Wingnut AR is leading the way in the creation of Augmented Reality experiences. AR is going to change the world in exciting and entertaining ways, and we are at the forefront of this new entertainment medium.

We are a highly creative team based in Wellington, New Zealand, led by acclaimed movie director Sir Peter Jackson. We are exploring how AR can be used to entertain and delight and working with some amazing AR hardware to do it.

We presented in Apple's keynote event at WWDC last year, and we are working with the leading augmented reality hardware companies to define the future of storytelling and interactive entertainment in AR.

For more detail on our current hiring schedule, check these job listings.

Wingnut AR - QA Tester

Wingnut AR looking for a mid to senior level QA tester to join our groundbreaking team of Augmented Reality artists and developers. You will be working at the forefront of technology and imagination in order to bring ingenious forms of entertainment to the world.

2018-03-27T10:37:34+13:00

Wingnut AR looking for a mid to senior level QA tester to join our groundbreaking team of Augmented Reality artists and developers. You will be working at the forefront of technology and imagination in order to bring ingenious forms of entertainment to the world.

Key responsibilities:

  • Create comprehensive test strategies and test cases.
  • Identify and accurately report issues.
  • Track issues root and regress bugs.
  • Identify areas of improvement or concerns.
  • Collaborate with Developers, Production to ensure that testing is efficiently and effectively covering all possible scenarios.
  • Set up testing processes and standards.

Required skills:

  • Sharp attention to detail, persistence, and patience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized, responsible and self-motivated.
  • Familiar with the use of JIRA or similar bug tracking database.
  • Understanding of QA Methodologies, tools, and best practices.
  • Experience working with Unreal Engine 4 and/or Unity.
  • Experience working with Desktop Platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux).
  • Experience working with Mobile Platforms (Android, iOS).
  • Familiarity with CI, Automation, Revision Control, and scripting languages.
  • Experience programming/scripting in a development or test engineering capacity.
  • Have an understanding of game design and how games are created.

For any further queries about this role, please email Wingnut AR at hello@wingnutar.com

Tags: Wingnut AR Unreal Engine, Unity, Jira, C++ Wellington - New Zealand
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Wingnut AR - Game Designer

Wingnut AR are looking for a talented and experienced game designer to join our groundbreaking team of Augmented Reality artists and developers. You will be working at the forefront of technology and imagination in order to bring ingenious forms of entertainment to the world.

2018-03-21T17:38:03+13:00

Wingnut AR are looking for a talented and experienced game designer to join our groundbreaking team of Augmented Reality artists and developers. You will be working at the forefront of technology and imagination in order to bring ingenious forms of entertainment to the world.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Creative Director to deliver on the creative vision for the project.
  • Maintain all design aspects of a game-as-service through entire project life cycle.
  • Balance game with consideration to fun gameplay, player acquisition, monetization and engagement.
  • Communicate game design clearly and concisely with.
  • Inspire game team through progressive, creative design.
  • Provide and receive critique in a constructive manner with suggestions and solutions for improvement.
  • Remain current on industry trends including: new game genres, new game design methods and emerging platforms.
  • Research game industry and product design trends to enhance the players experience and enjoyment.
  • Ensure the commercial success of our product offerings.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Extensive content and systems design experience. Ideally someone who has creatively owned complete implementations from concept to delivery.
  • Efficient grasp on game industry standards, conventions, game concepts, mechanics.
  • Able to work creatively in a demanding team environment.
  • Absolute passion for playing and making computer games.

For any further queries about this role, please email Wingnut AR at hello@wingnutar.com

Tags: Wingnut AR Jira, UX Design, Unreal Engine, Unity Wellington - New Zealand
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Wingnut AR - Senior Game Developer

Wingnut AR are seeking a Senior Game Developer to join our groundbreaking Augmented Reality development team. You will be working closely with artists and truly pushing the limits of technology to bring new forms of entertainment to the world.

