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ILMxLAB Real-Time Lighting Artist - Expression of Interest San Francisco, CA

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID oO4kcfw8 Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Feb. 21, 2020

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Position at ILMxLAB

This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter.

From a galaxy far, far away to other globally-beloved universes, ILMxLAB’s body of work spans multiple award-winning experiences in virtual reality, mixed reality, and more. The team is looking for candidates who are interested in creating the next generation of storytelling for the premium immersive entertainment space powered by real-time graphics.

This fusion of high end graphics and immersive storytelling means creating unparalleled real-time worlds that exponentially raise the bar for consumer experiences. We continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible. We are looking for talented and driven technologists, artists, and designers to join our collaborative, creative, and highly technical work environment.

We're looking for a Real-Time Lighting Artist.

Have a look at the description below. If it sounds like you, send us your stuff!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with Art Directors, Lighting Leads and Concept Artwork to design lighting setups for environments, characters and interactive game assets.
  • Have a deep understanding of lightmap baking, dynamic lighting tools, image based specular lighting, indirect light probes, post-process volumes and real-time rendering
  • Collaborate with environment, character and VFX artists in the lighting design to achieve the desired targets for aesthetics and performance through material shader and geometry work
  • Collaborate with level designers to animate via level blueprint or sequencer dynamic lighting or transitions
  • Actively participate in improving workflows, optimizations and best practices
  • Identify, triage, and fix bugs as required working with engineering and relevant departments
  • Take final project to a high degree of polish and optimization

Education / Experience

  • 5+ years experience as a lighting TD/artist - in 3D game development or animation/vfx film studio

Required Skills / Competencies

  • Strong aesthetic sense for lighting and color theory
  • Strong technical understanding of current real time lighting tool sets including atmospheric effects, post processing, color grading and HDR IBL workflows
  • Collaborative mindset and who can take direction and know what looks good and why
  • Experience with Unreal/Unity or equivalent real time platform: dynamic and baked lighting workflows: physically-based rendering and basic level blueprint scripting
  • Shaders: in-depth knowledge of real-time shader implementations, limitations of shaders in VR, strong understanding of PBR pipelines, and subsurface shaders
  • Materials: experienced in the development, authoring & organization of efficient materials via the UE4 material editor
  • Fluency in working in Windows, JIRA, Perforce or equivalent OS, workload and data management tools
  • Excellent communication, organization and problem-solving skills and self-motivated

Preferred Skills / Competencies

  • Strong traditional art, photography or film studies background
  • Passion for playing and making games, experience or interest in VR and AR VFX production / pipeline experience
  • Proficient with profiling tools in the examination & diagnosis of performance issues related to lighting
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Maya, Unity, Substance Designer / Painter, Zbrush or Mudbox, Houdini, Mari, 3D StudioMax, Photoshop, Nuke
  • Interest and capacity to work with proprietary toolsets

A portfolio / reel submission - including a detailed breakdown of your work in each section - is required with all applications

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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About ILMxLAB:

The pioneering spirit that inspired storytellers and technical artists to improvise, innovate and imagine a galaxy far, far away is built into the DNA of ILMxLAB – the new laboratory for immersive entertainment. The combined talents of Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound are reinventing the way stories are told and experienced, connecting artists with their audiences like never before.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call ILMxLAB.

Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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