Senior Front-End Engineer

| Austin | Remote
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Who We Are:
Immersed is a well-funded ($4M to-date), Seed stage Techstars startup, partnered with Facebook to build Virtual Reality Offices! We're an extremely strong team of engineers whose aim is to immerse distributed teams into a virtual office to maximize productivity so they can work with their team from anywhere! We do this by offering unique virtual working environments (like working from a space station or lodge nestled up in the mountains during winter). We are also working on some of the latest hand-tracking technology our space has to offer to make working in virtual reality that much of a better experience. This is by no means an easy mission to accomplish, but with the world's best team, we're excited to revolutionize the future of work!

Who You Are:
We’re looking for a self-motivated front-end engineer to partner with us in helping make the experience of working together in Virtual Reality better. We’re always looking for self-motivated product and visual designers who understand great design is more than how a product looks or feels. We’re looking for someone who can take user feedback about design and engage with our users to deliver high-quality experiences that keep people engaged and productive.

Required Qualifications
We're looking for someone who has:
• Ideally 5+ years of experience shipping high-quality products
• A great eye for innovative & effective design
• A collaborative mindset, recognizing that most great outcomes are accomplished by teams, not individuals
• Empathy with the many different types of users who use Immersed’s UIs
• An interest in building UIs with modern tools like ES6, React, Redux, PostCSS, Flow, and Webpack
• Experience with using Source Control (git)
• An ability to think through customer requirements to come up with high-impact ways of quickly solving their problems
• A passion about performance, accessibility, and API design
• A high bar for quality of code and quality of user experience
• Comfortability working solo in frontend codebases from scratch all the way to large codebases with many stakeholders
• Attention to the details
• The ability to wear many hats as different needs arise

Must be very willing to help co-workers and be sacrificial with time. Our work-culture is very much like a warm family, not a cold office.

Bonus Points:
• Entrepreneurial mindset or small startup experience
• Proficiency in Graphic Design (and associated tools)
• Experience designing/creating for VR apps

Please include:
• A link to your portfolio/work

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

We're located on the east side of Austin, Texas in the the Springdale General complex. Minutes from Mueller and downtown.

An Insider's view of Immersed [Techstars '17]

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The office is chill but can quickly turn exciting with new feature releases or goals met. There’s flexibility - whether bringing your dog or breaking in the middle of the day to work out. Whenever someone goes to pick up lunch or a coffee, it often turns into a team thing. We gather in VR for meetings or just to work with our remote team members.

Sarah

Director of Accounting

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Building a productivity tool that is flexible, powerful, and intuitive in VR. Balancing these three things isn't easy, but all three are necessary to make working in VR seamless, enjoyable, and even preferable. With nearly infinite variations in work flows, hardware, and software - we are laser-focused on making this a reality for the world.

Ryan

VR Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

The ability to be creative along with the technical knowledge to execute. Ability to give and receive critical feedback while being respectful of others. A passion for learning new skills and honing old ones. Having risky ideas along with conservative fall backs.
Being able to travel the road of failures to success.

Marvin

Lead Technical 3D Artist

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

To be a very successful company, the best ideas MUST win, not office politics or ranking. And if I've actually surrounded myself with some of the world's most brilliant people, I'd be a fool to not get their thoughts/ideas. Everyone on the team, including myself, is directly incentivised to let the best ideas win, irrespective of whose idea it was.

Renji

CEO/Founder

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Remote work availability is good. It's good for employees, employers, the environment, and local economies. We want to make remote work accessible to everyone. Our primary goal is to not only make remote collaboration as effective as in person, but to one day make it more effective by transcending physical limitations.

Anthony

VR Engineer

What are Immersed [Techstars '17] Perks + Benefits

Immersed [Techstars '17] Benefits Overview

We're a lean and fast­-moving Techstars startup (2017) founded by an incredible team of hackers and experts in machine learning, with a vision to empower everyone to maximise their productivity using Virtual Reality. Our goal is to immerse distributed teams into a VR workspace to have access to their office and team from anywhere. This is by no means an easy problem to solve, but with the world's best team, we're excited to revolutionise the future of work!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We're a distributed/remote team!

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