Virtually Live is hiring a

Senior Art Generalist

Seattle, United States

Who we are:

Virtually Live is a revolutionary, immersive technology to experience live sporting events in virtual reality (VR). Our patented media system takes real-time tracked statistical data and transposes it into a digital venue to create a real time digital rendering of the event. For fans who can’t attend events in person, Virtually Live allows them to not only feel like they are there, but actually immersed in the heart of the action from the comfort of their homes. Fans have unprecedented access and control over how they watch live events—they can go anywhere in the virtual stadium, view from any position, and virtually meet up with friends around the world - giving them a True VR experience.

Virtually Live is a patented technology which develops both its own content and partners with technology companies, broadcasters and sporting organizations to develop the best user experience. We work with these companies to leverage existing data and broadcast streams to harness the full power of virtual reality technology. 

Our True VR media platform allows rights holders to enhance the existing fan experience around a live event by building social communities that drive sticky customer engagement, triggering additional revenues through subscriptions, micro-payments, personalized advertising and branding. 

Virtually Live has offices in San Francisco, Seattle, London, Switzerland and Spain. 

For more information please visit www.virtuallylive.com or see our Angel List profile.

This is a full-time on-site position in the Pioneer Square area of downtown Seattle, a technological and cultural hub of the pacific northwest. 

Who we need:

Is your taskbar crowded with all kinds of digital art tools? Does your ideal day include a long list of unrelated content odd-jobs? Do you sometimes wish you could grow another head so that you might wear more hats? We need an experienced Senior Art Generalist to join our crack team of entertainment art industry veterans to help create visually stunning and performant VR experiences. This position can only be filled by a professional with a track record of handling all kinds of 3D art for use in realtime games / apps.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Model and texture high-resolution / game-resolution props and realistic human characters

  • Work with the Art Director to nail the visual style of the product’s virtual spaces

  • Discover, advocate and utilize technology that will improve art production quality and efficiency for VR experiences

  • Work with our Senior Environment and Character Artists to make art look great in context, in-engine

  • Actively participate in technical and aesthetic problem solving during prototyping, bug-fixing and polish

  • Work closely with development team to ensure Art delivers from concept to launch and beyond

  • Clean up and manage art created by external artists

Job Requirements:

  • An exceptional demo reel or portfolio showing:

    • Photo-real hard-surface, organic and character models

    • Photo-real surfacing and textures

    • Extremely efficient game-resolution models and LODs with clean topology

    • Smart UV packs with perfect normal bakes

    • Robust quantity and variety of content in shipped realtime 3D products

  • Game or VR / AR development experience as an artist creating AAA-quality assets

  • Strong knowledge of cutting-edge visual technologies for games, including PBR workflows

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Excellent team player with very strong work ethic and a collaborative/cooperative attitude

Pluses:

  • Proficient with other game art content skills such as lighting and shaders, VFX art or UI art

  • Mastery of Unreal 4, 3D Studio Max and Git as part of a daily workflow

  • Passionate about Sports and VR consumer entertainment

  • University or equivalent art-related degree

What We Can Offer You:

  • Working within a remarkably diverse environment with an equally remarkable diverse group of international colleagues all of whom are passionate about developing novel technologies.

  • Competitive compensation package

  • Comprehensive Health Care Benefits including Medical, Dental & Vision at no cost to the employee!

  • A generous PTO policy

  • Commuter Reimbursements

  • A Healthy Lifestyle Incentive Plan

  • 401K Plan

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