1. VirtuaTyKing's Avatar


    But the company is currently on one the likes of which we havent seen before.

    The Oculus Rift maker has over 100 positions listed on its careers page across a range of fields right now. Thirty-one of these listings are for roles at Oculus Research, the Redmond-based division of the company dedicated to long-term study of the future of VR in all areas. Notable jobs include an AR Incubation Lead to head up a team that will build AR technology that opens the path to everyday use for a billion people, and a Silicon Systems Architect to drive the development of our next-generation Si compute platform.

    Theres a reason Research is going on a hiring spree. At the Oculus Connect 3 conference earlier this month, chief scientist Michael Abrash spoke of many areas of VR technology that he expects will improve in the next five years, making it clear that theres plenty of work to be done. On top of the hires, Oculus recently put out a call for research in several fields with a $250,000 grant on offer.

    Many of the other listings are in Software Engineering and Hardware Engineering, which are largely split between its headquarters in Menlo Park and offices in Seattle. Oculus spokesperson Brandon Boone told UploadVR in an email that the Software team builds the core technology which powers the Rift as well as software for Gear VR and future devices. More obviously, the Hardware team works on successful builds, prototypes, ideation, and final Oculus Hardware products.

    Boone teased that there was more coming in the near future, too.

    Specifically, we are hiring a range of talent across Engineering, Design, Operations, and Content. A majority of our needs are in engineering in the following areas: Hardware (Optical, Electrical, and Mechanical), Computer Vision, Platform and Applications Software, he wrote. These positions will scale our Product teams (Menlo Park and Seattle), Research Labs (Redmond, WA) and recently expanded international operations locations in APAC (Shanghai) and EMEA (Cork, London, and Zurich).

    His mention of the Irish city Cork also refers to Oculus acquisition of low power LED display company InfiniLED, which was announced this month. Combine all of that with the $500 million that the company is investing in VR content, and it is clear that money is no object in the companys quest for better VR.

    Source: Oculus VR is adding more than 100 jobs as it plots its augmented reality expansion | VentureBeat | AR/VR | by Jamie Feltham, Upload VR
    Matty and curepute like this.
    10-30-2016 04:32 AM
  2. Vyrlokar's Avatar
    Nice to see them expanding into AR. I feel that AR will have an easier time finding uses right now, outside of entertainment.
    10-30-2016 04:58 AM
  3. LezCronut's Avatar
    Will anyone of us here apply for a position? Haha
    10-30-2016 08:55 AM
  4. LezCronut's Avatar
    Nice to see them expanding into AR. I feel that AR will have an easier time finding uses right now, outside of entertainment.
    I beg to differ. I think AR won't still be as useful as VR in a few years ahead. VR is and will be bigger than AR in the near future.
    10-30-2016 09:45 AM
  5. Firegold21's Avatar
    Will anyone of us here apply for a position? Haha
    I'm not sure I'm qualified for many of their positions, but if I can see a fit and go for it, sure. I'm from the Seattle/Tacoma area originally and can easily move back if needed (family can put me up for a while, lol).

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    10-30-2016 11:57 AM
  6. Matty's Avatar
    Will anyone of us here apply for a position? Haha
    Well they cant say we looking for people with 10 years experience ^_^ LOL

    If its creating more jobs, i fully support it.
    VirtuaTyKing and Firegold21 like this.
    10-31-2016 07:28 AM
  7. Trogz64's Avatar
    AR could be very interesting. It could really change the way that we work, I'm glad to see that some progress is being made in the development of this tech!
    10-31-2016 07:35 AM
  8. clrdust's Avatar
    This area is going to expand tremendously real soon. Especially when they can start having games like COD, CS, FORZA etc easily playable. I actually cannot wait for tht day
    11-01-2016 10:11 AM

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