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Gaming - Technical Artist

Remote (Bay Area Preferred)


Placement Type:


Salary (USD):

$59.00 to $65.56/hour

Start Date:


A Technical Artist is the key bridge between artists and engineers, and the client’s Technical Art team is looking for a new member to help us build the experiences, and capabilities that are core to our Metaverse efforts. The ideal candidate will be joining a highly creative team that is building out what the future of the internet will look like. The team cares greatly about work/life balance and prioritizes it!

Role Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Partner with the engineering, and other partner teams to build demos/prototypes/experiences that demonstrate our platform’s latest capabilities
  • Develop and create high-quality, optimized 3D assets, materials and shaders as needed
  • Implement runtime logic within a complex real-time environment with performance limitations in mind
  • Implement dynamic and responsive visual effects that enhance the player’s immersive experience
  • Quickly solve issues with cross-functional leads

Must-Have Skills:

  • 4+ years of experience
  • Experience with prototyping and gameplay programming in Unity or Unreal
  • Expertise with multiple DCC packages (Maya, Houdini, preferred)
  • Experience with procedural visual generation
  • Expertise with multiple game engines (off the shelf, or proprietary)
  • Experience collaborating on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience communicating across team members including engineers and designers
  • Experience in real-time content creation (characters/environments/VFX/animation/lighting)
  • Experience working with version control systems (Git, Perforce, etc.)

Nice-to-Have Skills:

  • Strong Python, Unity, C+ experience (at least 1)
  • Experience with using Blender
  • Experience developing real-time experiences for VR headsets
  • Deep understanding of graphics pipeline, runtime behavior systems

The target hiring compensation range for this role is $59.00 to $65.56 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.

Client Description

Headquartered in Menlo Park, California, this top social media company builds technologies that help people connect. Their mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.

With a culture of constantly iterating, solving problems and working together to connect people all over the world, it’s important that their workforce reflects the diversity of the people they serve. Hiring people with different backgrounds and points of view helps make better decisions, build better products and create better experiences for everyone.

Working here, you’ll:
• Be part of their mission of community building
• Work on the most visible apps and services in the social media industry
• Work in an Agile environment, in constant iteration and problem-solving mode
• Have a hand in developing products that empower more than 3 billion people around the world to share ideas, offer support and make a difference

Why work with AQUENT? Check out our awesome benefits:

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.