JOB DESCRIPTION: Are you a 3D Artist looking to join a tight knit team and help develop extraordinary 3D game assets? SAIC is looking for a talented 3D Artist to use their strong modeling, texturing, technical and creative skills to create award-winning vehicles, weapons, and props supporting the Army Game Studio’s next AAA title for Playstation and PC.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist and support less experienced members of staff in their learning of good work practices.
Work collaboratively with game designers and art leads in creating 3D assets that meet or exceed performance goals.
Work with technical artists and engineers in the development and streamlining of tools and processes.
Keep abreast of advanced techniques which could be used to improve the visual quality or development processes of the simulator.
Maintain a proactive attitude towards team-wide art and development issues.
Portfolio of work demonstrating proficiency as a 3D Artist
Demonstrable traditional art skills.
Self-driven with good communication skills.
Above average proficiency in Maya, 3ds Max, Photoshop, Z-brush or equivalent.
Understanding of generating normal maps from high poly models.
Understanding in creating textures and models in varying art styles.
Unreal Engine 4 experience
Must exhibit excellent artistic skill and understanding of physically based lighting and materials.
A keen eye for spatial composition, lighting and building believable 3D assets.
An understanding of effective asset creation and optimization.
Excellent ability to create textures and work with complex shaders.
Previous experience creating high quality 3D models.
Experience working with cross discipline and external teams.
Must be autonomous while working on set tasks from the schedule.
Must have the ability to problem solve and define best work practices within assigned area of work.
Strong communication skills.
High degree of self-motivation and initiative.
Bachelors and three (3) years or more of related experience; Masters and one year of related experience
SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability