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May 17, 2018


***This Position Has Been Filled*** Ghost Productions is Hiring! Virtual Reality Developer

Hiring: Virtual Reality Developer

Ghost Productions, Inc. has been explaining medicine and its benefit to humanity since for the world’s most innovative surgical development companies since 1994. Our primary goal is to create a surgical simulation training platform in fully immersive virtual reality to radically improve medical training and eliminate medical errors which is currently the 3rd leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.

We are looking for a developer interested in working with a top-notch multi-disciplinary team to develop highly functional virtual reality applications for that closely mimic real-world surgical scenarios across all medical specialties. This developer would be responsible for driving the look, feel, and function of virtual reality experiences that help medical professionals practice a wide range of medical procedures through guided simulations.

This individual will gain a complete understanding of anatomy and physiology and experience a front row seat in the theater of pioneering medical technologies that rivals science fiction in every imaginable way. This is an exciting job for the most creative problem solver who wishes to actually use their skills in a way that will save lives and increase medicine’s potential to benefit all of humanity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop software for simulating medical procedures and training medical professionals.
  • Investigate, prototype, and refine novel methods for creating and delivering realistic medical simulations on a wide variety of VR hardware.
  • Explore newly developed haptic technology and methods of integrating a more fully immersive training experience for physicians and medical professionals.
  • Contribute to the team effort to create more efficient methods of developing virtual reality simulations by increasing the capability of our base software.
  • Integrate existing virtual reality hardware/software systems with new, experimental haptic feedback devices to better simulate a wide variety of medical scenarios.

Desired Experience / Capabilities:

  • Unity 3D/Unreal
  • C#/C++/Objective
  • Maya
  • Oculus Rift/HTC Vive/Mixed Reality HMDs
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • GPU Optimized Shaders/Rendering
  • Xcode/Swift
  • AGILE Development Methodologies


  • Competitive Salary: Solid career opportunity with stable pay and profit sharing opportunities
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Health and dental benefits and an exceptional 401K matching program
  • Flexibility: Accrued paid time off increases each year allowing for travel and leisure. Flexible core hours makes it possible for each employee to establish their own work schedule.
  • Fantastic Place to Work: While we do offer the opportunity to work remotely, our studio is comfortable and robust with creativity. Located in the Twin Cities surrounded by parks, bike paths and lakes.

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  1. Jun 29 2018

    Hello to the team at Ghost Productions,

    I have just applied to the open positions at Ghost Productions and wanted to follow up with an email introducing myself. I just wrapped up my M.S. in Integrated Architecture and Design. Before that I taught at the University of Idaho for 6 years.

    At the University I re-created and drastically advanced the program of Virtual Technology & Design. I introduced and taught linear and game pipelines. By acquiring learning and teaching tools like Oculus and OptiTrack motion capture and software like Max, Maya, Mudbox, Zbrush, Unity, and Unreal, I was able to push the tools to solve and communicate design problems through linear and interactive solutions. (I always wanted to get my hands on haptics but didn’t have a chance.)

    Ghost has always pushed the limits of the tool and I have always wanted to be a part of that in any capacity. I was always amazed by how a studio as unique as Ghost was able to pull off Heal! I had been researching medical visualization my junior year and came across Heal. It was unbelievable that there was a studio that not only created an amazing medical visualization experiences but also animated a story. A studio able to communicate on so many levels. Ghost Production’s story has always been exciting.

    I have a great deal of experience and a work ethic like no other, but have yet to get the opportunity to be a part of a team. I would really enjoy a coffee with you to discuss how I can fit in with your team and studio or what I can work on to be a valuable asset to Ghost Productions.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Sam Miller
    Digital Artist

    • Leo Hennen
      Jun 29 2018

      Sam, thanks for reaching out. Please submit your resume and portfolio to for further consideration.
      Have a great day!


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