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Tools Engineer - VR/Unity

Gym Class

Gym Class

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, August 14, 2023

Gym Class - by IRL Studios

Play basketball in virtual reality

Tools Engineer - VR/Unity

$160K - $210K / 0.20% - 0.40%
Location
Austin, TX, US / Los Angeles, CA, US / Seattle, WA, US / Remote (US)
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
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Matthew Harris
Matthew Harris
Founder

About the role

Summary

Gym Class is the #1 most played sports game in virtual reality, and #1 best rated game on the Meta Quest platform. Millions of players around the world have downloaded GC to play basketball, make friends, break a sweat, and compete to become a star.

At IRL Studios, we are hiring a Unity Tools Engineer to refine our digital avatars & environments, focusing on optimizing current and future 3D asset pipelines. You’ll collaborate with our co-founders, engineers, artists, and designers across a wide variety of features.

The company is backed by top technology and sports investors, including Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Y Combinator, National Basketball Association (NBA), the Golden State Warriors, and top player-investors like Kevin Durant, Danny Green, Zaza Pachulia, Andre Iguodala, and Lonzo Ball.

Join Gym Class if you'd like to work at the frontier of social gaming, love to ship great work that has direct impact on a product and company, enjoy fast feedback cycles from a hungry community, and want to your build your career with a fast-growing startup.

What you'll do

  • Design Content Delivery Systems: Create and enhance systems for delivering digital assets to multiple platforms within Unity (including VR, mobile, web, and PC).
  • Optimize 3D Asset Bundling: Focus on improving and extending our asset pipeline, particularly for digital avatars, environments, and branded IP.
  • Own Tooling Roadmap: Collaborate with various teams to guide the development of tools. Your partners will include backend, product, art, client engineering, and design.
  • Manage Content Deployments: Lead the rollout of continuous content drops, including seasonal, event-based, and limited-time offerings.
  • Advance Streaming Technology: Develop our streaming technology to ensure compatibility across various platforms (including VR, AR, web, mobile, and PC).

Qualifications

  • Unity Proficiency: Deep expertise in Unity, particularly in Editor Scripting, Addressables, and Build processes.
  • Experience with 3D Asset Pipelines: Proven track record in designing and shipping tooling to support artist 3D asset pipelines at scale.
  • Understanding of Render Pipelines: Must have an in-depth grasp of Unity render pipelines and mobile device performance profiling.
  • Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration: Prior experience working with diverse teams.
  • VR Experience (Preferred): Having previously shipped VR experiences is a plus.

PAY AND BENEFITS

Salary ranges may be inclusive of several career levels and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors, including the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and location. Additional benefits for this role include: equity; and medical, dental, and vision benefits.

About Gym Class - by IRL Studios

Gym Class is the most popular sports experience in virtual reality - and the best way to play basketball with people from all over the world. Make friends, break a sweat, and become a superstar.

The app is a breakout hit on Quest. With millions of downloads, it's now the #1 most played virtual reality sports game, and #1 best rated experience in the Quest Store.

The company is backed by the world's top investors, including Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Y Combinator, the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Golden State Warriors, and top player-investors like Kevin Durant, Danny Green, Zaza Pachulia, Andre Iguodala, and Lonzo Ball.

Learn more here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gMJ9hLUAkAe2gv6EdlfkFOFRz-MOi-2INYvGPv-d7LI/