R&D Engineer

August 10, 2021

We are seeking an Intermediate to Senior Research & Development Engineer to join our team.

Who we are: Eight360 is a Wellington-based VR startup that has developed a unique, world-leading immersive simulator platform called NOVA. We’re doing interesting things and pushing boundaries to make the future happen, and this means the workplace culture is exciting, dynamic, and fast-moving. 


What you’ll do: Your role is to design, develop, and support software for NOVA platform operation within the Eight360 development team. 


Key tasks: 

  • Investigate and develop new technology and solutions for the NOVA. 
  • Planning and managing projects including supervising others.
  • Work alongside other software, mechanical and electrical engineers.

Relevant Skills and Experience: 

  • Excellent problem-solving and prototyping skills (hardware + software)
  • Fail-forwards mentality and ability to operate with uncertainty, willingness to take risks and try things.
  • Experience with IP protection and developing patentable technology
  • Experience with physics and mathematical modelling, and analytical design methodologies.
  • Experience with electronics design, schematics capture, PCB layout.
  • Experience with Virtual Reality technology and simulator content.
  • Experience with Unity or Unreal game engines.
  • Experience in modern C++, python and embedded C development
  • Can leverage open-source and proprietary software to achieve goals.
  • Experience with testing, TDD and automated test environments.
  • Some experience with IT & DevOps.

Where: Our office and workshop is based in Petone, Wellington. Most of our work is conducted here. You may be occasionally required to travel and work offsite. 

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for someone who wants to join a small team and have an active part in creating something amazing.


Express your interest via email (preferably with CV and cover letter)jobs@eight360.com