Graphics Programmer (C/C++ etc) at Huawei Research & Development UK Ltd, Cambridge, £Contractor Rate

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  • Cambridge, UK
  • Jul 09, 2024
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Graphics Programmer (Contractor)

About Huawei Research and Development UK Limited

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

Our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; bring cloud and artificial intelligence to all four corners of the earth to provide superior computing power where you need it, when you need it; build digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with AI, making it more personalized for people in all aspects of their life, whether they’re at home, in the office, or on the go.

This spirit of innovation has led Huawei to work in close partnership with leading academic institutions in the UK to develop and refine the latest technologies. The company’s commitment to investment in R&D in the UK, through university partnerships or bespoke facilities such as the photonics centre in Ipswich, will keep the country at the forefront of global digital innovation. And through this commitment, the UK will play an increasingly significant role in helping Huawei to develop the technologies of the future that will transform the way we all communicate, work and live.


For the past 30 years we have maintained an unwavering focus, rejecting shortcuts and easy opportunities that don't align with our core business. With a practical approach to everything we do, we concentrate our efforts and invest patiently to drive technological breakthroughs.

This strategic focus is a reflection of our core values:

  • staying customer-centric,
  • inspiring dedication,
  • persevering,
  • Growing by reflection.

Huawei Research and Development UK Limited Overview

Huawei’s vision is a fully connected, intelligent world.

To achieve this, we work to inspire passion for basic research around the world. Our combined passion drives development across the global innovation value chain. Huawei has the largest Research and Development organization in the world with 96,000+ employees in research centers around the globe. In the UK, we already have design centers in Cambridge, London, Edinburgh, Ipswich and Bristol. We continue to explore and define new research directions and new services. We have expanded our collaborations with academic researchers; researched new network architectures, integration of communications and key enabling technologies; and developed the fundamental theories of these technologies. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey and drive your career forward.

Job Summary

Kirin platform is the groundbreaking SOC that powers Huawei mobile phone and other devices. In order to provide the best-possible experience for our customers, we’re looking for world class experts in Game Graphics.

As a Graphics Programmer contractor with the Kirin team, you will invent, implement, and deploy state of the art robust graphics algorithms and systems targeted to enhancing existing Game Graphics solutions. You will be working on projects that builds on cross-domain topics: AI, Computer Vision and Graphics. You will build prototypes and explore conceptually new solutions. You will interact closely with both AI and Computer Graphics teams. A successful candidate should have hands-on experience in Computer Graphics. The right candidate will contribute to the graphics pipeline, GPU architecture and graphics techniques. You will be developing high-quality performant game graphic systems targeted for mobile devices.

  1. Be responsible on various aspects of the graphics pipeline, GPU architecture and graphics techniques.
  2. Integrate graphics/AI algorithms targeted for enhancing Computer Graphics pipeline both in efficiency and quality.

Key Responsibilities:

1, Design the Graphics algorithms for both mobile phone and PC for range of games including AAA games.

2, Write/modify GPU shaders and run them on either PC or mobile phone.

3, Design, integrate and develop graphics algorithms in various renderers mainly Unreal Engine 5.

4, Modify and run graphics shaders in APKs on various mobile devices.

5, Profile and optimize GPU code (Vulkan).


  • 5+ years of experience in a Graphics Programmer role or similar.
  • Highly recommended to have advanced Game Computer graphics knowledge.
  • Have strong programming skills and be proficient in C/C++.
  • Extensive experience of HLSL/GLSL shader programming languages.
  • Deep knowledge and hands-on experience with modern graphics APIs (e.g. DirectX, OpenGL, Vulkan).
  • Highly recommended to have advanced experience of game engines (e.g. Unity, Unreal, etc.)
  • Highly recommended to have advanced experience of graphics libraries (e.g. OpenGL, Vulkan, Metal, etc.)
  • Highly recommended to have advanced experience in developing game computer graphics for mobile phones.
  • Extensive experience in GPU debugging and graphics bug fixing.
  • Experience in GPU profiling and optimisation and Knowledge of profiling tools (e.g. PIX, VTune, Render Doc etc).
  • Extensive experience in Lighting shaders, Raytracing and Global Illumination.
  • Extensive experience of rendering hardware and implementing some modern rendering techniques e.g. screen-space post-processing effects, ambient occlusion, shadows, reflections, modern specular lighting reflectance models.
  • Strong 3D math skills (linear algebra, vector math)
  • Participated in the full development cycle of mobile phones and PC games starting from basic prototypes through to release.
  • Bachelor’s/MSc/Phd degree in in relevant disciplines such as Mathematics, Computer Science, or Computer Graphics, etc.
  • A passion for graphics, games and games technology


  • Develop high performance, clean and well-tested code
  • Follow best practises, development processes and documentation
  • Identify, anticipate, and solve problems that arise
  • Work across multi-disciplinary teams on a different project
  • Optimise and maintain existing code
  • Good written and spoken English.