Developing plugins for Maya
Understanding of real-time requirements and data communications