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Graduate Graphics Programmer

Frontier are the studio behind Jurassic World Evolution, Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster. We are Britain’s biggest independent publisher and developer of videogames, based among the world-leading technology cluster in the historic city of Cambridge, England.

We are proud to be named one of the UK’s Best Places to Work by

We’re looking for a Graduate Graphics/Render Programmer with knowledge and experience of modern rendering systems as well as excellent communication and self-management skills.

Frontier uses its proprietary Cobra ™ engine which allows us to create whatever we can imagine and design. As such; we’re looking for a candidate who can innovate and use our existing technology to its fullest. We pride ourselves on the strength of our game visuals and and depth of technical expertise within the team. In return we can offer you unique challenges not found elsewhere and the ability to shape our graphics technology and visuals in ways only proprietary engines can offer.

This is one of the key roles within our team and we’re looking for candidates whose aspirations match. If you believe you have the skills and passion for this role we would love to hear from you!


  • Enhance and create graphics features to deliver the visual goals of the project
  • Work not only with members of the render and wider programming team but also with artists and content creators to help develop and enhance visual features.
  • Be responsible for profiling and optimising graphical features within the game
  • Pro-actively contribute to the render and coding teams.

About you

  • Enjoys working collaboratively with a cross-discipline team
  • Ability to solve problems and adapt to emerging requirements
  • Open to exploring new ideas and approaches
  • Strong programming skills in C++ and shader languages such as; HLSL
  • Knowledge of modern game render/graphics pipelines
  • Experience with profilers (PIX, Tuner, Nsight, VTune, etc.)
  • Strong 3D maths skills


  • Knowledge of graphics API’s such as; DX11/12
  • An artistic eye is beneficial
  • Cross-platform development experience including Xbox One or Playstation 4
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge through a form of code samples

What we can offer you

At Frontier we believe your work should be rewarding in every way. We offer the chance to work on blockbuster franchises and world-leading IP in a studio environment considered one of the best places to work in the UK.

We also offer a range of flexible benefits to our 400+ team, including life assurance, private family healthcare, pension, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, regular in-house wellbeing sessions, regular social events, and annual bonus and sharesave schemes for everyone to share in the studio’s success.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.



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