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Gameplay Engineer - VR/Unity

Gym Class

Gym Class

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Monday, August 14, 2023

Gym Class - by IRL Studios

Play basketball in virtual reality

Gameplay Engineer - VR/Unity

$160K - $190K / 0.20% - 0.40%
Location
Los Angeles, CA / Austin, TX / 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.

As a Gameplay Engineer with a focus on Unity and VR at IRL Studios, you'll shape core mechanics and engage our vast community of Gym Class players, delivering an unparalleled virtual basketball experience. 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 a direct impact on a product and company, enjoy fast feedback cycles from a hungry community, and want to build your career with a fast-growing startup.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Develop Core Game Mechanics: Collaborate with design teams to create and refine unique gameplay mechanics.
  • Optimize VR Gameplay Experience: Utilize Unity and VR expertise to build and fine-tune immersive gameplay experiences.
  • Manage Ongoing Content Drops: Design and improve an engine for continuous content updates.
  • Create Realistic Game Modes & Physics: Develop new game modes and realistic physics interactions.
  • Integrate Branded IP: Work with the team to enhance the integration of virtual branded products within the game.
  • Collaborate on Accessibility & User-Friendliness: Work with cross-disciplinary teams to enhance the overall player experience.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficiency in Unity & VR Development: Experience in creating and shipping Unity-based VR games (Required).
  • Knowledge of C#: Demonstrated proficiency in C# programming.
  • Gameplay Engineering Skills: Understanding of core gameplay mechanics.
  • Multiplayer Game Development: Familiarity with real-time multiplayer game development.
  • Optimization Skills: Good at game optimization to yield the highest performance; experience with mobile game development in Unity is a plus.
  • Team Collaboration & Problem-Solving Abilities: Capability to communicate effectively across various disciplines and creatively address challenges.

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/