Technical Installer (Virtual Reality)

Culver City, CA

Survios, the developer of the best-selling game Raw Data for the HTC Vive, has an opening for a Technical Installer for Events and Location-Based Virtual Reality Activations.

Survios is looking for an entrepreneurial MacGyver-type to assist in installing location-based virtual reality game activations.  From in-store pop-up arcades to full-scale VR activations, you will work with our Director of IT and System Administration to ensure that Survios delivers high-quality virtual reality demo pods. Ideally, in addition to your ability to execute, you will bring a fresh vision to the new and dynamic field of virtual reality location-based experiences and arcades.

Responsibilities:

  • Minor construction, data cabling, wall assembly and electrical work is necessary
  • Proven ability to work with vendors to source materials necessary to create functional installation setups
  • Expertise in thinking across a broad range of technical equipment and functions and relish in the technical details
  • Basic computer skills to be able to set up local networks and ability to learn how to install virtual reality hardware
  • Minor construction, wall assembly using scd and hammers
  • Determining the necessary technical supports, including the specifications, costs and usage of equipment applied to a wide variety of locations
  • Ability to assess the limitations of a location for setting up VR installations and ability to apply the skills necessary for troubleshooting in unforeseen circumstances
  • Monitoring the condition of equipment, including arranging for repair and replacement of equipment, performing preventative maintenance as necessary, and troubleshooting issues on site
  • Collaborate with the various Survios teams including IT and Operations to determine work-related expenses and budgeting
  • Scheduling and attending technical planning meetings, and training others to do the same work as needed

Requirements:

  • 5-7 years of technical event and/or installation production work (could include trade show installations, arcade technical support, film production work, etc.)
  • Proficiency in at least one primary technical skill, e.g., AV, Projection, Lighting, Sound, Carpentry
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings
  • Travel required
  • Proven experience handling the full scope of the role from technical details to conceptual/long-term vision of programming within a space
  • Understanding of sound (digital), lighting, and video engineering within the live performance realm
  • Electrical knowledge and light carpentry are highly desired, but not required.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs, bend, climb stairs
  • Effective communication skills
  • Knowledge of relevant technical software (e.g. CAD) is a plus
  • Ability to work within a fast-moving, dynamic and nimble environment
  • Customer focused with excellent communication and people skills
  • Familiarity with setting up gaming console hardware and/or VR hardware devices such as HTC Vive, Oculus, and PS VR a huge plus
  • Attention to detail and the ability to read and follow schematics

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