Unity Multiplayer Engineer

  • Salary:
  • Poistions:

Website owlchemylabs Owlchemy_Labs

Owlchemy Labs is an XR studio with a passion for polished, playful VR games and experiences.

Founded in 2010 and based out of Austin, TX, we believe that natural, spatial interactions make virtual reality the ultimate destination for new forms of gameplay and immersion. We love building experiences for everyone: oozing with style, absurdly funny, and with ground-breaking accessibility to bring more joy to more people.

Acquired by Google in 2017, Owlchemy continues to share its pioneering experiments and VR best practices through blog posts, white papers, and talks around the globe to improve VR for Everyone.

Looking to spread your wings?

Join our Google-owned, Austin-based game studio and help us make absurd and highly polished VR for Everyone!

We offer an outstanding fully remote working environment focused on collaboration and personal growth, with a positive work/life balance and excellent benefits.

Owls in this position manage all aspects of the multiplayer plumbing of our games, maintaining the networking architecture and codebase to provide a performant, easy-to-use API on which our engineers can build the future.

Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain the networking code and architecture for our games
  • Build and manage a succinct networking client API that integrates easily with Unity and supports networking of Unity features (including physics)
  • Support networking functionality across multiple target platforms
  • Develop tools to assist with game networking, networking debugging and performance
  • Identify risks and possible mitigation strategies for networking complex game systems
  • Generate and service documentation for networking in Unity and networking best practices
  • Mentor team members with regard to game networking implementation and best practices
  • Work with the production team members to assist in ensuring new features and content can be appropriately networked
  • Collaborate with owls like QA, Art, Audio, and Design to meet title networking goals and determine code requirements from a networking perspective
  • Keep up to date on the latest in development practices for Unity, VR, and networking

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Proficient knowledge of game networking technologies and techniques
  • Skillful understanding of lower level networking communication and socket based programming
  • Advanced knowledge of C# and Unity
  • Knowledge of various Unity game networking implementations and their pros/cons
  • Clear and proactive communicator
  • Detail-oriented, thoughtful, and deeply aware of dependencies across systems and schedules

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Cross/Multi-platform development experience
  • Three or more years of game networking experience (preferably in Unity)

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
  • Knowledge of VR development and experience with networked VR games on modern devices (PC, Quest, Quest 2, PSVR)
  • Production experience with shipped networked games in Unity
  • Production experience (managing and maintaining lists of deliverables, timelines, and any alterations thereof over the course of development)
  • Appreciation of puns (or at least the ability to groan at them)

Physical Requirements:

  • Owls must be able to use virtual reality headsets but are not expected to own one.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a remote full-time, 40-hours per week position. Core hours of work are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Travel:

For Owls working outside of the Austin, TX area, travel to Austin may be required 4 to 6 times per year. Additionally, we typically encourage owls to attend a conference annually for personal growth and development.

For Everyone:

We care about creating “VR for Everyone” – and that includes creating a welcoming workplace for everyone.

Owlchemy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Other Skills and Responsibilities:

This job description doesn’t cover or contain a comprehensive listing of everything you might do at Owlchemy. As a growing team of wildly talented individuals, we encourage career growth, exploration, and the wearing of many hats. As such, roles and responsibilities are collaborative and may change or evolve over time based on our needs and your particular skill set.

Benefits

  • 15 days of vacation to start
  • Unlimited sick days
  • School loan repayment assistance
  • New parent benefits
  • Health Care
  • Retirement Plan
  • Relocation Assistance (should you want to move to Austin, TX!)

Tagged as: PR Communications Strategy

Incluzion acts as your personal reference for your application, so let us know when you apply!


  • Begin your application by clicking the Apply button below, and be sure to reference Incluzion as a source while applying.
  • If you have not done so, add your resume to the Incluzion talent database to ensure you're connected with similar opportunities
  • Spread the word about Incluzion!

    Incluzion acts as your personal reference for your application, so let us know when you apply!


    • Begin your application by clicking the Apply button below, and be sure to reference Incluzion as a source while applying.
    • If you have not done so, add your resume to the Incluzion talent database to ensure you're connected with similar opportunities
    • Spread the word about Incluzion!

    Contact us

    Related Jobs