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Senior 3D Game Artist

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Job ID: 208661
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Jun 24, 2020
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Game Development Specialist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The ideal candidate will lead a team of game artists to create AAA title quality hard surface 3D models, textures, materials, and environments.  You 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 a senior-level position.

Job Location: Huntsville, AL; However, this job is temporarily remote due to COVID-19. 

Day to Day Tasks:
  • Mentor and lead a team of artists and coordinate with development leads
  • 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
  • Prototype new techniques that support the project and expand the team’s artistic capabilities
  • Coordinate with Program Management, Directors, and Subject Matter Experts to plan, maintain, and report team status and priorities
  • Monitor and manage version control software, such as Bitbucket and project tracking software, such as Jira


Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic/Multimedia Design, Art, or similar field of study from an accredited college or university is required along with 10+ year of relevant experience.
  • Will also a consider a Master’s degree and 8 years of relevant experience OR HS diploma and 14 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • US Citizen with the ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance.


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
  • Proven leadership 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 is required
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment and task tracking tools such as Atlassian Jira

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • Resume
  • An online portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills is required
  • Must be willing to complete an art test if requested
DESIRED:
  • 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




Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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