Technical Artist

About the Employer

Unity's Professional Services team is looking for a technical artist to help solve customer problems across different verticals, including gaming, automotive, and industrial. Our customers range from small, independent studios to globally-recognized brands.

Together, we’ll work to optimize their workflows, achieve their visual targets, and provide customized guidance on how best to use the Unity Engine. Your day-to-day work includes creating tailored solutions to meet their needs, and ensuring the success of their projects will often require independent internal research.

If you're technically skilled, customer-focused, curious and independent, this job will suit you. We are committed to maintaining a diverse team, and welcome applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

Responsibilities

  • Engage with external customer teams to optimize and integrate art assets into their games or apps without sacrificing artistic vision or exceeding platform requirements
  • Conduct on-site and remote technical art reviews to isolate and resolve workflow inefficiencies and performance bottlenecks, then educate our developer community on Unity best practices
  • Develop and improve existing art production pipelines by writing scripts and tools to aid artists
  • Create and optimize custom shaders and VFX on emerging platforms
  • Proactively train yourself to remain at the forefront of Unity Engine technology

Requirements

  • Experience creating optimized 3D assets (portfolio required)
  • Strong understanding of PBR lighting models and its interaction with materials
  • Experience writing shaders for real-time rendering
  • Professional experience working in real-time game engines (e.g., Unity, Unreal Engine, or in-house)
  • Basic scripting skills using C# or Python
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally, up to 25%

Bonus Points

  • Familiarity with the following tools: Substance Painter, Substance Designer, ZBrush, Photoshop, Houdini, PiXYZ, or VRED
  • Experience creating particles or other VFX
  • Profiling and performance optimization of games or apps
  • Fluency in different shader languages (e.g., HLSL or GLSL)
  • Have delivered talks or presentations at conferences
  • Experience using Unity in a shipped game or commercial project

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.

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