Game Developer

Job title: Game Developer
Status: Full-time
Company background:

As a pioneer in virtual reality gaming systems, Virtuix Inc. continues to break ground with cutting-edge VR technologies. Virtuix has created two entertainment products that have become global hits: Omni Pro, the commercial version of the Omni, and Omni Arena, a multiplayer configuration for Family Entertainment Centers like Dave and Buster’s. Thanks to the Omni’s popularity at over 500 venues on 5 continents, we have built a large and devoted player community (2 million plays… and counting).

In response to demand from Omni fans, we are now developing “Omni One,” a consumer version of the Omni that’s optimized for home use – light, easy to store, and with unmatched freedom of movement (incl. crouching and jumping). Omni One is a complete gaming platform. Its online game store sells games developed by Virtuix and top titles licensed from third parties.

Learn more about Omni One here: https://omni.virtuix.com

The thrill of walking around inside video games has blown the minds of players at our commercial venues. We plan to take our success in commercial entertainment and scale it into the home. Join our mission to launch Omni One and bring our popular gaming experience to millions of homes around the world.

Job description:

The Virtuix team is looking for a full-time Game Developer at our Austin, TX headquarters to develop and maintain first-party games for the Omni entertainment platform.

As a Game Developer at Virtuix, you will work semi-autonomously, creating games from concept to release with minimal assistance. Our games are made primarily in Unreal Engine 4, so you must have experience working in the UE4 engine and you must be proficient in game design, level design, and blueprint scripting.

  • Drive gameplay systems and content design through all development phases, from concept to release (including but not limited to characters, weapons, scoring, AI logic)
  • Create levels from start to finish (block out prototype, set dressing, lighting, etc.)
  • Keep existing content up-to-date and compatible with the latest hardware and software
  • Collaborate with the game development team throughout an iterative, agile development process
  • Frequently test game builds to ensure that the builds meet our quality standard
  • Improve games based on customer feedback
  • 2+ years of experience developing games with Unreal Engine 4
  • Bachelor’s degree in Game Design, Computer Science, or related
  • Highly organized with a strict attention to detail and a Get-it-done mentality
  • Thrive in a startup’s do-it-all culture
Nice to have:
  • Experience making networked games for multiplayer
  • Experience working with 3D modeling and animation tools
  • C++ programming experience
  • Familiarity with current virtual reality systems and games

Our ideal candidate has all the above skills, but if you are highly motivated and have most of them, please apply anyway! We will consider any enthusiastic candidate interested in joining our team.

We offer:
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Virtuix stock options
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Open vacation policy
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Fully stocked kitchen
More about Virtuix:

Moving around virtual worlds by pushing buttons on a controller feels unnatural and static. To experience true VR, you need to walk around virtual worlds as you do in real life – using your own feet. That’s why we developed “Omni.”

Backed by over $35MM from investors, including Mark Cuban and 12 venture capital funds, Virtuix’s Omni is the first omni-directional treadmill that lets players walk and run in 360 degrees inside VR games and other virtual worlds. The Omni’s immersive experience takes VR to the next level. The system was even portrayed in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.

Omni Pro, the commercial version, and Omni Arena, a multiplayer configuration, have become global entertainment hits. We’ve shipped over 4,000 systems to 45 countries, including to major venues like Dave & Buster’s.

In response to demand from Omni fans, we began developing “Omni One,” a consumer version that’s optimized for home use.

Watch this video about our company’s achievements to date and future product roadmap:

Virtuix is blazing the market trail for ultimate immersive gaming. If working at the forefront of tech’s convergence with gaming excites you, then Virtuix is the place to be.

Please send a cover letter and your resume to cameron.slayter@virtuix.com.

Virtuix is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.