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Software Research Engineer - Computational Geometry amp Graphics

Company name
Jaunt Inc

Location
San Mateo, CA

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Jaunt is the global partner of choice for producing and distributing immersive virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality content. With the experience of over 300 immersive productions, Jaunt’s full-service global production house Jaunt Studios develops award winning branded content, co-productions and original experiences for both entertainment and enterprise customers. Jaunt’s state of the art immersive content distribution technology, the Jaunt XR Platform, is the white label solution of choice for media companies, sports leagues, brands, content aggregators and enterprise customers, enabling distribution of immersive content through their owned and operated channels.

Founded in 2013, Jaunt is the pioneer in providing end-to end solutions for creating and distributing immersive content across all platforms including Facebook 360, YouTube 360, and Twitter, native iOS and Android mobile apps, and all scaled VR, AR and MR headsets and platforms. Jaunt has been recognized with two Lumiere Awards, two Emmy nominations, one Emmy Award, and was recognized by Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative companies along with being on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list two years in a row.

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, the company maintains Jaunt Studios in Los Angeles, an EMEA business office in London, and a sales office in New York. In 2017, Jaunt established Shanghai-based Jaunt China, a VR company formed in partnership with Shanghai Media Group (SMG) and China Media Capital (CMC).

Jaunt’s investors include The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners, CMC, Highland Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, SMG, Axel Springer, ProSiebenSat.1 SE, The Madison Square Garden Company, Google Ventures, Peter Gotcher, and Sky ( corporate.sky.com

). Experience more at www.jauntvr.com

The Role:

We are looking for a researcher/developer to work in Jaunts R&D lab on the next generation of immersive entertainment experiences. Our research covers many areas including computer vision, machine learning, structure from motion, volumetric rendering, compression algorithms, etc. We follow a hybrid approach to research, our goal is to develop practical solutions for real world problems that can be applied to large scale consumer applications. Most of your code will be in consumers hands one day. You will work alongside an excellent hardware team, computational photography experts, as well as machine learning experts. We are pushing the envelope and we are looking for a true innovator, someone who can think outside the box, and is willing to go for stretch goals.

What You Will Own:

Contribution and collaboration in the implementation latest high-confidential projects that involve machine learning and computer vision for XR experiences

Identify technical requirements and assist in project planning

Work within rapid-prototyping, iterative design and development environment.

Design and develop virtual and/or augmented environments using existing and future generations of XR software.

Our Ideal Candidate Has:

MS/PhD in CS/EE or related technical field.

Strong background in either graphics or computational geometry.

Extensive experience with C and CUDA

Ability to research and prototype new algorithms and implement them in production-level code

Modern graphics APIs (OpenGL, Vulkan, Metal, …)

Bonus Points For

Research background (SIGGRAPH, CVPR, ..)

Knowledge of linear algebra fundamentals and optimization

Experience in depth estimation, camera calibration, or volumetric capture.

Graphics and animation experience

One more thing:

Avoid the confidence gap: you do not have to match all the listed requirements exactly to apply. Jaunt is a dynamic and creative environment made stronger through diverse perspectives.

Company info

Jaunt Inc
Website : http://www.jauntvr.com/

Company Profile
The idea for Jaunt originated in early 2013 when one of our founders returned from an amazing experience at Zion National Park. What if he could go back there for a brief jaunt, at any time, from any place? The emerging consumer VR industry provides the mechanism to travel to virtual worlds. We aim to put realism back into the virtual reality experience, lending an uncanny sense of presence never before possible with any other technology.

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