Senior Researcher and Architect, Advanced Development

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Jaunt VR

We aim to put realism back into the virtual reality experience,

Who We Are

Jaunt is pioneering the future of creative storytelling through cinematic virtual reality. Founded in 2013, Jaunt is the leading developer of the hardware, software, tools, and applications to enable cinematic VR and put the power of virtual reality in the hands of today’s best content creators. Jaunt works with leading creatives – from brands to artists to filmmakers – to create cutting-edge content accessible across all devices and platforms.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, the company also maintains a presence in Los Angeles, CA through its studio arm, Jaunt Studios and a European business office in London.  In 2016, Jaunt established Shanghai-based Jaunt China, a VR company formed in partnership with Shanghai Media Group (SMG) and China Media Capital (CMC).

Jaunt’s investors include The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners, China Media Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Axel Springer, ProSiebenSat.1 SE, The Madison Square Garden Company, Peter Gotcher and Sky. Experience more at

The Role:

We are looking for a senior researcher/developer to work in Jaunt’s advanced development lab on the next generation immersive entertainment experiences.  Our research covers many areas including computer vision, machine learning, structure from motion, volumetric rendering, compression algorithms, distribution technologies, mobile GPU acceleration, game engine integration, etc. Although we do a lot of research, our goal is to develop practical solutions for real world problems that can be applied to large scale consumer applications. All your code will be in consumer’s hands one day. The person we are looking will work along side the CTO and an excellent hardware team, computational photography experts, application developers, as well as machine learning and data analytics experts. We are pushing the envelope and we are looking for a true innovator, someone who can think outside the box, and is willing to go for stretch goals.

What You Will Own:
Design and develop virtual and/or augmented environments using existing and future generations of VR/AR hardware and software.
Be the subject matter expert on high-end VR and AR devices
Contribution and collaboration in the design of 6DOF VR and AR experiences
Identify technical requirements and assist in project planning
Collaborate with several teams in a multi-disciplinary environment
Work within rapid-prototyping, iterative design and development environment.
Our Ideal Candidate Has:
BS/MS in Computer Science
5+ years of experience required
Strong AR and/or VR development experience
Hands-on experience with C++, Unity, CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL required.
Experience with real-time capture systems desired
Nice To Have:
Extensive research background
Machine Learning background
Experience with real-time capture systems
Programming experience in one or more VR/AR SDKs
Experience with Computational Photography

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