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Facebook Technical Artist in Menlo Park, California


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Oculus is looking for someone to join us as a Technical Artist. You will be part of the team that supports Oculus's growing portfolio of products and features. As a Technical Artist, you will be involved in every aspect of the creative development and production process - from conceptualizing and executing new ideas, to designing incremental features and capabilities in our products. The Technical Artist will assist a collaborative, cross-functional team of product designers, artists, engineers, product managers, and producers and needs to be excited by the opportunity to provide support with complicated technical issues.

This position is full-time and based in Menlo Park, CA.

Required Skills:

  1. Partner with Product Designers, Producers, PMs, Engineers, Researchers, Content Strategists and QA, overseeing the implementation of the user experience from conception to launch, provide post-launch support as needed

  2. Design, manage, and maintain the production pipeline from the artists through to deployment

  3. Be well-versed in various lighting techniques and instruct the artists in lighting best practices

  4. Optimize content through enhancing performance and instructing the artists on asset creation, modeling, and texturing best practices

  5. Give, and solicit real-time feedback from other designers to continually raise the quality and craftsmanship of the product

  6. Collaborate with engineers to develop and test new features, prototype shader code, and provide useful feedback during testing phases

  7. Quickly solve issues with your cross-functional leads

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 3+ years of experience working on shipped titles in the gaming or film industries

  2. A link to an online portfolio or demo reel showcasing similar work (Include link on your resume)

  3. Experience implementing assets in real-time engines, such as Unity3D or Unreal

  4. Experience with Maya and/or Houdini

  5. Experience rigging in Maya

  6. Experience with content creation software including Photoshop, ZBrush/Mudbox, Substance Painter

  7. Shader programming experience

  8. Scripting experience with MEL, Python, C#, JavaScript and C++

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.