VR Developer

  • Full time
  • Prague
  • Posted 6 days ago
GIT/Github (regular)
Unity (regular)
C# (advanced)
Purpose:
One of our goals at Pearson is to help more people learn English and other languages, to enable them to make progress in their lives, whether that’s to get a promotion at work, to move abroad to study or work or to earn a qualification. Mondly is part of our English Language Learning division. Mondly offers high quality online learning in English and 40 other languages to consumers across the world via its mobile and web apps, virtual reality and augmented reality products It has had 100 million downloads worldwide, offering professional and personal language learning in a combination of 1300+ different language pairs

This is an exciting time to join the Pearson Mondly team, as you can play a key part in shaping growth plans.

The VR Developer will have a unique opportunity to design and develop VR applications for the company’s line of spoken products. To be successful in this essential role you must have the desire and ability to learn new techniques and share your knowledge. You will need to demonstrate a passion for software development, software craftsmanship, and ability to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment! Demonstrating your experience in the application of new technology to drive engaging consumer-grade applications in a learning environment comes naturally to you.

The VR Developer will have good knowledge of and experience in the use of new technologies and in the development of effective and engaging consumer applications. You will be part of an agile development team responsible for building innovative, high-performance, scalable native applications using the latest technologies and frameworks, and interacting with internal clients to determine requirements. Responsibilities will include research and development of new concepts, writing clean code for the new features and tools, creating the best interface for the user, and testing for perfection. 

Key Accountabilities:
  • Design, develop, test, and deploy new features, product enhancements and improvements for our VR/AR applications
  • Play with C# and Unity 3D, growing one of the Core Products: Mondly VR
  • Create & execute strategy for our core products
  • Demonstrate ability to multitask, manage concurrent project efforts, and work with minimal supervision in a team environment
  • Collaborate with the product delivery team to ensure technical feasibility for new features and enhancements to the existing features
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features
  • Scale the team processes; improving release pipeline, build automation and monitoring
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge and understanding of continuous integration
  • Work with designers, developers, backend engineers and product owners to deliver an optimized product and exceptional user experience
  • Collaborate with product owners and UX designer to help create prototypes for new and enhanced features
  • Ensure the performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications
  • Peer-review the code written by others to spot problems and ensure quality of the product
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency
  • Promote a culture of partnership, teamwork, innovation and diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Participate in and champion a highly collaborative, customer-centric, data-driven culture that challenges norms with a bias to action; support diversity of thoughts, experiences, and approaches to solve issues .
Candidate profile
Qualifications & Skills
  • Degree (or equivalent) preferred ideally in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable C# programming skills and experience with Unity committed to fostering excellent developer practices & processes
  • A proven track record in designing apps or games and full-stack development (for mobile or VR devices)
  • Ambition, independence, and drive for quality and results
  • A strong communicator able to seamlessly collaborate with several different teams
  • A person who can recall & apply proven testing principles
  • Good software development experience that includes a proven track record of Unity 3D development
  • Strong object-oriented design, programming, and debugging skills
  • Experience with client-server architecture, built with REST principles
  • Experience with Git and/ or GitHub is a must
  • Experience with network client development, including consumption of web services, is desired
  • Experience with server-side API development is a plus
  • Strong debugging skills with the ability to code unit-test for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
  • Prior successful experience in online or related industry is desirable
  • Experience with JavaScript, CSS, and HTML is a plus
  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs
  • Robust decision making – based on evidence and data
  • Passion for education and learning
  • Possesses a global outlook and approach
  • Operates as a self-aware, effective team player
  • Experience of working and thriving in a global matrix organization is a plus
  • English language is a must, foreign languages a plus
Skills/ Competencies
  • Digital Transformer: Continuously improving and learning, able to identify and create real-time, iterative solutions to external or internal obstacles.
  • Understand the Business: Has/develops a knowledge of business and product strategies. Brings digital mindset and software development experience to bear in solving challenges and capturing opportunities.
  • Drive focus on learner outcomes: Understands and supports the delivery of learner outcomes and experience-led software development; leads teams able to embed efficacy when building solutions and approaches to implementation
  • Collaboration: Acts as a member of cross-functional leadership teams with minimal guidance. Partners closely with internal stakeholders.
  • Innovator: Investigates and validates new market and product opportunities based on emerging trends.

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