JOB VACANCY: Software Developer (Edinburgh)

Hands for the Virtual World

StretchSense is on a quest to ensure everyone has the opportunity to play, create, socialise, collaborate, work, and connect in virtual worlds. Hands are the key to unlocking this. Our hand tracking solution uses a bespoke sensor technology combined with a machine learning pipeline that is the best in the market. Our first product is a stretchable motion capture glove that accurately digitises finger movement to animate characters in movies, games, or drive metahumans in virtual worlds.

We are looking for Software Engineers who will be responsible for the design, implementation, and validation of software features on the StretchSense product roadmap.

This includes work on our product, integrations, and infrastructure.

We are a funded company of 60+ employees with a software and commercial team in the UK.

Our HQ is in NZ, where we are proud to design, develop and manufacture our products, whilst we also have a commercial team in the USA.



  • Design, implement, and validate software features as part of a development team
  • Identify, raise, and resolve issues and bugs
  • Work with other software, embedded, and data science teams to deliver end-to-end solutions
  • Advocate for industry best practices and introduce technologies to the company
  • Plan, manage, and document work using designated systems
  • Guide and mentor more junior staff
  • Stay in tune with our motion capture and mixed reality partners


Required experience

  • 2 years working as a software engineer as part of a team (6+ for a senior role)
  • Experience writing software using Typescript, Javascript, or C#
  • Experience using React/Angular/Vue or similar
  • Familiarity working for a high-growth scale-up
  • Experience building software for end-to-end systems that include hardware


Desirable experience

  • ReactiveX, RXJE
  • ThressJS
  • Electro
  • C++



  • An interest in VFX, gaming, and XR
  • A passion for technology and applied science across engineering disciplines
  • Pragmatic problem solver and lateral thinker


StretchSense in Edinburgh

StretchSense has a growing presence in Edinburgh. We started with one employee in 2021, and aim to have 7 employees by the end of 2022.

We have an office close to Waverly Train Station, and will be looking to maintain a location close to a public transport hub as we grow.


Standard Benefits at StretchSense

  • 20 days annual leave
  • Standard Bank Holidays
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Patent Bounty Scheme
  • Company meetings booked 0930 – 1430 (*with some time-zone restrictions while we build the UK team).
  • As a Company, we are building our professional development program moving into 2023.


Role Type

In-house • Permanent • Full-time • Mid-Senior Level


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