3D Generalist

Creative / Technical / Adaptive

Duration: Permanent, Full-time

Location: Work from home (remote) but must be living in Canada (preference given to those living in Vancouver)

Salary: $55K~70K

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.
What the project is:
A richly interactive VR experience where users explore a growing collection of short episodic experiences. Each of these experiences lasts about 10~15 minutes and takes place in a completely different environment and focuses on a unique, never-before-seen VR concept or interaction mechanic. It will become the ultimate playground for exciting VR ideas not found anywhere else!
You’ll be creating a wide variety of art assets that have the following characteristics: stylized (but not cartoonish), realistically proportioned, low-poly, with minimal use of textures. The art style we’re after (accomplished by our shader) is a unique industrial design / architectural sketch look. Successful candidates are well-versed in a wide range of art-related work ranging from 3D modeling environments / props / characters, UV / texturing, rigging, and animating.

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
  • 4+ years of experience in 3D modeling for use in Unity-based games (3DS Max, Maya or Blender)
  • Experience creating realistically proportioned 3D 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 working on a VR game or Unity-based mobile game

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 that have lots of experience with VR
  • 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 + 5 sick days
  • 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 [email protected] 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!