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VMT Art Director

at Pinnacle Solutions

Posted: 8/26/2019
Job Reference #: 081 - 19
Keywords: art, artist

Job Description

Title:VMT Art Director
ID:081 - 19
Location:Huntsville, AL
COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Pinnacle is seeking a VMT Art Director to support our Services business area. Pinnacle, headquartered in Huntsville, AL, is a leading innovator, developer, and provider of defense and aerospace products and services. Pinnacle fosters a corporate culture with many opportunities for advancement and career progression. We are a dynamic, fast-paced organization that is experiencing exponential growth. Pinnacle has been on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019! Pinnacle offers competitive, traditional benefits, and we are excited about our Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)!

About Huntsville -

Military, space, telecommunications, biotechnology, diversified manufacturing and a variety of emerging specialties provide challenging work in delightful surroundings. The area enjoys a favorable cost of living and quality of life. Mountains, lakes, woodlands and the Tennessee River accommodate numerous recreational activities. A temperate climate enhances the season for outdoor sports, including world-class golf, hiking, biking, and fishing. Major concerts, Broadway and symphony performances, extensive permanent collections and traveling exhibitions contribute to a wonderful way of life.

Huntsville, Alabama is one of the most recognized cities in the Southeast - consistently named as one of the best places to live and work by a variety of national publications. Our city is regularly named as a premier location for both business and quality of life.


JOB DESCRIPTION

The VMT Art Director is primarily responsible for the growth, development and direction of Pinnacle’s growing art team and art pipeline. As a director the candidate will:
Evaluate and assign tasks to art team members based on individual skills and availability to meet cost and schedule deadlines.
Foster professional growth of the art team by identifying opportunities for individual contributions and delegating as appropriate
Mentor artists by providing technical and process leadership to solve problems
Provide oversight of task completion by contributing to planning estimates and assessing progress against estimates
Collaborate with other artists to develop and maintain a strong 3D, photo-realistic pipeline
Strong interpersonal, coaching and team building skills.
Must be effective in communicating with technical and non-technical customers alike.
The VMT Art Director will be a technical contributor as a Sr. Artist modeling and texturing realistic, low poly mechanical/environmental assets using photographs, schematics, sketches. The VMT Art Director will collaborate with Subject Matter Experts and Software Engineers in the in the development of assets in support of virtual maintenance training. The primary 3D artist tool set will include Autodesk Maya, Substance Painter, and the Unity Game Development environment. Additionally, the VMT Art Director will lead the following tasks:
Create accurate, photo-realistic low-poly 3D models & textures based on provided source materials (photos, technical drawings, etc.)
Implement art assets and animations into Unity.
Use your knowledge of materials, lighting, composition, and color theory to produce visually accurate assets.
Work collaboratively with a cross-disciplinary team of art, programming, and production to produce applications for training purposes.
Create high-quality aircrafts, vehicles, environments, etc. that meet and exceed our visual standards.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

3+ years demonstrated Management or Leadership experience.
Experience developing project plans including cost and schedule.
Expert skills in 3D artist tools similar to Autodesk Maya, and Substance Painter.
Experience both following and developing process documentation.
Prior experience in serious game development desired.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor’s degree in Digital Art, Game Art, Animation, or related technical discipline and 5 years of total applicable experience. 3 years of the experience must demonstrate leadership.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (Certifications, Etc.)

Candidate must be a US Citizen eligible to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
Travel up to 10% required.
Active Secret Security Clearance preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pinnacle Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans