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Get a job: HaptX is looking for a Technical Environment Artist

HaptX is seeking someone knowledgeable with game engines and game development to work with customers to develop haptic interactions.

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Technical Environment Artist, HaptX

Location: San Luis Obispo, California

HaptX develops technology that brings touch to virtual reality with unprecedented realism. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers based in San Luis Obispo, CA and Seattle, WA.

HaptX is proud to offer its employees comprehensive health insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off, relocation assistance, and equity options.

HaptX is dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

About the position:

Would you love a position where you get to introduce people to HaptX’s haptic systems? We are seeking someone who is knowledgeable with game engines and game development, who wants to work with customers to develop haptic interactions. As Technical Environment Artist, you will assist our customers with enabling haptics on their 3D content, using of early editions of HaptX Gloves. You will share HaptX technology with leading companies across multiple industries, and represent our advanced haptic technology. You will become incredibly well-versed in all the technical aspects of the system, to be able to correct technical issues, and interact with programmers from other companies.

Essential duties include:

  • Work with customers to develop new 3D applications or to apply haptics to existing 3D applications
  • Debug issues with 3D applications
  • Modify or create 3D assets
  • Help drive framerate and memory optimization of applications
  • Create 3D environments
  • Develop and tune realistic, physics-based interactions within game engines
  • Work with dev team in San Luis Obispo to understand every aspect of the system, and participate in development projects
  • Interact with programmers from different industries and backgrounds to answer questions about developing for the system
  • Occasional travel to give on-site demonstrations of our hardware, with the business development and marketing teams
  • While traveling, be responsible for:
    • Handling of 3 cases of no more than 65 lbs. each
    • Or, be part of a two-person team responsible for handling a case weighing 180 lbs.
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software in on-site situations
  • Occasionally provide training and installation services to new customers
  • Support technical needs of existing customers
  • Log and report customer requests to business development and engineering teams
  • Contribute to the customer support process, including development and training of additional service team members 

Required skills, traits, and expertise:

  • Experience directly interfacing with customers
  • Experience with game engines or developing 3D graphics applications
  • Experience troubleshooting software (Unreal/C++, Unity/C#) and/or mechanical issues
  • Experience with college-level physics concepts
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Available to work 40 hours/week based in San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Available to travel when needed, which could exceed 25% of the time
  • Available to be on-call to respond to customers’ needs
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and be comfortable regularly driving rental vehicles
  • We are unable to sponsor work visas at this time, nor are we able to accept OPT, and applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States
  • Minimum age of 21 required

Physical demands:

  • Ability to continuously stand or walk.
  • Ability to bend, squat, climb stairs and lift equipment.
  • Ability to lift up to 70 pounds occasionally.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Degree in Engineering or Software Development
  • Experience using Unity or Unreal game engines
  • Experience in art asset development and computer graphics
  • Experience installing customer equipment on-site

Interested? Apply now.

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