Rene Kienauer joined the team on the 18th February, 2019 as a Junior Programmer. Rene tells us more about himself…
Experience / Career Background:
I went to a five year long electrical engineering school and realised that electricity wasn’t my cup of tea and took a different route. This route led me to the Games Programming Course at SAE Vienna. There I got the ability to learn and develop my game development skills over a period of two years. I made several little game projects in groups which I then could present when applying for game dev jobs.
They were by far the most uncomplicated and friendly studio in the recruitment process which gave me the confidence to leave my home country and work for them. Also, the projects spoke for themselves and I am proud to be working on amazing games.
What was the recruitment process like?
I saw that there was an open position as Junior Programmer and quickly applied. I got the opportunity to prove my skills via a small coding test. After that I had an interview with Phil and Scott who were both super nice. Sometime later I got an email which confirmed my application. One month forward and now I am living in the UK and working for d3t. They helped me all the way and quickly answered every question I had.
Fun fact about yourself / hobby / specialism/ driving force:
Always wanted to work in games but didn’t really pursue this until age 21. Since then I am 100 percent behind this dream, and I am absolutely thrilled to be working as a game developer now.