Material Artist Lead

Poliigon
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Calling all experienced Material Artists!

Do you love making high quality architectural materials? Do you wish you could work from home and avoid the tedious commute to an office?

As the Material Artist Lead you will be responsible for overseeing the creation of both Substance Designer and photoscanned materials, primarily for the architectural market. This will involve leading and mentoring a team of professional artists to produce the highest quality materials and ensure a consistent pipeline workflow.

Responsibilities:

  • The ideal candidate will primarily export physically accurate materials, generated by our Substance Designer team and ensure that the highest levels of fidelity are observed
  • Exporting of final texture maps into their proper formats and filename conventions for our end-users
  • Oversee and develop our current material library and ensure that it conforms to physically accurate guidelines
  • Give constructive criticism to artists when materials are not up to our quality standards and offer advice for how they can be improved upon
  • Ability to take pre-existing Substance Designer graphs and tweak them when necessary, including making sbar files that are dynamically “tweakable”
  • Have weekly one on one video chats with the team members and the production manager, in order to foster a greater sense of community and maintain quality workflows
  • Mentor and train our Substance team, and continuously look for ways to improve upon our workflows by setting aside some time for research and development
  • Keep up to date with the latest technologies and material authoring techniques

Position & Pay

This is a full-time permanent position, working remotely from home.

Pay is $45-60K for experienced artists. All dependent on your experience and skills.

Perks

  1. Work from home
  2. $2,000 annual allowance for upgrading your hardware or workspace
  3. 10 days paid holidays per year + any specific public holidays in your country + 5 days paid sick leave.
  4. Internal training, learning from new techniques as we discover them

Skills & Requirements

Requirements:

  • 2 years minimum professional experience (freelancing or studio)
  • Excellent proficiency in Substance Designer, Photoshop and Agisoft Photoscan
  • Strong communication and English skills, with an ability to lead a diverse team of remote artists
  • A portfolio that demonstrates a wide range of node-based and photoscanned material/textures creation
  • In-depth knowledge of physically based material standards
  • Demonstrate a passion for primarily architectural materials creation
  • Knowledge of Substance Painter, Quixel Suite and Zbrush would be an asset
  • Familiarity with real time renderers such as Marmoset Toolbag, Unreal Engine and Blender EEVEE
  • Experience working on AAA quality games would be a plus
  • Understanding of lighting and photography and how they apply to modern rendering techniques would be a plus
  • Must have consistent access to high speed internet to keep up with the large volume of assets that will need to be transferred on a daily basis

Additional Information

  • Working remotely is an option

How to Apply

To apply, send an email to jobs@poliigon.com with:

  1. Subject line: Application for Material Artist Lead
  2. Two sentences describing your experience and skills.
  3. A link to your online portfolio (ArtStation profile preferred)
  4. Attach your CV resume

What you can expect from the application process:

  1. Depending on the volume of applications, you may not receive a reply
  2. If you're shortlisted you will be asked to complete a short test and paid a flat rate of compensation
  3. If you pass, you'll be asked to have a video interview with the company founder, Andrew Price.
  4. If you're a good fit with the company you'll be offered a position.

About the Company

Created by Andrew Price (Youtube), Poliigon is the leading asset library for 3D artists needing photorealism.

We offer a library of textures, models, brushes and HDRs that are used by thousands of professionals and studios worldwide.

As a fully remote team, all that matters is that you can do good work.