Senior Technical Artist, Compositing Tools

Apr 06, 2023
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

The opportunity

Unity is looking for a senior technical artist working on DeepComp, Eddy and future authoring paradigms in the Wētā Tools Organization. Working directly with product management, design, research, and engineers within Unity, you will be influential in crafting future authoring solutions for the next generation of creators. The artists focused on compositing tools will partner with the other disciplines to deliver intuitive, powerful tools and flawless end to end workflow, for the creation of feature quality VFX tools.

The right candidate will combine mastery of CG/Film VFX compositing pipeline, with a passion for empowering creativity through technology. In addition to working on the artist tools pipeline, and the future workflows for our products, you’ll work to clarify and champion value for our creators. You will partner with design to ship consistent, accessible products. You will deliver inspirational demo and template materials that drive artists to use our tools, whilst ensuring they can easily achieve their creative goals. Your insight will ensure innovative solutions are targeted to artists needs, and empower millions of creators worldwide.

If you enjoy collaborating on a team of passionate people, to deliver ground-breaking tools and world-class content, this is the role you’re looking for.

What you’ll be doing

  • Work alongside product managers, designers, and engineers to develop innovative artist authoring pipelines of outstanding quality.
  • Create showcase CG/VFX content that inspires creators to adopt the technology, and provides instructional material.
  • Conduct artist validation of the tools throughout development, to inform direction and maintain user centric focus.
  • Create workflows to get the most out of the tools and prepare samples to help users learn and deploy our tools most effectively.

What we’re looking for

  • Portfolio showcasing outstanding visual quality and innovative use of technology.
  • Deep technical knowledge of Nuke workflows.
  • Deep knowledge and broad experience of compositing workflows and pipelines in Film VFX, including deep compositing.
  • Demonstrated capability in writing tools and pipelines using relevant scripting languages (BlinkScript, TCL, Python, C++, C#, etc).
  • Excellent collaborator with strong verbal, visual and written communication skills.

You might also have

  • Knowledge of 3D softwares like Maya or Houdini.
  • Experience with production renderers like RenderMan, VRay or Arnold.

Life at Unity

Unity (NYSE: U) is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity is the foundation upon which the world’s most powerful digital content is created. Specifically, Unity’s platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices.

In the fourth quarter of 2021, Unity had, on average, 3.9 billion monthly active end users who consumed content created or operated with its solutions. The applications developed by these creators were downloaded, on average, five billion times per month in 2021. For more information, please visit

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