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Senior Designer, 3D Artist (m/f/d)

Garching, Bavaria Additional Location: Garching bei München, Germany Job ID: R-16572-2022
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A Career at HARMAN

As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.

About the Role:

As a Senior 3D Artist, your role will be to work with Senior Design Leaders in the Future Experience department to create high-quality original artwork that displays innovative solutions when answering briefs. You will be required to take creative direction and estimate, schedule, and deliver relevant detailed artwork according to project goals and timeline. You will be part of experiences development that can live on different platforms such as online game engines such as Three.js/ Playcanvas etc., and high fidelity AAA engines such as Unity and Unreal Engine, and in various formats from interactive experience to immersive stories in video format. It is important to have a futuristic visual taste and be hungry to learn new technologies around you to. You will work in a dynamic, innovative, and healthy environment, full of creative challenges, constant skills growth, and a feeling of co-creation of positive impact on millions of users' lives.

What You Will Do:

  • Focus on hard-surface modeling
  • Demonstrate strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Designing the new environments, making fun virtual objects. Modelling, texturing, animation of high-quality assets, and high-poly and low-poly versions for objects and environments
  • Deliver high-quality art assets and ensure their efficient integration into the experiences
  • Taking the ownership of the work developed and make sure it fits within the game standards/needs
  • Define and improve the graphical pipeline and tools
  • Implementation and optimization of environment and interactive objects (including models, textures, and shaders) / topology reduction, draw call reduction, texture baking, etc.
  • Collaborate with creative stakeholders/leaders to develop task lists to ensure assignments are progressing in alignment with schedules, milestones, and overall project goals
  • Work closely with engineers to implement interactive objects and systems
  • As a senior team member, take responsibilities and initiatives such as mentoring, research, and art direction

What You Need:

  • Ideally 5+ years of experience in either the game or film industries as a 3D artist
  • Experience communicating in a multi-disciplinary team, including engineers, artists, and designers
  • Strong attention to detail with a relentless attitude towards quality
  • Time-management and self-organizational skills
  • Task-driven, self-motivated, proactive & works well under deadlines
  • Experience with one or more commercial game engines (e.g. Unreal or Unity)
  • Skilled in a 3D package (e.g. Blender, Cinema 4D, Maya)
  • Proficient in a 2D authoring software (e.g. Quixel, Ndo, Substance Design, Substance Painter, Photoshop)
  • Understands the usage of PBR, its theory, and material creation
  • Generalist knowledge in skills such as modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, physics, and particle systems
  • Experience thriving in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Game Dev. experience is a big plus
  • Assets creation/optimization for online game engines such as Three.js / Playcanvas is a big plus
  • Assets creation/optimization for Augmented reality Apple/Google SDKs is a big plus
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Be willing to travel up to 20%

HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (www.harman.com)

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