Senior Software Engineer - Disguise

Role: Software Engineer (Senior)
Department: Engineering
Location: UK - London
Reports into: Lead Software Engineer

Check out the bottom of the advert to see our industry leading benefits package, including £400/annum budget to spent on attending live events (anything from Beyonce to eSports) and induction into the shares scheme, granting you anything from 3 months - 2 years of salary in 2025!!

About the role:
disguise are looking for a senior software engineer who considers themselves to be a generalist programmer. The successful applicant will enjoy working at the cutting edge of their industry, providing software for demanding end users. They will be an exceptional engineer with proven experience using C++ who is excited to improve the product and their own skill-set by applying good development practices.

Development is conducted in small, highly focused teams of engineers, light on process and requiring a hands-on approach.

What you will do:
Improve, support and maintain existing areas of the product
Build and technically specify new features
Participate in and lead code reviews
Work closely with a team of developers to solve our most technically challenging problems
Work closely with a team of support engineers to help them better understand customer issues
Share knowledge of your expertise with the team
Help to grow the team by participating in technical interviews

Experience we are looking for:
Experience writing C++ to build a commercial product
Experience releasing a commercial software product
Experience working in a team to create code, review code and fix bugs
Experience in real-time systems

Skills, behaviour and values we are looking for:
You will have clear communication, both verbal and written
You will have excellent attention to detail, when writing and reviewing code
You will enjoy problem solving complex issues with a curious and inquisitive mind
You will be technically competent and interested in building out a product (ie, what the product should do, what else can make the product great)
You will be collaborative, working with the team to build a product and knowledge share
You will be pragmatic in the way you approach writing code
You will be passionate to expand your knowledge
You will have the resilience to keep experimenting

About disguise
disguise sits at the heart of the most inspiring live and virtual experiences in the world, leading the market in building a software and hardware solution that designs, sequences and controls the most spectacular productions across film and TV, broadcast, live and corporate events.

Building on our two-decade legacy in the live event space, where our workflow has powered global concert tours for artists like U2 and Beyoncé, festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury and theatre productions like Frozen and Harry Potter, in the past year we have also led the way in Extended Reality (xR) for remote virtual production.

Our award-winning xR workflow has enabled over 300 productions in the past 12 months, for music artists such as Katy Perry and Billie Eilish, broadcast TV channels like ITV and Eurosport, enterprise businesses like SAP and Siemens, educational institutions like the University of Michigan and notable VFX studios like Framestore and DNEG.

We partner closely with Epic Games, NVIDIA, Netflix and many more to further develop and democratize our virtual production solution and enable teams anywhere to create their best story with the most innovative tools.

With offices in London, LA, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo, we are a fast-growing company that hires bright, creative, talented individuals across the world to push the boundaries of visual experiences and build lasting relationships with our community.

We were delighted to be recognized as one of the Financial Times’ top 1000 fastest growing businesses for 2021. Watch our showreel to see just some of the incredible work of how disguise products are used

Our values
Honest. We are real with ourselves and our clients and share our ideas with openness and transparency.
Evolutionary. We innovate using our user’s ever-changing needs so our technology remains ahead-of-the-game.
Fearless. We take the best path, not the easiest, and innovate where it’s right, not where it’s simplest.
Resilience. We don’t give up until we find the right solution, even if it means going outside our remit.
Belong. We create an environment where everyone feels like they belong and is empowered to do their best work.

Our benefits
We have a really competitive benefits package as we want to make sure we retain the best talent out there. Our benefits for every perm hire, globally include:

LTIP scheme - disguise is aiming for $1bn ‘unicorn’ valuation in 2025, which would mean a payout to ALL employees (representing between 3 month and 2 years worth of salary)
Salary - reviewed every twelve months w/ equal pay for equal work, and proactive pay increases for growing responsibilities
Above and beyond gift voucher awards
Long service rewards (3, 5, 10+ years)
Gig allowance - £400 on tickets every year
Flexible hours - some people start work at 10am , and others begin at 7am and finish earlier. Create a pattern that works for your team and for you
Hybrid working between home and our offices
Enhance holiday entitlement - 20% above the statutory
Belonging policies - including (but not limited to) support for Parental, Fertility, Miscarriage, Menopause and Transitioning
Mental health and wellbeing - subscription to the calm app, weekly desk-yoga and mental health first-aid buddies
Healthcare cash back plans & employee assistance programmes
Fresh fruit
Coaching & mentoring

Don’t disguise your differences.
Innovation comes from everyone. We strive to create a workplace that reflects our diverse audience. We celebrate our people for their full authentic selves, and embrace uniqueness. Inclusion and Equity matter at disguise. We create together and we create everywhere.

If you are still looking to hire someone I would be interested in this position, as what you are wanting done is well within my area of expertise
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Cheers and Have a great day ahead,