Facebook Technical Artist - Facebook Camera (MPK) in Menlo Park, California

Intro:

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Summary:

Facebook is looking for an experienced Technical Artist to join a small team of designers who are creating cutting edge AR experiences. As a Technical Artist, you will be involved in every aspect of the content development process, from conceptualizing new effects to designing incremental features and capabilities in our products. The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of general art and animation pipelines and a high level of technical knowledge combined with strong creative and visual instincts. The Technical Artist will assist teams of artists in tackling projects and be equipped to provide support on complicated technical issues.

This position is full-time and based in Menlo Park, CA.

Required Skills:

  1. Partner with PMs, Engineers, Researchers, Content Strategist & QA, overseeing the implementation of the user experience from conception to launch. Providing post-launch design support as well.

  2. Design, manage and maintain the pipeline from the artists through to deployment

  3. Be well versed in various lighting techniques and instruct the artists in lighting best practices

  4. Optimize content through enhancing performance and instructing the artists on asset creation, modelling and texturing best practices

  5. Give and solicit real time feedback from other designers to continually raise the quality and craftsmanship of the product

  6. Collaborate with engineers to develop and test new features, prototype shader code, and provide useful feedback during testing phases

  7. Quickly solve issues with your cross functional leads

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 3+ years of professional experience working on shipped titles in the gaming or film industries

  2. Experience implementing assets in real-time engines, such as Unity3D or Unreal

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with Maya and/or Houdini

  2. Experience rigging in Maya

  3. Experience with a range of content creation software including Photoshop, Zbrush/Mudbox, Substance Painter

  4. Shader programming experience. (Shader is a computer program used to do shading. The production of appropriate levels of color within an image, or, in the modern era, also to produce special effects or do video post-processing)

  5. Scripting skills with MEL, Python, C#, Javascript and C++

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Facebook is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at 1+650-308-7837.