We are a dynamic unit within a prominent educational institution dedicated to creating innovative digital learning experiences. Our mission is to enhance student success and break down barriers to achievement in higher education. We are passionate about advancing the economic, social, cultural, and overall well-being of the communities we serve.
About The Role
Are you enthusiastic about shaping the future of education through cutting-edge technology and storytelling? We are seeking a motivated and energetic Lead 3D Artist who shares our vision. In this role, you will have the opportunity to merge advanced experiential pedagogy with the storytelling prowess of the entertainment industry to create unique virtual reality experiences. Working under general direction, you’ll collaborate with a diverse team of artists, game developers, and project leads, utilizing the latest technology tools and artificial intelligence to craft immersive, story-driven experiences. Your responsibilities will include modeling and texturing game assets, as well as seamlessly integrating them into our game engine.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to generate creative solutions, identify constraints, and provide feasibility recommendations.
Conceptualize and create game assets that captivate and engage users.
Work iteratively on artistic concepts in a fast-paced environment.
Provide constructive feedback on existing assets and propose ideas for new ones.
Model and texture game assets (objects and/or characters) and integrate them into the game engine.
Oversee the work of a team to deliver coordinated projects.
Delegate tasks and provide clear guidance to team members.
Assume or coordinate additional duties or projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Digital Art, Multimedia, Game Art & Design, Animation, or a related commercial arts field.
Six (6) years of related professional experience or equivalent combination of experience and education.
Evidence of a bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field.
Professional experience with video game content creation, with one or more shipped titles in your portfolio.
Proficiency with Unity.
Familiarity with Dreamscape Learn’s SDK platform.
Experience in developing for Virtual Reality.
Skills in animation and lighting.
Prior experience in creating educational content.
Proficiency in 3D modeling and texturing using tools like Maya and Substance Painter.
Experience with version control software (e.g., Perforce, Plastic, SVN, Git, Bit Bucket).
Familiarity with Project Management Tools (e.g., Jira, Shotgun, Trello, etc.).
Basic scripting skills (e.g., C#, Python, MELscript, etc.).
Experience coding or integrating software in game engines, visual scripting tools, or web development with HTML, CSS, C#.
Leadership experience in a team setting.
Proven ability to prioritize and efficiently manage multiple milestones and projects.
Adaptability to changing creative directions.
We offer a comprehensive compensation package, including healthcare, financial security, retirement options, family resources, and tuition reduction for eligible employees and their dependents.
This position is located on our Tempe Campus. It primarily involves office-based activities with occasional travel.
Application Deadline: October 18, 2023
Salary Range: $100,000 – $130,000 per year; DOE
Join our team to be a part of a dynamic organization that is shaping the future of education through innovative technology and storytelling.
How To Apply
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter, clearly illustrating how your prior knowledge and experience align with the Minimum and Desired qualifications of the role. We appreciate your interest in joining our team and encourage you to apply electronically.
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