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Bellevue, WA, USA

Director, XR

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DepartmentEngineering
TypeFull time
Requisition IDJOBREQ-2412873

Role Description

The Opportunity

At Unity Technologies, we believe that the world is a better place with more creators. The Unity Engine is a premier platform for a variety of different interactive media experiences, ranging from console and phone games to Hollywood film CGI to cutting-edge AR/VR/XR interactive experiences. In the Unity Platform team, we make sure the Unity Engine and Editor are on every major platform where our users want to go and where real-time content is needed.  To help achieve this mission we are looking for a Director, XR Engineering to help shape our strategy and drive execution with the team. This is a senior engineering leadership role with responsibility for engineering teams split between Seattle and San Francisco. 

What you’ll be doing

The Director will execute on this mission by working closely with our industry partners to support the latest and greatest AR and VR hardware on the market. In addition, the Director will work closely with the rest of the Unity Engine and Editor teams to advance the state of the art in authoring tools and interaction models for XR in order to empower creative teams of all sizes to find success in this fast growing market.

You’ll deliver clear, concise technical roadmaps defined together with the team, product managers and external partners. You’ll create and drive the subsequent operational plan.

You and your team will closely collaborate with R&D Platforms Product Management, Project Management, Release Management as well as other key partners and collaborators across the company for timely, predictable delivery.

As a senior leader at Unity you are a great communicator, an active listener, and a builder of relationships. You apply and receive direct and honest feedback within those relationships and drive for alignment across the entire organization.

You structure and grow teams with clear missions and make sure they have the skills, abilities and tools to solve any challenges that arise. You help leaders and individual contributors in your team grow their abilities, influence and ownership. 

You continuously drive for technical excellence, quality and subsequent improvement of the already established success of the Unity Engine and Editor.

What you’ll be doing

  • Bring senior technical leadership experience, great interpersonal and communication skills as well as excellent technical insights and strategic understanding of the real-time 3D industry, covering gaming and/or XR.
  • Lead the continuous development, delivery, release and engineering progression of Unity’s XR creation and deployment features
  • Be accountable as senior engineering manager for our global engineering organization of around 30 people with clear missions, ownership and accountability
  • Maintain close relations and clear communication lines with internal key collaborators and partners across Unity R&D Engineering leadership, Product Management, Project  Management, Release Management, Product Marketing and Business Development.
  • Own the roadmap and strategy for the foundation of all XR features and integrations at Unity

What we’re looking for

  • Experience managing a medium to large, globally distributed engineering team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven technical knowledge and experience working with XR and platforms (Desktop, Consoles, Mobile)
  • Verifiable  architectural knowledge and experience building cross platform developer platforms, APIs, and extensibility points

Life at Unity

Unity [NYSE: U] is the world's leading platform of tools for creators to build and grow real-time games, apps, and experiences across multiple platforms. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, infrastructure experts, filmmakers, and more, use Unity to bring their imaginations to life across multiple platforms, from mobile, PC, and console, to spatial computing.  

As of the fourth quarter of 2023, more than 69% of the top 1,000 mobile games are made with Unity as derived from a blended number of the top 1,000 games in the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. In 2023, Made with Unity applications had an average of 3.7 billion downloads per month. For more information, please visit www.unity.com.  

Unity is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment and celebrate our employees across age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. Our differences are strengths that enable us to support the growing and evolving needs of our customers, partners, and collaborators. If there are preparations or accommodations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please fill out this form to let us know.

This position requires the incumbent to have a sufficient knowledge of English to have professional verbal and written exchanges in this language since the performance of the duties related to this position requires frequent and regular communication with colleagues and partners located worldwide and whose common language is English.

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Gross pay salary
$190,700$258,000 USD

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