Unity Engineer: Biome App 

$100,000 - $120,000 yearly
  • Earthshot Labs
  • Remote
  • Nov 12, 2021
Full time role Engineering: Software

Job Description

Earthshot Labs’ purpose is to use AI to catalyze planetary land regeneration.

 

We conduct core ecological research and build technology products that inspire landowners to restore their land, and easily onboard them to carbon marketplaces at no cost. Earthshot also develops land restoration and carbon projects around the world.

 

Earthshot believes that people are most effective and happy when they bring their whole selves into their work, so they can unleash their full genius. We take shared breaths together, we discuss subjects that are deeply meaningful and at times vulnerable. We actively maintain a coherent field of deeply held love for nature and restoring humankind’s place within it. Despite our best intentions we are keenly aware of the potential problems inherent in creating a tech platform to engineer large scale land use, and so we are engaging with indigenous leaders, ecological experts, regenerative farmers, and other groups with deep knowledge of the land in order to ensure we have the highest integrity and wisdom infusing our efforts.

 

Earthshot is building two products that enable its vision: LandOS and Biome. LandOS is a platform for enabling landowners to envision and manifest the regeneration of land they have stewardship over. Our intention is to build a product that inspires our customers to be bold, to delight and engage them while they envision the future possibilities of the land in ways never possible before. Biome is our Unity app that collects nature observations in the most accurate, fun and engaging way using the smartphone’s neural engine, camera, and augmented reality depth field. The data collected is used to power both fundamental ecological research as well as to underpin our LandOS system for envisioning and manifesting land restoration.



The Role:

  • Work closely with other system developers to implement new, back-end functionality in the AR app
  • Interact with customers and users to determine and assess unmet needs and evolving requirements.
  • Profile and optimize 3D experiences that will be performant on iOS and Android devices
  • Take full ownership of designing, implementing, running, and maintaining production code for Biome App, end to end
  • Proactively prioritize and implement new features based on Biome product roadmap and user feedback
  • Perform load testing, participate in code reviews, write unit tests, and conduct troubleshooting to ensure uptime for live systems
  • Prototype and build with the latest mobile AR hardware 

Requirements

Who You Are:

  • BA/BS degree in Game Development, Computer Science or Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience developing and shipping experiences / apps / games in Unity
  • Solid understanding of core engineering principles and computer science concepts, such as algorithms, data structures, networking, and creating user interfaces
  • Fluency in networking and multiplayer concepts
  • Experience with VR/AR development and relevant SDK’s
  • Strong C# knowledge and OOP design principles
  • Experience in identifying bottlenecks, debugging, optimizing memory and space usage
  • Experience with rendering, memory and performance optimization
  • Strong desire to be part of the founding engineering team building technology that has a direct impact on ecological restoration
  • Skilled in finding creative solutions to a broad range of technical challenges on a daily basis
  • Strong understanding of environment setup in Unity (texturing, lighting, shaders, URP, HDRP)

Some Other Relevant Skills You May Have:

  • Experience with C#, Swift, Kotlin, Javascript or Python
  • Experience with ARKit / ARCore / AR Foundation
  • Experience with Android or iOS development
  • Experience with game servers, e.g. Photon Engine, for real-time multi-user applications
  • Experience with other types of Mixed Reality (VR)
  • Experience with or willingness to learn GCP, AWS or Azure

 

What we’re looking for: 

  • A passionate and heart-centered professional with a deep love for nature and a desire to build a more integrated future for humanity.
  • Culture: The process is the product.

 

By now, you’ll probably have realized that Earthshot is a different type of organization than most other companies you’ve met. We’re inherently mission-driven for profound human and ecological impact. Even more important is the way we work together: the quality of communication, team coherence, creating conditions for the genius and creativity of our team members, recognizing the comprehensive lives that we each lead. Our vision for team culture is informed by teal management, a shared love of nature, and the cultivation of healthy human relationships. Earthshot is fundamentally motivated by love, and is an organization where heart-centered people can together apply their world-class talent to the biggest challenges of our time. We are a natively remote organization, which means that people can choose to work from home whenever they would like, and we have team gatherings every 1-3 months to build team coherence, foster deep relationships with each other, and enjoy nature together. In the future, we imagine permanent retreat places for teams to work for weeks or months at a time together in gorgeous natural settings.

 

Diversity:

Earthshot is building a company that honors the awe-inspiring complex diversity of the whole earth. We prioritize hiring team members who expand our team’s representation of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, relationship style, and many other dimensions of diversity. We welcome introverts, weirdos, hippies, and anyone else with high emotional intelligence, passionate ecological commitment, and brilliant skillset that maybe don’t fulfill the usual societal norms. This isn't just about inclusion or equity. We believe that the genius of diverse peoples and backgrounds is essential to create culture and technology that reflect the world we want to live in.

 

Details and Application:

Salary $100-120k before our series A + early employee equity.

Note: This is a VC funded company, and early employee equity will far outweigh any salary compensation.

 

To apply:

  1. Optional: take a 1 - 3 minute video about yourself, your genius, what you want to contribute to Earthshot, and what you want to receive in this next phase of your life and career (include this on the application linked below).
  2. Fill out the questionnaire on the jobs page on the website.



Organization Type

Company

Organization Size

11-50

Sectors

Carbon Accounting & Offsetting, Climate Risk, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Food & Agriculture, Funding

Network:

New Energy Network