Junior Unreal Programmer

Location: Huntsville, AL

Seeking a highly motivated Junior Unreal Programmer to support a new development team primarily focused on developing serious games and training applications.

We use the phrase “serious games” to describe a variety of applications that use gaming technologies or mechanics for a purpose other than strictly entertainment. You will be a key member of an agile scrum development team working closely with fellow programmers, game designers, subject matter experts, and artists on prototyping an experimental UI/UX system for near-future flight platforms using VR, hand and eye-tracking, and hardware-in-the-loop systems.

Responsibilities and Requirements

· Interact with team members, customers, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop an application using the Unreal 4 game engine

· Develop an application in a VR environment utilizing non-traditional input (eye and hand tracking, HOTAS)

· Contribute creatively to the application design and development process, from prototype to delivery

· Develop and test code, fix bugs, profile and optimize code as directed

· Follow best practices, development processes, and coding standards

· Document and peer review technical designs with other software engineers

· Write efficient code with descriptive comments and maintain attention to detail

· Take ownership of his/her work as a highly motivated self-starter

· Possess a demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines, prioritize workload, manage time efficiently, and work in a small team environment

Required Skills:

· Demonstrated experience with and proficiency with the Unreal 4 Engine (C++)

· Experience with version control software (Perforce, Git etc)

· Must be a U.S. Citizen

· Active Secret security clearance


Desired Skills:

· Experience in other Game Engines (Unity, VBS, etc)

·Experience with AR/VR platforms (HTC Vive, Oculus, ARKit, Hololense, etc)

·Experience implementing Hand and Eye Tracking solutions

·Experience with the life cycle of design and programming of training content from concept through project completion

·Experience working in an Agile Scrum environment

·A portfolio with examples of past work is preferred 


· Bachelor's in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Game Programming, or related technical discipline is desired

· Demonstratable work experience (4+ years) may be used in lieu of degree


About HigherEchelon, Inc.

HigherEchelon, Inc. (HE) is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) organizational performance consulting firm with offerings in Engineering, Gaming & Simulation, Cyber Training, Salesforce, Enterprise Technology, and Human Capital. HigherEchelon aims to be the premier trusted partner in organizational excellence and achieves this through sustained investment in talent and the employee experience. HigherEchelon puts the employee first to better serve customer needs and sustain excellence.

HigherEchelon offers competitive full-time benefits including paid vacation and holidays, 401(k) matching, full health/dental/vision coverage, plus much more. For on-site and remote employees, flexible work schedules are offered when authorized.

By joining our team, you are choosing to embark on a journey towards excellence as a valued team member and trusted partner. We appreciate your inquiry and look forward to discussing the opportunity further.


HigherEchelon, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in its job application procedures.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. HigherEchelon, Inc. participates in E-Verify.

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Job applicants who may require assistance regarding filling out an application are invited to advise us of their needs. Please email us at hr@higherechelon.com for assistance.
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