The job is for an experienced developer to optimize the performance of Zenith, a Massively Multiplayer Online Game built for VR. The developer will need to reduce frametime through CPU, GPU, and memory optimization, and work closely with the art team to implement pipeline and optimization tools. The role is a 6-month full-time contract with the potential to transition into full-time. The responsibilities include analyzing game performance, developing world streaming tools, creating and optimizing shaders for VR, and working on gameplay systems. The requirements include 5+ years of experience in graphics or engine optimization, Unity Engine development experience on shipped titles, extensive C# and CG/HLSL experience, and experience working on optimizing VR platforms. The company, Ramen VR, is building an infinite universe where millions of people can build new lives together in a gorgeous, cyberpunk and inspired world. They offer benefits such as unlimited PTO, full coverage health insurance, and annual tech stipends.
Welcome to Zenith
Zenith is a Massively Multiplayer Online Game built for VR that combines adrenaline-pumping action-adventure gameplay with a colorful open world. Think WoW meets Dark Souls, with an anime-inspired, JRPG twist.
We’re looking for an experienced developer to own the end to end performance optimization for Zenith on the Oculus Quest and Quest 2. You will need to hit the ground running, profiling, and immediately implementing methods to reduce frametime through CPU, GPU, and memory optimization. You’ll also work closely with our art team to implement pipeline and optimization tools to automate the optimization workflow.
As a small studio, you may also be required to wear different engineering hats at times, helping out with game systems and client-facing features.
We’re tackling the most complicated technical challenge possible in gaming, so we’re looking for people that don’t shy away from tough boss fights! If you are ready to solve some incredible technical challenges and have a ton of fun, join our team, and reach your true potential.
This is a 6-month full time contract role, with the potential to transition into full time if interested.
- Analyze game performance and memory allocation and come up with solutions to help us hit frametimes.
- Develop world streaming tools that stream optimized lighting, LODs, environments, and characters for a massive open world.
- Create, maintain and optimize shaders for VR using CG or HLSL
- VFX optimization and construction
- Create tools and optimize art pipelines, and establish best practices for importing models, animations, and rigging
- Help reduce costs by developing innovative methods to save time on rigging, skinning, and modeling.
- Work on gameplay systems and collaborate with other engineers and artists.
- 5+ years of experience in graphics or engine optimization
- Unity Engine development experience on shipped titles
- Extensive C# and CG/HLSL experience.
- Experience working on optimizing VR Platforms
- Extensive experience with GPU, CPU, and Memory profiling for mobile devices or standalone VR.
- In-depth knowledge of different rendering methods and render pipelines.
- Experience modeling and optimizing game ready 3D assets
- Interested in startups or building a small studio from the ground up. (You’ll wear a lot of hats!)
- Strong passion for games outside of work.
- Art optimization skills including LOD, UV, and Memory Optimization on an individual asset level.
- Knowledge of Unity’s Data Oriented Tech Stack (DOTS)
- Network programming knowledge
About Ramen VR
Have you heard of Ready Player One? Well, we're building it for real people:
We're building the next reality featuring an infinite universe where millions of people can build new lives together in a gorgeous, cyberpunk and inspired world. We're starting with Zenith, a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game that is cross platform for VR, desktop, and console.
Ramen VR was started in early 2019 in the Bay Area by Andy and Lauren, gaming tech engineers with decades of combined experience at Google, Unity, OpenFeint, and some very successful mobile and social games.
We're funded by some of the best investors and gaming entrepreneurs in the world including YCombinator, The Makers Fund, Twitch COO Kevin Lin, and Kabam Cofounder Holly Liu and also the most successful VR Gaming Kickstarter of all time.
We believe great games change the world for the better. Great games inspire creativity, teach grit, and most importantly, build community.
Why Work At Ramen VR?
Create the next reality
Every startup claims they are changing the world. How often do you find one that's building an entirely new reality? Also, we're such a small team, that you'll be working from and learning directly from the founders every day.
We Love Games
Have a favorite game coming out? Take a day off on launch day. We'll even buy you the deluxe version of the game. Play the game, and just do a short write-up to teach us what you learned. Join weekly game lunches where we bond and play games together as a team.
Need to walk the dog, take care of your kids, or just want to live where you are? Work remotely from anywhere in the world.
Travel somewhere in the world with us, and live in a big house together for a week, all expenses paid. Spend time working, playing games, exploring a new country, and growing together.
For full-time employees, we offer unlimited PTO, full coverage health insurance (for you and dependents) if you're based in the US, an annual health & wellness stipend for non-US based folks, annual tech stipends to use towards VR or equipment and more.
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Date found: 2023-03-17