Augmented reality and virtual reality are deeply engaging technologies that alter users’ approach to the real-world environment around them. In augmented reality jobs (AR jobs), professionals insert digitally created content into a digital illustration of the real world, while in virtual reality jobs (VR jobs), professionals create a completely simulated environment. Both technologies rely on a high-end user interface that integrates real-time simulation and interaction through multiple sensorial channels.
Multiple jobs are available in the AR and VR spheres. AR/VR Software Engineers manage the process of creating and maintaining high-tech software. Unity VR Developers collaborate with teammates to develop VR optics, while Oculus Developers work on gameplay prototyping and engineering. Finally, AR/VR Project Managers lead all AR/VR projects, ensuring timely completion of deliverables.
According to research firm IDC, total revenue for the AR and VR markets will grow from $5.2 billion in 2016 to $162 billion by 2020—which means that the hiring market for AR and VR professionals will grow exponentially as well.
As with most of the careers in new technological fields, skill sets of candidates will vary. However, top candidates will have:
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AR/VR Software Engineers manage the analysis, design, development, and debugging of real-time AR and VR software for seamless user experience.Read More
Unity VR Developers use collaborative problem solving and sophisticated design techniques to create quality, immersive simulations.Read More
Oculus Developers must have experience with game engineering and feature implementation. They often have hands-on experience with game engines, including Unreal or Native Engine.Read More