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Senior Character Artist AGS


Posted: 4/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 444411
Keywords: art, creative

Job Description

SAIC has an immediate need for a Senior Character Artist looking to join a tight knit team and help develop extraordinary 3D characters and interactive stories? SAIC is looking for a talented Lead Character Artist to use their strong modeling, texturing, technical and creative skills to create award-winning 3D assets supporting the Army Game Studio's next AAA title for console and PC.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with game designers and engineers in creating 3D assets that meet or exceed performance goals.
  • Mentor less experienced artists in their development of good work practices.
  • Work with technical artists and engineers in the development and streamlining of tools and processes.
  • Keep abreast of advancing technologies which could be used to improve visual quality or development processes.
  • Maintain a proactive attitude towards team- wide art and development issues.



  • Bachelors degree and 10 years of experience is required. [4 additional years of experience will be accepted in lieu of degree].


  • Portfolio of work demonstrating proficiency as a 3D Character Artist.
  • Demonstrable traditional art skills.
  • Self-driven with good communication skills.
  • Above average proficiency in Maya, 3ds Max, Substance Painter, Photoshop, Z-brush or equivalent.
  • Understanding in creating textures and models in varying art styles.


  • Unreal Engine 4 experience (or equivalent game engine) a plus.
  • Must exhibit excellent artistic skill and understanding of physically based lighting and materials.
  • A keen eye for spatial composition, lighting and building compelling 3D assets.
  • An understanding of effective asset creation and optimization.
  • Excellent ability to create textures and work with complex shaders.
  • Previous experience creating high quality 3D models.
  • Organic terrain and hard surface modeling experience a plus.
  • Leadership experience working with cross discipline and external teams.
  • Must be autonomous while working on set tasks from the schedule.
  • Must have the ability to problem solve and define best work practices within their assigned area of work.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative.
  • Positive attitude.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability