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Senior 3D Artist for serious games

Job ID: 199163
Location: ORLANDO, FL, United States
Date Posted: Sep 7, 2019
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Game Development Specialist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Senior Level 3 D Artist for Serious Games. 


Some of the duties and responsibilities include

  • Assist and support Jr. and Mid-level team members in their learning methods and best practices.

  • Work collaboratively with designers and 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



  The ideal candidate must have:

  • 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.



  • Bachelors and 6 years or more of related experience; Masters and one year of related experience

  • Will consider additional years of experience in lieu of a degree  

  • 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. 









Desired Qualifications


  • Unreal Engine 4 experience

  • Unity Engine Experience

  • Flight Sim Engine experience

  • Experience modeling interior and exterior aircraft


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 For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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