Technical Artist, Shading (Avatars)

Technical Artist, Shading (Avatars)
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3D art is essential for the future of social virtual reality applications and their communities. We are committed to providing Avatars that represent everyone's identity authentically in both current and yet-to-be-invented experiences. As a Tech Artist, you will design the shading workflows and tools to make Avatars shine across all experiences, including: VR, mobile and augmented reality. You understand a variety of shading techniques and how to strive for the highest quality, working within performance constraints. You will partner with other artists, rendering engineers and product managers to deliver impactful products that reach a global audience. Join us in creating the future!
Technical Artist, Shading (Avatars) Responsibilities
  • Define shading workflows that allow Avatars to retain their unique look and creative intent across various render targets and platforms
  • Define lighting and shading methods to drive future looking technology roadmaps and rendering features
  • Champion the highest quality and fidelity of Avatars, while partnering with engineering to fit within performance constraints of real time targets
  • Build and document templates and best practices that scale to the variety of Avatars supported, with an emphasis on stability and performance
Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience influencing and collaborating with Engineering teams
  • Experience that demonstrates hero character work
  • Experience working with real-time rendering engines such as Unity and Unreal
  • Delivering 3 or more high complexity projects (feature films or AAA titles) as a Technical Artist or Shading/Surfacing/LookDev TD
  • Experience working across styles (graphic, realistic)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with open source standards and frameworks such as USD, MATX, OCIO, glTF
  • Experience with VR
  • Experience with game profiling and optimization techniques in a real-time rendering environment
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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(Colorado only*) Estimated salary of $157,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)
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