Senior FX Artist, AR Applications

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Software and Services

Summary

Posted: Oct 25, 2018
Role Number: 200000599
Are you ready to explore a new application domain with a talented and collaborative team? Apple's Technology Development Group is seeking a senior FX Artist to help us build applications in a new medium. This team is working with some of Apple's most advanced technologies including the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) support offered in ARKit and Metal 2. As a member of our creative organization, you will have a rare and rewarding opportunity to craft future products that will delight and inspire millions of people every single day.

Key Qualifications

  • Portfolio showing real-time VFX in games or interactive applications
  • Proficiency in creating simulated effects in DCC and converting to highly performing runtime assets
  • Experience in real-time content management such as memory and performance analysis and budgeting
  • Experience in designing or implementing new systems and tools
  • Expertise in real-time lighting and shading pipelines
  • Fundamental knowledge of 3D content principles and expertise across several domains
  • Experience shipping graphically intensive applications, e.g., AAA pc/console games, AR/VR applications

Description

The ideal FX Artist for this role flourishes with undefined challenges in an evolving domain and plays a critical role in cross-department collaborations. You will be designing and creating dynamic elements associated with 3D objects and scenes to give them life and character. You are also responsible for building elements of user interface such as visual effects guiding the user's attention and providing visual feedback on user actions. You will join projects at varying stages of production, ranging from rapid prototyping, to delivering performant and scalable production assets, to polishing and optimizing UI assets for shipping. This role requires a keen understanding of state of the art in real-time graphics and an ambition to produce visually stunning CG content while navigating through unique technical challenges.

Education & Experience

BS in Computer Science / BA in Digital Media / Equivalent industry experience

Additional Requirements

  • Passion for emerging technologies and product development
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Portfolio with varying artistic styles, photorealistic or stylized
  • Experience in Motion Graphics or Compositing
  • Proficiency in the procedural content generation
  • Experience in UI/UX design
  • Deep understanding of 3D math and geometry
  • Experience shipping cross-platform applications