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Gaming - Technical Artist

Remote; Virtual


Placement Type:


Salary (USD):

$77 to $85.55 / hour

Start Date:


A Technical Artist is the key bridge between artists and engineers, and our client is currently looking for a passionate team member to work closely with a small team to build cutting edge functional tooling for our content creators on our clients VR platform. 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 closely with the engineering and design teams to develop content across a range of devices
  • Implement runtime logic within a complex real-time environment with performance limitations in mind
  • Develop broad technical expertise to assist in a wide variety of technical and artistic tasks, including diagnosing and fixing bugs
  • Quickly solve issues with cross-functional leads
  • Design, manage and maintain the pipeline from artists and end users through to deployment
  • Prototype, profile and optimize custom shaders

Must-Have Skills:

  • Experience developing real-time games
  • Experience with procedural generation in Houdini
  • Experience with prototyping and gameplay programming in Unity or Unreal
  • Expertise with DCC packages, and DCC-to-game engine pipelines
  • 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:

  • Experience with Generative AI models and concepts
  • Experience developing real-time experiences for VR headsets
  • Deep knowledge of game engines, preferably Unity
  • Being passionate and informed about emerging technologies, and video games
  • Self-motivated, product thinking mindset

The target hiring compensation range for this role is $77 to $85.55 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

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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.