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Job Description

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.

Our team is distributed across Europe and the US. 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 prioritize 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.

The Role

As a Senior Technical Animator you will be responsible for creating best-in-class animations as the bridge between art, content creation and engineering to help us continue building world-class VR games.

What you’ll do 👀

  • Help establish and maintain animation tools
  • Create pipelines for next generation VR avatars
  • Character rigging/skinning including 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.

You should apply if ✅

  • 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

Bonus Points 🎉

  • Experience working with motion capture data from 3rd party providers
  • Xsens MVN Animate experience or other motion capture softwares
  • Experience creating tools for artists
  • Ability to work autonomously in a timely manner
  • A keen fascination with industry-wide advancement in technology
  • Previous AR/VR experience is a plus

What you’ll be measured on📈

  • Demonstrated ability to build, grow and inspire a distributed team of technical artists and make sure standards are met.
  • Supervise the Technical Art team and ensure the quality of the department’s work is at a high level.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, to find best solutions and get buy-in from key stakeholders and cross-functional partners to achieve business impact.
  • Ability to take a step back and think about the larger picture while leading teams through the ambiguity and organizational shifts of a start-up spearheading AR/VR adoption.
  • Mastery and experience working across multiple efforts and products.

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. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer visas of any kind at this time!

Our interview process takes place on Google Hangouts and tends to consist of the following stages:

  • Initial screen (talent team)
  • Hiring Manager
  • Cross-functional team interview
  • Final interview

Please let us know if you require any accommodations for the interview process, and we’ll do our best to provide assistance.

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

🤗 Bi-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 (this include bereavement, adoption, paternity, maternity)

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Work from anywhere scheme
Unlimited annual leave
Work from home allowance
Stock options
Wellness budget (£600 p/a) to spend on anything relating to health and wellbeing (yoga, weights, gym memberships or online subscriptions)
Learning budget (£800 per annum) to all employees upon starting, powered by Learnerbly you can spend on training courses, reading material and online content.
Private medical cover (UK- Vitality, Spain - Axa and US - Empire Blue)

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.

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United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible AI & VR companies – 2nd

Most flexible AI & VR companies – 2nd

Industry awards 2022