3D Generalist

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June 24, 2021
Full Time
$55K~75K CAD

Metanaut is hiring for our next exciting VR experience. This VR experience will push the boundaries of VR design and technology and will pave the way to building a metaverse. You’ll be creating a wide variety of art assets that have a stylized, realistic proportioned, low-to-mid poly look. Successful candidates display high proficiency in a wide range of art-related work ranging from the creative to the technical, including shader writing. The artist must be able to composite all art assets in Unity.


  • Contribute original ideas on all aspects of VR/AR production & development
  • Conceptualize & design low-mid poly environments, objects, creatures
  • Create 3D models, textures, UV mapping, lighting, basic hard surface animations, basic shaders
  • Bring all art assets together in Unity
  • Adhere to and improve workflows
  • May train, mentor, or supervise the work of entry, mid and mid-high level generalist artists
  • Participate in daily scrum meetings and weekly design & sprint meetings
  • Respond promptly to Slack messages (< 5 mins)
  • Track tasks using Toggl


  • Experience leading creation of outstanding artwork using Unity
  • 3+ years of experience in 3D modeling for use in Unity-based games (3DS Max, Maya or Blender)
  • Strong experience in modelling, PBR texturing, UV mapping, lighting, and environment design
  • Experience in creating performant shaders
  • Excellent communication skills for conveying ideas verbally, over text, and through sketches
  • Dedicated to creating high quality work
  • Disciplined without needing constant supervision in a home environment
  • Punctual with deadlines
  • Interest in using software for organic modeling (ZBrush, Mudbox etc)
  • Interest in character design, rigging, and animating

Nice to haves:

  • Past experience working remotely (freelancing counts!)
  • Past experience creating user-generated content for games
  • Worked on VR / AR projects
  • Worked on Unity-based mobile games
  • Knowledge in optimization for games (LOD Creation, normal map baking, etc.)
  • Experience using Jira and Plastic SCM

Why Metanaut:

  • Do what you love - Pursue your passion and help pioneer the future of VR / AR
  • Escape the cubicle - Work from home in comfort and save time from not having to commute
  • Focus on your life's work - No micromanagement. No corporate hierarchies. No politics.
  • Be who you are - We value your individuality and encourage you to share your vision.

Our Culture:

We believe VR/AR is the future, and will enable us to create, think, and play in far richer ways than we're accustomed to now. More than ever, creators have greater control over a user's faculties and so kindness (the desire to do good) and diversity (the open-mindedness to explore worlds unknown) has never been more important. And so, here at Metanaut, we have a collaborative and creative culture driven by a team of bright, hard-working, diverse, kind souls. Some of our projects come from distinguished clients, but most of them are our own. Everyone who works here has a direct impact on the direction of our projects.

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About Metanaut:

Metanaut is a small award-winning team of virtual reality enthusiasts who are passionate about building a better future. Our goal is to develop VR experiences that are exceptional in design, spark a sense of wonder, and make a positive impact on the world.

We are one of the first VR studios in Vancouver, and have won some of the world’s largest VR competitions. We were accepted into the world’s largest AR grant (Magic Leap) which was only awarded to three Canadian studios. Our team members have backgrounds in industrial design, engineering, and computer science, which helps us apply proven real-world design principles to unfamiliar virtual worlds.

Our studio is entirely independent and Canadian owned. All shareholders work full-time at the studio, and we understand the importance of not sacrificing integrity and ideas for sake of profit.

We split our time between the metaverse and Vancouver, and we want you to join us in the journey!


  • Be part of a small team where everybody knows and helps each other
  • Make important decisions that affect the company and our projects
  • 100% coverage of any health-related spending within an allowance that renews every year
  • Flexible hours
  • Work from home
  • Independence in your work
  • 2 weeks of vacation
  • 5 no-questions-asked sick / personal days
  • All computer and VR hardware is provided for you
  • Diverse and inclusive team members who care about making the world a better place

Important Details:

  • Projects: An unannounced VR experience that is unlike any other
  • Duration: Permanent, Full-time
  • Location: Work from home (remote) but must be living in Canada as a citizen or have a valid work permit (preference given to those living in Vancouver)
  • Salary: $55K~75K

To Apply:

1. Read the following article about remote working to see if you would be a good fit:

2. Email careers@metanautvr.com with the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • A link to your portfolio
  • Tell us where you found the job posting
  • Tell us one interesting fact about yourself!

We're currently hiring a developers, animators, and artists. You can view (and share) all of our openings here.

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Prepare your wits because you’ll need them to build your masterpiece!

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