Facebook Technical Artist, Tools/Pipeline in Menlo Park, California


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.


Join a team of artists and engineers who are passionate about creating a cutting-edge VR experience. The Social VR Team is seeking an experienced Technical Artist to help our content team. Technical Artists are generally responsible for the technical aspects of art asset development. This entails working closely with Art and Engineering to develop and support the asset pipeline, animation & rigging tools, animation rigs, real-time effects, and materials.

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

Required Skills:

  1. Partner closely with the engineering and design teams to define and develop content in Unity, Unreal, VR Shell, and other graphic engines.

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

  3. Optimize content through enhancing performance and instructing the artists and designers on asset creation, modeling and texturing best practices.

  4. Work closely with engineers to implement interactive objects and systems.

  5. Quickly solve issues with your cross-functional leads.

  6. Thrive in dynamic, fast-paced environment.

  7. Responsible for maintaining assets from creation to shipping.

  8. Ability to collaborate and iterate based on the team's needs.

  9. Develop Maya tools and plug-ins for rigging and animation production.

  10. Develop broad technical expertise to assist in a wide variety technical and artistic tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years experience with Maya Python/PyMEL, C++ API, PySide/PyQt.

  2. 5+ years of experience in game development or film as a Technical Artist.

  3. Experience collaborating on multi-disciplinary teams.

  4. Experience communicating across team members including engineers and artists.

  5. Knowledge of 3D modeling and asset creation packages like Maya, Houdini, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, ZBrush, Knald, Marmoset, Photoshop, etc.

  6. Experience with game optimization techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Content development experience, including shipping one or more titles.

  2. Prior virtual reality experience.

  3. Knowledge of emerging technologies.

  4. Shader programming experience.

  5. Experience working with UE4 and/or Unity.

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. 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.