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3D Game Artist

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Job ID: 2217927
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Dec 29, 2022
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Game Development Specialist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is currently seeking to hire a 3D Game Artist / Game Developer to join our team in Huntsville, Alabama.

Position Overview:

The ideal candidate will help lead a team of game artists to create AAA title quality hard surface 3D models, textures, materials, and environments.  The artist will interact with team members, directors, customers, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop engaging interactive training products for government clients. The candidate must be a self-starter who takes ownership of their work and has a passion for learning.  Attention to detail is required for this position, as well as demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines, prioritize workload, manage time efficiently, and lead in a team environment.

This is not an entry level position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Mentor and collaborate with a team of artists and developers
  • Develop highly detailed hard surface models for a realistic look in a modern PBR engine and other benchmark assets
  • Collaborate with all members of a team to ensure artwork meets technical, design, and production requirements
  • Support Leads, Directors, and Subject Matter Experts to plan, maintain, and report team status and priorities
  • Use version control software, such as Bitbucket and project tracking software, such as Jira


Required Education:

Bachelors Degree with five (5) years of experience; four (4) years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.

Ideal candidate will have a degree in  Graphic/Multimedia Design, Art, or similar field of study from an accredited college or university.

Required Skills:

  • Proficient in the use of 3D modeling applications such as Maya or Zbrush, as well surfacing tools like Substance Designer and Painter, and understanding of creating physically-based lighting and materials
  • Deep understanding of art and animation asset integration pipeline and optimization with the Unity Game Engine
  • Experience working with cross discipline and external teams
  • The candidate must possess a strong background in traditional arts, including but not limited to painting, illustration, design, or traditional media
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills are a required, including the ability to interact effectively in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment and task tracking tools such as Atlassian Jira
  • Experience with Adobe Animate

Required Clearance:

Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance; US Citizenship required

Desired Skills:

  • Shipped AAA games
  • Experience with the life cycle of design and programming of interactive training content from concept through project completion
  • Video/audio production experience
  • Previous experience working as a defense contractor
  • Previous experience developing for mobile and AR/VR game applications
  • Rigging and Animation Experience

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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