Virtually Live is hiring a

Senior Character Artist

Seattle, United States

Who we are:

Virtually Live is a revolutionary new VR technology, aiming to provide a new dimension of live event broadcast entertainment to fans. Our patented system uses live event data to recreate events in a real-time virtual environment. Every object on the field moves according to the actions of the real athletes, allowing fans to participate in a live event from anywhere in the world.

Team founders are responsible for top media and technology businesses in Europe (Neuropro, TVN, SuperAwesome, Sony Playstation, Intuit, Vungle). Partners include some of the biggest names in Sports and Positional Tracking data.

Virtually Live is based in San Francisco, with offices in Zürich, London, Seattle and Spain.

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

Who we need:

Did you school surgeons in human anatomy? Are you the ultimate progenitor, parent to countless digital offspring? We are looking for an accomplished Senior Character Artist to help our digital actors move across the uncanny valley. Our ideal candidate will work with our veteran art team to build a believable and visually stunning experience. The Senior Character Artist will be our artistic and technical expert, displaying and sharing mastery of character creation from concept to final delivery. You will be the team's gatekeeper of quality as you blend asset creation and technical challenges in the VR space. As a ground-floor team member, help us shape the culture of our Seattle studio.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate to solve key technical and aesthetic problems with digital actors
  • Create 3D human character assets from start to finish, including sculpt, texture, LODs, etc.
  • Own, articulate, and evangelize the character creation pipeline for our VR experiences
  • Work closely with development team to ensure Art delivers from concept to launch and beyond
  • The Senior Character Artist reports to the Art Director

Job Requirements:

  • Game and/or VR AR development experience as an artist creating AAA-quality character assets
  • Strong knowledge of cutting-edge 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
  • An exceptional character demo reel or portfolio showing:
    • Refined character sculpts of anatomically realistic human males and females
    • Extremely efficient game-resolution models with clean topology
    • Real-world clothing and sportswear created for digital characters
    • Smart UV packs with perfect normal bakes
    • Photo-real character textures and materials for faces, skin and clothing
    • Spitting-image likenesses of real human faces, hair, body proportions and clothing

Pluses:

  • Experience leading and managing art team efforts
  • Traditional art skills including concept, illustration and painting
  • University or equivalent art-related degree
  • Passionate about Sports and VR consumer entertainment

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