Virtual Reality Software Developer

Job description

Start: as soon as possible

  

Chatterbug is building the internet’s most effective system to learn languages, and we’re now looking to develop an immersive and fun learning experience in virtual reality. We are searching for a Virtual Reality Software Developer who will help us to create a new way to learn a foreign language.


About the job

We believe that virtual reality and specifically the new generation of stand alone units provide the opportunity to learn a new language in an immersive spatial context that has never been possible before.


We are looking to add an experienced virtual reality software developer to join our team in order to expand the scope of what's possible with Chatterbug. Join our VR team early on to explore and discover with us what VR can do to make language learners more successful.

 

The VR team will work with our extensive and experienced team of curriculum developers and educators to design and develop immersive experiences that help students acquire and retain vocabulary and grammar more intuitively and efficiently than previously possible.

 

About you

You are a 3D game or virtual reality software developer who is curious to explore with us how virtual reality can aid language learning. You will be one of the first members of a small but experienced development team and are comfortable with multiple aspects of game or VR development. You are experienced or interested in working with the game engine Unity and think that providing a highly performant experience on a mobile device like the Oculus Quest is an interesting challenge.


You have first-hand knowledge of what works and doesn't tend to work in VR and can creatively work with others to build amazing experiences. You want to work in a team that iterates quickly, listens to real users and ships fast.


You’re an active learner whose passions may include learning languages. (If you know a language other than English please tell us!)

 

 

Working at Chatterbug

Although we are a small team, we have a big product. We are an experienced team with backgrounds at GitHub and other major tech companies with funding from top investors in Silicon Valley and Europe. Our team works extremely reasonable hours and we have a strong commitment to work-life balance.

 

Beyond language learning, we’re on a bigger mission to help make lots of jobs for people who only need one skill: how to speak their native language. We currently teach German, Spanish and French to English speakers, as well as English to Spanish speakers. We have an international team and an international product, and we’re proud of it.

 

Curious about how the company operates? Here’s a quick overview:

 

  • Work/life balance matters. We work a full day then go home, and please set up your Do Not Disturb. That Slack message can wait, can’t it? We think so too.

  • Remote flexibility. Our largest office is in Berlin with ~24 people, but our team is encouraged to travel and work from home when needed. Because of the vast time zone spread (9 hours now!), we focus on asynchronous communication when possible, via Slack and Basecamp.

  • Face time brings us together. Since we’re split up over the world, we put a lot of value on our weekly in-video “Chattermeet” all-hands meetings. We share what’s happening in the company, our product, our curriculum, and occasionally some tidbits about our lives too.

  • Learning first. We have monthly breakfast meetings at our Berlin office to teach about our systems and we encourage our employees to network and be continual learners at professional events.

  • Pitch us. Ideas for our company and our product can come from all levels or layers of the organization—you just need to write it up or propose it!

 

Your benefits

  • A role in shaping a brand new and exciting part of the company 

  • We’ll pay for you to learn a language - either with us or take a class, on us. You can also elect a friend or family member to learn with us for free, too

  • 26 days paid holiday

  • Regular fun events, team dinners and an annual company summit abroad

  • A lovely, apartment style office in the heart of Berlin (with free fruit!)

 

Want to apply?

Click the Apply for this Job button! If you have a resume, please feel free to upload it, but we're more interested in why you think Chatterbug might be a good fit for you and what you've done before. The cover letter is your chance to shine! Don't forget to list any relevant links (portfolio, links to side projects, etc) and if it is a team project please let us know your most interesting contribution. We look forward to hearing from you!

Requirements

Requirements

  • Write maintainable and performant code
  • At least 2 years experience working with a 3D game engine
  • Experience building interactive software for virtual reality
  • Have worked on a small team from day one or desire to do so
  • You live in Berlin or are willing to move here
  • Worked on released games or VR applications

Ideally you will also have:

  • Experience with creating high performance games/VR apps for mobile platforms as we will target Oculus Quest