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Bitmoji 3D Artist

Snap Inc. Full-Time  Los Angeles, California, United States 2 Apr 2024

Job Description

Snap Inc is a technology company. We believe the camera presents the greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Snap contributes to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Company’s three core products are Snapchat, a visual messaging app that enhances your relationships with friends, family, and the world; Lens Studio, an augmented reality platform that powers AR across Snapchat and other services; and its AR glasses, Spectacles.

Snapchat is the camera used by millions of people every day to Snap with family, watch Stories from friends, see events from around the world, and explore expertly-curated content from top publishers. In short, we are a passionate team working hard to build the best platform in the world for communication and storytelling.

We’re looking for a Bitmoji 3D Artist to join Team Snapchat!

What will you do:

  • Be a part of the modeling team that creates optimized 3D models, UVs, and Textures for Snapchat products
  • Partner with Art Leads and Engineers to deliver new assets and experiences from initial concepts to final implementation
  • Create high-poly and low-poly models of 3D characters, clothes, accessories, and props in accordance to specific technical requirements and limitations
  • Ensure high fidelity of modeling quality and optimization based on concepts and instructions from the project and design lead
  • Collaborate closely with concept artists, design artists, character riggers, animators, prototypers, engineers, and other 3D artists
  • Create clean topology that is suitable for deformation
  • Help to problem solve any technical limitations and issues using creative and efficient solutions

Minimum Requirements:

  • A strong 3D design portfolio
  • 3+ years of experience in a modeling role with at least 2 shipped game/real time project titles
  • Clear demonstration of low poly organic modeling (stylized characters, clothing) and optimizing for real-time
  • Proficient in Zbrush, Maya, Photoshop, and Substance Painter or other projection based texturing software
  • Have a strong understanding in topology and in using edge loops for deformation & animation
  • Demonstrable experience with PBR texture creation and material setup for real-time rendering workflows such as Unreal Engine, Unity, Marmoset
  • Strong proficiency in written and verbal communication and excels in working within a team environment
  • Ability to complete tasks within production schedules and deadlines in an organized manner
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new workflows and methods and cater to various artistic styles
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Animation, or related field

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience producing blend shapes (facial expressions and lipsync morph targets) is a plus
  • Someone who’s open and responsive to guidance and review notes from creative and technical supervisors
  • Basic understanding of scripting is a plus but is not required
  • Experience with Lens Studio is a plus! https://lensstudio.snapchat.com/

“Default Together” Policy at Snap: At Snap Inc. we believe that being together in person helps us build our culture faster, reinforce our values, and serve our community, customers and partners better through dynamic collaboration. To reflect this, we practice a “default together” approach and expect our team members to work in an office at least 80% of the time (an average of 4 days per week).

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at accommodations-ext@snap.com.

Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid parental leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!

Compensation

In the United States, work locations are assigned a pay zone which determines the salary range for the position. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These pay zones may be modified in the future.

Zone A (CA, WA, NYC):

The base salary range for this position is $94,000-$141,000 annually.

Zone B:

The base salary range for this position is $89,000-$134,000 annually.

Zone C:

The base salary range for this position is $80,000-$120,000 annually.

This position is eligible for equity in the form of RSUs.

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