3D Generalist

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Posted
July 29, 2021
Full Time
Canada
Remote
$55K~70K CAD

Hello! Metanaut is a small award-winning team of virtual reality enthusiasts who are passionate about building a better future. We’ve been creating VR apps & games for over 5 years now! Our focus is to develop VR experiences that spark a sense of wonder and make a positive impact on the world.

We’re expanding the size of our team to work on a brand new VR experience that will knock your socks off. We’re in the early phases of the project right now so we can’t disclose much but what we can say is: This is the job for you if you want to work on exciting, bleeding edge entertainment that pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in VR. This is a project that can only exist in VR and has never been attempted before, and we’re looking for candidates who have the chops to explore this unknown territory with us!

You’ll be creating a wide variety of art assets that have a stylized, realistically proportioned, low poly look. Successful candidates are well-versed in a wide range of art-related work ranging from 3D modeling environments / props / characters, texturing, rigging, and animating. 

Salary: $55K~70K

Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize & design low poly environments, props, characters
  • Create 3D models, textures, UV mapping, rigging, basic hard surface animations
  • Adhere to and improve pipelines & workflows
  • Contribute innovative and creative ideas on all aspects of virtual reality design and development
  • Collaborate with the Technical Artist in resolving any technical issues and/or improving your work
  • May train, mentor, or supervise the work of other 3D artists
  • Participate in daily scrum meetings and weekly design & sprint meetings
  • Track tasks using Toggl

Requirements:

  • Must have Canadian citizenship or PR
  • 5+ years of experience in 3D modeling for use in Unity-based games (3DS Max, Maya or Blender)
  • Experience creating stylized work
  • Strong experience in modeling, texturing, UV mapping, rigging, animating
  • 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
  • Disciplined and self-driven without needing constant supervision in a home environment

Nice to haves:

  • Proficiency in drawing and sketching
  • Experience with vertex coloring
  • Experience creating user-generated content for games
  • Experience working on a VR game or Unity-based mobile game
  • Knowledge in optimization for games (LOD Creation, normal map baking, etc.)

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About Metanaut:

Metanaut is one of the first VR studios in Canada, and has won some of the world’s largest VR grants & competitions. Our team has backgrounds in industrial design, engineering, interactive arts, and computer science—which helps us apply proven real-world design principles to unfamiliar virtual worlds.

Our studio is entirely independent and Canadian owned and will forever stay that way. 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!

Benefits:

  • Be part of a close-knit and friendly team!
  • Wear different hats and never be bored of your work
  • Make important decisions that affect the company and our projects
  • 100% coverage of any health-related spending within an allowance that renews every year
  • Work from home
  • 3 weeks of vacation
  • All computer and VR hardware is provided for you
  • Diverse and inclusive team members who care about making the world a better place

To Apply:

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 developers, animators, and artists. You can view (and share) all of our openings here.

*Work With Indies recently held an AMA with Peter Kao, Creative Director at Metanaut, in our Discord server. We talked with Peter about VR, their company culture, what they look for in portfolios, and more. You can read the full recap here.  

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