Graphics Engineer/Programmer

VACANCIES / Graphics Engineer/Programmer

Position: Graphics Engineer/Programmer
Category: Full-time employment
Location: Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies, Nicosia, Cyprus
The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging Technologies – RISE ( is a newly founded research centre of excellence in Nicosia, Cyprus. RISE is a significant investment supported by the European Commission, the Republic of Cyprus and its founding Partners, the Municipality of Nicosia, Max Planck, University College London, the University of Cyprus, the Cyprus University of Technology and the Open University of Cyprus.
The Centre will conduct excellent, internationally competitive scientific research in the area of interactive media delivered by high-calibre multidisciplinary research teams. RISE will also engage in knowledge transfer and innovation activities aiming to bridge the gap between scientific research and STEM-led innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Centre is seeking a Graphics Engineer/Programmer to join its fast-growing team of passionate and enthusiastic professionals for full-time employment at the premises of the Centre in Nicosia, Cyprus. RISE is an equal opportunity employer and the position is open to everyone, internationally.

Main responsibilities include:

  1. Follow design specifications to develop, test, debug, install, document, and maintain new software applications
  2. Follow design specifications to develop new and enhanced functionality for existing software applications
  3. Prepare code and documentation in support of program development
  4. Provide graphics programming support to research teams
  5. Build VR features for a range of uses
  6. Collaborate with 3D-artists on graphics techniques
Profile of the ideal candidate
  1. Self-motivated, autonomous and responsible in making design and development choices
  2. Able to work well with teams with diverse skills (including ones with minimal programming and graphics principles)
  3. Resourceful in finding the data and tools needed to get the job done
  4. Proactive in exploring how research work can be turned into prototypes and products
  5. Solid work ethics, passion for innovation, and scientifically open-minded

Desired qualifications & requirements
  1. Bachelor's degree in computer science, interactive multimedia or engineering discipline, or equivalent experience. Master’s degree considered an advantage
  2. Minimum 1 year of work experience as a Game or Graphics Programmer is a must
  3. Professional experience in programming C/C++ and C#
  4. Background in object-oriented design and software engineering methodologies
  5. Experience developing applications in Unity3D
  6. Experience in developing VR applications and working with VR headsets, e.g. Oculus Rift, HTC Vive etc, will be considered a plus
  7. Proficient understanding of code versioning tools
  8. Understanding of graphics pipeline
  9. Ability to troubleshoot
  10. Write clean, maintainable and portable code
  11. Excellent knowledge of English
  12. For non EU applicants a work permit will be required

A very attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate according to qualifications and experience.
Interested candidates should submit the following items via email to
  1. Cover letter which clearly specifies availability date for full time employment.
  2. Full CV (including personal contact details).
  3. Contact details of two referees.
The deadline for applications is the 29th of March 2019.

For general inquiries, applicants may contact the Senior HR Business Partner of the Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies at
All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.

Call: H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017 (Teaming Phase 2)
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 739578

This project has received funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for the European Programmes, Coordination and Development.