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Senior AR/VR UI Developer

Job ID R1812575-2 Date posted 12/07/2018

Senior AR/VR UI Developer 

The Xplorer group at VMware is looking for an experienced AR/VR UI developer to join our growing xLabs engineering team, to work on innovative new projects. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage in a positive and creative work environment, and to be a part of a team focused on impactful customer outcomes.

The Xplorer group is located within the VMware's Office of the CTO and is responsible for driving off road-map innovation within VMware through innovation programs like xLabs. As a member of the xLabs engineering team, you will be working on the creation of exciting new platform based on immersive technologies such AR, VR and MR.

We are looking for a seasoned AR/VR UI developer who is passionate about creating amazing mobile, web and VR/AR experiences. As a Senior Developer, you will be responsible for building interactive UI for various AR/VR target platforms. Your primary responsibilities will be to design, implement, and debug a comprehensive UI framework for AR and VR working closely with UX/UI designers.

Responsibilities/Key Technical Skills 

  • Architect and implement systems, input mechanisms, and responsive UI elements for mixed reality environments. 
  • Work closely with UX designers to implement their specifications. 
  • Work within the Unity engine and expand the capabilities as required. 
  • Troubleshoot and resolve software defects and other technical issues. 
  • Act as a subject matter expert within the company and developer community. 
  • Contribute to the production of VR/AR experiences viewable on mobile devices and AR/VR headsets 
  • End-to-end development of new features from concept to deployment in a CI environment 
  • Ability to create rapid prototypes of systems in Unity, including asset integration into Unity. 
  • Experience with software development processes including source control, bug tracking, and design documentation. 
  • Writing clean, well-documented, testable code 
  • Deep experience of Unity, C# and 3D application development 
  • Working knowledge of HMD (ie Oculus, HTC Vive, Hololens) 
  • Working experience with C++ 
  • Working experience with common UI design tools (Photoshop etc) 
  • Knowledge of mobile development & deployment (IOS, Android, Web) 
  • Demonstrated ability working collaboratively in cross-functional teams 
  • 7+ years UI development experience 

Key Interpersonal Skills 

  • Independence, self-motivation and leadership 
  • Passion to learn and solve problems 
  • Willingness to experiment and document the learning's 
  • Ability to operate in fast paced, deadline driven, collaborative and iterative programming environment 

Preferred Experience 

  • Experience with Hololens, HTC Vive, Oculus, Google Cardboard and other leading AR/VR platforms.
  • AR: Object recognition, acquisition, tracking, rendering
  • AR: integrating with existing AR platforms like Vuforia, Wikitude, Metaio
  • Knowledge of WenGL, WebVR, HTML5 and Javascript
  • Knowledge of virtualization, AWS is a plus.
  • Some experience in Physics, optics, computer vision, robotics, sensor fusion, or machine learning.

Educational Qualifications 

  • Bachelors / Masters or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Game Design, Interaction Design 

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