Senior Technical Artist - Avatar Feature

Genies

Los Angeles, CA, USA Remote

Full time

Design & Creative

Aug 16

Genies is culture’s leading avatar technology company empowering humans to create their own avatar ecosystems. Genies provide tools (Genies Avatar Creator OS) that allow users to create their own avatars, avatar wearable fashion lines, avatar worlds, and avatar interactive experiences in web3. The company has 99% celebrity avatar market share through its partnerships with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group as their “official avatar and digital goods NFT provider” with thousands of Genie creators including Justin Bieber, Migos, Cardi B, and J Balvin. Bringing the power of NFTs and crypto to culture, Genies’ avatar ecosystem NFT marketplace “The Warehouse” built with Dapper Labs, allows talent, IP, and creators to design and sell their avatar ecosystem creations (i.e. avatar fashion lines) to the masses. Genies have raised $200M from investors such as Silver Lake, BOND, NEA, and Breyer Capital.

Genies are looking for a TECHNICAL ARTIST to join the R&D team to prototype and integrate novel avatar features and avatar ecosystems. This role sits at the intersection of art and engineering and is at the core of creating powerful experiences and valuable utility for users and their avatars. The ideal candidate will combine a passion for high-fidelity visuals with the technical ability to design and implement solutions for the next generation of digital identities.

What You’ll be Doing: 

  • Build prototypes of experimental features in Unity and other real-time platforms
  • Develop and implement new tools, techniques and workflows to push the capabilities of the avatar framework
  • Collaborate with creators and engineers to optimize, integrate and debug new content and features
  • Design and extend real-time creation tools for our users, partners and internal studio

What You Should Have:

  • Be well versed in real-time 3D content creation, including modeling, texturing, materials, lighting, rigging and animation
  • Professional experience with Unity / Unreal for mobile and desktop target platforms
  • Professional experience with Maya / Blender and other digital content creation tools
  • Professional experience with character dynamics and effects (clothing, hair, particles)
  • Strong understanding of 3D skeletal systems and animation (retargeting, ik, mocap)
  • 3+ years experience in games, film/television, AR/VR, or related fields
  • 3+ years experience with programming/scripting languages such as C#, Python, C++
  • BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with Git/Source Control and other change management frameworks
  • Experience with Mobile AR (AR Foundation, ARKit, ARCore and relevant APIs)
  • Practical understanding of linear algebra and data structures
  • Strong initiative, highly organized with the ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

Here's why you'll love working at Genies:

  • You'll work with a team that you’ll be able to learn from and grow with, including support for your own professional development
  • You'll be at the helm of your own career, shaping it with your own innovative contributions to a nascent team and product with flexible hours and a work from home policy
  • You'll enjoy the culture and perks of a startup, with the stability of being well funded 
  • Comprehensive health insurance for you and your family (Anthem + Kaiser Options Available), Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Competitive salaries and 401K program for all full time employees 
  • Flexible paid time off, sick time, and paid company holidays, in addition to paid parental leave, bereavement leave, and jury duty leave for full-time employees
  • Health & wellness support through programs such as monthly wellness reimbursement 
  • Working in a brand new, bright, open-environment and fun office space
  • Choice of MacBook or windows laptop

Genies is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value diversity, inclusion, and aim to provide a sense of belonging for everyone.

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