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Emergent VR

Lead Platform Engineer at Emergent VR

San Francisco · Full Time

Emergent is enabling a new paradigm of capturing and sharing immersive memories using virtual reality. We are an Accel and Google backed technology startup led by seasoned veterans from the animation and video game industries. Our platform allows everyone to start capturing and sharing immersive memories: a 360 degree video created with your smartphone. We are growing rapidly and seeking passionate virtual reality pioneers to help define the future of the VR industry.

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Job Description

Emergent is building the future of online communication using virtual reality. We are enabling a new paradigm of capturing and sharing experiences and memories using VR. Emergent is a venture-backed technology startup led by seasoned veterans from the animation, video game and mobile industries.

We are looking for a Lead Platform Engineer to join the founding team as a key early hire. This role is huge: you will work directly with the founders to architect, design, and lead the implementation of all backend and server components of the system. You will have technical and creative freedom to identify and pursue the solution you feel will work best given the requirements of the project, and be responsible for everything server-related.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related discipline.
Have successfully developed and deployed a user-facing, scaleable, web or internet backend service used by hundreds of thousands or millions of users.
Relational database experience.
Network performance, reliability, and security experience.
Passion and enthusiasm for Virtual Reality.


Video streaming experience.
Previous startup experience.
Familiar with GIS.
Social networking integration experience.
Previous VR development experience (Rift, GearVR, Cardboard).

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What We're Building

Capture and share immersive memories and 360 videos using the hardware you already have - your smartphone.

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Peter Wilkins
Founder & CEO at Emergent VR. Created the first movie for Virtual Reality, Zero Point. Worked at Disney and DreamWorks.
amber bechtold
Worked at @emergentvr