Lead Technical Artist

Unity Technologies Bellevue , WA 98009

Posted 1 month ago

Are you passionate about empowering artists to efficiently create beautiful real-time 3D graphics through tools and pipeline development? Are you excited to work with a talented team of incredible tech artists and developers to define the cutting edge of new features for graphics content creation and share this knowledge with users everywhere? Do you dream of creating powerful workflows to improve content creation for real-time development, ways to optimize frame rates for high-fidelity world and character content down to the very last millisecond? If you answered yes to these questions then we have just the position for you.

Unity is looking for a talented Technical Artist Lead to work with our Graphics R&D teams based in the North America West Coast region. This role is a unique opportunity to provide vision for the future of Unity's graphics systems and influence how these tools support the needs of artists in real-time 3D productions of all sizes.

In this role you will be leading the team of technical artists, to define and drive workflows for a variety of content creation needs in Unity, working closely with the engineering, UX and design, product management and program management teams. As the lead of this team, your tasks are dynamic and ever evolving. You will manage Technical Artist across Graphics R&D development teams including Graphics Foundation, Lighting, Shader Graph and Environment. You will contribute ideas for the product and empower the team to create the best architectural design, implementation, testing, documentation, sample content, and maintenance.

If you love to solve interesting technical art challenges and enjoy working closely with a talented team this is a great opportunity for you.

For this leadership role, in particular, we seek true servant leaders, who serve the team first. We are seeking good humans, with good hearts; people who strive for excellence in everything they do. We want to bring people in who thrive without micro-management, and who know that with this freedom comes great responsibility; who love gaming and real-time world creation, people with different experiences and different points of view.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate on feature development alongside graphics engineers, UX designers, and other technical artists to improve Unity's workflows for content creators

  • Provide technical art leadership to teammates through coaching and mentorship and cultivate a culture of empathy and transparent feedback that balances focused work with fun

  • Work with the development team, QA, production / product management to define product vision and roadmap

  • Validate new graphics features, providing feedback on artist workflow and APIs from a usability perspective

  • Contribute to documentation, training materials, presentations, and demos with the goal of elevating the visual potential of Unity and increase it's accessibility

  • Design and develop tools to improve artist workflows for a large customer base

  • Assist in the collection and documentation of user's requirements, development of user stories, estimates and work plans together with the team

Requirements

  • Prior experience in a technical art leadership position, strong collaboration, communication and team building skills

  • Professional experience working as a Technical Artist for games and real-time 3D productions with multiple shipped titles

  • Proficiency with tools for digital content creation for 3D modeling and texturing such as Blender, Zbrush, Maya, 3DS Max, Houdini, Substance

  • Comfortable with tools development in C#, Python, C++ or similar

  • An online portfolio showcasing both artistic and scripting capabilities

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Unity

  • Experience working on multiple AAA games as a technical artist

  • Experience working on real-time content for a breadth of hardware (PC/Mac, consoles, mobile, web, XR)

  • Art content creation experience including digital and/or traditional media

About Unity Technologies

Unity is the world's leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity's platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices.

The company's 1,400+ person research and development team keeps Unity at the forefront of development by working alongside partners to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms. Apps developed by Unity creators were downloaded more than three billion times per month in 2019 on more than two billion unique devices. For more information, please visit www.unity.com.

Unity is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this Web site or directly to managers. Unity does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Unity will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Unity.

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