XR Developer

Rochester, NY
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Salary: Starting: $60,000
Created: February 3, 2022



The XR (extended reality) Developer supports faculty and student research through the creation of extended reality experiences, apps, and projects in order to create new knowledge and technology-rich experiential learning opportunities. The XR Developer consults with faculty and students to help troubleshoot research challenges and provide recommendations and training on specific extended reality hardware, software, and experiences. Reporting to the Director of Digital Scholarship (DS) and Studio X and working closely with the Immersive Technologies Librarian, the XR Developer participates in strategic conversations around extended reality; provides feedback on potential XR projects; develops and runs workshops and events related to XR in support of Studio X programming; mentors students developing XR skills; and collaborates with research teams on prototyping and project development.




  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1–2 years of XR project development experience using Unity or Unreal (ex., combination of independent projects, internships, job experience, and/or advanced coursework)
  • Knowledge of at least one object-oriented scripting language (C# preferred, Java or C++ also accepted)
  • Advanced knowledge of XR platforms (Unity, Unreal)
  • Familiarity with ARCore or ARKit
  • Experience developing for and deploying to XR hardware (in particular VR headsets)
  • Version control software (Git)
  • High level of problem- solving ability
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment with a high degree of accountability


  • Familiarity with 3D modeling approaches and platforms (Blender, Maya)
  • Experience with 3D reality capture technology, such as 3D scanning and photogrammetry
  • Instructional skills
  • Aptitude for and willingness to learn and explore new and emerging technologies



All qualified candidates must apply online at:



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