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3D Character Artist

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Raytheon Blackbird Technologies, Inc. is seeking a 3D Character Artist/3D Generalist and Compositor to support a customer project and corporate programs in Herndon, VA. The ideal candidate will be a mid to senior-level 3D generalist with a strong background in organic photorealistic human modeling, texturing, rigging, lighting, rendering, and compositing. Qualified candidates must be willing and able to support a 24x7x365 operation that will include off-hours support and some travel. The position is contingent upon contract award.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

3D photogrammetry and clean mesh topology
Hi-poly modeling and sculpting utilizing displacement and normal maps
Developing and utilizing physical and procedural shaders for texturing
Developing and utilizing realistic SSS skin shaders
Developing and utilizing complex facial and full-body rigs
Realistic animation of characters
Photorealistic lighting and rendering in high-end render platforms (VRay, Arnold, Mental Ray, etc)
Compositing 3D elements into practical plates
As the projects develop, responsibilities may adjust as needed
The work location will be Herndon, VA and Springfield, VA with less than 10% CONUS travel

Required Qualifications:

US Citizenship
Ability to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance
At least 10 years experience in a high-end film or broadcast post-production environment
Professional-level abilities in all aspects of the 3D pipeline from creation to photorealistic output
Good understanding of Hair and Cloth systems

Must have expert-level proficiency in one or more of the following software programs:

Maya
3DS Max
XSI
Houdini
Lightwave
ZBrush
Mudbox
Adobe CC
Nuke
Flame
Inferno
VRay

Must show examples of previous work completed in all aspects of workflow via portfolio reel, preferably with descriptions of work done by candidate, and individual layer breakdowns
Excellent interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills
Motivated to learn new technologies and provide creative solutions to complex problems
The ability to provide exceptional technical communication, both written and oral, is a must

Desired Qualifications:

Top Secret clearance
Bachelor’s degree in 3D CGI, Computer Science, or a broadcast/cinematic creative field
Proficiency organic free sculpting, character rigging, character animation, MoCap and targeting, 3D motion tracking, photogrammetry

To apply: http://bit.ly/1IM3Ils
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