UI Developer

Full-time Sugar Creative in Cardiff

Term: Fixed Term Contract until end of September 2020


We’re looking for a versatile front-end web or mobile developer with strong experience using modern declarative UI frameworks to join our Fictioneers venture. You'll be based at our venture (Fictioneers) HQ office at the Arnolfini centre, near Temple Meads Train Station in Bristol but you should be willing to travel occasionally to Cardiff where our Sugar Creative head offices, are located.

We’re looking for experience in frameworks like Flutter, React or React Native alongside a state management library like Redux. Perhaps this is Elm, Vue/Vuex or Re-frame. Crucially, this is someone who understands the declarative UI paradigm and appreciates the power of functional immutable state transformations.

You’ll pioneer an ambitious mobile app that delivers an immersive storytelling experience embedding, Unity developed, augmented reality interactions.

About the role:

We are building a new platform to bring storytelling into the 21st century. This journey begins with a brand new Wallace & Gromit adventure in partnership with Aardman, which will be using a variety of immersive technologies and transmedia approaches.

At the heart of this is a multi-platform mobile app that ties together a broad range of transmedia storytelling and interactive experiences. This includes location-based, augmented reality gameplay and crafting economy gameplay together with audio, video, comics and social media.

To deliver this we’re using Flutter to rapidly develop consistent mobile UI, producing a native iOS and Android app. Unity, embedded in the app, allows us to seamlessly switch into AR experiences and leverage powerful game engine functionality.

Building out an extensive and in places complex mobile UI with robust state management is where we’ll need your help!

Your experience and skills: You must have:

Experience using a declarative UI framework alongside state management frameworks like Redux to build robust and scalable applications

Understanding and appreciation of the concepts behind the declarative UI paradigm and why immutable state transformations reduce complexity

Ability to adapt past experience and programming concepts to the Dart language, applying best practices to produce robust and maintainable code

Ideally also:

Any mobile development experience, native or hybrid

Reactive Extensions, Reactive X or Rx (RxJS, RxJava, RxSwift)

Appreciation for functional programming concepts

Unity (general appreciation of the core game engine concepts)

About you:

We are looking for a highly motivated UI developer to make a significant contribution to a challenging project. You should be interested in new and emerging technologies, be able to troubleshoot and fix problems as they occur, and strike the right balance between perfection and delivery.

You should be comfortable working in a lean startup environment and contributing as part of an agile delivery team.

You should have a project mentality; always be questioning how the product could be improved, ensuring our work is focused on the agreed outcomes, the project vision and purpose.

You should be comfortable with all stages of the project life cycle, from creative concepting, to initial experimentation and requirements gathering through to delivery and support

You should be used to working on large projects: prioritising work streams, working across different media, working efficiently and managing your own time, presenting in meetings, fleshing out concepts, working alongside others effectively, and liaising with our large extended team to bring everything to fruition to your own exacting standards.

Flexible and open to direction and iteration

Familiar with fast prototyping (white boxing) for testing

Ability to communicate and work with other artists, other developers & designers in a dynamic team environment

Willing to help others and ask for help where needed

Prepared to learn new tools during production

Proactive and ready to share information and assets

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Published at 12-12-2019
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