Freelance Unreal Developers

We are on the hunt for a freelance Unreal Developer, who will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining high-quality interactive experiences using the Unreal game engine.


Fivestone Studios is a fully remote Nashville-based creative production company that a national clientele of agencies and brands trust as their creative secret weapon. Our MO is taking on giant-sized creative challenges and making heroes of our clients through an impressive arsenal of animation, live action, and creative technology. But behind every conquest stands a nimble team of artistic warriors that live by our five stones of culture: honor, bravery, vision, generosity, and excellence.


We are on the hunt for a freelance Unreal Developer, who will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining high-quality interactive experiences using the Unreal game engine. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in interactive development, a passion for creating engaging user experiences, and a solid understanding of programming and graphics principles.



  • Technical Skills: Proficient in C++ programming language and object-oriented design principles. Strong understanding of Unreal’s architecture, blueprints, physics, and rendering systems. Familiarity with version control systems (e.g. Git, Perforce).

  • User Experience: Strong understanding of UI/UX design principles and the ability to collaborate effectively with design teams. Familiarity with UI/UX design tools (e.g., Sketch, Adobe XD, Figma) is a plus.

  • Performance Optimization: Experience with optimizing code and assets for performance.

  • Portfolio: A strong portfolio of previous Unity projects showcasing your skills and problem-solving abilities is highly desirable.

  • Desirable Skills:

    • In-depth knowledge of Unreal’s render pipeline
    • Shader programming (HLSL) or experience using the node based material editor
    • Working with and creating custom plugins
    • Building Editor from source and comfortable making changes
    • Networking (UDP, WebSockets, REST API)
    • Interfacing with other systems (DMX, Arduino, Raspberry Pi)
    •  Depth sensors (Kinect, Zed 2, Ultraleap)
    • XR development (AR, VR, MR)


  • Front-End Development: Collaborate with the design and art teams to conceptualize and implement interactive elements, user interfaces, and visual effects.

  • Performance Optimization: Optimize graphics and code for maximum speed and efficiency, includingminimizing RAM / CPU / VRAM / GPU usage and utilizing scene / networking / code profiling to improve performance.

  • Collaboration: Work closely with developers and team members to integrate plugins, systems, graphics, audio, and animations into the final product. Investigates, troubleshoots, and debugs issues that arise in a prompt and reliable fashion.

  • Code Quality: Follow best practices and coding standards to produce clean, reusable, and maintainable code, while conducting code reviews and providing constructive feedback to peers.

  • Embrace the Vision and Values of the company


  • Generosity: A generous spirit and positive attitude is vital in our fast-paced and dynamic work environment. Individuals embrace a genuine spirit of collaboration, a can-do attitude, and inspire others with optimism. Individuals promote and model a positive and inclusive culture, assume positive intent when receiving constructive feedback, and demonstrate a supportive work environment.

  • Bravery: Individuals in this role fearlessly embrace new challenges. They demonstrate the ability to act autonomously and thrive in environments that offer independence and self-direction. They take ownership and make informed decisions, even in the face of incomplete information.

  • Excellence: In this role it is important to manage technical/ creative parts of projects, demonstrating agility as information is not readily available, and deadlines are tight. Individuals possess strong problem solving skills, attention to detail and commitment to delivering high-quality work within project constraints are key. Ability to problem-solve issues in a fast, creative, and sound manner are key.

  • Client Relationships and Communication: Individuals in this role listen to the needs and expectations of our clients, and help determine efficient solutions, driving purpose and meaning in their work. The ability to proactively communicate effectively and collaborate in a cross functional team is essential. This role also works with the internal team on challenging situations.

  • Honor: In this role you demonstrate responsibility and character through thoughtfully producing high quality deliverables. Individuals are motivated to take on new tasks and projects and see them through, inspiring commitment and highlighting collective success.


    • Visual acuity sufficient to read alphanumeric symbols, design software programming for computer application, code development, system debugging, etc.

    • Ability to adapt quickly and respond effectively to challenging issues that arise.



    Click 'apply now' below to get started. You'll be directed to our freelance platform Worksuite to fill out your profile. It will request your portfolio piece for review, so make sure to have that on hand.


    Our creative team reviews all portfolio submissions that come through. Please note this process takes time and we appreciate your patience. You will be notified once your submission has been received.


    In the line item "How did you hear about Fivestone's Worksuite? (Employee, Website, LinkedIn, etc.)", write you are applying through the website for the Freelance Unreal Developer position.


    Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to creating together.

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