Technical Artist

Silicon Valley, CA
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Stephen Charles-Kendall

Job Description:

Technical Artist – Silicon Valley, CA. {9-Months, Onsite}


Join a team of artists and technical artists who are passionate about creating interactive AR effects for kids. The Messenger Kids team is seeking an experienced Technical Artist to work on AR filters, games, and more using Spark AR Studio. Technical Artists are responsible for the technical aspects of effect development and are the last line of defense before an effect reaches production. This entails working closely with artists to ensure their vision is realized in AR, turning static effects into interactive ones by coding in JavaScript, and adding visual polish using shaders.

- Partner closely with artists and production to develop AR content

- Optimize content through enhancing performance and instructing artists and designers on asset creation, modeling and texturing best practices

- Quickly solve issues with your cross-functional leads

- Thrive in dynamic, fast-paced environment

- 2+ years’ experience writing JavaScript and Asynchronous JavaScript

- 2+ years’ experience writing GLSL/HLSL shaders
- Experience with 3D gaming environments (Unity, Unreal Engine, etc)
- Experience shipping products with stringent runtime performance constraints, such as complex mobile or 3D applications or games
- Experience with game profiling and optimization techniques
- Bonus: experience with Spark AR Studio

- BA/BA degree in Computer Science, or equivalent years of experience

-  2+ years of experience as Technical Artist, Pipeline Developer or related position


Messenger kids’ art team- all art affects and games in app. Take the content that the artists have created and bring them to life through Java script, last stop before the affect goes to production.
Scripting the affects. Some 3D experience, geometry in 3D space. Strong JavaScript, GLHL general 3D knowledge and shader ability.
Excited to work in a kid’s space, no advertising, a lot of autonomy, weigh in, add embellishment and flourish, move quickly, new game weekly, AR, always something new

Client Description:

For this TOP social media company, people are at the heart of every connection they build. They design products and deliver services that bring the world closer together—one connection at a time.

Defined by their unique culture that rewards impact. They encourage people to be bold and solve the problems they care most about. They work in small teams that move fast and iterate to develop new products. Together, they help others build stronger communities—and they're just getting started!