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Department: Game Development

Virtuix

Virtuix

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Unreal Engine Technical Animator

Job Title: Unreal Engine Technical Animator

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 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 (300,000+ registered players... and counting).

In response to demand from Omni fans, earlier this year we started shipping "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 bring our popular gaming experience to millions of homes around the world.

Job Description

The Virtuix game development team is looking for a full-time Technical Animator at our Austin, TX headquarters to improve the quality of animations in our first-party games. You will own the entire animation pipeline for our team. From hand animating assets, to integrating new tools to create animations, to implementing animation state machines in Unreal Engine, you will be responsible for every stage.

Responsibilities

  • Create natural and engaging animations for VR hands, characters, and in-game objects
  • Develop high-quality rigs for characters, props, and various in-game elements
  • Implement inverse kinematics for the player in VR so that we can have a full-body representation of the character
  • Adjust pre-existing animations to fit game needs
  • Iterate on and improve work based on feedback and optimization needs
  • Work with technical artists to create animations that fit within the technical budget of our games
  • Regularly test animations in VR space

Requirements

  • A portfolio of work must be provided to be considered for this position
  • Desire to work in-office in a collaborative and creative environment
  • Have implemented animations in Unreal Engine, with an excellent understanding of the animation pipeline
  • Ability to create animations that match an existing animation style
  • Ability to adapt and cope with change amid approaching project deadlines
  • Must be willing to learn and improve

Nice to have

  • Experience working with motion capture technology

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 omnidirectional 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.

Virtuix is blazing the market trail for ultimate immersive gaming. If working at the forefront of tech and 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.