Real-Time Graphics Software Engineer

Light Field Lab San Jose , CA 95112

Posted 2 weeks ago


As a Real-Time Graphics SW Engineer, you will be creating custom game engines which leverage the worlds highest-resolution holographic ecosystem. You will be combining your knowledge of graphics programming, game engine architecture, and real-time ray tracing to develop the first real-time renderers for interactive holographic video applications that present unprecedented realism offered without the confines of any headgear or eyewear. You will be working with other real-time programmers, technical artists, system software engineers, and experts in light field technology.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create custom game engines which generate interactive holographic video for a high-resolution light field display
  • Use your background in programming and rendering algorithms to optimize the real-time performance of a custom light field renderer over a distributed computing system
  • Integrate real-time GPU ray tracing into custom rendering engines
  • Write SW for integration with industry software packages such as Unity and Unreal
  • Other tasks as assigned

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help create customer workflow tools for the Digital Artist and the Pipeline Technical Artist
  • Work with the Computational Architect to implement light field display algorithms into the rendering architecture



  • Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Computer Graphics, or commensurate experience
  • Comfortable with a wide variety of programming languages including C++11 and beyond
  • Able to implement real-time GPU ray tracing (VK_Ray or DXR)
  • Familiar with debugging tools, multithreading, and Linux-style build tools
  • Knowledgeable about computer graphics and imaging
  • Experience with extending Unity or Unreal
  • Experience with building and optimizing custom game engines, and game engine architecture
  • Strong background in 3D math and rendering algorithms
  • Expertise with integrating into industry software packages such as Nuke, Maya, etc is a plus
  • Familiar with writing renderers or other SW for a distributed system is a plus
  • Knowledge of compositing workflows, and experience with developing software for post-production environments is a plus
  • Familiarity with Rust is a plus

Key Competencies

  • C++ programming
  • Low-level graphics APIs
  • GPU shaders
  • Maya, Unity, or Unreal
  • Game engine architecture
  • Custom game engines
  • 3D math and rendering algorithms
  • GPU ray tracing
  • Distributed computing


Major Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance and 401k available


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to lift and carry 25 pounds for 50 feet; bend and reach; work in an environment with daily changes in climate;
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit, read, write, type and speak for extended periods of time;
  • The employee is required to move around the premises;
  • The employee must be able to observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work;
  • Employee must be able to learn and apply new skills or information;
  • Must be able to multi-task regularly;
  • Employee must display a positive, professional image and attitude and work well with others;
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise levels;
  • The position also requires the following abilities:
    • Ability to look at computer screen for extended periods;
    • Ability to concentrate and focus for extended periods;
    • Ability to handle stress;
    • Ability to interact frequently and positively with others;
    • Ability to meet deadlines

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or interpreted as a comprehensive inventory or exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs. Light Field Lab, Inc. is an at-will employer and this description is not intended to imply a guarantee of permanent employment.

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