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Department: Game Development

Virtuix

Virtuix

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Environment Artist

Job Title: Environment Artist

Status: Full-time

Company Background

As a pioneer in virtual reality gaming systems, Virtuix Inc. continues to break ground with cutting-edge VR technologies. Virtuix has created two entertainment products that have become global hits: Omni Pro, the commercial version of the Omni, and Omni Arena, a multiplayer configuration for entertainment centers like Dave and Buster's. Thanks to the Omni's popularity at over 500 venues on 5 continents, we have built a large and devoted player community (300,000+ registered players... and counting).

In response to demand from Omni fans, earlier this year we started shipping "Omni One," a consumer version of the Omni that's optimized for home use - light, easy to store, and with unmatched freedom of movement (incl. crouching and jumping). Omni One is a complete gaming platform. Its online game store sells games developed by Virtuix and top titles licensed from third parties.

Learn more about Omni One here: https://omni.virtuix.com

The thrill of walking around inside video games has blown the minds of players at our commercial venues. We plan to take our success in commercial entertainment and scale it into the home. Join our mission to bring our popular gaming experience to millions of homes around the world.

Job Description

The Virtuix game development team is looking for a full-time Environment Artist at our Austin, TX headquarters to create, improve, and optimize visual assets for our first-party games. You must be able to create new 3D assets, or adjust existing 3D assets, to fit within a consistent visual design and be highly performant for VR headsets.

Responsibilities

  • Create realistic and game-ready set pieces, props, textures, and materials for Unreal Engine
  • Ensure the assets you create adhere to technical specifications required for performance
  • Adjust pre-existing assets to fit within a consistent visual design
  • Iterate on and improve work based on feedback and optimization needs
  • Work with level designers and technical artists to create environments that fit game needs and create visual storytelling
  • Regularly test environments in VR space

Requirements

  • A portfolio of work must be provided to be considered for this position
  • Desire to work in-office in a collaborative and creative environment
  • Experience with modeling and UV mapping in Maya, Blender or equivalent
  • Experience with Substance Painter or equivalent texturing software
  • Experience creating environments in Unreal Engine, with an excellent understanding of the environment art pipeline
  • Ability to create assets that match an existing visual style
  • Ability to adapt and cope with change amid approaching project deadlines
  • Must be willing to learn and improve

Nice to have

  • Experience baking texture maps in Marmoset, Substance Painter, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of ZBrush or equivalent software and experience topologizing meshes
  • Familiarity with current virtual reality systems and games

Our ideal candidate has all the above skills, but if you are highly motivated and have most of them, please apply anyway! We will consider any enthusiastic candidate interested in joining our team.

We Offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Virtuix stock options
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Open vacation policy
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Fully stocked kitchen

More About Virtuix

Moving around virtual worlds by pushing buttons on a controller feels unnatural and static. To experience true VR, you need to walk around virtual worlds as you do in real life - using your own feet. That's why we developed "Omni."

Backed by over $35MM from investors, including Mark Cuban and 12 venture capital funds, Virtuix's Omni is the first omni-directional treadmill that lets players walk and run in 360 degrees inside VR games and other virtual worlds. The Omni's immersive experience takes VR to the next level. The system was even portrayed in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One.

Virtuix is blazing the market trail for ultimate immersive gaming. If working at the forefront of tech and gaming excites you, then Virtuix is the place to be.

Please send a cover letter and your resume to cameron.slayter@virtuix.com.

Virtuix is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.