Technical Artist, Rigging/Pipeline - Facebook Reality Labs

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We're looking for an experienced Technical Artist to join our Avatars team to work closely with designers, engineers, and other technical artists, to bring VR/AR characters to life on all Facebook apps and platforms, to be used by billions of users around the globe.
Technical Artist, Rigging/Pipeline - Facebook Reality Labs Responsibilities
  • Create tools to streamline the creation of digital avatars
  • Help create well-architected and scalable rigging systems
  • Contribute to and help maintain a wide array of existing workflows and tools
  • Partner closely with art and engineering teams to define and develop content in modern real-time environments
  • Design, manage and maintain the pipeline from artists and designers through to deployment
  • Quickly solve issues with your cross-functional leads
  • Ability to collaborate and iterate based on the team's needs
Minimum Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience rigging characters in Maya
  • Experience creating advanced procedural rigging systems
  • 3+ years experience with Maya Python/PyMEL, C++ API, PySide/PyQt
  • 3+ years of experience in game development or film as a Technical Artist
  • Experience collaborating on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience communicating across team members including engineers and artists
  • Experience in facial rigging and morph targets
  • Experience with real time asset implementation and optimization techniques
  • Experience working with Unity or Unreal
Preferred Qualifications
  • Extensive content development experience, including shipped AAA games
  • Virtual reality experience
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies
  • Shader programming experience
  • Experience with face tracking from video or similar technologies
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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