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3D animator ($144K

Anduril Industries  Seattle, Washington, United States 28 Mar 2024

Job Description

Anduril Industries is a defense technology company with a mission to transform U.S. and allied military capabilities with advanced technology. By bringing the expertise, technology, and business model of the 21st century’s most innovative companies to the defense industry, Anduril is changing how military systems are designed, built and sold. Anduril’s family of systems is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered operating system that turns thousands of data streams into a realtime, 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge autonomy, AI, computer vision, sensor fusion, and networking technology to the military in months, not years.


You will be responsible for creating detailed 3D models of non-organic objects, including vehicles, environmental props, and machinery, that meet the aesthetic and technical standards of our project. You will collaborate closely with the technical artists, concept artists, and animators to build real-world scale assets with interactive elements.


  • Create high and low polygon models of hard surface objects with an emphasis on efficiency and quality
  • Convert and import CAD models into 3D modeling software, optimizing and refining them for use in our engine.
  • Produce clean and optimized topology suitable for both high-end rendering and real-time performance
  • Work with the technical artists and animators to ensure models meet specifications for movement and interactivity
  • Troubleshoot and fix any issues that arise with your models during production
  • Maintain a consistent style under the direction of the Art Director, while also contributing creatively to the overall design of the project
  • Conceptualize, visualize, and develop Anduril products and prototypes


  • A portfolio demonstrating ideation, modeling technique and execution, 2D/3D visualization, hardware design
  • Expert knowledge in industry-standard 3D modeling and rendering software such as Maya, Max, Blender, or equivalent
  • Proven experience as a 3D modeler in the game industry or a related field – Knowledge of optimization techniques for real-time graphics, including LOD creation, mesh simplification, and texture baking
  • Experience with VR or AR development and the unique challenges presented by these platforms – Basic understanding of the animation pipeline and rigging principles
  • Experience with real-time engines such as Unreal Engine or Unity
  • Knowledge of PBR (Physically Based Rendering) workflows
  • Knowledge of general military application and authenticity is a plus
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data


  • Platinum Benefits: We offer top tier platinum coverage (medical, dental, vision, life) and cover 100 percent of the premiums for you.
  • 16 Weeks paid parental leave for all caregivers
  • Family planning: We’re proud to offer comprehensive family planning support. Fertility planning and treatment, adoption support, gestational carrier support and fertility preservation are all included.
  • Unlimited Provisions: From breakfast to dinner, our kitchen team has you covered with healthy meals and snacks at every office.
  • Commuter benefits depending on region
  • Relocation assistance
  • Unlimited and Incentivized Time Off


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