2018-03-21T17:38:19+13:00

Wingnut AR are seeking a Senior Game Developer to join our groundbreaking Augmented Reality development team. You will be working closely with artists and truly pushing the limits of technology to bring new forms of entertainment to the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with designers, artists, and the other developers to ensure a great player experience.
  • Design and develop key gameplay systems and features.
  • Develop tools to enable artists and designers to iterate their content.
  • Work closely with design, art and technical teams to understand, define requirements and build solutions.
  • Collaborate with other developers to improve processes and practices.
  • Be interested in learning new technologies and systems and leverage them in creative ways to meet our technical needs.
  • Assess requirements and provide estimates to guide an evolving development plan.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • BSc Degree in a Computer Science/ Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience shipping AAA games on multiple platforms.
  • Experience using game engines such as Unreal or Unity.
  • Experience integrating third party middleware into Unreal or Unity.
  • Excellent software engineering skills, including the ability to design, implement, debug and optimize high quality realtime software.
  • An excellent understanding of algorithms, data structures and 3D Math.
  • Extensive knowledge of C++, and a good knowledge in at least one of Objective-C, C# or Python.
  • A good general knowledge of all areas of real time interactive software development, including 3D graphics & 3D graphics APIs, physics & collisions systems, networking, audio, artificial intelligence, animation, game logic and user interfaces.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, innovative and creative environment.
  • Need to be able to communicate clearly, work well in teams, and be able to work smartly, quickly and efficiently in time sensitive situations.
  • Have a passion for everything Augmented Reality.

For any further queries about this role, please email Wingnut AR at hello@wingnutar.com

Tags: Wingnut AR C++, C#, Jira, Mac OS X, Linux, Maya, Maya API, Direct X, CUDA / OpenCL, Nuke API, RSL / GLSL / HSLSL / Cg, Unreal Engine, Unity, VRay API, Vray Wellington - New Zealand
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Wingnut AR - Animator

Wingnut AR are seeking highly skilled CG Animators to join our groundbreaking team of Augmented Reality artists. You will be working at the forefront of technology and imagination in order to bring ingenious forms of entertainment to the world.

2017-09-27T13:52:53+13:00

Wingnut AR are seeking highly skilled CG Animators to join our groundbreaking team of Augmented Reality artists. You will be working at the forefront of technology and imagination in order to bring ingenious forms of entertainment to the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Create high quality real-time and cinematic animation using hand keyed animation and motion capture data.
  • Export, develop and test animation in game engines (primarily Unreal Engine).
  • Collaborate with the other creatives, animators, artists and developers to solve problems and create high quality Augmented Reality content.
  • Manage your time effectively to meet the production schedules whilst regularly communicating your progress to the team.
  • Provide WIP animation clips for review and creative discussion. Take direction, be willing to address comments and make changes.
  • Experiment with emerging technologies.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • 3+ years animation experience in feature films or game development.
  • Strong grasp of the principles of motion, timing, anticipation, follow-through, squash and stretch, forward/inverse kinematics, and other facets of 2D & 3D animation.
  • A demonstrated passion and ability in animating naturalistic creatures.
  • A demonstrated passion and ability in animating character performance and lip sync.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, innovative and creative environment.
  • Expert communicator and collaborates well with others.
  • A love of learning and can take initiative to solve tough problems.
  • Highly proficient in Maya.
  • Assist production in other parts of the pipeline if needed.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with rig building, weighting and setting up controls and interfaces for character animation.
  • Experience with Game Development and tools, Unreal Engine / Unity Game Engine.
  • Passionate about what is next in Animation across all visual entertainment.

Submission Requirements:

  • Showreel - A well presented showreel of your best work. A breakdown must be included with the reel.
  • CV - Including a cover letter explaining why you want to work in the AR industry and what you can bring to our company beyond your skill set. Please include professional work experience and current references.

For any further queries about this role, please email Wingnut AR at hello@wingnutar.com

Tags: Wingnut AR RenderMan, Arnold, Vray, Unreal Engine, Unity, Maya, Substance painter, Nuke, MudBox, Z-brush, Photoshop Wellington - New Zealand
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