Senior Artist - Unreal Engine at Ford Motor Company (Detroit, MI)

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At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.

We are seeking an experienced, highly creative Senior Artist using Unreal Engine to help further our real-time visualization efforts. A successful candidate has 4+ years' experience in a professional real-time graphics production environment working with animation, building playable game worlds, 3D modeling and texturing, programming shaders, optimizing lighting, real-time rendering, motion capture/performance collection and post-processing/off-line rendering. The successful candidate has Master-level Unreal Engine skills using Blueprint and C++ and can provide continuous technical art solutions in a sophisticated, data intensive environment.

The candidate should thrive in a creative design team environment, is highly collaborative, has a passion for pushing the boundaries of real-time computer graphics, photorealistic rendering, building and excellent project management skills, strong communication skills and has the motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment. The successful Senior Technical Artist is solution oriented, a tenacious problem solver and is obsessed with the continuous evolution of real-time visualization.

What you'll be able to do:
  • Build and maintain automotive environmental worlds and simulation data using Unreal Engine
  • Implement 3D assets, Lighting, Shaders, Textures, Motion Capture into optimized scenes
  • 3D modeling and texturing for non-character assets
  • Rigging and animation of vehicles for driving simulations
  • Data translation from Alias/VRED or similar formats to polygon UE data formats, including tessellation (Datasmith, InstaLOD)
  • Implementation of MetaHumans and other characters/actors/crowds with Unreal and supplemental software
  • Experienced with Blueprint and C++
  • Optimize real-time and offline rendering pipeline solutions
  • Collaborate closely with team members utilizing Maya/VRED and other visualization software, progressing cross-software pipelines and practices
  • Execute quality improvement testing and activities
  • Bug reporting, tracking, and resolutions
  • Maintain standards for reliability and performance of production
  • Maintain a professional etiquette in a creative workplace

**A portfolio featuring your automotive Unreal work is required. Portfolio submission should include explanations of candidate's contribution if include project work and should include examples of individual work. Please include a link to your portfolio in your resume**

The minimum requirements we seek:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 4+ years of experience in Unreal Engine
  • 2+ years of experience in Blueprint and C++ programming

Our preferred requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Traditional 3D animation pipeline experience (Maya/V-Ray/Nuke)
  • Motion capture/performance capture experience (formats, retargeting, blend shapes, etc.)
  • Knowledge of modern real-time rendering pipeline and GPU programming (DirectX, OpenGL, CUDA)
  • Experience working independently with minimum supervision and leading multiple projects simultaneously involving various groups/locations/vendors/clients

What you'll receive in return:
As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we'd love to have you join us.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 120 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.
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