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Game Development Specialist

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Job ID: 2116248
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Nov 8, 2021
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: Secret
Potential for Remote Work:
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Senior Game Development Specialist to join our team in Huntsville, Alabama. 

Job Description: 
The ideal candidate will help 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.

Day to Day Tasks:

  • 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:

Associates Degree in Graphic/Multimedia Design, Art, or similar field of study from an accredited college or university is required along with (ten) 10+ years of experience; two (2) years of experience accepted in lieu of Associates degree. 

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

Required Application Materials:

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


Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance. 


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.


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 more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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