AR/VR Technical Lead

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Posted
May 27, 2021
Full Time
United States
Remote

Fishermen Labs is looking for a full-time AR/VR Technical Lead who can help drive our efforts to bring enriching augmented and virtual reality experiences into the world. We have our hands busy crafting a diverse spread of projects ranging from entertaining social AR experiences to medical utility applications to VR training simulations (see examples below). In order to excel in this role you must love to build things. This not only refers to building high quality digital experiences, but also the teams that produce them.

We've partnered with brands around the world such as Snapchat, Sony, Nike, Walmart, United Nations, and continue to cultivate more and more of these exciting relationships. The landscape of opportunity to enrich our world with these products is very broad and it requires the coordination of great talent. Our team is made up of talented and enthusiastic makers. We would like you to help further strengthen that by directing and developing our current engineering teams, as well as helping to expand these teams.

The person we are looking for would join a supportive team of talented individuals and provide leadership and technical expertise for a wide range of project types. This person would be a self-starter and a hard worker who is interested in further building out the infrastructure of our XR department. He or she would bring a passion for XR and a strong pursuit of excellence toward strengthening a team that can execute on high-level production. 

Responsibilities:

  1. Demonstrate a high level of technical understanding and provide leadership for engineers and Project Managers
  2. Work with our internal team to create high end AR and VR experiences
  3. Lead and mentor other developers locally and remotely
  4. Work with Project Managers to design and prototype experiences
  5. Research current and upcoming technologies for various XR projects (mobile, webXR, social AR, gaming, etc) 
  6. Ability to speak with clients and our internal team about technology limitations and opportunities 
  7. Help hire internal and external teams 

Required Skills & Experience:

  • 4+ years developing software professionally
  • A degree in computer science/engineering or a resume full of practical experience
  • Understands the capabilities and limitations of AR/VR technology 
  • Self-motivated and self-managing
  • Has led development teams on multiple projects
  • Experience in architecting and balancing game systems
  • Deep understanding of how to use Unity to create mobile apps for iOS and Android
  • A good understanding of product quality
  • Able to work under pressure and with tight deadlines
  • You should also have familiarity with and the ability to advise on: Unity, Unreal, ARKit, ARCore, A-Frame, OpenFrameworks, Three.js, WebGL/OpenGL, etc

Benefits:

  • Full benefits available for full-time employees (medical, dental, and vision)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee profit-sharing
  • Weekly lunches provided by FL
  • Monthly outings provided by FL
  • Unlimited PTO 
  • Annual company trip. As a company, we have taken annual sabbaticals abroad. Previous trips include a cruise of the Mediterranean and two weeks in New Zealand. 

Location:

The successful candidate will either join us on-site in Los Angeles, CA. We are also open to remote employees working from California, Georgia, or Virginia.

How to apply:

You do not need to meet all criteria precisely to apply. If you think you can help us push closer to the goals listed above in a significant way, submit your resume via email to daren@fishermenlabs.com.

we are makers who cultivate products and experiences for forward looking brands

About Fishermen Labs

Fishermen Labs is a software innovation company rooted in Los Angeles, CA with team members disbursed throughout the country. We are a team of tech enthusiasts made up of designers, engineers, and project managers. We see tremendous opportunities to impact our world for good by leveraging established and emerging technologies to help major brands reach their audiences. We've partnered with brands around the world such as Snapchat, Sony, Nike, Walmart, United Nations, and continue to cultivate more and more of these exciting relationships. 

We believe that digital technologies have the potential to both exploit and enrich. With an eye on maximizing what enriches and fighting against what exploits, our efforts are aimed at bringing fresh products and experiences into the world for the good of all users. We imagine a world where these products and experiences that we produce enrich how people engage with areas of their lives such as entertainment, gaming, healthcare, education, and commerce.  

With five star reviews from Glassdoor & Clutch, as well as recognition for being the 4th fastest growing company by the LA Business Journal, and having been ranked among the top 10 VR/AR companies around the world by Clutch, we've been very proud of our team’s growth. Our staff enjoys a flexible remote work schedule, competitive health benefits, matching 401k, profit sharing, catered lunches, company excursions, continued education, and yearly company trips which have included New Zealand and Tokyo. 

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