FitXR • Remote, United Kingdom

Senior Technical Animator


Core hours 10–4.30

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Job Description

FitXR is a fitness technology company working at the cutting edge of VR and MR, building a movement for movement.

We've built a growing range of fitness studios, from box workouts with world-class trainers like Olympian Nicola Adams to 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.

You'll get from us:

  • A seriously passionate global team - and the art team is more integral than ever for our plans over the next 12 months
  • Strong direction, with clear objectives and priorities, and forums to challenge and collaborate on these
  • High autonomy and encouragement to collaborate cross-functionally as much as possible

You'll spend your time:

  • Contribute towards building new workflows and techniques
  • Create pipelines for the next generation of our VR avatars
  • Helping to establish and maintain our animation tools and processes
  • Character rigging/skinning including hands and facial set-ups and lip sync

As part of a growing team, this is a great opportunity to come in and help us shape what our art ecosystem looks like for the future.

You should apply if you have:

  • A solid understanding of animation fundamentals, human anatomy and kinesiology
  • Experience developing character pipelines
  • Knowledge of the character creation process from initial concept to final rigging
  • Expert knowledge of animation and the processes involved in creating animations
  • Excellent understanding of Unity
  • Knowledge of Maya, or another motion builder
  • Xsens MVN Animate / Vicon experience or other motion capture softwares
  • Experience creating tools with c#
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • A growth mindset, keen to seek diverse viewpoints and help foster a feedback culture

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 interview with out talent team
  • Technical interview with the hiring manager
  • Cross-functional values 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

📈 Stock options

🌱 £800 per annum learning budget

🧘 £600 per annum wellbeing budget

🏡 £400 work from home budget

🤗 Annual company retreat & regular get togethers

💻 VR headset

⛑ Private Health Insurance (optional)

👶 12 weeks full paid family leave

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
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Fertility treatment leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Carer’s leave
Shared parental leave
Pension match/increase
Share options
Personal development budgets
Skilled worker visas
Employee assistance programme
Company wide holidays/offsites
Teambuilding days
L&D budget
Time off in-lieu
Wellbeing allowance
Mental health days
Enhanced sick pay
Duvet days
Compassionate leave
Co-working space 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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Awards & Achievements
Most flexible AI & VR companies – 2nd

Most flexible AI & VR companies – 2nd

Industry awards 2022