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The University of Michigan is seeking a qualified Extended Reality (XR) Software Developer to work with a team of highly-skilled developers and prototypers that will define and deliver amazing software experiences to create XR experiences for teaching and learning across the residential and online curriculum. As part of a major strategic initiative within the University, this role will be critical in advancing pedagogy with XR tools. This position requires experience in Virtual, Augmented, and/or Mixed Reality software development using industry standard development lifecycles.
Reporting to the Extended Reality Initiative Technical Lead, the Developer will be responsible for delivering impactful XR experiences across the 19 schools and colleges within the University of Michigan as well as the online curricula. The Developer collaborates with academic unit administrators, faculty, course teams, instructional designers, instructional technologists, IT staff, digital media specialists and external partners to lead designing, developing and delivering Michigan’s XR experiences.
You actively embrace challenges, thrive on solving tough problems with immersive technology, demonstrate passion about digital education and hybrid learning and how it impacts the future of higher education, and enjoy working within a dynamic, fast paced team environment. You’ll work closely with key stakeholders in design, development and program management to define new kinds of Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality experiences.
You are a self-driven technical expert who enjoys conceiving and implementing solutions to complex real-world problems. You think in terms of abstraction, modularity and reuse. You architect your projects to address the situation in front of you and optimize for future flexibility. You will play a key role in building and iterating on interactive prototypes and incubate and release innovative experiences to the University community. You must possess a deep understanding of the process and challenges of the XR development workflow and how those challenges can be overcome to develop new ways of teaching and learning. You can't be limited by a very defined job description and must have a collaborative, proactive and creative way of achieving great results while respecting deadlines.
The Center for Academic Innovation is a strategic priority for the University of Michigan. Through curricular innovation, leadership in learning analytics and personalization at scale, AI aims to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities for the U-M community and learners around the world.
Our preferred future includes:
An open model for pre-college learning and preparation that broadens access and enhances participation
A personalized, rigorous, and inclusive model for residential learning grounded in learning analytics and experimentation
A flexible and networked model for global and lifelong learning that embraces the evolution of a more permeable university
A participatory and inclusive model for public engagement that accelerates bilateral knowledge construction and sharing
As we reimagine the global public research university and create a culture of innovation in learning, we value:
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.