< 10 employees
< 10 engineers
$1m - $2m funding
Pre-series a

Modumate is a next-generation 3D design platform for architects to design buildings, built on the Unreal gaming engine and offering advanced automations to improve users' buildings and workflows.

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Why join us?

  • Hundreds of professional architects are using Modumate's Alpha build, and we'll release our public Beta to hundreds more in Q3 2019. Modumate's vision is to optimize their buildings' energy, water, carbon, daylight, acoustics, thermal comfort, and more - so you'll be responsible for a better built environment.

  • Our team includes a licensed architect (CMU), a 15-year veteran of The Sims/SimCity (UCLA), and an ex-Oculus senior engineer (CMU), and we're backed by 6 VC funds + dozens of angels. As we grow to 25-30 people by end of 2020, you'll be encouraged to grow into whatever responsibility you're passionate about - whether management, graphics, gameplay, AI, networking, or other.

  • Despite its professional use case, Modumate is a 3D video game, so building the product is an engaging gamelike experience that influences our tight-knit team's light-hearted approach.

Engineering at Modumate

Engineering team and processes

Modumate's engineering team has a semi-sprint structure, but we are blessed with vocal users so we have a clearer 3-month roadmap than average. Every engineer owns a clear domain (with teamwork as needed), builds 2-3 features per three-week Wave in direct collaboration with the Design team of professional architects, and maintains their prior features. Modumate is built in Unreal Engine 4 (C++), we use Perforce for versioning and collaboration, and every engineer commits production code daily after team review.

Technical Challenges

We are building: -the first Building Information Model in a game environment, which involves blending the semantic model of a game scene with that of a construction project. -an automatic floor plan drafting engine, to make construction a faster and error-free process. -a real-time collaboration platform (a la Google Docs) in 3D (a la Minecraft) using building components (a la The Sims). -custom physics models and simulations for resource use (energy/water/carbon/waste) and human comfort (daylight/glare/thermal/acoustic/navigability/airflow).

Projects you might work on
  • Working with professional architects, you would automate the (currently manual) process of drafting architectural 2D floor plans of users' various 3D designs in Modumate.

  • You will build a real-time multiplayer 3D document management platform, plus a cloud-hosted 3D asset database, and link 'em up.

  • Referencing or integrating Radiance (daylighting), EnergyPlus (energy flow), OpenFoam (CFD), and other open-source simulation engines, build a cloud-hosted physics simulation engine for users to evaluate their 3D designs.

Tech stack

Working at Modumate

Modumate is fundamentally a video game company with a light-hearted founding team, so we embrace that in a fun and joyful team dynamic. However, our product has a huge potential for impact in the construction industry, so we respect the opportunity by putting in hard work. We trust one another to do their best work, efficiently and with focus, and in exchange, we maintain a great work-life balance and hardly work overtime.

Perks & benefits
  • Work from Home

    We let employees WFH as they need, typically 0-2 days a week but negotiable for each individual's situation.

  • Pet Friendly

    Modumate's building is dog-friendly and our team thinks there's no better relaxant than a dog by our feet. We don't have an office dog yet, but if yous would like to volunteer, we'd love to meet them!

  • Free Food

    We do Friday team lunches on our rooftop patio that overlooks Coit Tower, Alcatraz, Mount Tam, Transamerica Pyramid, and Chinatown.

  • Relocation

    We offer a relocation stipend based on the cost of your move, typically $3-8K.

Our Team by the Numbers

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