FitXR is a fitness technology company working at the cutting edge of VR and MR. We’re a funded scale-up on a mission to impact more lives than any other fitness company, and build a healthier world for everyone.
We started life in 2016 in a garden shed in the UK. Today, we’re building FitXR, one of the top-downloaded apps on the Meta Quest store. We’ve raised close to $40m from top investors such as Maveron, Hiro, BoostVC and TriplePoint.
We’re a remote-first team of just under 100 people from across the US, UK, and Spain, and we’re committed to making it simpler and more enjoyable for people to get moving. We believe that anybody can fall in love with fitness and make movement part of their life.
We’re guided by our Principles of Play: eight core beliefs about how we treat each other and our community. We make space for every voice, believe in the importance of a learner’s mindset, and prioritise team success over individual glory.
The FitXR app contains a growing range of fitness studios, where members can choose from box workouts with world-class trainers like Olympian Nicola Adams, powerful HIIT workouts, and immersive dance classes. While nothing compares to trying it yourself, you can watch a trailer here.
FitXR is available on Meta Quest 2 and has been downloaded by over a million people worldwide. Featured in Forbes, Empire, T3, Washington Post, Men's Health, GQ and more. In 2022, FitXR ranked 6th in The Information’s 50 Most Promising Startups.
As a Senior Technical Animator you will be responsible for creating a best in class animation pipeline using motion capture from the content team and helping us continue building world-class VR Fitness games.
What you’ll do 👀
Help establish and maintain animation tools
Create pipelines for next generation VR Trainer avatars
Character rigging/skinning including hands and facial set-ups and lip sync
Contribute towards building new workflows and techniques
Perform within production schedules whilst maintaining high-quality work
Develop along with the Technical Art director a class leading character pipeline and toolset.
What you’ll have ✅
Able to demonstrate a solid understanding of animation fundamentals, human anatomy and kinesiology
Experience developing character pipelines for console or PC games having published at least one title
Expert knowledge of animation and the processes involved in creating animations
Knowledge of the character creation process from initial concept to final rigging.
Excellent understanding of Unity
Knowledge of Maya, motion builder
Strong problem-solving skills and troubleshooting
Good communication and attitude towards feedback and collaboration
Experience working with motion capture data from 3rd party providers
Xsens MVN Animate / Vicon experience or other motion capture softwares
Experience creating tools with python/mel/c#
Ability to work autonomously in a timely manner
A keen fascination with industry-wide advancement in technology
Previous AR/VR experience is a plus
Our mission is to make fitness fun and accessible for everyone. To build inclusive products, we need to build an inclusive team. Please know that this list is indicative and that we would still love to hear from you even if you feel you only are a 75% match. Skills can be learnt, diversity cannot. We promote a diverse and inclusive culture at FitXR.
Our benefits are hosted on Ben
which gives you flexibility to make choices that work for you.
🌎 Fully remote: your life, your way of working
🏝 Unlimited annual leave
💰 Competitive salary with half year and end of year reviews
📈 Stock options
🌱 £800 per annum learning budget
🧘 £600 per annum wellbeing budget
🏡 £400 work from home budget
🤗 Annual company retreat & regular get togethers
💻 Quest 2 VR headset
⛑ Private Health Insurance (optional)
🚴♂️ Annual travel pass & cycle to work scheme
👶 12 weeks full paid family leave
The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility
First we assess the flexibility options FitXR provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure FitXR is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.
We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.
Working at FitXR
Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)