Experience Designer (VR)

Enthusiastic / Thoughtful / Meticulous

Duration: Permanent, Full-time

Location: Work from home (remote) but must be living in Canada as a citizen or have a valid work permit (preference given to those living in Vancouver)

Salary: $45,000~$65,000

Hello! Metanaut is a small award-winning team of virtual reality enthusiasts who are passionate about building a better future. We’ve been creating VR apps & games for over 5 years now! Our focus is to develop VR experiences that spark a sense of wonder and make a positive impact on the world.

We’re expanding the size of our team to work on a brand new VR experience that will knock your socks off.

What the project is:

A richly interactive VR experience where users explore a growing collection of short episodic experiences. Each of these experiences lasts about 10~15 minutes and takes place in a completely different environment and focuses on a unique, never-before-seen VR concept or interaction mechanic. It will become the ultimate playground for exciting VR ideas not found anywhere else!

We’re in the early phases of the project right now so we can’t disclose much but what we can say is: This is a dream job for any designer since you’ll be constantly discovering and designing exciting, bleeding edge experiences that’ll push the boundaries of what’s possible in VR. This is a project that can only exist in VR and has never been attempted before, and we’re looking for candidates who have the chops to explore this unknown territory with us!

Successful candidates are enthusiastic storytellers who design for others instead of for themselves. It’s important for the candidate to sketch their ideas well during meetings and can rally excitement towards an idea.

Responsibilities:

  • Research & discover & expand on fun, meaningful, innovative interactions, mechanics, game loops, and UI
  • Create 2D sketches, 3D drawings, design documents to communicate your ideas to team members
  • Design & create proof-of-concept prototypes and blockouts
  • Collaborate with engineers to create prototypes & production-ready experiences by communicating adjustable variables to tweak all aspects of an experience to perfection
  • Collaborate with graphic artists to design and produce UI and other key graphics
  • Record videos, take and annotate screenshots, animate sketches to better communicate with team members
  • Design and conduct user tests and document insights to Notion
  • Participate in daily scrum meetings and weekly sprint meetings (online)
  • Track tasks using Toggl

Requirements:

  • Must have Canadian citizenship or PR
  • 2+ years of professional design experience in designing for interactive games (includes non-VR work) with at least one shipped title
  • 1+ years of Unity experience
  • Have played at least 10 VR titles
  • Good understanding and keen eye for good VR design
  • Strong drawing & sketching ability with good understanding of color theory
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Disciplined and self-driven without needing constant supervision in a home environment

Nice to haves:

  • Experience designing for VR
  • Experience with C# programming
  • Experience with VRTK, Unity XR, or any Unity Assets
  • Psychology or human factors background

About Metanaut:

Metanaut is one of the first VR studios in Canada, and has won some of the world’s largest VR grants & competitions. Our team has backgrounds in industrial design, engineering, interactive arts, and computer science—which helps us apply proven real-world design principles to unfamiliar virtual worlds.

Our studio is entirely independent and Canadian owned and will forever stay that way. We understand the importance of not sacrificing integrity and ideas for sake of profit.

We split our time between the metaverse and Vancouver, and we want you to join us in the journey!

Benefits:

  • Be part of a close-knit and friendly team!
  • Wear different hats and never be bored of your work
  • Make important decisions that affect the company and our projects
  • 100% coverage of any health-related spending within an allowance that renews every year
  • Work from home
  • 3 weeks of vacation
  • All computer and VR hardware is provided for you
  • Diverse and inclusive team members who care about making the world a better place

To Apply:

Email [email protected] with the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • A link to your portfolio
  • Tell us where you found the job posting
  • Tell us one interesting fact about yourself!