Senior VR Developer (Unity)

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Posted
July 29, 2021
Full Time
Canada
Remote
$80K~100K CAD

Hello! Metanaut is a small award-winning team of virtual reality enthusiasts who are passionate about building a better future. We’ve been creating VR apps & games for over 5 years now! Our focus is to develop VR experiences that spark a sense of wonder and make a positive impact on the world.

We’re expanding the size of our team to work on a brand new VR experience that will knock your socks off. We’re in the early phases of the project right now so we can’t disclose much but what we can say is: This is the job for you if you want to work on exciting, bleeding edge entertainment that pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in VR. This is a project that can only exist in VR and has never been attempted before, and we’re looking for candidates who have the chops to explore this unknown territory with us!

Successful candidates are experts in Unity and understand the engine inside and out. They are masterful in C# with working knowledge in creating custom shaders. It’s important for the candidate to explain technical concepts well and be a quick learner.

Salary: $80K~100K

Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and maintain C# code
  • Develop and support a Unity-based SDK to be used by internal and external developers
  • Conduct and participate in regular code reviews and 1-on-1 meetings with other developers
  • Create and improve tools / processes to support development
  • Continuously test, debug, profile, analyze, and optimize all aspects of a Unity project on applicable VR hardware
  • Contribute innovative and creative ideas on all aspects of virtual reality design and development
  • May train, mentor, or supervise the work of other developers
  • Write and maintain comments in your code and documentation in our internal wiki
  • Participate in daily scrum meetings and weekly sprint meetings (online)
  • Track tasks using Toggl

Requirements:

  • Must have Canadian citizenship or PR
  • 5+ years of professional Unity experience with at least one shipped title
  • Experience designing and implementing system architecture
  • Good understanding of VR development
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Disciplined and self-driven without needing constant supervision in a home environment

Nice to haves:

  • Experience developing an SDK
  • Experience being a tech lead
  • Experience with data handling in YAML, JSON, and custom binary formats
  • Experience with server data storage, authentication, and maintenance
  • Experience with compiler security, audits, and penetration testing
  • Experience developing multiplayer feature

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About Metanaut:

Metanaut is one of the first VR studios in Canada, and has won some of the world’s largest VR grants & competitions. Our team has backgrounds in industrial design, engineering, interactive arts, and computer science—which helps us apply proven real-world design principles to unfamiliar virtual worlds.

Our studio is entirely independent and Canadian owned and will forever stay that way. We understand the importance of not sacrificing integrity and ideas for sake of profit.

We split our time between the metaverse and Vancouver, and we want you to join us in the journey!

Benefits:

  • Be part of a close-knit and friendly team!
  • Wear different hats and never be bored of your work
  • Make important decisions that affect the company and our projects
  • 100% coverage of any health-related spending within an allowance that renews every year
  • Work from home
  • 3 weeks of vacation
  • All computer and VR hardware is provided for you
  • Diverse and inclusive team members who care about making the world a better place

To Apply:

Email careers@metanautvr.com with the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • A link to your portfolio
  • Tell us where you found the job posting
  • Tell us one interesting fact about yourself!

We're currently hiring developers, animators, and artists. You can view (and share) all of our openings here.

*Work With Indies recently held an AMA with Peter Kao, Creative Director at Metanaut, in our Discord server. We talked with Peter about VR, their company culture, what they look for in portfolios, and more. You can read the full recap here.

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