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Do you enjoy empowering creative talent with cutting-edge graphics tools, workflows, and features?  Would you like to design and implement real-time rendering algorithms that can leverage the ever growing power of graphics hardware on current and future platforms?  Are you excited to engage directly with development customers to gather requirements, obtain feedback, and hone new systems to a polished sheen?  Do you take pride in your ability to propose coherent solutions to complex problems involving multiple customer groups and tricky technology constraints?  Would you like to work on daring visuals that inspire generations to come, sitting next to top industry talent, at a company that cares deeply about work-life balance?

Imagine a tiny team of developers creating amazing AAA-quality content all by themselves! Imagine an artist, freed from the tedium of repetitive tasks, unconstrained by manual processes, driven only by her creativity to fulfill her vision! That is the world we at Unity strive to create and we need your help. By leveraging the latest research in real-time rendering, our Graphics team wants to empower developers and artists to create high-quality content with ease and intuitiveness without the repetitious drudgery.

As a Senior Tools Engineer on the Shader Graph team, you will help build great workflows for shader authoring in Unity, including artist-facing interactive tools, and engineer-facing APIs.  You will learn our engine’s capabilities, then help us expand them and empower millions of Unity game developers to craft incredible visual experiences.  Most importantly, you will work with an exciting and high-energy team to create the best and most technologically-impressive real-time experiences and games in the world.


  • Work closely with a cross-discipline team and technical artists to provide highly productive shader authoring workflows in Unity
  • Invent and extend features and tools within Shader Graph
  • Build and maintain production quality code for rendering, tools, and testing
  • Write user facing documentation for public facing workflows and APIs


  • Familiarity with real-time computer graphics and GPU pipelines
  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Experience in C# or C++
  • Experience developing UI, tools and workflows using modern approaches
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently
  • Methodical and investigative disposition
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and tasks

Bonus Points

  • Experience developing rendering algorithms on modern console architectures  or mobile platforms and/or PC 
  • Experience in AAA game development as a graphics programmer or tools developer
  • Familiarity with low-level graphics APIs (DirectX/OpenGL/equivalent) 
  • Cross platform development experience
  • Experience with data-driven design, and strong software architecture skills
  • Experience writing and optimizing shaders
  • Experience using Unity’s engine and tools

About Unity Technologies

Unity is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity’s platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices.

The company’s 1,400+ person research and development team keeps Unity at the forefront of development by working alongside partners to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms. Apps developed by Unity creators were downloaded more than three billion times per month in 2019 on more than two billion unique devices. For more information, please visit www.unity.com.   

Unity is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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